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'Otogi: Myth Of Demons' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "Otogi: Myth of Demons," a samurai warrior action game exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by FROM Software, "Otogi: Myth of Demons" delivers mission-based gameplay in deep, destructible environments representative of ancient Japan. Based on Japanese folklore, "Otogi" tells the story of an undead warrior on a quest to save himself and the universe from a vicious, demonic army.

'KnightShift' Coming To The MAC

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtual Programming announces today that it will be bringing KnightShift, a unique and mystical RTS/RPG hybrid to the Mac market. KnightShift offers the best of conventional RPG and RTS games combined into a mystic world, full of fantasy and imagination. The player takes control over heroes, real or magical characters, and leads them to victory and honour.

'UT2003' Tournament Featuring World Champion Gamer Fatal1ty

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc. today announced that gamers around the world can try their hand at beating professional gamer and Cyberathlete Professional League champion Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel for prize money in the "Beat Fatal1ty!" event at www.ultimatearena.com. Ultimate Arena is the first service to offer players an online venue to compete against Fatal1ty for cash prizes. Read more for details ...

'Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play the Greatest Story Ever Written . . . The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first real-time strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien’s World. Gamers can play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring’s destruction or assume command of the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for some new screens ...

'LotR: The Return of the King' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA’s second “The Lord of the Rings” action adventure game, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, will allow players to journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy’s heroes. Defend the walls of Minas Tirith as Gandalf, raise the Army of the Dead as Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli, and with Frodo and Sam, deliver the ring to the fiery depths of Mount Doom. Read more to check some awesome new screens ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 Nazgül 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. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'Yager' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Germany has released a playable demo of Yager (in German of course) letting you try out their upcoming sci-fi flying action game. The demo (developed by Yager development, how resourceful) contains three missions from the full game (thanks 4players.de). Read more for download links ...

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released the European (i guess a US version is expected later) demo for their upcoming turn-based strategy title Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria. The demo features a single map, playable solo or multiplayer, but multiplayer support is limited to play on a single computer (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for download links ...

'Halo' - Developer Interview

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Armed with a brand new arsenal of weapons and vehicles, Halo delivers challenges and surprises, as well as intense online multiplayer competition exclusively for the PC, including new multiplayer maps. After we spend some time at a recent Halo LAN event, it was prime time to get cozy with Gearbox Software President Randy Pitchford and ask some annoying questions ...

'Looney Tunes: Back In Action' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Looney Tunes: Back In Action is a video game to be released on multiple platforms day and date with the upcoming live action feature film starring the Looney Tunes characters. The partnership marks the first time Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered to co-publish a video game title. UK-based Warthog is developing the game based on the film, which will debut in November 2003. Check out these new screens ...