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'Middle-Earth Online' Is Now Called 'The Lord of the Rings Online'

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This community post confirms that Turbine renamed LotR: Middle-Earth Online, to just Lord of the Rings Online. From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazg├╝l hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron (Thanks Blues).

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Universe is being developed for both the PS2 and the PC, offering two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component.

Ubisoft Financial Results Reveal Profit, Delays and New Titles

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2004-2005, which showed an 8 % sales growth over last year's results. The included release schedule shows that Rainbow Six Lockdown has once again been delayed, this time to Q3 (July-September). More curious is the lack of PC specifications for Lockdown and 187 Ride or Die, something we experienced with Ghost Recon 2 right before its cancellation. The announcement also revealed two new titles, Surrender: Battle for the Bulge, and Firefighter Command: Raging Inferno. Read more for detailed financial results ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DM, CTF, Co-op, various team games and much more.

'Bet On Soldier' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is an FPS which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill. Originally planned for April, then June release, Kylotonn announced it is now scheduled for September 2005 (thanks GameKult).

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A wet, wild and totally soaked new expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will ride into stores this June. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will let players create and control their own water parks for the first time. Read more to check out some more new screens ...

Bandai's 2005 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai revealed its key titles to be unveiled at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on May 18-20, 2005. Digimon World 4, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for PSP and several others. Read more for details and each title ...

Eidos' 2005 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announces four of its key titles to be unveiled at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on May 18-20, 2005. Eidos games will be featured by exclusive appointment only. We will be there, so keep an eye out for our coverage. Read more for details and each title ...

'Kingdom Hearts II' (PS2) - 54 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest to find their friends and King Mickey. It has been a year since the events of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. The story begins in Twilight Town, a quiet burg nestled between night and day. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters, including the king himself! In the effort to help Mulan and stop the villain Hades' devious plots, they will encounter countless dangers both familiar and brand-new.

'Boktai 2' vs. 'Megaman 5' (GBA) Details

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that its forthcoming Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django title for GBA will boast wireless compatibility, allowing users to enjoy 'Crossover Battles' with Capcom's Mega Man Battle Network 5 title. This feature marks the players can play against each other using two totally different games.