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Dreamcast Collection Lineup Announced...

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XBLA and Steam catch Rocket Knight May 12, PSN on May 18
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XBLA and Steam catch Rocket Knight May 12, PSN on May 18

In what could only be considered an odd PR move, the release date for Rocket Knight, Konami's 16-bit revival, was recently announced via Facebook. The announcement was preceded by an excited, emoticon laced preamble the day before. "hey guys! we have a release date, but we're trying to clear the announcement thru the powers that be. :( i'll see if i can sneak you guys the info, wish me luck! ;-)". Read the coherent version after the break. Read More

Media: Rocket Knight: New Character Art
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Media: Rocket Knight: New Character Art

Konami has released some new character art for their upcoming PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade (and PC) title Rocket Knight. In addition to the lovely work seen above, which you can find in our gallery at a higher resolution, there is a stand-alone picture of the dastardly Axel Gear and the gallant Sparkster. The look is a bit different from how they were last seen; what do you think of the new style? Read More

Media: New Rocket Knight Gameplay Footage
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Media: New Rocket Knight Gameplay Footage

It's been a little while since we last heard from Sparkster, Konami's Rocket Knight. Last time, we saw a trailer for his upcoming PlayStation Network/Xbox LIVE Arcade game, and it looked... well, it looked alright. Good, but like something was missing. Now, some new gameplay trailers have emerged, and personally speaking, I think the game looks a bit better than it did before. Take a look, and see what you think: More action after the cut, including flight and rail videos. Read More

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Rumor: Jackal ReBirth?

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First Trailer for Rocket Knight Remake
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First Trailer for Rocket Knight Remake

One of the week's biggest surprises was Monday's shocking announcement that a new Rocket Knight game was heading to Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, and Steam next year. Now, thanks to 1up and GameVideos, check out the first trailer for the game below. The trailer begins with a nice tribute to Rocket Knight games past, then kicks into high-definition gear with a look at the game's platforming and side-scrolling shooter gameplay. The trailer also teases a battle between Sparkster and his archrival Axel Gear, before they are interrupted by a...ahem..."huge" distraction. Read More

The Rocket Knight Returns
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The Rocket Knight Returns

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Rumor: Rocket Knight Returns to Wii and PSP?
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Rumor: Rocket Knight Returns to Wii and PSP?

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Lego Batman: Just the Facts
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Lego Batman: Just the Facts

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