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E3 2006 Sneak Peek Reveals Plenty of New Titles

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT

A preliminary rundown of titles on display at E3 reveals companies have plenty of unannounced games that will be on display for the very first time. DreamCatcher has 8 new titles including Painkiller for PS2 and PSP, Auran is working on an MMO Fury, Hudson's first Revolution Flight Game, Buka has 4 new titles, while THQ has a new Warhammer 40K Dawn of War expansion pack Dark Crusade. Read more for additional titles and the first details ...

Auran

-- Australian Developer Auran will announce Fury at this year's E3Expo, Auran's first competitive online RPG. Fury has stunning graphics, flexible character development and has been designed with an emphasis on tactical combat, with open PvP, group vs. group and focused team tactics.

BUKA Entertainment :

-- AGGRESSION: EUROPE 1914 - a Real Strategy Game. - There was a time in the history of humankind when every woman and man became slayers and victims at the same time. From 1914 to 1945, Europe was immersed in the most savage, cruel and deadly wars people suffered. Aggression: Europe 1914, lets you write down again those years.

-- DUSK-12 - The project to create the perfect soldier ran out of control, and turned into the incurable virus. The whole city is now under quarantine as the inhabitants transformed into blood-thirsty assassins. A group of Spec Ops. soldiers are now trying to uncover the secrets of those aborted experiments undertaken 4 years ago.

-- PACIFIC STORM: ALLIES - With Pacific Storm about to hit on stores all around the world after being successful on specialized and general media, Buka Entertainment is deeply immersed in development of the first add-on of this amazing game. Allies come into conflict this time. Powerful Germany will join Japanese forces to fight against England, Australia and USSR. New units to use, new locations to visit and a brand new version of the engine that brings better graphics than ever.

-- HARD TRUCK APOCALYPSE: RISE OF CLANS - an Action/RPG. - Clans have risen. The remains of humanity gather in cities forming tribes that work and fight together to survive. Become part of one of these clans in the apocalyptic world of the first official add-on of Hard Truck Apocalypse. Developed by Buka Entertainment and Targem, this add-on brings what media &
consumers were demanding...

DreamCatcher

-- The Sacred Rings - The creators of Aura: Fate of the Ages now bring you an epic graphic adventure for PC CD-ROM. Embark on an adventure in a dark fantastical world of magic and intrigue. Explore more than 400 beautiful locations and interact with numerous characters while you challenge yourself to solve numerous creative and original puzzles.

-- Safecracker - A unique puzzle adventure game on PC CD-ROM set in an extravagant mansion. Players take on the roll of a safecracker, hired by the wealthy family of a deceased eccentric billionaire, to crack 35 different safes... one of which holds his last will and testament. From the developers of Return to Mysterious Island, these puzzles will challenge all types of puzzle enthusiasts and wannabe safecrackers.

-- Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express - Based on the famous mystery novel by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, this is the second PC CD-ROM Adventure game in the Agatha Christie video game series. Solve a baffling murder mystery that takes place aboard the renowned Orient Express.

-- Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade - Play 1 of 3 races in this full 3D futuristic RTS PC CD-ROM game. Set in a mysterious universe where you can morph your ships and weapons using genetic engineering, engage in fast-paced gameplay and reveal an engaging storyline.

-- Painkiller for PS2 and PSP - A fast-paced first person horror shooter designed to satisfy an adrenaline addict's hunger for action. Painkiller is graphically unmatched. The PAIN engine along with the Havok 2.0 physics engine create a realistic environment in a totally gothic setting.

-- Evidence - In this PC CD-ROM game the notorious serial killer "The Phoenix" is back and the authorities need your help to catch him once and for all. Using an innovative blend of Windows gameplay and the Internet, the player will explore key cities in Europe and North America. They will receive actual emails from virtual characters, scour real and fictitious websites, analyze video excerpts, photos, soundtracks, and piece together evidence to break the Phoenix's embedded codes. From the creators of MISSING: Since January.

