Last week, the official website for Namco's ingenious ball-rolling collect-'em-up, Katamari Damacy, closed its virtual doors. And, yes, Namco has followed up the move with an announcement that the team behind the game has been disbanded, and there are no more Katamari games planned for the future.
The Katamari Damacy franchise is just three games strong, but that's been enough for it to worm its way into many more hearts than plenty of other, longer-running brands. The series has had two
KOEI announced today that Winback 2: Project Poseidon will be available next month on PS2 and Xbox. Similar to the original shootfest Winback, you direct a team of three highly trained counter-terrorism operatives in their desperate attempt to retrieve a doomsday device that threatens the entire world. Granted, we've seen this setup about a million times by now, but terrorists apparently never learn their lesson.
Although the plot doesn't seem original, a new "route" system that provides the
Wrestling star John Cena has added to his existing title of WWE Champion by winning THQ's inaugural European Superstar Challenge.
The event took place last week in Manchester, to coincide with WWE's huge show at the Manchester Evening News Arena, and was hosted by MTV's Dave Berry and grappling legend Ric Flair.
The competition pitted a slew of wrestlers - each playing as themselves - against one another in bouts of new PS2 wrestlefest Smackdown vs Raw 2006. A total of 300 competition
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Publisher THQ has announced its first ever THQ European Superstar Challenge - a gaming competition featuring top WWE Superstar talent - and it is scheduled to take place in Manchester on 17 November 2005.
WWE Raw Superstars will go head-to-head in the virtual world of THQ's much-anticipated release for PS2 and PSP title, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006.
This no-holds-barred competition will test whether the Superstars have what it takes to be king of the gaming ring as they compete in a
It's two months since we - and, today, we finally had the opportunity to play the free-roaming street brawler for ourselves.
Beat-'em-ups that provide players with the autonomy to wander around 3D environments have, traditionally, been a disaster. Whether it's the (now long-forgotten) PS2 fist-fest The Bouncer or the more recent Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance, it's a genre that has always sounded like a good idea in theory but left a lot to be desired in practice.
Thankfully, from what we've
Rockstar has released a posse of new images and movies from its upcoming sidewalk scrapper The Warriors.
Besides slugging it out with rival gangs - and as we reported in our - players will be offered a variety of criminal distractions to keep them busy, namely robbing stores and stealing car stereos.
Both of these crooked activities are shown in the movies below and also demonstrate how 'war chief' commands (orders issued to the crew by the gang leader) can be used during these scenarios
Rockstar has released a selection of new shots from its upcoming adaptation of 1979 cult movie The Warriors.
As we've come to expect from the GTA and Manhunt publisher, The Warriors promises to feature plenty of gratuitous violence as the action follows a persecuted posse fighting its way home through hostile New York gang turf.
In addition to brainless brutality, there's also mindless miscreant mischief to be had in the form of looting, mugging and swiping car stereos.
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The much-loved obscure Japanese game We Love Katamari is to be co-published in the UK next year by Electronic Arts and Namco.
The Redwood giant, mostly known for its glossy brands such as FIFA and Need for Speed, has decided to pick up and put out the weird Namco-developed title, despite the original having never appeared over here.
Fusing and confusing Super Monkey Ball with Marble Madness and a wodge of Plasticine, the game revolves around rolling over and collecting pretty much everything
The very first nine screens of the seventh instalment of the WWE Smackdown series have finally slipped out of THQ.
Parading under the full name of Smackdown vs Raw 2006, the PS2-only game has ditched the taglines but gained a whole new range of sophisticated features.
Now strategy will play a far more important role in the ebb and flow of the bouts with momentum affecting the power of your moves and stamina becoming a vital attribute of every fighter.
Similarly the new Hardcore stat