Presenting rFactor, the new racing simulation series from Image Space Incorporated. After successfully creating over a dozen products in the past ten years, Image Space takes the next logical step, creating a completely new technology base and development process. This new isiMotor 2.0 environment will be the foundation on which to build exciting products for many years to come.
The epic simulation begins after the beleaguered Chinese empire falls victim to a rebellious plot, and continues through over one hundred years of civil war. China's turbulent history is revealed in breathtaking detail as players take the roles of Ancient China's most extraordinary figures including peasant turned emperor Liu Bei, conqueror Cao Cao, the elite warrior Zhao Yun, and brilliant strategist Zhuge Liang. RoTK X will ship to North American retailers on June 21st, 2005
Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.
Back in February Atari's financial results reflected an initial delay, and over the weekend Dragonshard's community representative sent out notice that Liquid's RTS has been pushed back once again from its initial June 2005 until September 2005. Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.
According to GameFront, the newest issue of GameInformer will have the first info on NeverSoft's upcoming mystery title Gun. During E3, Activision only released teaser material without giving away any clues about the title, but now the first details are trickling through. Gun will be a GTA-style game, set in the West in the 1880s, in cities such as Dodge City and Las Vegas (in New Mexico, not the gambling paradise). The game will also feature plenty of Western celebrities such as Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Bat Masterson, Mysterious Dave Mather, Doc Holliday, Dirty Dave Rudabaugh, Jesse James, and Hoodoo Brown. The murderous 'Dodge City Gang' has been on a rampage and you seek revenge, hunting them down between Indians and Mexican pistoleros. Main mode of transportation is any horse you can find or steal, and of course, Gun will include high speed "horse" pursuits. Already in development for quite a while, Gun is scheduled for a fall 2005 release.
by Angus Cormack on June 19, 2005 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
The latest Settlers game takes the franchise and pushes it to the next level. Fans will enjoy fully animated 3D technology and enhanced gameplay features, but still be able to relive the experience that makes the Settlers series such a big hit. The game will take the player to a medieval setting, to re-conquer the kingdom currently under the domination of an evil tyrant.
Lada Racing Club allows the player to live the life of a full-blown street racer. The game was inspired by real life Moscow semi-legal street racing and features geographically correct Moscow City locations. Specifically developed technology will allow the seamless addition of other licensed vehicles, gear, and geographic locations with upcoming expansion packs and future versions.
Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.
by Geson Hatchett on June 19, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console, and will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears. And, for the first time, players will be able to take direct control of their Sim without having to use their cursor.