-- Dead Reefs - It is said that for hundreds of years, pirates from the English island of Dead Reefs were looting the ships sailing by and slaughtering their crews. One of the wrecked ships was carrying an old relic, kept secret and locked by a centennial monk order. It is known to have been then stolen and retrieved by the ruler of the island. Shortly after, inhabitants of the island started dying in unnatural ways one by one. A dark mystery on PC CD-ROM that takes place in the 18th century involving pirates, murder, and an enthralling adventure.

-- First Battalion - Join the ranks as you take command of the First Battalion for PC CD-ROM and lead your forces into battle. Combining some of the best elements from first-person shooters, role-playing and strategy games, First Battalion provides gamers with a unique and exciting WWII gaming experience that they won't soon forget. With its cinematic and immersive gameplay, First Battalion puts you right on the battlefield allowing you to play a pivotal role in one of the most intense and important wars in history

E3net Co., Ltd

-- Diet Queen - The main character, desiring a slim body, goes through squash, jazz dancing, aromatherapy and many other activities; giving players information about diets along the way. Another remarkable feature of Diet Queen is that is has a calorie calculator.

-- Seal Online - A fishing game that is easy to play with simple key control. Seal Online features various breeds of fishes and fishing gears. Players can collect money in each stage and buy new equipments, increasing the fun of fishing.

ESTsoft Corporation

-- CABAL - Cabal Online from ESTsoft builds on over a decade of experience with massive network traffic management to deliver a New-Age Stylish Action MMORPG (Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game). This 3rd person 3D role playing game puts gamers in a graphically vivid world of non-stop hack & slash action. Designed to let everyone play, Cabal Online runs even on older computers while still maintaining its scintillating action scenes, lifelike environments, ornate decorations, detailed characters, and non-stop fast action.

Eutechnyx Limited

-- E-Racing - An MMOG driving game designed for the mass market. E-Racing is a new concept in online revenue-gaming, bringing all of the excitement of arcade racing combined with next-gen quality graphics and real time high dynamic range lighting fx. Featuring officially licensed cars & upgrades from the world's largest manufacturers, on-line players race at ultra speeds through architecturally detailed American Cities.

GF Game Corp.

"Toss online" is a crossways scroll 3D action online game targeting teens. Its cute and fairytale like landscapes make your adventure more exciting. What's more, there are literally hundreds of linked "move Combos" that can turn the stages into limitless playground.

GLU

-- Super KO - Classic arcade boxing action lands a big hit on your phone with Super K.O. Boxing! Punch your way through three circuits against a cast of hilarious contenders like Major Pain, 15 Cent and Sake Bomb. Learn each fighter's weakness and fighting style. Dodge and block punches to avoid going down for the count. Land punches to fill the Super K.O. meter and unleash devastating knockout blows.

-- Alpha Wing 2 - The critically-acclaimed mobile space-shooter is back and better than ever! Alpha Wing 2 puts the throttle in your hand as one of three brave intergalactic heroes and it is up to you to destroy the menacing alien invaders. Take control of an Alpha Wing fighter jet and battle the advancing enemy over several spectacular but hostile planetary terrains.

-- ATV - Climb up and hang on as Sony's multi-million selling ATV offroad experience sticks the landing on mobile. Tear up the terrain as you take your ATV over, above and through almost any obstacle to beat your opponents to the finish line. Win races to earn cash and unlock new tracks.

Honor Games International

-- China Basketball Open (CBO) Online - Companion MMO game to the world's largest amateur basketball competition The officially-endorsed companion to the China Amateur Basketball Association's physical tournaments, China Basketball Open (CBO) Online is designed to appeal to China's 340 million basketball fans through an engaging 3D real-time strategy sports game, the first in a series of online sports games by Honor Games International.

-- Immortals - 5,000 years of Chinese mythology, all in one game - There is possibly no other MMORPG matching the breadth and scope of Immortals in putting together the time-honoured deities, heroes, creatures and demons from 5000 years of Chinese mythology.

