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'Bookworm' and 'Bejeweled' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco Sales Inc. today announced plans to publish Bookworm and Bejeweled, two of the Internet's most downloaded games of all time, for Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Both highly addictive puzzle titles are scheduled for release in 2004. Read more for details ...

'Beyond Divinity' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beyond Divinity, Larian Studios takes what made Divine Divinity so deeply appealing, and pushes it one step further. Using an enhanced version of the original engine, the final product delivers infinite character development, unparalleled levels of interactivity, a wide variety of enemies; tons of quests and a brand new combat system. Larian released their first newsletter revealing a new contest, giving away a $400 Fantasy Chess Set, as well as an in-house beta test opportunity (if you live in Belgium that is). Read more for some new screens ...

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. The other day we had some level footage, today we have some new screens for the addon and footage for the original Kreed, showing off 10 minutes of level 1 (thanks GenGamers). Gameplay footage trailer for Kreed: Battle for Savitar is expected soon, now if we only could get our hands on the original title....

'MX Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) Coming in February

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sports division today announced that supercross series' title sponsor THQ unveiled MX Unleashed as the official video game of the 2004 THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series. The game is available for demonstration at several of the series events that began with the inaugural race earlier this year and includes this weekend at Edison International Field in Anaheim, California. Currently at development in critically acclaimed Rainbow Studios, MX Unleashed will be available for the PlayStation2 and Xbox in February 2004.

'R-Type Final' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

R-TYPE FINAL's ships come in many colors, but today the color of choice is gold! That's right, R-TYPE FINAL, under the Fresh Games label, has gone gold today! R-Type is back for a final appearance with new features and the same exciting, revolutionary gameplay that started it all. Use the unique Force System to power-up your ship as you choose and send it into battle against the evil Bydo. With over 100 ships to choose from and an almost unlimited amount of customization options, R-Type Final is the definitive shooter on the PlayStation2, and will start shipping to stores February 3rd ...

'Midnight Nowhere' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Midnight Nowhere" from Buka Entertainment, Tri Synergy and developed by Saturn Plus is a graphic adventure that places you in the middle of a twisted mystery where the police are nowhere close to being able to explain the slaughtered bodies that litter the streets. The epidemic of brutality has grown so large that the leaders of the city have requested the army’s help. The only thing they’ve proven good at is cordoning off the town and praying that one of theirs isn’t next. "Midnight Nowhere" will be available in late February.

'Bujingai: The Forsaken City' (PS2) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it will publish, under license from Japan-based Taito Corporation, Bujingai: The Forsaken City for the PlayStation 2. The North American release date is currently set for this May. Featuring design work from the creators of the Japanese animations "Cowboy Bebop" and "Trigun" and developed for Taito by Red Entertainment, Bujingai has received rave reviews since its release in the Asian market this past holiday. Bujingai: The Forsaken City has incorporated the best elements of Hong Kong cinema-swords, magic spells, demons, and wirework-to create a truly incredible gameplay experience. Read more for details & screens ...

'Xpand Rally' - Website Launched & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland (developers of the recent Chrome) dropped us a note that they have launched the official Xpand Rally website, their upcoming rally racing game. This site features all the latest game news, numerous screenshots and the official game forum. Cars and Tracks sections introduce the car models and tracks from the game before the release date. Detailed game features description will be presented successively in the Features section and will be followed by additional screenshots and movies. Xpand Rally release is scheduled for Q2 2004 and will be followed by Xbox game version although precise release date is not agreed yet. Read more for some new screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Colin McRae Rally 04 it's the player in control - choose from over 20 rally cars and which championships to compete in. Game modes include 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive Championships (both with normal or advanced skill levels), Rallies, Stages, a Group B Championship featuring classic powerful rally cars and, for the professional, an Expert Championship, which demands the best performance from the most die-hard rally fan. Check out these awesome new screens ...

'Jack the Ripper' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company* today announced that it has shipped Jack the Ripper on PC-CD. This compelling adventure is based on a young reporter, Jimmy Palmer, who is writing a story about a series of gruesome murders in the Low Side District of New York. He soon begins a dangerous dialogue with a mysterious character and his obsession with this dark relationship compels him to seek out the evil killer.