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'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

'Deus Ex: Invisible War' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Deus Ex 2 allows players to participate in the telling of a powerful story, rich in mystery, lies and intrigue. In addition to a host of new conspiratorial friends and foes, players can expect encounters with a variety of characters from the original Deus Ex game. And, once again, players visit a variety of real world locations made more exotic by the passage of time. Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic worldwide depression brought on by technology run amok and a secret conspiratorial war. Read more for some new screens ...

'Nightshade' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Nightshade" is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as "Kunoichi" (it remains "Kunoichi" in Japan). Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, "Nightshade" is slated to be released in early Q1 04. Read more for details, screens as well as an in game footage trailer ...

'Universal Combat' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat brings the greatest components of war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth in the Battlecruiser series, the game has grown into much more than a massive space simulation. Universal Combat is due to be distributed by Mindscape in the UK in November 2003. Unfortunately due to time constraints and a looming Gold date, plans for the demo have been put on hold. Read more to check the new screens ..

'Total Club Manager 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Total Club Manager 2004 puts you straight into the dugout of your favourite football team. Whether you are fighting for league survival or challenging to win the championship, TCM 2004 will put you in total control. EA has released a demo letting you checking out this upcoming football management, no speicifc details are available at this point as to what the demo features. You may have seen another but incomplete version floating around on the web, this is the full, 400mb big, deal. Read more for download links ...

'Imperium Galactica 3' Is Back As 'Nexus' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Just when it looked like the game formerly known as 'Imperium Galactica 3' would be lost in space, it is now back on track as one of the most eagerly awaited hits of 2004 thanks to a worldwide rights deal announced by Benelux's leading independent publisher HD Interactive of Amsterdam. Earliest views of the game have inspired such descriptions as 'visceral, futuristic and captivating' and 'absolutely gorgeous', and now the real-time mission-based tactical space game for PC has not only found a new publishing home with HD Interactive, but also a new focus with the title: 'Nexus' (thanks Blues). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Valve today announced that Counter-Strike" for Xbox has stormed store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). Counter-Strike, the most popular action game on the planet, explodes onto Xbox and Xbox Live, bringing with it unparalleled multiplayer tactical combat and new content exclusive to Xbox. Counter-Strike for Xbox includes all new counter-terrorist and terrorist teams, an impressive array of graphical enhancements and ultra-responsive controls optimized for Xbox. The heart-pounding action spans over 18 highly diverse maps including seven new multiplayer maps and 11 completely enhanced Counter-Strike fan favorites, as well as upcoming maps downloadable via Xbox Live.

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Attention future Jedi! LucasArts is pleased to announce that Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy for the Xbox has shipped and is in stores now. Immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe as you take on the role of an eager Jedi apprentice ready to learn the ways of the Force from Master Luke Skywalker. Create your own character, customize your lightsaber and choose your adventure through a variety of missions in classic Star Wars locations. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy which was developed by Raven Software and Vicarious Visions is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and retails for $49.95.

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience combat in a true 3D battlefield as machinegun tracers arc overhead and exploding artillery shells shake the earth! Watch the famous Deutsches Afrika Korps storm the fortress of Tobruk, or help the US and British forces defend against powerful German counterstrikes at Anzio. Fight with the elite German Fallschirmjäger units in Crete, or follow General Patton's sweep across the island of Sicily. Battlefront.com has released a multi-language demo (German, French & English) for their upcoming turn-based/realtime 3D WWII tactical combat sim letting you try out 2 scenarios (Fruhlingswind and Line of Defense) in single/multiplayer mode. Read more for download links ...

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2003 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Empires promises to be a groundbreaking MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). The world will be filled with embattled clans, each striving to prove their superiority in head-to-head group combat, as they aim to take political and economic control of the game's 50 magnificent cities and, ultimately, 5 empires. A few new screens trickled in, check them out ..