Rainier's Articles


No 'Resurrection of Evil' In Germany

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sad day for the DOOM 3 fans in Germany as publisher Activision did not manage to receive a rating for its game, and therefore cannot sell the newest expansion 'Resurrection of Evil' in German retail stores. Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil continues the terrifying and intense action of the already classic DOOM 3.

Next-Gen Console War Heats Up

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is generally expected that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft will unveil their next-gen consoles at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles, which kicks off mid-May. As is usually the case, all three companies do their major announcements the Monday & Tuesday prior to the official E3 start. Microsoft sent out its invitation to the press yesterday, announcing its conference on the usual Monday evening. Interestingly enough, Sony sent out theirs shortly thereafter, but surprisingly moved up its event to Monday afternoon, beating Microsoft to the punch to unveil its next-gen console by mere hours. Not to be outdone by all this maneuvering, Ourcolony.net, Microsoft's newest ilovebees project, has a timer counting down to May 12th. Maybe an announcement then? Oh, the suspense!

'Yoshi's Universal Gravitation' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bowser's raising ghosts to join his evil cause. When he uses these ghosts to take over Yoshi Island, Yoshi sets off to defeat the malicious spirits and run Bowser off. Yoshi's Universal Gravitation takes advantage of Nintendo's tilt-sensor technology, making Yoshi move and manipulate certain objects by tilting the GBA. No release date North America has been anonunced yet, but it will be available in the UK end of April.

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'Grandia III' (PS2) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, coming to the PS2. Grandia III will use an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. No specific European or North American release date has been announced yet, but for now it is scheduled to launch in Japan this coming summer.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PC/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the next installment in the popular Phantasy Star series, Phantasy Star Universe, is being developed for both the PS2 and the PC. Phantasy Star Universe offers two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component

'Empire Earth II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that Empire Earth II has gone gold and will hit store shelves in the US on Thursday, April 28th. Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'Tony Tough 2' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Tough 2 acts as a prequel to 2003's Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths. In this 3D point & click adventure game you get to Tony at the age of 13, and he has his first case to solve. Under development at ProGraph, and published by dtp, Tony Tough 2 is scheduled for release in April 2005. Not much info available at this point, but we do have some new screens...

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) Gets Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Europe announced that it is pushing back Killer 7 from its original June 24th release date to July 15th. In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Read more for details ...