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'Preyground' Now Known As 'Shadowgrounds' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frozenbyte announced today the renaming of its upcoming PC action game Preyground to Shadowgrounds. An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in Q3 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

'Keepsake' - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste. But her curiosity turns to worry when she stumbles on something she has not seen in a very long time: an old doll, a keepsake she gave her best friend some 8 years ago. As she grabs it, strange images of Celeste's life begin to fill her mind...

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez, who are determined to take control of the streets.

Hollywood Composer Inon Zur Signs on For 'Exteel' Music Score

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inon Zur is writing the musical score for NCsoft's new online action game Exteel. Zur has composed music for titles such as PoP: Warrior Within, Men Of Valor, Socom II and Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest, and his orchestral scores are featured in the promotional trailers for movies such as Kingdom Of Heaven, The Pacifier and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

'Salvo!' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games has released an updated demo for Spue Games' naval combat game Salvo!. This demo allows you to check out four tutorials, and a full campaign and has been updated with the latest Gold code, including various fixes and adjustments. Read more for download links ...

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) Gets UK Release Date

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver and Phantagram reunite to launch Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes, the enhanced sequel to last years highly acclaimed action packed strategy title for the Xbox, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders. After an incredibly successful E3, KUFH is ready to make its presence felt in the UK when it releases in late September 2005.

'Batman Begins' (GBA/NGC/PS/Xbox) Commences At Retail

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that the Batman Begins videogame hits retail shelves nationwide today for the PS, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The game, based on the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman Begins and DC Comics' legendary character, is rated "T for Teen."

'ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern has gone gold in North America. ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern lets you delve into a world of exploration and intrigue as you embark on a quest filled with puzzles and mystery. This unique adventure game will ship to retailers June 21, 2005.

NetDevil Merges European and American 'Jumpgate' Servers

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NetDevil announced today the upcoming merging of European and American servers for its space combat MMG Jumpgate. The move results from the discontinuance of Mightygames as NetDevil's European partner.

'Arc The Lad: End of Darkness' (PS2) Sees The Light In Stores

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced that Arc The Lad: End of Darkness" has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for the PS2. Arc The Lad: End of Darkness features the series' first real-time combat system and cooperative and competitive online gameplay.