What are the excitements for the gamers when year 2007 begins? From sports, anime, adventure, fantasy, etc… 2007 is definitely another fulfilling year for gamers. So what are the excitements that would trigger the gamers? Let’s see…

God of War II

God of War II
God of War II is an upcoming sequel to the original God of War video game and is being released for the PS2. It is currently slated for a February 2007 release, which will be after the PS3 has debuted. God of War II continues the story of the original God of War.

Back at its best, the story picks up where players last left off with Kratos. Sitting atop his throne on Olympus, Kratos, the once mortal warrior, has become a threat far worse than his predecessor Ares.

Kratos is a ruthless God who will strike down on anyone who crosses his path or the path of his beloved Sparta. He sets out to alter that which no mortal or god has ever changed – his fate. Kratos’ journey brings him to the very edge of the Earth, facing countless beasts, monsters, and horrors from his previous life. But this is Kratos, and his defiance is filled with such arrogance and contempt that all of the Ancient World still trembles at his name: Kratos, the God of War.

Graphically, this game looks spectacular – and even surpasses the original game by the looks of it. We can also expect Kratos to have a host of new skills. For instance, gouging a Cyclop’s eye and lots of new moves with the ‘Blades of Chaos’.

Click here for game trailer.

LMA Manager 2007
Juventus are in Series B on a 17-point deduction, Obi Mikel is playing for his latest ‘dream’ club Chelsea and rat-boy Bellamy id now at Liverpool…. As usual, LMA Manager is the most up-to-date footy game around!

LMA Manager kicks off the new 2006/2007 season in massively expanded editions, with teams from over 50 countries to manage or pick transfers from. Every piece of information is no more than a couple of button-presses away in this management sim. LMA Manager 2007 utilizes a new game and database engine to handle more teams, a Transfer Market system with greater depth for more complex contract negotiations, and a detailed 3D match section that brings the reality and pressures of match day alive. The game’s enhanced visual engine will make full use of next-generation rendering systems, adding normal mapping, parallax mapping, and realistic lighting effects for even more detail that really brings match day home. The statistics are also impressively current.

Always thought you could manage a club better than Ferguson, Mourinho, wenger, Benitez or any of those half-wits? Here is your chance.

Try LMA Manager 2007 if you think you are better than Ferguson, Mourinho, wenger, Benitez, etc.

Arthur and the Minimoys
A game based on an upcoming Luc Besson (The fifth Element, Leon and Transporter) CG movie. In fact, the genius French director has also written four books in the series which form the basis of this movie and game. With a budget of US$80million, this will be the biggest European CG movie of all time – and with Besson in charge, it’s almost certain to generate a lot of interest.

In the game, players can re-alive the fantastic adventures of young Arthur and his two pals, Selenia and Betameche, in their mission to save the Minimoys’ world from destruction. Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather’s house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys.

This is a 3D platform/adventure. As the Mnimoys are only milimetes in height, everything looks massive in comparison to the main characters. Animation is smooth. Other features are as follow:
• Game play is based on the concept of the “trio” – each phase of a puzzle or combat requires utilizing the skills of all three characters (Arthur, Selenia and Bétamèche).

• Each character has unique but complementary powers which players must use to their advantage. The three heroes have their own specific objectives, but they must also aid one other.

• Players can watch integrated scenes from the film offered in the form of parallel action phases.

This is fantasy at its best.

Test Drive Unlimited
Try this, may be you can drive better than Alonso!

Test Drive Unlimited – the only game that immerses you into the car and bike enthusiast lifestyle, with freedom to race however and wherever you want within a huge, online-persistent environment. It is an arcade-style racing game that features over 125 licensed sports cars and motorcycles and a terrain modelled after the Hawaiian island of Oahu that features some 1000 miles of roads and highways

In this game, you can visit the most sophisticated car and bike dealers to purchase new vehicles or simply take them for a spin. You can also collect and trade rare performances parts and customize each vehicle to make it one-of-kind.

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1,6110km of diverse Hawaiian roads.

Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

Live the lifestyles of the rich and famous without their problems – taxes, bankruptcy, paparazzi hounds, pretentious friends – all in your living room.

Cowboy Bebop
Spike and Faye are at it again….this time on the PS2. “Cowboy Bebop: Tsuitou no Yakyoku” is an action/fighting video game from Bandai. It has an original story based on the anime series Cowboy Bebop.

Based on the popular anime, it is the year 2071 and humanity is living in an interplanetary society. A new breed of “cowboy” bounty hunters pursue outlaws across the lawless solar system in the hope of receiving high rewards for the hackers, drug-dealers and terrorists they capture.

