Rainier's Articles

'Mercenaries' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Updating its official website, LucasArts has delayed Pandemic's Mercenaries to "early 2005". Mercenaries is a third-person action title set in the near future, in a time in which North and South Korea are about to reunite. As it's about to take place, a general stages a coup, taking control of North Korea. Put in the role of a mercenary (hence the name) in a group called Executive Operations, Mercenaries has players hunting the general after a hundred million dollar bounty is put on his head.

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Under development at Pyro Studios, 'Commandos Strike Force' is a WW2 First Person tactical action shooter featuring three characters with different abilities and skills. Undertake action, infiltration and stealth missions, engaging the enemy with a diverse arsenal of weapons and utilising intricate tactics. Sabotage, kidnap officials and foil enemy plans with incursions behind enemy lines.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced the release of "Full Spectrum Warrior" for the Xbox. Developed by Pandemic Studios, "Full Spectrum Warrior" is an original, tactical-action military game that simulates in every detail the experience of squad command in the highly charged atmosphere of urban warfare. Compatible with Xbox Live!, Microsoft's online gaming arena, "Full Spectrum Warrior" has shipped to retailers throughout North America for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Ships With 'XEd' Editor - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

XEd is the actual tool used by developers Massive Entertainment to create Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. XEd has a full 3D view and real time editing which makes the missions come alive on screen while you work. Add and change terrain using manual tools or automatic fractal terrain generator with automatic splat map texturing. Craft interesting and action packed plots with the intuitive gamescript editor that allows for quick mission creation. Interact with the 3D environment with an easy point-and-click interface.

'Devil May Cry 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 3 unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante's history, before the original Devil May Cry, to the fateful clash between Sparda's twin sons, divided by the divergence of their chosen paths. Along the way, Dante encounters formidable foes and unusual characters including a mysterious man named Arkham and a female hunter named Lady whose mission is to take down all demons, including Dante. These precursory events disclose the complex roots of Dante's character and reveal insight into his clouded past.

'Citizen Zero' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Micro Forté confirmed that its long-awaited MMOG Citizen Zero is being developed for PC and Xbox. Combining the guts and muscle of action shooters with the depth and broad scope of online RPGs, Citizen Zero is set to change the way people think about online gaming. Read more for some new screens ...

'The Saga Of Ryzom' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nevrax today announced that The Saga of Ryzom, its graphically stunning multi-genre massively multiplayer online role-playing game, would be launching in September of this year. Ryzom is a third-generation 3D game that features a highly original poetic universe designed for the general public. Read more for new screens ...

'Hitman: Contracts' Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2004 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jesper Kyd, the electronic and symphonic composer of the Hitman series, today announced he has partnered with Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Musicworks record label and Sumthing Distribution to market and distribute the original soundtrack for Eidos’ No.1 selling Hitman: Contracts. The album is released today at music retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, CDNow, HMV, Musicland, Tower, and Virgin. The official soundtrack CD is also available to order from www.sumthing.com.

'Unreal Annihilation' - UT2003 Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2004 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The main concept behind Unreal Annihilation is to bring the RTS style of Total Annihilation to Unreal Tournament 2003. To do this, we plan to employ two methods; The classic Overhead view, and the engine's favorite First Person view. Both of these views will aid the player in leading his units to victory. Read more for download links ...

'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre' Details Revealed

by Rainier on May 31, 2004 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed by Gamers.nl several weeks ago, today details for Illusion Softworks' Hidden & Dangerous 2 expansion pack Sabre Squadron have emerged. Scheduled for release in September 2004, Sabre Squadron will feature 9 new singleplayer missions, 3 new mp missions, improved AI and various new weapons (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for details ...