-- Origins - Mold-breaking MMO that combines sports and RPG elements - Origins is set in the post-Armageddon world, where a spirited group of humans band together to build the City of Hope, strengthening themselves through the spirit of the Olympics. The game blends sports and RPG elements, and has an in-game advertising engine. A mold-breaking effort.

Hudson Entertainment Inc.

-- "Flight Game" - Nintendo Revolution - Take to the skies in a way never before experienced on any home console. Using the Revolution's "Gesture System" built into their innovative controller, Hudson's new "Flight Game" allows total plane control as players pilot their planes through various acrobatic flight maneuvers ranging from sky artistry to bomb drops.

-- Dungeon Explorer - 360, PSP - (360) Dungeon Explorer is based on the acclaimed action series made originally for the TurboGrafx console. This completely revamped and re-envisioned game captures all the action RPG glory of the original, as well as expanding on the multiplayer elements that made the game so popular. With a new dark fantasy setting, along with randomly generated maps, completely customizable characters, and Xbox Live support, Dungeon Explorer 360 is the ultimate fantasy game experience! (PSP) Summon 3 of your closest friends and let the adventure begin again - this time in the palm of your hands!

-- Rengoku 2 - PSP - Return to the dystopian world of Rengoku! In this hard-hitting sequel for the PSP, players will once again journey to the top of the world, battling cyborgs and robots along the way. With network support for up to 4 players, more levels, an explosive soundtrack, and character designs by legendary manga artist, Jun Suemi, Rengoku 2 serves up a deep, challenging action experience not to be missed!

ITE

-- Agent HUGO: Boost Board (working title) The last time we met HUGO in a video game he had gone undercover as a secret agent in the best selling "Agent HUGO". And now ITE has further developed HUGO's role in the eagerly awaited sequel "Agent HUGO: Boost Board" (working title)In this fast-paced action game HUGO has gained access to the newest and most sophisticated weapon in the battle against the eternally evil criminal organisation SUSPECTRA.

-- The name is Glido - an intelligent hover board equipped with powerful armaments such as machine guns, lasers, missiles and smart bombs. It's all about racing at top speed, grinding the corners, scaling the walls and hoping high on the boost platforms, and using your arsenal of weapons and Glido's built-in force field to protect yourself and destroy your enemies.

Keystone Game Studio

-- Chosen-The Legend Begins" is an all new 3D Real-time Action Game on Xbox presented by Keystone Game Studio at E3Expo 2006."

-- Chosen-The Legend Begins" includes an original design concept that Breaks out of the original action-adventure genre. "All the most exciting parts of action games combined into one!" The game allows Players to eliminate enemies in one hit by scoping out the weaknesses of each enemy. Players can also wipe out large parts of enemy armies by using the unique air combat "Locking system"! In addition, experience the excitement of hunting down huge monsters that require special techniques to defeat!

Move Interactive

-- "An unforgettable hero - an incredible vision of the future. Action-packed first person shooter and adventure elements combine in a unique gameplay experience. For Xbox 360 and PC, Ugo Volt pits the darkness of our digital future against the indomitable human spirit."

Namco

-- Super PAC-MAN by Namco - The ghost gang is at it again, but never fear, Super PAC-MAN is here. Eat the keys to open the doors, gobble up goodies, and clear the maze in this mobile phone sequel to the 1982 hit arcade game. Chomp Super Pellet to become the super-sized, super-fast Super PAC-MAN, or play the Enhanced mode and get the power to FREEZE Ghosts, fool
them with a MIRROR PAC-MAN, and TELEPORT.

-- SNOOPY and the Red Baron - In his first appearance in a mobile game, travel with Snoopy through the familiar Peanuts neighborhood on his daring and imaginary missions as the World War I Flying Ace. Capture the enemy's flag, Linus' security blanket, and take flight against the elusive Red Baron. As Snoopy, players will be able to interact in the Peanuts world in a way that is true to their experience with the comics.

