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'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The “Funk Doc,” Redman, headlines an eclectic NYC inspired soundtrack for Activision's upcoming True Crime: New York City video game with two all-new original songs and the debut of “Rush The Security” from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild, scheduled for release on November 8. Redman will also appear as an unlockable character in the gritty drama, which is slated for release this fall.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 23 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

Konami Ships Two Frogger (ALL) Titles To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogger makes his debut on the NDS with the release of Frogger Helmet Chaos and will be shipping one day later on the PSP. Additionally, Frogger: Ancient Shadow brings the classic "hop-n-dodge" gameplay to the PS2, Xbox and GameCube. Each title features innovative gameplay, new characters, and dynamic environments, with more levels than previous games in the franchise.

'Hard Truck: Apocalypse' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 9:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles. Seems Buka changed the name of the game once more...

'Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME 2' (PS2) Boogies Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced that its PS2 exclusive Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME 2 game has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The latest DDR installment not only includes the innovative EyeToy USB Camera support found in the original DDR EXTREME but also features an all-new soundtrack as well as an online component that lets players connect and compete head-to-head for the first time.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles.

'World Championship Poker 2' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 25 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings. Hit a losing streak, and you may have to hock your stuff to stay in the game.

'Gothic II: Night Of The Raven' Finally Coming To North America

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A product listing on NA distribution Navarre's website reveals that Aspyr is bringing Gothic II Gold to North America, scheduled for release October 24. Gothic II gold includes the original Gothic II, but also the never before released addon Gothic II: Night Of The Raven (thanks RPGDot). Confirmation has not yet been received, but Navarre is the parent company from Encore, who used to be JoWood's North American publisher. Other titles also listed are SpellForce Platinum, Silent Storm Gold and The Guild Gold.

'Lunar: Dragon Song' (NDS) Lands In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that Lunar: Dragon Song will be available at North American retailers this week. Lunar: Dragon Song takes players to 1,000 years before the events that occurred in the first game of the Lunar series, Lunar: The Silver Star.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) Calls Out In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that its Xbox exclusive Far Cry Instincts has shipped to strores. Developed by Ubisoft's Montreal Studio, Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the award-winning PC title.