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'Dragon Ball Z Sparking!' (PS2) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai today revealed the next title in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. Dragon Ball Z Sparking!, developed by Spike, will be an action game in full 3D, feature over 40 characters, including Sangoku, Vegeta and Janemba. DBZ Sparking! will allow players more freedom than the DBZ Budokai series, and combat will take place in the air, on the ground, and have an over the shoulder perspective. So far no information whether Bandai plans to released DBZ Sparking! in US or Europe, but this PS2 exclusive title will be available in Japan fall 2005.

Capcom Signs 'Legend of Kay' (PS2) for North America and Japan

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWood announced today that it has signed an agreement with Capcom to distribute its action adventure Legend of Kay in North America and Japan. No release date has been announced yet, but Legend of Kay has been available in Europe for a few months already.

'Madden NFL 06' (ALL) To Debut on ESPN's NFL Draft Broadcast

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that it will premier the world's first look at the next generation of videogames on Saturday April 23, 2005. EA's flagship football franchise, Madden NFL football, will make its next generation debut in a TV ad during the first hour of the NFL Draft broadcast on ESPN, beginning at 12 noon ET.

'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' (PS2/Xbox) - 48 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a third-person action/adventure game, delivering the ultimate Jedi action experience as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi join forces in fierce battles and heroic lightsaber duels until one's lust for power and the other's devotion to duty leads to a final confrontation between good and evil. Scheduled for release on on May 5, 2005 on PS2 and Xbox.

'Katamari Damacy 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 'Katamari Damacy' you start off with a small “katamari,” but with every level he completes, the “katamari” can quickly grow from a fraction of an inch to a monstrous mass in no time. The bigger the player’s “katamari” grows, the larger the objects the player can amass along the way -- ranging from playing cards and people to ocean liners and entire stadiums! A sequel to last years hit title has not been a secret, and here are the first screens ...

'Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience' Bundle Announced

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience will offer the original ground game An Empire Divided, the Jump to Lightspeed expansion that brought players into space in their own Millennium Falcon and the all new Episode III Rage of the Wookiees expansion offering exclusive content directly from the final Star Wars movie all in one box, as well as an exclusive vehicle only available to bundle owners. Read more for details..

No Revolution At E3

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

... and then there were two. Citing fears that Sony and Microsoft might copy some of the revolutionary ideas, Nintendo head honcho Satoru Iwata decided to withdraw previous statements and has now decided to not show the new Nintendo Revolution at E3 next month. Instead, visitors will have to be content with rolling demos of titles in development, a better look at the Nintendo online service, new Pokemon titles, and a new playable version of the latest Zelda title. We will be on site and report live if anything exciting does happen.

European 'Domination' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher announced today that it is pushing backthe release date for its strategy game Domination from its original April 22nd date to May 20th. Domination features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and the Phantom League on distant planets, including sci-fi land, sea and air warfare at a grand-strategy level.

'Age of Pirates' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella is making yet another pirate game, after Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time for the Age of Pirates. Known in Russia under Corsairs 2, this AoP will be distriuted under that name in Europe and North America. No details or planned release date are known yet, but at least there are some new screens ..

GameStop To Acquire EBGames

by Rainier on April 18, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameStop announced today that it would buy rival Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp. for $1.44 billion in cash and stock, likely creating the leading video game retailer in the United States. Electronics Boutique stock jumped 29 percent, while GameStop shares fell 1.6 percent in early trading.