On Infogrames official Unreal 2 message board there is a follow up on the news about impending name changes for Unreal II and Unreal Tournament II. Click read more below to check out what Tim Sweeney from Infogrames had to say..
Get in and hold on! You are about to go off-road with the latest, greatest 4x4s the world has to offer. Every power-sliding, mud-slinging beast in Off-Road Wide Open handles just like the real thing. Off- Road Wide Open uses the latest and greatest technology to accurately simulate real-world driving and handling characteristics. Each vehicle has exactly the same suspension, steering control and performance as the real thing! The locations are actual places, with scenery realistic enough for a postcard. Drive through mud, snow, ice, sand, gravel, grass and rocks. Deserts, forests and mountains are just some of the terrains you will race across in the no-holds-barred, four-wheeling mayhem that is Off-Road Wide Open. The Xbox leprechaun's have gone totally nuts today ... i'm off for some cold beer!
The setting is Tokyo, in the year 2024. Freedom is a valuable commodity and freedom of expression even more so. JSRF – Jet Set Radio Future uses the power of the Xbox to create living, breathing cities that are filled with opportunities. Featuring unique anime-style graphics, new tricks and incredible stunts, JSRF – Jet Set Radio Future brings the hippest game ever into a futuristic world. Choose a character, strap on your rocket powered skates and immerse yourself in the vast environments. The story unfolds depending upon which areas of the game you explore. Along the way, you’ll compete with rival gangs, be chased by the cops and perhaps discover something unthinkable. The multi-player aspects will let you work together to reach seemingly unattainable places, create new attacks and perform astounding stunts. Wherever your adventure takes you, it’s all about extreme skating, extreme action and of course extreme style.
Only a short time after the launch of the next-generation console, SWING! will release the prestige title of the action genre for Xbox in the 2nd quarter of 2002: Enclave. This makes SWING! one of the first German publishers to provide a game for Microsoft's game console. Awarded IGN "Best Action Game" at the E3 2001 fair, Enclave promises to become a successful third-person shooter. A mixture of shooter, adventure and RPG elements, this fantasy game guarantees intensive gameplay and great variety. Especially the graphics demonstrates the full capacity of the Xbox. Next to the online RPG Shadowbane appearing in late May for PC and Macintosh, Enclave will be SWING!'s second reference title in the 2002 line up.
This new version of Mortal Kombat is scheduled to ship for Nintendo GameCube™ and other next-generation game systems in Fall 2002. Mortal Kombat delivers all-new punishing action fans of the franchise crave - intense hand-to-hand combat and special-weapon combat, secret hidden moves and combinations with deadly body blows. A few days ago we announced the launch of the official website , check it out if you havent yet .. or just check our new screens..
A frenzied, fast paced, explosive 3D-action platform game will be unleashed on the gaming market. Developed by Blitz and released by Infogrames, Taz Wanted is Taz as he's never been seen before - he's as cool, energetic, rebellious and impulsive as ever but this time he's a fugitive on the run. With a huge marketing and PR campaign to support the title, Taz Wanted, available on PS2, Xbox and PC, is set to be one of the must have games of 2002. I have no idea what the frenzy about this ugly goon is all about .. but hey, you didnt ask me so just ignore my retarded comments
Legend's plans for Unreal 2's MPX multiplayer were a brilliant idea, but before the team had even begun working on the multiplayer code and maps, that part of the game had already grown into what could have been an 18-month project for the entire team on its own. We'd love to have seen Unreal 2's multiplayer vision carried through to completion, but it turned out to be unrealistic to try to develop such a huge single-player game with such a huge multiplayer component. That's why the decision was made, and it was by mutual agreement and discussion between Legend, Epic, and Infogrames. Nobody was forced. And it wasn't about boosting UT2 at U2's expense. Unreal 2's MPX would have complemented rather than competed with Unreal Tournament 2's more traditional UT-style game types. On top of all this mumbo jumbo on Monday Infogrames will announce that it will be changing the name of Epic Games' and Legend Ent.'s forthcoming first-person shooter from Unreal II to Unreal Episode II. Likewise, Unreal Tournament 2 from Epic and Digital Extremes will carry the new Unreal Tournament 2003 moniker. The changes are probably meant to curb confusion over the differences between these two games, as well as to further differentiate them from future products like Unreal Championship for the Xbox.
Return to Castle Wolfenstein v1.3 is now available for download! This update addresses a number of single and muliplayer bugs and exploits, as well as includes a number of additions (refer to the readme file included with your download for a full list). The Linux Wolf 1.3 update is ready as well.. Go grab 'em and frag 'em!