-- Dragon Spirit by Namco - Swoop through the sky over treacherous prehistoric landscapes in this mobile version of Dragon Spirit by Namco Networks. Take to the air in nine vast lands and battle through the gauntlet of flaming meteors and flying creatures, spiting fire and ice to destroy your enemies. Collect power-ups like the unstoppable flame blast, multiple heads spewing greater quantities of firepower, and two "ghost" dragons that help a player's cause.

Neowiz Corporation

-- R2Beat - Developed by Seed9 Entertainment and published by Neowiz Corp., R2Beat is an Online Rhythm Action Racing Game(ORARG) that combines the elements of both Rhythm Action Game and Racing Game thus providing added fun and excitement through delivering the mixed experience of music beat and extreme speed.

Schanz International Consultants

-- The Shadow of Aten (Action adventure) - The Shadow of Aten for PC and Xbox 360, with capacity of adaptability to PS3 and PSP by Silicon Garage Arts (SGA, a Spanish Developer) is an action adventure title that will debut with SCHANZ INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS at E3 2006 in Kentia Hall meeting room 6837. In the Shadow of Aten, Players will play the part of an attractive and enigmatic adventurer called Allan Scott, who's exploring the fascinating and mysterious Egypt of the thirties. The story we're about to take part in is based on true events about the cult of God Aten, completing a surprising adventure that will combine action packed, suspense, and mystery.
licensing.

-- Grotesque - Heroes Hunted (Solo-Fantasy-RPG for PC) - Grotesque - Heroes Hunted for PC is a innovative and unique RPG with a humorous and emotional twist. Gamers will play in a
colourful fantasy world inhabited by distinctive characters taking on the Role of Roger Sun, a big RPG Fan, who suddenly wakes up in the medieval world of Grotesque with a lost memory and a conviction that he has to save this world.

-- EXTINCTION (A Post-Apocalyptic Real Time Strategy Game for PC) - EXTINCTION for PC is an innovative RTS with cutting edge technology in Post-Apocalyptic setting. Players take control of one of the two fractions, Humans or Mutants, in order to re-establish control over Earth. EXTINCTION features an epic story with more than 30 non linear missions, has a perfectly balanced multiplayer mode at its best with dozens of cooperative multiplayer missions. EXTINCTION will establish a new standard in it's genre.

THQ

-- Barnyard - Enter the world of Nickelodeon's newest adventure and bring the Barnyard movie to life. Players will be able to explore a fully interactive, 3D world and prove they have what
it takes to be the biggest party animal of them all. The film is written, produced & directed by acclaimed comedy writer/producer Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor, Kung Pow) and Nickelodeon Movies, producers of the Oscar nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

-- Disney/Pixar Cars, The Video Game - Put the pedal to the metal in Disney/Pixar Cars, the video game. Join Lightning McQueen as he trains in Radiator Springs for the upcoming Piston Cup race season. This game features over 30 races and mini-games, more than 10 playable characters and allows players to explore the gigantic open world of Radiator Springs and more. Expected for PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PSP, DS and PC/Mac this fall.

-- Company Of Heroes - From the studio that brought you the blockbuster game of the year Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War comes the next revolution in action strategy. Company of Heroes is a WWII Real Time Strategy game that brings to life the journey of the brave men of Able Company as they fight across Europe in the greatest war mankind has ever known. Relic's proprietary next-gen Essence Engine provides unprecedented graphics and physics complete with the destruction of all terrain and buildings. 2-8 players MP competition via Lan or Internet.

-- Juiced: Eliminator - Juiced: Eliminator brings real street racing to the PSP, taking advantage of the console's wireless functionality to offer never-before-seen multiplayer games. Expanding on the crew & pink-slip racing that helped establish Juiced as a leader in the street-racing genre, the game offers two new 'ad-hoc' multiplayer modes; Eliminator & Relay, 8 new rival crew-chiefs & 2 new locations each with 8 unique tracks and new cars with over 100 new body-kit components. Juiced: Eliminator is scheduled to release for PSP in June 2006.

