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Webzen Forms No Less than Nine Development Studios

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Webzen announced today the formation of nine development studios to create new IP for the online games market worldwide. The studios have secured 450 developers total, 350 of them internally employed by Webzen. The company is currently working on various new titles, SUN, Huxley and All Point Bulletin (APB). Read more for details ..

'Horse and Musket 2: Prussia's Glory' Announced

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and Boku Strategy Games announced today that the next game in the Horse and Musket 2 series, entitled Prussia's Glory (no relationship to the GMT boardgame of the same name) has currently entered the testing phase and will soon be available for the Windows OS. The price and the exact release date have not been set at this time.

Ener1 Group Acquires Nival Interactive

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ener1 Group announced today that its affiliate has signed an agreement to acquire Moscow-based Nival Interactive. Ener1 Group plans to integrate Nival Interactive's creative studio of 140 artists, designers and programmers with its US operations to develop next generation console and wireless games.

'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced that Unreal Championship 2: the Liandri Conflict, has gone gold and will ship to stores for the Xbox on Monday, April 18, 2005.

'Pacific Storm' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator. All major and important sea battles of World War II, which took place in the Pacific Ocean, are included and you can play either for the USA or Japan. Mine the resources (money, iron and nickel ore, bauxites and oil), train various units and retaliate!

Eastern Developers Meet Western Publishers

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SN Systems today announced that it start offering a new service to improve relations between Japanese developers and western publishers. While usually Japanese game developers sell few games outside of Japan and western publishers have sold few western-developed games into Japan, SN Systems Match-Making service hopes to contribute to the increase in Japanese consumer's appetite for all things western.

Nintendo To Open 'World Store' In New York

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo is drawing up plans to open a two-story mega-complex in New York City's Rockefeller Center. The Nintendo World Store is scheduled to open this spring and will showcase the best of Nintendo.

'Armored Core: Nexus' (PS2) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armored Core: Nexus is a giant-robot action game offering highly customizable mechanical creations, fast paced combat and a dynamic mission system. The two disc set will offer one disc (Evolution) with new game material, while disc two (Revolution) revisits Armored Core's past with graphically overhauled missions from previous titles, as well as a huge selection of player-earned secrets (music, movies, and artwork) associated with other games in the series.

'Infected' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infected, under development at Planet Moon Studios, is a thrilling new run-and-gun shooter that allows players' avatars to invade opponents' PSP systems via multiplayer victories. Infected is scheduled to ship this fall and is the first release in an exclusive three game PSP deal between Majesco and Planet Moon Studios.

'Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance' (PS2/Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2005 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the seedy underbelly of Las Sombras, players are immersed in an urban setting ruled by a criminal underworld of power, greed and corruption. This intense, urban action game features a twisting storyline filled with betrayal, warring cartels and hard-hitting battles.