A new breed of ‘cowboy’ bounty hunters pursues outlaws across the lawless solar system in the hope of receiving high rewards. Play as either Spike, Jet or Faye in this action/adventure game. Use Spike’s Jeet June Do skills or Jet’s bull-dog-style fighting techniques to defeat more than 50 different outlaws and then collect the bounty.

Finish the game to unravel mysteries of the Cowboy Bebop story. Unlock additional playable characters and game play modes. Featuring the renowned jaxx music of Yoko Kanno.

The game based on the incredibly popular anime/manga from director Shinichiro Watanabe. The game features a unique story in the Cowboy Bebop universe, bringing back all of the original characters for a whole new round-up somewhere out where the cowgirls roam.

Prostroke Golf – World Tour 2007
With a first-person over-the ball view, ProStrake Golf’s unique “ProStroke” swing system puts unprecedented control in the player’s hands.

This original golf game entry from Gusto Games is the team’s attempt at re-creating the sport in a unique and wholly accurate way. The game is designed with a brand new control mechanic for realistic golfing feel, plus a course editor, a realistic physics model for every aspect of the course, club, and ball, and Xbox Live play.

No longer does the beauty of the perfect swing be represented by three controller button presses. Players must put their skill, stamina and mental agility to the test in Match Play, against their friends or in the comprehensive career mode.

ProStroke Golf features 18 International courses including The Brabazon at The De Vere Belfry and Lake Nona. There are also noted pros such as Sergio Garcia, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meareand Ben Curtis. Commentary comes from Sam Torrance, Ian Baker Finch and Allan Green. The game also features Golf Pro Training exercises, a detailed course and tournament designer and more.

Wives and girlfriends might want to introduce this game to their other half in a bid to prevent them from disappearing for a day whacking some weeds.

Prostroke Golf – World Tour 2007

Rogue Galaxy
Fusing fantasy with reality, the setting is the Milky Way Galaxy, home of numerous planets.
Rogue Galaxy is a role-playing game developed by Level 5, the team behind Dark Cloud 2.
It is a place where rivalries and conflicts between worlds never settle, a place where arms dealers prosper behind the scenes of great wars, and a place where buccaneers venture forth across the cosmos in search of great treasure.

Rogue Galaxy is about the adventures of one band of space pirates who would one day become legends of Milky Way lore. Using top of the range technology to create epic battle scenes with an anime style, combined with incredibly detailed backgrounds, developers Level 5 has come up with a game that challenges the traditional perceptions of the RPG genre, creating a unique would unlike any other.

Rogue Galaxy is a video game RPG developed by Level-5 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. The game was first released in Japan on December 8th, 2005, and is scheduled to release in North America on January 30th, 2007, and in Europe in June.

Legend of the Dragon
Legend of the Dragon is a third person action game with RPG components, which features fantastic martial arts movements from the American TV series.

As in the series, players will find 12 signs of the ancient Chinese Zodiac, each with its own temple. Each temple has it own guardian. The guardians undergo a physical change when they re forced to defend their temple, a metamorphosis that reflects the skills and likeness of the zodiac creature they represent.

The main goal is to ruin the plans of the Zodiac Master. Could there pizza-eating turtles involved? Oh yeah, that’s another game.

Ear-Ache Extreme Metal Racing
Designed in conjunction with Earache Records, Earache Extreme Metal Racing features ten evil Earache racing teams burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands. Along with themed tracks from the combatants on the starting grid there’s also a plethora of extreme Earache classics making up the soundtrack of the game from such luminaries as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral, The Haunted, Hate Eternal, Cult Of Luna, Beecher, Urkraft, Anata, Mistress, Severe Torture and many others.

A racing game that only rocks but will give dangdut lovers an extreme ear-ache.

NBA 07
The most detailed and engaging NBA experience both on the court and behind the-scenes is back again with NBA’07 for the PS2.

Picking up where last year’s game left off, NBA’07 hits the hardwood with new features, enhanced game-play, and a return to the immersive inside experience of life in the league by introducing “The Life: Volume 2”.

An all-new Smart Shot Indicator provides a visual gauge of the impact defence has on shot opportunities.

A new Power Boarding System is now in place to offer a true 3D approach for players to position themselves for rebounds.

Additionally, NBA ’07 includes refined core game-play elements including new mechanics for stealing, passing and shot selection as well as more intitive Artificial Intelligence (AI).