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Various Game Trailers #993

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #1
  • Two Worlds [X360/PC] - MoCap Trailer
  • God of War II [PS2] - Trailer #3
  • Def Jam: Icon [PS3/X360] - Trailer (2)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Online - Trailer #5
  • Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle - Trailer #6

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'JAZZ: Hired Guns' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 5:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JAZZ: Hired Guns is a classic turn-based tactical strategy with strong RPG elements, and fully destroyable environment. It offers well known mechanics and atmosphere of the original games, as well as the pleasure of meeting good old friends - A.I.M. mercenaries.

Slitherine Software and Lordz Game Studio Team Up

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 4:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine announced that it is to work closely with the Lordz Game Studio, a mod team turned professional developers, on its first commercial title, a historical strategy game set during the Napoleonic wars. Slitherine will assist in design, development and have signed up worldwide publishing rights for the title.

Play 'BioShock' (X360/PC) and Get Paid

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 is looking for people who can come and play BioShock in the 2K offices in SoHo, for 3 hours a day, for 3 days in a row. You'll get $10 an hour, and get to play 9 hours of BioShock. Please fill out the questionnaire if you are interested. Time blocks are a bit flexible: 3-6, 4-7, 5-8, or 6-9 are all possible. You must be able to come for all 3 days (i.e. Wed.-Fri. of this week).

UPDATE: Apparently Take 2 jumped the gun on the announcement.

Wii Shop Channel Expands With Four Classic Titles

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles : Mario Kart 64, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Bonanza Bros., and Comix Zone.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TLotR: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

'Silverfall' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy-style 3D action RPG that casts players into a world torn between science and nature. Monte Cristo has released an English version of the demo, replacing the earlier French edition, allowing you to try out 3 maps, all the characters, which includes male and female, as well as the four races from Level 1 to 15.

'Space Empires V' - v1.25 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. This v1.25 retail patch, not for the Steam edition, fixes a slew of issues, crashes, and makes a bunch of tweaks.

Lighthouse and Nobilis Expand Co-Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nobilis Group and Lighthouse Interactive have been working together for some time on distributing French versions of the Lighthouse catalogue in the Benelux. Now they have jointly announced that they will extend their co-operation, so that Nobilis Benelux will now also distribute, PR and market the English and/or Dutch versions of Lighthouse games in the Benelux.

PC Preview - 'Supreme Commander'

by James King on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 5:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Supreme Commander features a riveting, action-packed storyline, ground-breaking gameplay and genre-defining online multiplayer battles. In the 37th Century, the galaxy is torn apart by three rival factions, each vying to eradicate its enemies from the universe, end the Infinite War and become the reigning power supreme.

'Overlord' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Overlord is an original next-generation title from Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios. A groundbreaking action adventure, Overlord is set in a seriously warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil).

Lexicon Signs 'Dawnspire'

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 5:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dawnspire is a team-based online action-rpg set in an original fantasy world. The game focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill, all put into a frenzied and exciting mix to bring a new angle to the gaming experience you normally find in action-rpg's.

'Tales of Destiny 2' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 4:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 18 years after the original PS2 title, Tales of Destiny 2 introduces two new heroes, Kyle Dunamis and Reala. The game uses mostly 2D, except for map movement, battle sequences are real time using the new Trust & Tactical Linear Motion Battle System (TT-LMBS).

'Little Britain The Video Game' (PS2/PSP/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blast! Entertainment has agreed a major deal with Little Britain’s licensing agent Granada Ventures, to publish Little Britain The Video Game, based on the long running popular British comedy show on TV.

'Driver: Parallel Lines' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Driver: Parallel Lines returns to its gameplay roots with a sophisticated, adrenaline-pumping car chase AI and unprecedented vehicle dynamics and physics. Driver: Parallel Lines is set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, features a seamless open mission structure, and is one of the first console racing games to incorporate online play.

PC Review - 'F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

F.E.A.R. Extraction Point kicks off where the original game ended – with a bang. The First Encounter Assault Recon Team (F.E.A.R.) returns to battle the now free Alma and her paranormal minions across a destroyed city.

City Interactive Goes Public

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City Interactive announced the signing of an IPO agreement with the IDM S.A. brokerage. Planned for the second quarter of 2007, the IPO will turn the Polish developer into a public company whose shares will be traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

'Touchmaster DS' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Touchmaster DS will feature 23 of Midway's classic Touchmaster games, popularized in bars and arcades across the country. A wide variety of card games, puzzles and skill-based challenges, such as Solitaire, Mah Jongg, Hot Hoops and Trivia, are translated perfectly to make use of the touchscreen and stylus controls of the Nintendo DS.

'The Settlers' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2007 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time in 13 years, Blue Byte will be bringing The Settlers franchise to a new platform, the NDS. You are stranded on a deserted island after your ship sunk, now you and your crew need to build your settlement as efficient as possible, mine ore, provide food, and raise an army to protect it from invaders.