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'Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to the recently released Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles will also play an important role in the player’s quest for an “outstanding” victory.

'Inuyasha: Feudal Combat' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai today announced that Inuyasha: Feudal Combat for the PS2 is now available in retail stores. Based on the top-rated TV series from VIZ Media on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Inuyasha: Feudal Combat allows gamers to play as their favorite characters as they face their foes in colorful arenas adapted directly from the popular show.

'Halo Triple Pack' (Xbox) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios announced today the "Halo" Triple Pack, a compilation that combines Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack into one impressive package. With an MSRP of $59.99, the Halo Triple Pack allows new gamers to experience the thrills and excitement of the Halo franchise at an attractive price point.

'NASCAR 06: Total Team Control' (PS2/Xbox) Screeches Into Stores

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

EA announced today that the latest version of its NASCAR videogame franchise, NASCAR 06: Total Team Control, has shipped and is available at retail stores. With new squad-based racing controls, players can communicate with teammates through the crew chief and spotter, working together to bring home top 5 finishes for the whole team.

'LMA Manager 2006' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LMA Manager 2006 is a thorough evolution for the genre-leading series. Utilising a new game and database engine, a Transfer Market system with greater depth enabling more complex contract negotiations, and a detailed 3D match section, it's set to be the most powerful edition in the series.

Reakktor Working On Free 'Neocron Evolution 2.1' Upgrade

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neocron developer Reakktor.com announced today that it is developing a free upgrade for its futuristic cyberpunk MMORPG Neocron 2. The upgrade called Neocron Evolution 2.1 will contain a sizeable graphics package updating i.e. the complete vegetation of the game world and weapon models. There will also be major changes to the game engine, with improvements to areas like shadows, physics and collisions. The upgrade will be released in quarter 4 2005.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

'SoulCalibur III' (PS2) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today a retail pre-order program for its upcoming fighting game, SoulCalibur III. Starting this month, consumers in the United States and Canada can pay $5 at Electronics Boutique, GameStop and GameCrazy stores to pre-order SoulCalibur III and receive a custom t-shirt when they pick up the game. Each retailer will have its own exclusive shirt design, featuring artwork of new and classic characters.

'Squad Assault: Second Wave' Charges Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and co-publisher Merscom today announced that Squad Assault: Second Wave for North American release has begun shipping to retail stores across the U.S. and Canada. A 3D real-time strategy game with multi-player, "Squad Assault: Second Wave" immerses players in a realistic, riveting recreation of World War II tactical combat.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.