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'Radiata Stories' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix America announced today that its PS2 exclusive Radiata Stories will ship to retailers September 6, 2005. Radiata Stories is the latest fantasy RPG developed by tri-Ace Inc., developers of Valkyrie Profile and the Star Ocean series, and takes gamers on a non-linear adventure through a fully interactive world.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks ago, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! invites tycoons of all ages to create and manage a safari-themed adventure park featuring all new white-knuckle rides and a host of prowling, untamed beasts. Read more for the first screens ...

'Legion Arena' - Open Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and developer Slitherine Software are pleased to announce they have begun accepting applications for the open beta test for their upcoming strategy game, Legion Arena, all set to hit store shelves this fall.

'Prey' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet. Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games (thanks GameStar).

'Scooter War3z' Announced - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scooter War3z delivers a surprising combination of high-speed racing, crash'em up action and death defying ragdoll stunts. Discover the dark but alive world of Scooter War3z, taking place in a free-roaming city featuring several interconnected neighborhoods, where it's all about winning. It is every man (or woman) for himself by any means possible! The scooters become weapons as drivers bang into each other. Give in to the road rage!

'Vietcong 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

'Irth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irth Online is a virtual world in which players role play characters in a free form, fantasy-based storyline. Players join Irth’s history at a period when a fragile truce exists among the far flung civilizations of the snowy Arcadians in the north, the southeastern swamps and marshes of Morbus, and the southwestern tropical region of Mezoteks – and determine the course of history for each civilization.

EA Europe Signs 'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to co-publish Namco's Dead to Rights: Reckoning for the PSP. Delivering the series' trademark non-stop, hard-boiled action and a gritty cop storyline, Dead to Rights: Reckoning, developed by Rebellion in the UK, is planned for release on the PSP in the winter of 2005.

'Black & White 2' - Demo & Release Dates Revealed

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, during EA's hot summer night press event, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux revealed that Black & White 2 is on schedule to be released later this year. While no fixed date has been pinned down yet, Molyneux told C&VG that it will be either on Sept 27, or October 14, and a pair of demos will be released prior or simultaniously with the game's release, and consist of one or two early levels.

'Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny' Conjures Into Stores

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that a second expansion pack for the award-winning Asheron's Call franchise is now available at retail stores nationwide. Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny, the newest installment in the franchise, features new content updates, including a new playable race, dozens of new quests, a rebuilt graphics engine and hundreds of special rare items.