-- Monster House - Do you have what it takes to save the neighborhood? Based on the Columbia Pictures animated movie Monster House, the videogames will allow players to experience key moments of the movie as they uncover the mysteries of the house. Players will also take on unique adventures as they explore a living breathing house full of traps and mystery, inspired by the film. With three playable characters, fans of the film will enjoy seeing the movie come to life in their living rooms.

-- MotoGP '06 - MotoGP'06 on Xbox 360 takes all the traditions of its three Xbox predecessors and relaunches the franchise for the next generation. Visual effects surpassing anything seen before on any race game regardless of genre will be met with new tracks, bike models, refined handling and Live! functionality making this a truly fresh and aspirational title even for hardened fans of the series. MotoGP '06 is scheduled to release for Xbox 360 on 2nd June 2006. MotoGP '06 - a Unique Angle on Racing.

-- Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War - Dark Crusade - The highly anticipated second expansion pack to internal THQ studio Relic Entertainment's critically acclaimed real-time strategy hit Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, features an all new single-player experience and 2 new races - The Necron and The Tau - allowing the gamer to play all of the 7 races of the Warhammer 40,000:

-- Saint's Row - Saints Row is a truly explosive third person action/shooter hybrid with a heavy driving element. It is the only game in its genre that offers players unrivalled character customization options and a multiplayer experience through Xbox Live. In the game you play as a member of the 3rd Street Saints on a mission to rise up the gang ranks and eventually take over the city of Stilwater from rival gangs, one section at a time. However, your actions have consequences and it is up to you to decide how best to muscle your way to the top.

-- Titan Quest - From the co-creator of Age of Empires, Brian Sullivan, comes an all-new action role-playing game set in the mythical worlds of ancient Greece and Egypt. Amazing visuals and fast-action gameplay deliver a true cinematic gaming experience. Lush ancient world settings crafted in near-photo realistic detail provide the player with an extraordinary canvas on which to set forth on an epic quest of the ultimate good versus evil.

-- Supreme Commander - The world of Supreme Commander is the next generation in RTS to deliver truly strategic as well as tactical gameplay. Using mind-blowing scale along with unrivalled zoom & control features, the game breathes new life into the RTS genre. Developed by Chris Taylor, creator of Total Annihilation, one of the greatest games of all time, Supreme Commander offers a unique storyline, innovative gameplay and infinite multiplayer battles online.

-- WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 - Don't just watch it - live it! WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 lets players experience the thrill of being a WWE Superstar like never before with key new features, incredible graphics and intense WWE action in and beyond the ring. Stop by the THQ booth at E3 to learn how the
#1 wrestling video game in the world delivers the next generation of WWE video games when it ships for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360 beginning this fall.

Track7Games

-- "Theseis" - track7games, a new software games developer from Athens, Greece is debuting the alfa version (1 playable level) of the upcoming fantasy-conspiracy adventure game "Theseis". Visitors will be able to see our in-game graphics and grasp an idea of how the mystery of "Theseis" unfolds. Not only is this level debuting at E3, but the battle team has developed a special puzzle within the level that exists only for E3! We await you to see if you can crack the E3 puzzle.

Windward Mark Interactive

-- ALLIANCE. The epic first person shooter. The conspiracy that will take you from the trenches of WWI to the modern day streets of Europe. Use over 200 real-world infantry weapons as you pursue your enemy across three continents and 80 years of war. The enemy will never rest in their struggle for power. And neither will you.

Windysoft co., Ltd.

-- "Infinity Online" - designed to target on being the most creative online battle action game which used to be perceived only possible on console games. Diverse actions based on each character's over 80 different special skills and numbers of items guide players to develop one's own fighting savvy. Beautifully touched field graphics and stunning visual effects encourage players get into a state of action ecstacy.

WOLFKING

-- The WOLFKING WARRIOR & TIMBERWOLF are the ultimate weapons for the FPS gamer. The patented circular design has ergonomically placed controls commonly used in FPS games. Speed, control and communication are critical in making the moves and decisions that can make the difference between life & death, victory or defeat.

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