'ChopLifter: Crisis Shield' (PS2) Is Ready For Take-Off

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat is set to release ChopLifter: Crisis Shield (the name was changed from ChopLifter: Search and Rescue, due to a combination of license and trademark issues). Xicat adds the finishing touches to their exciting helo-rescue title set for release in March 2003 for PS2. ChopLifter allows players to select from six different helicopters as they charge through the skies, engaging in perilous missions rescuing the wounded and helpless from certain doom. Sweat will pour from their helmets as players save victims within the game’s 22 missions - which include a hotel fire, an erupting volcano, chasing an explosive-packed bus or a mountain-top plane crash. With ChopLifter: Crisis Shield, lives are on the line, including yours. Available throughout North America for PS2 in March of 2003.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts today announced it is releasing a new version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Xbox Live this spring. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first LucasArts console game available for play over the Internet and will offer expanded combat action specifically designed for Xbox Live. Read more for details, features and the first few screens ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. Check out the first trailer as well as an introduction (including screens & another trailer) to the first character Kassandra. Read more for all the goodies...

Activision Set To Develop Titles For Nokia's 'N-Gage'

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week we revealed that Nokia was working on a new handheld console and today Activision, Inc. confirmed that the company plans to support Nokia's highly anticipated N-Gage platform. Activision also confirmed that it expects to work closely with Nokia on developing games that would support the platform at launch. Starting to sound exciting indeed!

'Warthog' Acquires 'Fever Pitch' Developer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warthog today announces that it has acquired the American development studio, Fever Pitch, based in Austin, Texas. The business has been acquired for an initial consideration of £183,000 ($300,000) to be satisfied by the issue of 973,015 new ordinary Warthog shares (the "Initial Consideration Shares"). Further Warthog shares will be issued for each financial period up to 31 March 2005 dependent on Fever Pitch achieving annual pre-tax profits in excess of $100,000 for each financial period. The acquisition is immediately cash flow and earnings enhancing.

Funcom Reveals 'Anarchy Online: Shadowlands' Details

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Showcased at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Shadowlands is the upcoming expansion pack for Funcom's award-winning massively multiplayer online game, Anarchy Online. Shadowlands provides the traditional elements of an expansion pack such as new playfields, weapons, monsters and items, but with many exciting twists and turns. It's an ancient realm rediscovered, with different rules and technology, and landscapes of both intense beauty and immense horror.

'Bikini Karate Babes' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Bikini Karate Babes' is a hilarious spoof on the trend in the fighting game genre with 19 characters and 10 play modes. Plus lots of hidden secrets. The demo features 3 of the 19 characters. Playability is somewhat limited, and many of the crazier moves (like bikini stealing) are not included. There are 3 play modes included (all of them are for single player only). The full version, of course, comes with many more characters, play modes, moves, and video clips. It also features a lot of hidden secrets and is designed for high replay value. Read more for download links ...

'Hitman 3' - Set For A Spring 2004 Release

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Screen Daily reports that the Danish computer game Hitman looks to be the next hit game to get the Hollywood treatment. The game's international distributor EIDOS is currently negotiating with unnamed Hollywood studios - although it has an existing relationship with Paramount for the Tomb Raider franchise. The Danish developers at IO Interactive have so far produced two games based on the Hitman character, and both have been international hits... Hitman 3 is set for a spring 2004 release.

'Restaurant Empire' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creator of award-winning Capitalism series and Seven Kingdoms series, Trevor Chan, here comes a break through in business simulation genre. The game that takes the art of cooking and running a restaurant to new heights, Restaurant Tycoon is a gastronome's dreams come true. Starting with nothing except some cash, a passion for food and a great idea, you start by building a restaurant from the bottom up - hiring waiters, decorating, even cooking the meals. Buy, build, outsell and undermine your competition in the world's culinary capitals, all faithfully recreated in stunning 3D environments.

'Shadow of the Sun' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of the Sun is a story based first person action adventure game set in an alternate universe. The player takes the role of a once powerful vampire who has been incarcerated for hundreds of years by the Vampire council. Visited by a haunting vision of a beautiful woman pleading for help he must escape the confines of his prison and set out on a quest which will lead him on a path of love and revenge... Seven screenshots. Finally confirmed as being the PS2 ones.

'Moto GP 2' Announced For Xbox and PC

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 6:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced "Moto GP 2" for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC. Scheduled for release in summer 2003, "Moto GP 2" is the only game that lets gamers talk trash online at 160 miles per hour.

THQ Ships 'GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing' For GBA

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 6:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today shipped GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing for the Game Boy Advance. Handheld fans can get behind the wheel of the world's top cars, race multiple tracks spanning various weather climates and challenge the world's best drivers for the championship. GT Advance 3: Pro Concept Racing is available now at major retail outlets nationwide.

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' For PC On February 21

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 6:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has its weapons loaded for its first major launch of 2003 - IGI 2: Covert Strike, the sequel to the award-winning stealth-based first-person shooter from developers Innerloop AS. The game will launch for PC on February 21.

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sam Fisher. A lone shadow-operative in a world where lost seconds can allow terrorist plans to become deadly reality. You operate in the heart of hostile territory. Spy. Steal. Destroy. Assassinate. Just don't ever be seen. Because when the stakes are this high, the choice between leaving a witness or a corpse is no choice at all... You probably bought an Xbox specially to play this, then what do they do? These 16 PS2 screenshots and 5 PC screenshots should give you a clue.

'Fair Strike' - Screens

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the nearest future 4 points on the planet serve as the permanent source of your acute concern: Caribbean region, Eastern Europe, South- East Asia and the Middle East – so 4 action saturated campaigns you need to pass trough. Just get into your helicopter and lead your aircraft detachments against the unruly bandits. Reliable and approved weaponry will help your troops to fulfill your highly responsible military missions... Today ToTheGame posted up 9 new screens, check them out!

eJay & KISS 100 Suck Face!

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

eJay, the world's leading providers of music software, has teamed up with KISS 100 to promote the launch of its latest ground breaking release, Dance eJay 5! Dance eJay 5 is the latest release from the award winning Dance series, boasting over 5,000 royalty free stunning dance and club sounds. Adding to this the easy to use, stylish reworked interface, plus stunning new instruments and a brand new 3D sound engine and eJay became a natural promotional partner for KISS 100.

'Primal Art' Announced

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK) today announced Primal Art, an innovative peek into the world of contemporary art and the cultural appeal of video games, to be held at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)... But is it art? Well, yes according to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, who are holding an exhibition of pics from it.

'Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles' - Trailer

by Thomas on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrouded Isles is the first expansion pack available for Dark Age of Camelot. It extends the storyline of the original game introducing new classes, new races, and three new continents to explore as well as a graphics engine that makes for even more intense game experience.. Today the official site is updated with a new 'wmv' trailer. Click here to enjoy the trailer!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 7:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. The quest will be no easy task as the lands you seek to conquer are heavily defended by thousands of troops, all with special skills and individual strengths and various war machines. You will be given the opportunity to command the forces of not only the Romans, but also the ferocious Gauls and the religiously fanatical Egyptians. The road to victory depends on strategy, tactics, troop formations, learning to combine units and exploiting your enemy's weaknesses.