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SEGA Acquires 'Creative Assembly'

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today we put up SEGA's Spartan Total Warrior announcement, but what was not included was the fact that SEGA simply bought out the UK developer. SEGA Europe today announced that the company has acquired the hugely successful development studio, The Creative Assembly. Founded in 1997, headed up by Tim Ansell and operating from offices in the UK and Australia, The Creative Assembly team has produced a catalogue of hits throughout their history and notably is the team behind the award winning Total War franchise.

'Super Monkey Ball Deluxe' (PS2/Xbox) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, for the first time on PS2 and Xbox consumers for the first time, features 300 stages (114 from Super Monkey Ball, 140 from Super Monkey Ball 2, and 46 Deluxe-exclusive boards). Read more for new screens ...

'Battles In Normandy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battles In Normandy brings wargamers back to the western front with historical scenarios including two monster campaigns, and eight smaller historical scenarios. A full scenario editor is included and additional free scenarios are available online. This demo includes both a tutorial on the game and a full “Ardennes Offensive” scenario, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Capcom Fighting Evolution' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 9, 2005 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom Fighting Evolution features a diverse cast of characters as well as additional hidden characters from each of the following titles: Street Fighter II, DarkStalkers, Street Fighter III, Red Earth and Street Fighter Alpha.

'Spartan: Total Warrior' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 9:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few days ago, SEGA of America, Inc., SEGA Europe Ltd, and The Creative Assembly, known for the Total War series, today officially announced a partnership to create the action-based Spartan: Total Warrior for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube. The first game in the new Total Warrior franchise represents the development giant's first console release. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Shadow the Hedgehog' (NGC/PS2) Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 7:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

During SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog induction into the Walk of Game tonight, it was revealed with a brief trailer that SEGA is working on a new title in the franchise, but this time the focus will be on Sonic's sworn enemy, Shadow. While no details were disclosed, it will be yet another platformer, albeit with some twists, and the clip showed environments and gave you a taste of what to expect, graphics-wise. Shadow the Hedgehog is scheduled for fall 2005, and SEGA promised there will be more information about "several" new Sonic titles. Read more to download the trailer and see for yourself.

Digital Jesters Self-Publishing 'Bet on Soldier' in North America

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Following a successful 18-month period publishing PC games in Europe, new British video game publisher Digital Jesters announced today that Bet On Soldier, the first-person shooter for PC that has all of Europe buzzing, will be the company’s first foray into the U.S. gaming market, will ship this summer.

'NASCAR SimRacing' Update Patch In The Works

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Tiburon is working on the first patch for EA Sports' NASCAR SimRacing due to be released in the near future. Blackhole Motorsports managed to get their hands on a tentative fix list which indicates there are quite a few tweaks, gameplay adjustments and fixes to be made. Read more for the full fix list...

Konami Ships 'Rave Master' (GBA/NGC) Titles

by Rainier on March 8, 2005 @ 6:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami today announced that it has shipped two video game titles based on the hit TOKYOPOP anime property Rave Master. Rave Master: Special Attack Force for the GBA and Rave Master for the GameCube are over-the-top fighting games that feature storylines, characters and locations from the popular Rave Master animated TV series and comic books.