Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, will allow players to journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy's heroes. Defend the walls of Minas Tirith as Gandalf, raise the Army of the Dead as Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli, and with Frodo and Sam, deliver the ring to the fiery depths of Mount Doom.Based on the environments from the upcoming movie, The Return of the King's third person gameplay will include immersive action and adventure elements set in rich, interactive levels. An all-new multiplayer co-op mode will let players form their own Fellowship before embarking on their journey through Middle-earth. Check the boatload of new screens ...
Of course Nintendo's lineup cannot be far behind! So far, only limited goodies are available, but we will update when more rolls in. So far, check out screens from :
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (NGC)
- Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (GBA)
- Mario Kart: Double Dash (NGC)
Nokia today announced an agreement with Electronic Arts (EA) to deliver select EA titles for the highly anticipated Nokia N-Gage platform. Beginning this year for the holiday season, EA will deliver some of its leading game titles for the Nokia N-Gage, the world's first mobile and connected game deck that will be available globally on October 7, 2003.
S2 Games and iGames Publishing today announced that the highly anticipated PC game Savage: The Battle for Newerth has gone gold. The first-ever RTSS (real-time strategy shooter) recently completed successful beta testing and will be released on September 9th. “The beta testing was extensive and went brilliantly,” said Jesse Hayes, COO of S2 Games. “Savage benefited tremendously from the excellent input of the beta testers and we’re excited to deliver the gold master.”
Midway is also presenting several of their upcoming titles at ECTS, such as:
- NHL Hitz Pro (PS2)
- Freestyle MetalX (PS2 Xb)
- Freaky Flyers (PS2 Xb)
- RoadKill (PS2 Xb)
- SpyHunter 2 (PS2 Xb)
ValuSoft, a division of THQ today announced the release of Care Bears: Care-a-lot Jamboree for PC and Mac. The game was created under a licensing agreement with American Greetings to develop computer games based on the ever-popular Care Bears. The deal was brokered on behalf of American Greetings by The Joester Loria Group, the exclusive worldwide licensing agency for Care Bears. Care Bears: Care-a-lot Jamboree is rated "E" for Everyone and will be available at retailers nationwide for $19.99 SRP.
Next at bat is Konami with a few eagerly anticipated titles such as :
- Pro Evolution Soccer 3
- Cy Girls
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
- Firefighter FD18
- Karaoke Stage
- Bomberman Kart
- Bloody Roar 4
Namco Hometek Inc. promises intense, nonstop action in its newest thriller, Plague of Darkness (tentative title), announced today. Scheduled for release on the PlayStation2 and the Xbox, Plague of Darkness will ship in the summer of 2004. Developed by Widescreen Games in Lyon, France, Plague of Darkness will feature Xbox Live functionality, complete with downloadable content, as well as PlayStation2 online support with exclusive extras. Read more for details and the first screens ...
Also Atari has a bunch of interesting titles coming up in the near future. So far we got following screens from ECTS (more to be added as they drop in):
- Driver 3 (PS2/Xb)
- Unreal II: The Awakening (Xb)
- Kya: Dark Lineage (PS2)
- Risk: Global Domination (PS2)
- Transformers Armada: Prelude to Energon (PS2)
Also a few days back from the 'Atari's Gamer Day' we posted up following screens (same screens they show up at ECTS), worth checking out:
- Civilization 3: Conquests (PC)
- Unreal Tournament 2004 (PC)
- T3: War Of The Machines (PC)
- Once Upon A Knight (PC)
- Hordes of the Underdark (PC)
- Gothic II (PC)
- Temple Of Elemental Evil (PC)
- Dead Man's Hand (Xbox)
- DragonBall Z: Budokai 2 (PS2)
- Shadow Ops: Red Mercury
You find the Atari's Gamer Day screens here, read more for the ECTS screens!
The eagerly awaited demo for Pyro Studios' RTS Commandos 3 is now available (thanks Dave!). Originally featured on the Spanish Micromania magazine this demo lets you try out a tutorial/training mission, as well as "The Train" mission from the full game. Read more for download links ...
THQ has now released the English playable demo of Yager letting you try out their upcoming sci-fi flying action game. New in this English version are Save-Points and French/English/German languages. The demo (developed by Yager development, how resourceful) contains three missions from the full game. (thanks GamersHell). Read more for download links ...
Cenega is also presenting several of their upcoming titles, such as:
- The Roots
- UFO: Aftermath
- Korea: Forgotten Conflict
Unfortunatly at this point we only have a few screens of The Roots & UFO: Aftermath . Read more to check them out...
THQ has quite a few interesting titles coming up in the near future so needless to say they are showing quite a few at the ECTS. We got screens from the following titles :
- Full Spectrum Warrior (PC/Xbox)
- STALKER: Oblivion Lost (PC)
- Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (PC/PS2/Xbox)
- Hot Wheels Highway 35 World Race (GBA/NGC/PC/PS2)
- Warhammer 40,000: Firewarrior (PC/PS2)
- Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy (NGC/PS2)
Oxygen is also presenting their lineup of upcoming titles at the ECTS. Their booth features the following titles :
- March! Off World Recon (PC)
- Midnight Nowhere (PC)
- Echelon: Wind Warriors (PC)
- Spell Of Gold (PC)
- Paradise Cracked (PC)
Set in Indonesia in the near future, Joint Operations takes the player to a country on the verge of disintegration. Regional independence movements have acquired advanced weaponry as the nation's military splits into competing factions. Escalating violence threatens innocent civilians and Western economic interests. Read more for a 40 some screens...
As clockwork, the major companies are starting to release their ECTS material. We have screens for the following Sony PS2 titles :
- Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
- Rise to Honor
- Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked & Loaded
- Hardware: Online Arena
- Jak II: Renegade
- Grand Turismo 4
- Ghost Hunter
- Everquest Online Adventures
- Arc: Twilight of the Spirits
- Dark Chronicle
- Destruction Derby Arenas
Enlight Software announced today it has obtained worldwide rights to publish the next installment in the Warlords Battlecry series, Warlords Battlecry III. The Warlords Battlecry series has received editorial praise and awards from leading game magazines and web sites around the world. Read more for details ...
Today marks the first day of the ECTS gaming convention in London, UK, and we already have a boatload of screens for the entire UbiSoft lineup. Read more to check out goodies from the following titles:
- Uru: Ages Beyond Myst (PC)
- XIII (PC/NGC/PS2/Xbox)
- Beyond Good & Evil (PC/NGC/PS2/Xbox)
- EverQuest: Lords of EverQuest (PC)
- Far Cry (PC)
- Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (PC/NGC/PS2)
- Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm (PS2)
- Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox)
Hegemonia: The Solon Heritage will provide a thrilling playing experience through 50 new inventions, new skills and heroes, new spaceships and strategy options as well as an improved Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, 15 new levels will be specifically designed both for a great multiplayer and singleplayer experience.
Sammy Europe, Ltd. today unveiled the games it will have on display at ECTS 2003. Amongst their titles are the eagerly anticipated Lethal Skies 2, as well as Seven Samurai 20XX. The company is exhibiting at booth #1950 at the show, held August 27th – 29th at Earls Court in London, UK.
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