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Various Konami E3 Previews

by Thomas Wilde on May 18, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

On May 11th, 2004, Konami unveiled their E3 2004 lineup in a pre-show, held at the Los Angeles Public Library and Auditorium for a select audience of industry journalists. Of course we were present and got to check out various of the upcoming Konami titles, without the stress of the actual show. We have impressions for :

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Red Ninja: End of Honor'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Japan in the1500's, the power of the samurai class is fading and the use of the Ninja has become necessary to hold any political power in this chaotic time. Kurenai a young girl who’s world is destroyed when she and her father are attacked by the deadly Black Lizard Clan, who captures her and brutally hangs her by a wire and left to die. Miraculously, she survives and is rescued and adopted into a clan where she obtains complete mastery of her unique weapon, the wire. Kurenai has pledged her undying loyalty to her new family. She now lives to avenge her father’s death and will go to any means necessary to destroy the Black Lizard Clan.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Predator: Concrete Jungle'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Predator: Concrete Jungle unfolds the gripping tale of the alien's history on Earth between two separate time periods, 1930 and 2030, as the Predator embarks on a mission of revenge upon a Mafia organization and its leader who seek to expose its very existence. Taking inspiration from the popular film franchise, the game allows players to roam a vast city landscape while stalking human prey with weapons of annihilation, cloaking technology, and various vision modes.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS2 Preview - Cold Winter'

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level. Just another day in paradise... Anti Social, Anti Normal, Anti Bond, Anti Hero...It's a bitter, cold winter.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' (ALL) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will ship in October 2004. Developed for the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA and PC CD, TMNT 2 features an-all new experience in the form of four-player cooperative play - a trademark of the legendary arcade games and a first for the next-generation franchise.

Digital Jesters Signs 'Bet On Soldier' - Screens

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has announced that it has secured the publishing rights to thrilling PC-based first-person shooter Bet On Soldier. With near-identical first person shooters flooding the PC shelves week in week out, developers need to present something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. Fortunately, Paris-based developer Kylotonn have that very thing.

'Phantom Crash 2050' (PS2) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment - America, today unveiled Phantom Crash 2050 for the PlayStation2. Scheduled to ship in February 2005, Phantom Crash 2050 is bringing the mech combat genre online to the PS2 for the first time ever.

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance' Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced today that they would release the first handheld version of the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series with Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance for Game Boy Advance. For fans of Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero and Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, Tokyo Xtreme Racer Advance will take players beyond the open roads of Tokyo and onto the motorways of London and the freeways of Los Angeles.

'Savage Safari Hunt' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Thomas Wilde on May 13, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of Savage Safari Hunt, a hunting game that places gamers in the unexplored jungles of Africa where 'dinosaur-like' monsters lie waiting. Developed by Coresoft and scheduled for release in Q4 of 2004, Savage Safari Hunt will be available for next generation console systems.