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Monk Class: Diablo III

Monk Class: Diablo III

Joining the Barbarian, Witch Doctor and Wizard is the Monk: this Monk Class trailer for Diablo 3 starts off with staff combat, but the monk mojo really shines when his fists go flying.

Art: Middle Earth 2009

Art: Middle Earth 2009

Worth1000.com’s latest photoshop contest is Tolkien on overdrive: Middle Earth 2009 takes the Shire and applies a thick (and often controversial) coat of post-modern symbolism.

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Theatrical Trailer: WTWTA

Theatrical Trailer: WTWTA

We’re liking this new theatrical trailer for Where the Wild Things Are, if only because it better fleshes out the personalities of the various monsters: it’s definitely a motley, if funny crew.

Harry Potter Paperback Set

Harry Potter Paperback Set
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Now available: the Harry Potter Paperback Set includes all seven books of J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed series, and at a reasonable price compared to B&M stores with $3 shipping.

Dwarf Trailer: Dragon Age

Dwarf Trailer: Dragon Age

We’re all aware of Dragon Age’s bloodiness, but the dwarves seem particularly well-suited to maximizing sanguinity at every swing of the axe: it’s always a good day to bleed.

Fallen Ones: Diablo 3

Fallen Ones: Diablo 3

It’s not the most exciting trailer, but this video details the various demonic Fallen One creatures you’ll encounter in Diablo 3; you’ll see both concept artwork and character models.

Secret Trailer: White Knight

Secret Trailer: White Knight

This Forgotten Secret trailer for White Knight Chronicles starts off with butterflies and ballroom dancing; in other words, it’s ripe for all the slick sword-swinging mayhem afterwards.

Necron Monolith Cake

Necron Monolith Cake

Warhammer 40K players will literally drool over this Necron Monolith Cake; it was made by Chicago bakery Luscious Layers for a lucky gamer on her 26th birthday. Thanks, Don!

Latest Trailer: Harry Potter

Latest Trailer: Harry Potter

We’ve lost track of all the Harry Potter: Half-Blood Prince trailers, but any true-blue Muggle would be remiss to skip this latest one: it’s inspiring, suspenseful and action-packed.

Debut: Blade & Soul

Debut: Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul is an upcoming Korean MMORPG that looks and plays like a manga come to life with acrobatics, bloody fight sequences and ridiculously well-endowed ladies.

Launch Trailer: BattleForge

Launch Trailer: BattleForge
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There’s so much action in this launch trailer for BattleForge that it gets us dizzy (in a good way); it’s a card-based strategy game with 200 initial cards and an an auction/trading system.

Trailer #2: Overlord II

Trailer #2: Overlord II
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We’re really looking forward to the coming of age plot of Overlord II, as revealed in the trailer above; also: a tyranny system which lets you choose between destruction and domination.

SF Art: Vitaly Samarin

SF Art: Vitaly Samarin

Siberian artist Vitaly Samarin’s work is a fantastic blend of digital and traditional pieces; he specializes in sci-fi and fantasy themes with a leaning towards post apocalyptic scenes.

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Southern Oracle T-shirt

Southern Oracle T-shirt
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Most kids of the 80s no doubt remember The Neverending Story; Enclothe has created a fantastic homage to the movie with a cool (but creepy) Southern Oracle t-shirt.

Gameplay: LOTR Conquest

Gameplay: LOTR Conquest

More Lord of the Rings: Conquest goodness for all you Gondor wannabees: while the graphics may not be jaw-dropping there’s nothing quite like watching Gandalf rush a Balrog head-on.

Trailer: Demon’s Souls

Trailer: Demon’s Souls

We could deal without the continuous operatic wail in the background, but this trailer for Japanese action RPG Demon’s Souls is an absolute eyeful for medieval fantasy fans.

Trailer: God of War 3

Trailer: God of War 3

We’re skeptical about God of War 3’s “Everything must come to an end” tagline (profit equals endless sequels), but Kratos packin’ a pair of armored wolf gloves is pure awesome.

Trailer: King Arthur

Trailer: King Arthur

Before Azeroth and Middle Earth was Camelot; King Arthur aims to give this legendary medieval fantasy its dues, with an RTS that reminds us of Total War in terms of its epic scope.

Siege of Ung’Thol

Siege of Ung’Thol

Classic-Castle.com’s Colossal Castle Contest VI is under way; Siege of Ung’Thol is easily the front runner, with orcs, trolls and catapults having us wax nostalgic for Lord of the Rings.

Trailer: Elven Legacy

Trailer: Elven Legacy

Elven Legacy looked like yet another (albeit good-looking) fantasy game, at least until we saw hexes: we’re big turn-based gamers, so we’re eagerly awaiting its Q1 ’09 release.

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Awaken Trailer: Last Remnant

Awaken Trailer: Last Remnant
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After scoring a whopping 38/40 at Famitsu, we’re even more intrigued by this Awaken trailer for Last Remnant; it’s due out on November 20th for the Xbox 360 in North America.

Kingdom Under Fire II

Kingdom Under Fire II

This Kingdom Under Fire II trailer looks like an epic Lord of the Rings battle; the fact that it’s a massively multiplayer RTS has us chomping at the bit for more. It’ll drop sometime in 2009.

Trailer: Harry Potter

Trailer: Harry Potter

While we’re still smarting over the film’s eight month delay, this new full-length 1:30 trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has us giddy like a bunch of first-year Hogwarts students.

Trailer: MBX

Trailer: MBX

Sanskrit epics and techno-fantasy blend awesomely in this teaser for MBX; it was conceived by acclaimed comic artist Grant Morrison under Liquid Comics (formerly Virgin Comics).

Trailer: Dragon Quest IX

Trailer: Dragon Quest IX

Although it’s not scheduled for release stateside, this Dragon Quest IX trailer really wowed us with the DS’ graphic abilities; the game features co-op multiplayer and turn-based combat.

The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home
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Available in a few days, Stephen King’s Dark Tower: Long Road Home gets a hardcover edition that spans issues #1-#5; this creepy comic series is great for alternate reality fans.

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