Eidos Interactive today announced the development of The Italian Job video game. Based on the 2003 Paramount Pictures blockbuster film, The Italian Job is being developed by driving-game specialists Climax and will be released on PS2, Xbox and GameCube in Summer 2003.
Interplay and White Wolf Publishing, Inc. ("White Wolf") announced today they are joining forces again to develop interactive entertainment projects based on White Wolf's second largest franchise, Exalted. The exclusive agreement with White Wolf allows Interplay to develop, publish and distribute interactive entertainment games based on the characters and fiction from the hugely popular pen and paper fantasy role-playing game and the unique art style of the Age of Sorrow universe on which it is based. Announcements regarding specific platforms and features will be released in the weeks ahead.
As mentioned earlier this week Universal Interactive has released the playable demo for Radical Entertainment's "The Hulk". This demo sports a playable levels (as Bruce Banner) and another one as The Hulk. Read more for download links ...
Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software and licensed by Fox Interactive, is a third-person fighting adventure game based on the successful long running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire -- Sunnydale, California. Developed as a "lost episode" from season five of the television show, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening ... again.
Project 3 has once again released a new patch for their team-based tactical shooter New World Order. This upgrades your European retail copy to v1.41 and is a lot faster, more stable, has drastically improved networking, new weapons behaviour and tweaks, added freeze-time and round-time, improved AI behaviour, server pass wording, admin login and the list just goes on and on and on! The patch comes in 3 different upgrades, for 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4 versions. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...
Summitsoft announced today it has begun shipping Empire of Magic to retail stores in North America. This hotly-anticipated blend of strategy, role playing and adventure challenges gamers to decide the fate of an empire that is being overrun by malevolent forces. Empire of Magic is rated "T" for teen audiences by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), and retails for $39.99. More information about the game can be found here!
Taking dramatic steps to become a major player in the global games publishing industry, Kemco will disclose some of the company’s major developments at the upcoming 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 14-16, in Los Angeles (West Hall, Booth 2808). Kemco will unveil its hot new original property, Rogue Ops and provide a sneak peek at Lobo, an edgy new title based on the DC Comics character. Other titles that will be showcased include Top Gear Rally and Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castte 5. Kemco is also on the acquisition hunt for new game properties that will strengthen its portfolio for the future.
The latest addition to Take Two's clutch of labels, Gotham Games, has announced that it's going to be on the look-out for new developers and games to sign up to its brand at E3 next week. The label will be showcasing three titles in Los Angeles, namely Celebrity Deathmatch, Conflict Desert Storm 2 and The Great Escape, and business development manager Juan Gutierrez will be on hand to meet with developers interested in working with the publisher.
Republic: The Revolution is the ground breaking new strategy title boasting jaw-dropping visuals utilising the most advanced graphic engine ever seen. Republic: The Revolution, developed by London based Elixir Studios, has you build up a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and rule the Republic of Novistrana. A new trailer has been released letting you check out a bit more than one minute and a half of footage. Read more for download links ...
NDL, a leading developer of 3D graphics technology for the computer and video game industry, recently launch Gamebryo at this year's Game Developer Conference. With NDL's proven record of hit titles such as The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Dark Age of Camelot and Freedom Force, NDL's Gamebryo is setting the pace and providing the next step in the evolution of game development. NDL's 3D graphics toolkit and engine is helping developers create new hit titles such as Bethesda Softworks' Bloodmoonä expansion pack for Morrowind, Codemasters' Dragon Empires and Mythic Entertainment's Imperator. Currently NDL has 40 titles in development with companies such as TimeGate, Firaxis, Miroids, BlueFang and many others. Several of these developers will be showing demos, powered by the NDL's technology, at their booths on the E3 show floor May 14-16, 2003.
At the Electronic Entertainment Exposition taking place here next week, Encore, a leading interactive videogame and PC CD-ROM publisher, will showcase Marvel Comics' Daredevil, Grooverider: Slot Car Thunder, and games created by JoWooD including AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser. These exciting new games will be at Encore's booth, #1624 in the South Hall.
THQ Inc. today announced that MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 2 will start at the front of the grid when it is released for Xbox and Xbox Live! on 16th May. The two-wheeled wonder has won high praise scoring top marks across the computer gaming media and is expected to be one of the biggest performers for the Xbox to date.
The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon in North America on PC. Terms of this exclusive deal with Revolution Software were not discussed. The Broken Sword series has drawn critical acclaim from hard-core and adventure gamers alike, and the third in the series is set to further broaden this appeal. Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon brings a unique and fresh approach to adventure games, with a revolutionary interface, strong story-line and stunning graphical presentation.
This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset. Read more for some new screens!
Activision, Inc. and Valve are taking World War II fans online to the battlefield with the retail release of Day of Defeat. The title, a multiplayer WWII first-person action game powered by Valve's Half-Life technology, provides intense team-based gameplay that pits gamers in Axis vs. Allies squad-based combat in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944. Day of Defeat is available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and carries a "T" (Teen -- Blood, Violence -- content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) rating by the ESRB.
CDV announces that "Blitzkrieg" for the PC will be available in North American retail stores on May 13. Players can assume their rightful place among great generals by commanding Allies, German or Soviets as they advance through the decisive battles of World War II. Rated "T" by the ESRB.
Electronic Arts today announced its lineup of 23 new games that will be showcased next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). EA will present a powerful mix of sports, action, adventure and strategy games... Read more for a huge lineup!
Codemasters today reveals that Operation Flashpoint 2, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed military action simulator, will feature three different theatres of combat set in environments across Southeast Asia, Central Europe and Africa. The game's mission-based campaigns will take gamers through fictional conflicts based upon authentic events during the years around 1970.
The Online Games Company can officially confirm lead designer Paul Barnetts consultancy role within the forthcoming Massively Multiplayer online game 'Warhammer Online' Involved from the very beginning, Paul has worked closely with the Games Workshop-Climax entertainment joint venture on all elements of design, from look and feel tocombat equations. Paul has offered insights and innovations gained from his many years in theMassively Multiplayer Games industry to help ensure that Warhammer online will launch as an MMPOG quite unlike any other.
Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims Bustin' Out is in development for the PS2, the Xbox, and the GameCube. The Sims is making a big return to consoles with The Sims Bustin' Out. For the first time, Sims console players will have the ability to get their Sims out of the house and into all-new locations to play, work, and meet a cast of outrageous new characters. The Sims Bustin' Out PS2 version will be unveiled to industry insiders on May 13th at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles. The game is scheduled to be released simultaneously on all current-generation console platforms in early 2004. Read more for details and the first screen ...
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