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JoWooD Has Signed A Deal With Bigben Interactive

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Austrian publisher JoWooD has signed a deal with Bigben Interactive which will see Bigben taking over publishing duties on 21 new titles for the PC, PSone and PS2 platforms in Germany, France, Benelux and Switzerland. Among the titles covered by the deal are Spellforce and Soldner: Secret Wars on the PC, while the "Giant" series of simulation games is also covered in the back catalogue of titles signed to Bigben.

'Hoyle Majestic Chess' Announced

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that "Hoyle Majestic Chess" is currently in development for the PC and is scheduled to ship this July. Offering new and original features to entice beginners and challenge experienced players, "Hoyle Majestic Chess" is being developed at Novato, CA-based Fluent Entertainment by a highly experienced team that includes key members from the team that developed titles in the successful "Chessmaster" franchise.

Microsoft Announces 'Mythica'

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced the in-house development of "Mythica," a revolutionary online PC game that uses new Private Realms Technology to merge the depth and sophistication of a single-player game with the social experience of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). "Mythica" is scheduled to arrive on store shelves in 2004.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku 2' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari adds to the success of the Dragon Ball Z franchise by introducing an all new role playing adventure game for the GBA. Capitalizing on the success of Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku, the best-selling role playing game for the GBA in 2002, Atari today announced Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II. Slated to release in June 2003, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II adds a thrilling new chapter that invites players to experience even more of the Dragon Ball Z story. Check out the fresh batch of screens..

'Freaky Flyers' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freaky Flyers drops players into the cockpit with the most unique and engaging cast of characters to ever explore, adventure, stunt fly and dogfight in the videogame skies. Intertwining stories and engaging aerial combat add to the excitement throughout completely open and interactive 3-D world environments. Adding to the intensity is multiplayer action that allows gamers to do battle head-to-head in aerial racing combat. Check out the new freaky screens ...

'LotR: The Return of the King' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Return of the King will let players journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy’s heroes including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Sam, and Frodo. Set in all of the breathtaking locations from the upcoming movie, The Return of the King’s third person gameplay will include immersive action and epic adventure elements based 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.

'Restaurant Empire' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting with nothing except some cash and a passion for food, build your restaurant from the ground up. Hire waiters, decorate your restaurant and even cook the meals! Buy, build, outsell and out-price the competition. Enlight Software has just released a new patch for their restaurant sim bringing your retail copy to v1.13 (it comes in US and UK versions). The upgrade adresses some copy protection issues, some AI tweaks and various other fixes. Read more for detailed list and download links ...

'Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drop into the ultimate skating challenge with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. Players take on the role of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and 13 other athletes as they skate through enormous free roaming levels, choose from 190 progressively harder goals and build their skills to perform 14 of the greatest skateboarding stunts of all time. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 delivers the deepest and most challenging gameplay experience in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. The game's enhanced career mode allows players to earn respect and the chance to take on all new pro goals by conquering a skater-specific Pro Challenge based on each skater's personal history (thanks VE3D). Read more and check out the trailer!

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, DF: Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. NovaLogic has released another patch for DF: Black Hawk Down, upgrading their new special forces tactical FPS to v1.2.1. This upgrade is merely a "General Maintenance Update". Read more for download links ...

'Splinter Cell' (GBA) Ships - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The anticipation is over! Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has shipped for the GBA. Game Boy Advance owners can now experience the thrill of the award-winning espionage thriller. Game Boy Advance fans can enjoy the original tension-filled storyline - complete with characters and locations endorsed by famous author Tom Clancy - plus something special just for Nintendo fans. By connecting the GameCube to the GBA and completing the GameCube version, players will be treated to 5 exclusive levels on the GBA.

'Northland' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Northland is a Stand-alone Adventure Strategy game. The exciting plot tells the story of Viking God Loki who tried to take revenge on Godfather Odin for his banishment from Asgard to Earth. For that he abuses our four human heroes with his intrigues and traps. The story begins where the plot of "Cultures 2 - The Gates of Asgard" ended. Read more for some details and download links where to grab the movie goodness ...

'LoTR: War Of The Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first Real-Time Strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles will erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien's World. Play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring's destruction or play as the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. On to the screens!

'LoTR: The Treason Of Isengard' (PS2/Xbox) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the second installment to The Lord of the Rings saga. What was once a quest for a Fellowship of nine is now an epic struggle between the races of Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs. Influence the tides of war as you control multiple characters in their epic confrontation with evil. Play the Greatest Story Ever Written .. but first some screens ...

'The Hulk' (NGC/PC/PS2/Xb) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Check out 7 brand new screens ...

'The Hobbit' (NGC/PS2/Xb) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"The Hobbit" is a third-person action/adventure game set in the world of Middle-earth. In the game, you take the persona of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit who has been unwittingly thrust into an epic adventure. Explore the mystical world of Middle-earth where you'll need to jump gaping chasms, climb treacherous mountains, solve mind bending puzzles and battle hordes of enemies just to survive. Meet enchanting Elves, battle-ready Dwarves, a powerful Wizard, massive Trolls, bloodthirsty goblins, and more as you traverse from the peaceful lands of the Shire to the harrowing forests of Mirkwood. And that's just the beginning. Read more for another batch of screens ...

'The Fast & The Furious' (Xbox/PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today details about its upcoming The Fast And The Furious racing game scheduled for release for the PS2 in fourth quarter 2003 and the Xbox in first quarter 2004. The game will feature both cars and characters from the original The Fast And The Furious movie as well as Universal Pictures' upcoming theatrical sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, set to debut in theatres on June 6, 2003. Read more for details ...

'Trinity' (PC/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is unleashing a one-man cybernetic wrecking crew with the announcement of 'Trinity', a new first person action game for the PC and Xbox. Set in the year 2013, Trinity transports players into a dark alternate future where a deadly plague threatens to destroy the city of New Orleans.

'Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the next installment in the best-selling Spyro the Dragon video game franchise, Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs is scheduled for release on the Game Boy Advance in fourth quarter 2003. In this platform action/adventure game, Spyro and his friends have inadvertently torn a hole in the fabric of space between the Rhynoc and Dragon Realms. At the command of the elusive Ripto, droves of Rhynocs are now pouring into the Dragon Realms. Spyro must help close the hole quickly before the portal and Ripto's ego grow too large and the two realms fuse together permanently. Read more for details and a dozen screens ...

'Battlestar Galactica' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the universe of the classic science fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica will expand in the form of a multi-platform video game. Battlestar Galactica will debut on both the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in fall 2003. Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica.