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DreamCatcher and TAC Title Updates (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT

It’s time for a little ‘Fall’ cleaning… We received some updated information on DreamCatcher and The Adventure Company’s upcoming lineups... Read more and you will find release dates, game descriptions and more!

The Adventure Company

Arx Fatalis

Ship Date: 11/14/03
Publisher: DreamCatcher Games
Developer: Arkane Studios
Platform: Xbox
Genre: RPG
Players: 1
ESRB: M for Mature

Description:
Arx is the name of an underground urban environment where your special experience will begin, in the realm of medieval fantasy. Be prepared to penetrate a world where the sun has slowly retreated and completely vanished. A world taken over by an unfriendly and threatening atmosphere, imposing the exodus of Arx inhabitants to the obscure meanders of a dwarf mine in order to survive. There, they had to become acquainted with an unusual neighborhood, among goblins, trolls and ratmen…

http://www.arx-fatalis.com

Painkiller
Ship Date: PC – Q1/04, Xbox Q2/04
Publisher: DreamCatcher Games
Developer: People Can Fly
Platform: PC, Xbox
Genre: FPS
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
Gothic Story, Frantic Gameplay.
Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy a gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. It’s an adrenaline addict’s nightmare, where hellish monsters swarm in seemingly endless mobs.

Graphically, Painkiller is unmatched. Played out over more than 20 completely unique and different levels, the proprietary 3D engine puts out 100X the polygons of the latest shooters, while adding increased texture quality and the latest lighting and shadowing techniques.

Stranded in a place between Heaven and Hell, your time of judgment is at hand. The Underworld is on the verge of unholy war, and you are but a pawn in the infernal battle. As you fight for your purification, the truths behind the deceptions are revealed.

www.painkillergame.com

Ultimate Beach Soccer
Ship Date: Xbox, PC - 11/13/03, GBA -11/31/03
Publisher: DreamCatcher Games
Developer: PAM Development
Platform: Xbox, PC, GBA
Genre: Sports
Players: 2
ESRB: E for Everyone

Description:
Get ready to hit the beach! The first Beach Soccer video game designed especially for fans of soccer and extreme sports! Discover all the excitement of this new sport which is taking soccer's greatest stars by storm! Set in unique and exotic locations spanning the globe to include: Rio, France, Japan and Venice Beach, California, Ultimate Beach Soccer's got it all. Awesome players, spectacular moves, laser shows, DJs spinnin' phat original tunes… and of course you can't forget the ladies!

http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/dci/xtreme_beach/xbox.html

US Open on PC and Xbox – CANCELLED

Spirits & Spells
Ship Date: SHIPPED on GC, GBA 10/31/2003
Publisher: DreamCatcher Games
Developer: Wanadoo Edition
Platform: GC, GBA
Genre: Platform
Players: 1
ESRB: E for Everyone

Description:
Take on the role of Alicia, a little girl disguised as a witch, or Greg, a young boy disguised as a devil. Alternate between the two characters as you discover their unique abilities and play through exciting game levels and terrifying environments, with beautifully detailed graphics, that include: a haunted house, a dark scary cemetery, eerie forests and an abandoned laboratory.

http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/dci/spirits&spells/index.html

Curse: The Eye of Isis
Ship Date: 10/15/2003
Publisher: DreamCatcher Games
Developer: Asylum
Platform: Xbox, PC.
Genre: Action/Adv
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Pax Romana
Ship Date: 11/6/2003
Publisher: DreamCatcher Games
Developer: Galiléa
Platform: PC
Genre: Grand Strategy
Players: 1
ESRB: RP

Description:
Pax Romana is an historical strategy game set in ancient Rome, designed by the creators of Europa Universalis. There are two sides to this epic game – political and strategic. The strategic side is very much a battle of cunning and well-planned military tactics, whereas the political side involves the manipulation of senators and generals alike, as politicians seek to gain military and financial power.

Both sides to the game require sharp wits and the ability to manipulate one’s peers, especially in the multi-player version. The game features an intelligent and intuitive interface with five real time game speeds and multiplayer functionality for up to 6 players.

Ultimately the victor is the player who uses his political influence, wealth or military force to become the leader of Rome – and then only if Rome herself is victorious!

http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/dci/paxromana/index.html

Universal Combat (formerly known as Battlecruiser Generations)
Ship Date: 11/13/2003
Publisher: DreamCatcher Games
Developer: 3000AD
Platform: PC
Genre: Simulation
Players: 1
ESRB: RP

Description:
LAND – SEA – AIR – SPACE
Fight anything – anywhere – anyhow... and by any means necessary!

Universal Combat takes you into a seamless universe full of epic space battles, massive ground skirmishes, fierce naval engagements and even tense dogfights
above the planet’s surface. In solo mode or in multiplayer, in first- or third-person view, play as a marine, a star ship commander with a full crew, or a pilot in the
latest space fighter.

Universal Combat brings together the greatest components of any war together in a single game. Conceived in late 2001 as Battlecruiser Generations, the fifth title in the long-running Battlecruiser series, during development it morphed into much more than a massive space simulation. As Universal Combat, the new action-based focus, direction and premise of the new incarnation caters to a wider audience of action and space sim fans alike.

http://www.universalcombatgame.com/

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
Ship Date: 11/17/2003
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: Revolution Software
Platform: PC, Xbox
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
The murder of an underground hacker in Paris is just the beginning of this extraordinary adventure for George Stobbard and Nico Collard in the highly anticipated Broken Sword III. Powerful seismic events are shaking the world. An Ancient Conspiracy, the Secrets of the Templars, and a fiendish source of pure Evil are responsible…

From the jungles of the Congo to the deceptive calm of the English West Country and gothic castles – time is running out for the Earth and only George and Nico can save it… Also available for Xbox™

http://www.brokenswordgame.com/

The Black Mirror
Ship Date: 10/10/2003
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: FutureGames
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: M for Mature

Description:
British nobleman, Samuel Gordon, has just returned to his homeland after a self-imposed twelve year absence. Reluctantly returning to his magnificent home, Black Mirror Manor, he is desperate to prove that the untimely death of his ancestor, William Gordon, was not just an ‘unfortunate incident.’ Samuel reads William’s private diary and quickly discovers that there have been a number of mysterious deaths, and as he gets closer to these crimes, he realizes that he is very much at the centre of the mystery. Samuel must do all he can to solve the mystery and keep himself alive.

http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/black_mirror/index.html

Traitors Gate II: Cypher
Ship Date: 10/29/2003
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: 258 Productions
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
The world has seen all kinds of weapons of mass destruction: nuclear, chemical and biological. Now the threat is digital. A virus, simple in concept yet catastrophic in effect, has been developed.
Its target is the communication systems of the world. It will shut down all digital entertainment, economic trade and cripple the military, causing breaches in all security systems and global mass chaos.

There is only enough time to send one operative. His codename: Raven. His mission: to find the virus, copy it and then destroy the research lab where it is located.

http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/cypher/index.html

Mysterious Journey II: Chameleon
Ship Date: 11/10/2003
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: Detalion
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
A young man wakes aboard a derelict space station orbiting a desolate world. He finds himself in a cryogenic sleeper pod, and is alarmed to discover that he has no memories of who or where he is. Who placed him in suspended animation? How long has he been asleep?

Sarpedon, the desolate planet below, was once a thriving, highly advanced world, enjoying the wonders of a golden age. But when an alien spaceship entered its system, two factions formed: those wanting to make contact with the alien vessel and those who didn’t.

Take on the role of Sen, and explore the new worlds with ‘Chameleon’ technology allowing you to impersonate members of the different tribes and go safely among them. Learn the history of how this new world came to be and resolve the feuding into a peaceful conclusion where your true origins will be revealed.

http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/mysterious_journey2/index.html

The Crystal Key II: The Far Realm
Ship Date: 12/04/2003
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: Earthlight
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
A malevolent power has stolen control of all the souls of Evany, and you alone have survived. With the help of a star portal left behind by a mysterious visitor, you escape your imprisoned planet and find yourself alone in a vast galaxy of unknown worlds, desperate to find help for your beleaguered home.

Journey to an island of robots, a mysterious abandoned desert dwelling, and the sparkling glass towers of the Merari, an ancient sea people who are involved in the resistance against the Balial, to solve the mystery behind The Far Realm.

http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/crystal_key2/index.html

Jack the Ripper
Ship Date: Q1/2004
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: Galiléa
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
While writing a series of articles about horrible murders in the Low Side District of New York, the young reporter Jimmy Palmer will soon become involved in a game of cat and mouse with an illusive and deadly character - Jack the Ripper. Along Palmer's dark journey he will foster a friendship with a young singer, Abigail, the "Irish Nightingale," and meet numerous other colorful characters of this poor district.
Beginning with the search of witnesses to the crimes, Palmer's snooping will soon lead him to investigate suspects. His daily editorials trigger the interest of the serial killer himself, who begins to correspond with Palmer via the newspaper, leading Palmer to surmise that this killer is the infamous Jack the Ripper!

http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/jack_the_ripper/index.html

Forever Worlds
Ship Date: Q1/2004
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: Hexagon
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
When world famous paleontologist, Doc Maitland, finds the powerful, mythic tree he’s been searching for all his life, he has no idea of the enormous extent of its power. When he vanishes, his daughter Nancy and her partner, Doctor Jack Lanser, archaeological detective, pick up the Doc’s trail in the deep jungle of the Amazon headwaters.

While trying to find his senior mentor, Jack gets caught by a spell of a different nature and must find his own way through a chain of non-parallel dimensions and figure out how to prevent it all from taking place before it even happens. In danger of being lost for an eternity, Jack has to find his way through a strange and amazing universe to save himself and Doc Maitland from the Forever Worlds.

http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/forever_worlds/index.html

The Egyptian Prophecy
Ship Date: Q1/2004
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: DreamCatcher Europe
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
Ramses II is dying and with him the glory of Egypt shall fall. Amon-Ra, the Sun-God, promises to extend his life in exchange for the most magnificent temple ever built.

Trouble is not far away as the building site for the temple is affected by a number of sinister incidents. Maia, a young priestess, must solve the mystery behind these events and save the life of the Pharaoh.

http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/egyptian_prophecy/index.html

Atlantis Evolution
Ship Date: Q2/2004
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: DreamCatcher Europe
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Players: 1
ESRB: TBD

Description:
1904. On his way back to New York, Curtis Quick, a young adventurer and photographer, is caught in a vortex that sends him to the heart of the lost city of Atlantis…

A stranger in a land of hi-tech and archaic faith, Curtis endures thrilling adventure helping the people of Atlantis overthrow the mighty ‘Atlantian’ Gods.

http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/atlantis_evolution/index.html

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