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Vivendi Announces 'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games sets its sights on the latest edition of the popular SWAT franchise with the announcement of SWAT 4. Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Read more for details and the first screens!

'Aura: Fate of the Ages' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aura is a challenging first person puzzle exploration game that uses an easy to navigate mouse driven, point and click interface. The game features vast panoramic landscapes and some of the best pre-rendered graphics adventure has ever seen (and we mean it!!). Players will need to solve a variety of ingenious fully-animated puzzles using logic, reasoning and common sense. Read more for new screens ...

'Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots has marched onto store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a barrage of new features to the original game.

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Silent Hunter III' will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Read more for some new screens ...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today announced that the squad based, large scale multiplayer combat title Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising, will now be released in early summer, 2004.

'Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. today announced the newest expansion to its fast-growing massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Final Fantasy XI, titled "Chains of Promathia." With a community of 500,000 players and 1.2 million active characters from Japan and North America combined, this Final Fantasy XI expansion promises to bring more exciting adventures for all levels of gamers. Chains of Promathia is scheduled for release this fall in both Japan and North America.

'Perimeter' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has sent out a small statement letting us know that KD-Labs RTS title Perimeter has gone gold. "After months of hard testing by our boys in QA and even more months of development by KD Labs, Perimeter has finally been completed. The game has now gone gold and is ready for the presses. This means it won't be long until you see this unique terraforming, nanomorphing title on shelves at your local game store. Let the countdown begin!"

'Shrek 2' (ALL) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Consumers can experience the humor, magic and fun of DreamWorks' highly anticipated "Shrek 2" feature film with the release of the Shrek 2 video game from Activision, Inc.

'Asterix & Obelix XXL' (GBA/NGC/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Asterix & Obelix are returning in style on next-generation consoles, with an XXL game in which they battle up to 70 Romans at a time. Asterix & Obelix XXL makes full use of the technical features of new consoles to produce an extraordinary image of the universe of Asterix and Obelix, through 6 gigantic levels and 49 challenges, each more astounding than the next. Read more for new PC & GBA screens...