Evil Dead: Regeneration
The cult movie series was tailor for Survival Horror, but past attempts at making a game out of it were mostly bad to mediocre, such is the case with most games based on movies. Hopefully this latest incarnation gives Ash the justice he deserves in video game-dom.

Urban Reign
One of 4 anticipated beat 'em up games coming out. From the makers of Tekken, I'm not sure what the story behind it is, but expect alot of great action and tons of unlockables.

Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance
You've been betrayed by your superiors, and now you aim to take over the streets with your fists. Select from 5 different characters as well as tons of hidden characters and other bonuses.

Big Mutha' Truckers 2
Never played the first game, but the second game is said to have a load of improvements over it. Your Ma has been put in jail and it's up to you to raise the money to bribe the members of her jury to help get her out of jail!



Jericho Cross is a small time crook with a big time problem. While trying to rob a train, instead of finding money and riches in the train's vault, he unleashes a powerful demon that was being transported by the Darkwatch, a secret organization that keeps the things that go bump in the night under it's watchful eye. Now Jericho has been infected by the darkside and is fighting to keep his humanity as he has also been drafted by the Darkwatch to help catch back the demon he released.

Darkwatch is a first-person shooting game remiscent of Halo, with alot of similarities to boot. Playing as Jericho Cross, you shoot your way through waves of undead enemies as you try to save your humanity and take out the demon that made you the way you are now.
The graphics in the game are top notch with alot of dark, gloomy backgrounds which match the grim story and mood of the game. There's a nice variety of enemies and weapons to use to send them packing, from a regulation Redeemer hand guy to a shoulder mounted rocket launcher! The enemies range from zombie cowboys and indians to show girl banshees and monstrous abominations, so the fire power really comes in handy. Your only allowed to carry two weapons at a time, so choose carefully your weapon of choice. Unfortunately, the drawback here is that no matter what weapon you have at the time, you instantly lose all you weapons when fighting the final bosses of the game and have to search around the area for weapons as they bombared you with heavy hitting attacks. In additon to blasting away at enemies, you can also conserve ammo by using your guns as weapons to club and whack away at them, which would be the general strategy for lower ranked enemies.
Overall, this is a fun game definately worth checking out if your into FPS or survival horror games. It's rated MA17 for blood, violence, foul language, and some sex!

Game Ratings:
Graphics - 8
Sound - 8
Gameplay - 8
Lifespan - 7
Overall - 7


King of Fighters XI news

The official King of Fighters XI website is now open, and with it the names of the characters taking part in this year's addition!

The teams are:
Hero Team: Ash (KOF2K3), Oswald (New), Shen Wu (New)
Rival Team: Duo Lon (KOF2K3), Elizabeth (New), Benimaru
Garou (FF) Team: Terry, Kim, Duck King
Kyokugen Team: Ryo, Yuri, King
Garou (MoTW) Team: B. Jenet, Gato, Tizoc/Griffon Mask
Ikari Team: Whip, Clark, Ralf
Psycho Soldiers Team: Kensou, Athena, Momoko
Agents Team: Blue Mary, Vanessa, Ramon
Anchi Team: Eiji (AOF2), Kasumi, Malin
K' Team: K', Maxima, Kula
Kyo and Iori Team: Kyo, Iori, Shingo

Interesting to note that some long time favorites like Mai Shiranui, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi, Robert Garcia, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge and others are missing this time around, but that's forgivable as it means the roster is freshened up by new faces and some who are making their first KOF appearance. Can't wait for this one!