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Rage E3 Lineup & Screens

by Thomas on May 20, 2002 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT

Rage, one of the UK's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces its lineup of new games due to be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place between the 22nd – 24th May, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.

"Update: Screens added" Crash, Lamborghini, Rocky, Rolling, Twin Caliber... oh the list goes on.

Rage will unveil several titles on the Sony PlayStation®2, Microsoft Xbox™, Nintendo® GameCube™ and Nintendo Game Boy® Advance™ at its booth #330 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Centre.

Key titles on display include: Andy McNab: Team SAS™ (Xbox), Crash™ (PlayStation2 and Xbox), David Beckham Soccer™ (PlayStation2 and Xbox), Go Go Beckham™: Adventure on Soccer Island (Game Boy Advance), Gun Metal™ (Xbox), Lamborghini® (Xbox, PlayStation2 and GameCube), Rocky® (PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance), Rolling™ (PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance) and Twin Caliber™ (PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube)

Selective Rage titles will also be shown on the Microsoft Xbox booth (#1246 South Hall), Sony Computer Entertainment booth (#2416 West Hall), Ubi Soft booth (#724 South Hall) and Majesco booth (Concourse Hall Level Two - Rooms 409A and 409B).

Rage is pleased to announce that it will be holding a special celebrity appearance session with ‘Mr. T.’ (aka Clubber Lang from Rocky 3) at its booth between 12:00pm and 1:30pm on Thursday 23rd May to promote its Rocky series of games. Fans will be able to get photos and signed autographs from ‘Mr. T.’ during this period as well as compete for the chance to challenge ‘Mr. T.’ to a live fight.
Rage is also pleased to announce that it will be exclusively unveiling its latest officially licensed game based on Italian motor sport legend ‘Automobili Lamborghini’ at the show. The game is scheduled for release on Xbox and PlayStation2 in Spring 2003 and on GameCube in Winter 2003 and Rage will have a real-life Lamborghini Murciélago, the brand Lamborghini super car that was introduced this year, on its booth throughout the show.

Finally, Rage will also be exclusively unveiling the first ever footage of its Andy McNab: Team SAS game for Xbox via a special hourly video-wall throughout the show.

SUMMARY OF TITLES

Crash™
Crash is a fast-paced, furious and fun step into the world of classic cars and their subsequent destruction. Climb into a hot rod, muscle car or performance car and rip it apart at the expense of your opponents. No engine tweaking, type balancing or pit stops, just glorious mayhem in the cars of your dreams. Crash also features a pioneering and extensive damage and wreckage system unlike anything previously seen in a game. It’s not the winning…it’s the taking apart.

Crash will be available on Xbox across Europe in May 2002 and on PlayStation2 in Autumn 2002.

David Beckham Soccer™
David Beckham Soccer is an exciting, fast-paced soccer game which utilises the very latest in console technology and is the only soccer game available to contain unique features and content on David Beckham - one of the world’s biggest soccer stars!

Featuring over 200 international and domestic teams, a vast array of competitions and game modes plus a unique “train with Beckham” training mode that allows the player to hone their skills before taking on real opponents with a series of tests set by David Beckham himself. You can even learn how to take David’s speciality free kicks!

David Beckham Soccer is available now on PlayStation, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color and will be available across Europe on PlayStation2 and Xbox in May 2002.

Go Go Beckham™: Adventure on Soccer Island
England and Manchester United soccer star David Beckham has been transformed into a cartoon action figure in a brand new fun and exciting video game adventure,
‘Go Go Beckham’.

The evil ‘Mr Woe’ has placed a terrible spell on the inhabitants of ‘Soccer Island’ and instructed his squad of felonious fiends to wreak havoc, persecute its people and the cruellest blow of all - steal all the balls from the island.

Utilising Beckham’s fabulous soccer skills, you must take on the evil ‘Mr Woe’ and his army of nasty opponents in order to help reverse the terrible spell and restore peace and harmony to the island.

Beckham must explore five exciting and adventure-packed locations and along the way can dribble, trap, kick, bend and head a soccer ball to defeat the monsters.
Beckham can also use a range of special soccer moves to help him out of tricky locations plus finds a variety of different ball types to use through the adventure that produce some spectacular effects, including a Beach Ball and Cannonball!

Go Go Beckham is scheduled for release across Europe on Game Boy Advance in Summer 2002.

Gun Metal™
Gun Metal puts you in control of a 10-meter tall ‘mech’ robot equipped with an arsenal of devastating weaponry and the ability of transforming into a highly manoeuvrable jet fighter at the press of a button.

