From Software has let slip its canines of combat with this cohort of screens from the Xbox 360-only robot shooter, Chromehounds.
Designed to be played mainly online, this Live powered mech assault pits the robots of three nuke-ravaged nations against each other for places on a permanently running roll call of robo-carnage.
But dispensing death and despair from your lumbering droid isn't the only aim, for a strategic element will also be added by players taking on distinct roles in their
Crytek has revealed its new project, Crysis, a futuristic shooter set during an alien invasion. The award winning developer and creator of the pacific island-based blast-fest Far Cry has joined forces with Electronic Arts to bring Crysis to PC.
The new title is "the next step in FPS gaming," according to Crytek. However, beyond promising a "new kind of gameplay challenge" and an "entirely new FPS experience", exact details on Crysis' revolutionary content are next to non-existent.
Ladbrokes has released a betting list offering odds on this Christmas' gaming number one, with the high street bookmaker predicting that movie tie-ins will be the hot sellers over the festive season.
The Traveller's Tales-developed Chronicles of Narnia game is favourite at 3/1, while EA's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Ubisoft's adaptation of Peter Jackson's King Kong are both hotly tipped at 6/1.
Beyond the Hollywood spin-offs, Prince of Persia 3, Call of Duty 2 and Need for Speed
Eidos' PC football management sim Championship Manager 2006 has been set a release date of spring 2006; a conservative guess would have it coming out in March, twelve months after the last game.
The 2006 edition will have a brand new Gameplan 3D match engine to make sure budding managers will miss none of the in-game action. You'll even be able to watch matches of your upcoming opponents in order to spot weaknesses that could be exploited.
There will also be a new player status screen that
Straight from Activision's high command comes this pair of freshly recruited screenshots for the Xbox 360 edition of .
Despite bearing the same first name as the PS2, Gamecube and Xbox versions, this Call of Duty 2 is very different to its cousin, . Developed by Infinity Ward, this next-gen edition offers screens of unsurpassed realism, a huge improvement in your squad's intelligence and more armour, armaments and armies than ever before.
If you don't believe us then just look at these
Take 2 has just released the first shots of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the game based on the forthcoming remake of the classic movie.
Due for release across all major platforms in July (bar DS), the game's set inside Willy Wonka's famous confectionary plant and features a slew of environments, both from the new Tim Burton movie and from the original book.
We're expecting a relatively straightforward platforming experience from the game, although it should at least be interesting
Disney Interactive has confirmed that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released for (deep breath) PS2, PSP, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA, DS and PC this Christmas.
The action-adventure title is based on the new movie - which is itself based on the classic CS Lewis book - that's out in December.
Traveller's Tales (of Lego Star Wars and Crash Twinsanity fame) is currently working on the console and PSP titles, while Griptonite Games (the company that's
From just below the bottom line of a financial report so dull that it could take all the enamel off your teeth, comes the rather exciting news that Activision are planning a pair of follow-ups to their huge selling and rippingly good fun PC shooter, Call of Duty, and its console cousin, .Pencilled in to appear in the next financial year - so between April 2005 and March 2006 - the pair of shooting sequels have been confirmed by the grandest of all the fromages at Activision, Mr Ron
After a resounding victory in Vietnam and Desert Storm (twice), the SCi boys have now set their sights on the fight against international terrorism with the announcement of Conflict: Global Terror.Due to be released in autumn 2005, this fourth instalment of the team-based shooter will reunite the original team of Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones. With the famed four-strong squad having been promoted from lowly frontline grunts to an elite anti-terrorist unit, they have been handed the task of
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 4 September1 (NE) Conflict Vietnam (PS2, Xbox, PC)2 (NE) ShellShock: Nam '67 (PS2, Xbox, PC)3 (2) Spider-Man 2 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)4 (9) The Simpsons: Hit and Run (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC)5 (1) Athens 2004 (PS2)6 (4) Driv3r (PS2, Xbox)7 (8) Need for Speed Underground (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA)8 (NE) Second Sight (PS2, Xbox, Cube)9 (7) FIFA 2004 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA, PSone, N-Gage)10 (3) Doom 3 (PC)11 (6)