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'Painkiller' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Dreamcatcher forum (albeit in French) reveals that People Can Fly is already working on the first patch for their FPS Painkiller. There is no specific release date mentioned and details are sketchy, although it is said to fix various fix but more importantly contain new multiplayer maps. Whether this is only for the French/European or also the North American version is not specified, although juding that the game is due out in a matter of days, it will most likely be valid for all versions.

'Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set to launch during the 60th anniversary of "D-Day", Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' development team is comprised of former members of the celebrated Fallout 2, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon teams. In addition, the game will utilize the proven Snowblind Studios game engine and challenge players to rise through the ranks in more than 40 levels that recreate some of the most important battles of World War II. Read more for a fresh batch of screens and artwork ...

EA Europe Signs 'Knights of Honor'

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SUNFLOWERS today announced that it has signed a European distribution agreement with Electronic Arts for the upcoming Empire Conquering Simulation title, "Knights of Honor". This agreement marks the continuation of the successful cooperation between the two companies, which began 2 years ago with a worldwide publishing agreement for the best-selling ANNO 1503 - The New World.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'The Bard's Tale' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2004 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'Death By Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Jade Empire" is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers as they embark on a perilous journey, stretching from the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City.

'100 Bullets' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An award-wining pulp noir comic, 100 Bullets was created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and chronicles the dark, moral-testing exploits of Agent Graves, a rogue member of a secret organization, who provides people with the opportunity of a lifetime -- an attache case containing the proof, the gun, and the carte blanche immunity to exact revenge on a person who's done them an irrevocable wrong. Read more for some screens ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (NGC) Coming In June - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that the GameCube version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released in June 2004. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studios, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. Read more for details & screens ...

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today that it will release the next installment of the internationally acclaimed Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. Launching in June 2004, the new Yu-Gi-Oh! role playing game (RPG) recreates the experience of the popular trading card game as it offers fans of the franchise an all-new adventure, featuring 800 unique cards, including all three Egyptian god cards.