Scorch the earth, crush rocks under foot, fell trees, torch crops, tear chunks out of towering buildings and raze entire settlements to the ground as you take the fight to the hordes of enemies through 14 diverse and engaging missions and marvel at the unparalleled level of destruction.

Gun Metal will be available across Europe on Xbox in June 2002.

Lamborghini®
Lamborghini is an officially licensed driving game based on Italian motor-sport legend ‘Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.’ and the only game to feature the entire range of Lamborghini super cars past and present, including the 350 GT, Miura, Countach, Diablo and Lamborghini’s very latest super car, the Murciélago.

Join the ‘Lamborghini Millionaires Club’, founded by high-rolling millionaires with a passion for speed, risk and Lamborghini, and race in a series of leagues set in exotic locations around the world. Members can indulge in high stakes challenges to build up the ultimate collection of Lamborghini vehicles and can also obtain rare and collectable vehicles by entering special ‘pink slip challenges’ where large sums of money and cars may be won and lost.

As well as several single and multi-player gaming modes, Lamborghini will also be Rage’s first broadband capable racing game designed for Xbox Live, the multiplayer functionality of the Xbox video game console from Microsoft, and the game will allow players to take their collection of cars online and compete with other drivers around the world.

Lamborghini is scheduled for release across Europe on Xbox and PlayStation2 in Spring 2003 and on GameCube in Winter 2003.

Rocky®
Based on the critically acclaimed Rocky movie anthology staring Sylvester Stallone and featuring all of the lead characters from the five Rocky films – Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago and Tommy Gunn – you must fight your way through a variety of single and multi-player game modes using a huge range of punches from attacking hooks, jabs and uppercuts to defensive blocks, ducks and weaves. You can also enter a dedicated training mode designed to enhance your boxer’s skill and stamina.

Rocky features a wide variety of fight locations painstakingly recreated from the movie anthology, from the early rundown gyms to the world’s best-known arenas, and is the ultimate boxing game franchise. Can you go the distance?

Rocky is scheduled for release across Europe on PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance in Winter 2002.

Rolling™
Rolling is an athletic, fast and exciting entry into the world of aggressive inline skating and incorporates 18 of the world’s best skaters, including Cesar Mora (Aus), Fabiola da Silva (Bra) and Jon Julio (USA) across two of the most popular disciplines – ‘street’ and ‘vert’.

With stunning environments and realistic motion captured physics, the player will be able perform death-defying jumps and aerobatics in a host of realistic settings, including accurate recreations of the most popular skate-parks from the USA, Europe and Japan. You can also choose from thousands of individual items supplied by world's leading inline skating clothing, boots, wheels and frame brands.

Rolling also has exclusive video footage from world's leading rollerblading videographers - Drew Bachrach and Dave Paine - along with a soundtrack provided by leading international musicians and bands.

Rolling is scheduled for release across Europe on PlayStation2 in Winter 2002 and on Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance in Spring 2003.

Team SAS™
Team SAS is an elite Special Forces game developed using the unique experience and knowledge of Special Forces expert, highly decorated SAS soldier and best selling author, Andy McNab DCM MM.

Take on any one of four unique roles in the team; heavy weapons support, jungle warfare scout, long range sniper or team commander and battle through the most intense jungle environments ever seen in a videogame, including fully 3D moving foliage, shafts of sunlight and volumetric fog.

Play the entire campaign in a 1 to 4 player co-operative mode and work together to devise deadly new tactics. You must hone your teamwork skills; master four very diverse combat roles and develop your chosen soldiers abilities and firepower to keep pace with the unfolding challenges ahead of you.

A revolutionary mix of AI and scripting means unparalleled single player teamwork allows you to follow their orders or do your own thing, just make sure you don’t let the team down.
Team SAS also allows the player to get to grips with the favourite tools and weapons of the SAS, and some they only dream of having.

Team SAS is scheduled for release across Europe on Xbox in Autumn 2003.

Twin Caliber™
Twin Caliber is third person action-shooter equipped a unique, innovative style of game play. Played in either single or co-operative player modes, Twin Caliber allows you to independently control two weapons that can be used simultaneously via an analogue joypad as you blaze your way through a mysterious town trying to uncover the secret of an evil cult.

Featuring an action packed storyline where two unlikely partners, law abiding Sheriff Fortman and violent prisoner Valdez, are thrown together in a fight for their lives against dark and powerful forces, Twin Caliber’s unique control method produces an atmosphere that is every bit as exciting as staring in you own Hong Kong or Hollywood action movie.

Twin Caliber is scheduled for release across Europe on PlayStation2 in Winter 2002 and on Xbox and GameCube in Spring 2003.

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