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Various Game Trailers #477

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • 1944: Battle Of The Bulge - Trailer (2)
  • Pariah - Trailer #7
  • Battlefield 2 - Shakycam Footage
  • SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo - Trailer #2
  • Guild Wars - Intro Movie

'Godfather' Director Not Happy With Video Game Adaptation

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fox News is reporting that Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola is not happy with Paramount and EA regarding the upcoming video game based on his Mafia trilogy. In an interview that will air coming Sunday 11 AM EDT on AMC's 'Sunday Morning ShootOut, Coppola says "I had absolutely nothing to do with the game and I disapprove, I think it's a misuse of film." Coppola does not like the way the characters are being portrayed and the game ends up being nothing but a shootout. To top it all off Coppola claims he never gave, nor was asked, permission to make a video game out of the movie(thanks

'Project Zero 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terror returns once again with Project Zero 3, the third installment in Tecmo's popular survival horror title, Project Zero. While no release dates have been announced yet for Europe or North America, it will debut in Japan this summer. In PZ3 (or Fatal Frame 3) you play as Rei Kurosawa, but you will also encounter Miku Hinasaki and Kei Amakura from the previous two titles, and they will also be playable somewhere down the line. No specifics are available for now, so these screens will have to do ...

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - 51 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the quintessential racing game for any true aficionado of the automotive and racing lifestyle, and is the only game to offer a full range of street vehicle culture including over 50 fully customizable licensed vehicles. The full spectrum includes import tuners, motorcycles and luxury rides all of which are fully customizable in both style and performance.

No 'Resurrection of Evil' In Germany

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sad day for the DOOM 3 fans in Germany as publisher Activision did not manage to receive a rating for its game, and therefore cannot sell the newest expansion 'Resurrection of Evil' in German retail stores. Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil continues the terrifying and intense action of the already classic DOOM 3.

Next-Gen Console War Heats Up

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is generally expected that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft will unveil their next-gen consoles at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles, which kicks off mid-May. As is usually the case, all three companies do their major announcements the Monday & Tuesday prior to the official E3 start. Microsoft sent out its invitation to the press yesterday, announcing its conference on the usual Monday evening. Interestingly enough, Sony sent out theirs shortly thereafter, but surprisingly moved up its event to Monday afternoon, beating Microsoft to the punch to unveil its next-gen console by mere hours. Not to be outdone by all this maneuvering,, Microsoft's newest ilovebees project, has a timer counting down to May 12th. Maybe an announcement then? Oh, the suspense!

'Yoshi's Universal Gravitation' (GBA) - Screens

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

Bowser's raising ghosts to join his evil cause. When he uses these ghosts to take over Yoshi Island, Yoshi sets off to defeat the malicious spirits and run Bowser off. Yoshi's Universal Gravitation takes advantage of Nintendo's tilt-sensor technology, making Yoshi move and manipulate certain objects by tilting the GBA. No release date North America has been anonunced yet, but it will be available in the UK end of April.

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'Grandia III' (PS2) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, coming to the PS2. Grandia III will use an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. No specific European or North American release date has been announced yet, but for now it is scheduled to launch in Japan this coming summer.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PC/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the next installment in the popular Phantasy Star series, Phantasy Star Universe, is being developed for both the PS2 and the PC. Phantasy Star Universe offers two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component

'Empire Earth II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that Empire Earth II has gone gold and will hit store shelves in the US on Thursday, April 28th. Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'Tony Tough 2' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Tough 2 acts as a prequel to 2003's Tony Tough and the Night of Roasted Moths. In this 3D point & click adventure game you get to Tony at the age of 13, and he has his first case to solve. Under development at ProGraph, and published by dtp, Tony Tough 2 is scheduled for release in April 2005. Not much info available at this point, but we do have some new screens...

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) Gets Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Europe announced that it is pushing back Killer 7 from its original June 24th release date to July 15th. In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Read more for details ...

'Half-Life 2: Aftermath' Revealed

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

The latest issue of PC Gamer UK has no less than 10 pages dedicated to what now seems to be a confirmation on the next (and no doubt, one of many) Half-Life 2 expansion pack. Half Life 2: Aftermath will pick up where the original left off and, as has been rumored for a while, will feature an all-new story line with the focus on Alyx, although not necessarily alongside Gordon Freeman. While no release date has been set, strong indications are that it may only be available through Valve's online delivery system, Steam (thanks ve3d). You can read more about it over at EuroGamer, who has reprinted some of the article content.

'ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it will publish ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern on PC. Delve into a world of exploration and intrigue as you embark on a quest filled with puzzles and mystery. Use your wits and powers of observation to survive the vast wilderness as your journey leads you to one of mankind’s forgotten wonders.

Microsoft Reveals Next-Gen Xbox Publishers

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today unveiled its all-star lineup of award-winning publishers committed to making the leap into the HD Era on Microsoft's next-generation Xbox platform. Read more for details ...

DeepSilver Signs Publishing Deal with Stormregion

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver and Stormregion are delighted to announce their cooperation on a real time strategy title using the latest version of the Gepard Engine. Stormregion the creators of the award winning title Codename: Panzers are developing a new AAA game that is to be published worldwide by the expanding games label Deep Silver and exclusively presented to press at E3.

'TrackMania Sunrise' Races Into UK Stores

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For all the eager TrackManiacs out there, TrackMania Sunrise finally hits the shops today! With 3 new stunning environments, TMS keeps the spirit of the original and kicks it up a whole load of gears that'll see you flying round the crazy tracks at speeds over 700mph!! Other new additions include 2 new single player modes, the incredibly insane and addictive 'Platform' and the last man standing 'Crazy'. With well over a 100 tracks to go at you'll be kept busy for some time, and if that wasn't enough, theres even a little bonus surprise when you install the game and check for updates.

'Singles 2: Triple Trouble' Gets Release Date - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

International software publisher Deep Silver are delighted to announce that Singles is back! This time packed with more characters, more locations, more lovin' and more troubles. The sequel to the charismatic 'eye-opening' romantic life-sim focuses on the lives of 3 fun-loving singles that have been brought together under unforeseen circumstances. Singles 2: Triple Trouble releases on May 27th and will be available on PC only for £19.99.

PC Preview - 'Martin Mystére: Operation Dorian Gray'

by Rainier on April 8, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Martin Mystére is an international comic character that is finally making his debut in the video game market. An emiment professor of MIT has been found murdered, and someone is working on a revolutionary machine capable of changing the world's destiny, making this the most dangerous mystery yet for Martin Mystére!

PC Review - 'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident'

by Mike Davila on April 8, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is a story-based single player strategy game. Starting in 2040, you are in control of the fleet of a multinational cooperation fighting a rivalling cooperation. The discovery of foreign technology leads to expeditions into space. When you return to Earth you find it occupied by Aliens. Only one colonizing spaceship with humans escaped. Your task is to find this ship, use it to build colonies and to finally gather enough strength to take back Earth.

GBA Review - 'Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on April 8, 2005 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Combining platform, puzzle and adventure elements, players must race against time and other dream travelers in the Dream Champ Tournament to collect stars, sun and moon fragments and become the ultimate Dream Champion. Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament offers five new puzzle-packed worlds where players must use boxes, bomb boxes, switches, goomies, springs and scales in their quest for glory.