Microsoft Game Studios today announced that it is in the final stages of an exclusive publishing deal with Sigil Games Online Inc. Sigil Games Online was formed by two of the game industry's most renowned designers, Brad McQuaid, co-creator of the revolutionary, massively multiplayer online role-playing game "EverQuest(," and Jeff Butler, former producer of the EverQuest Live and Expansion teams.
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As a world premiere, during E3 2002 Ubi Soft Entertainment will be unveiling Project BG&E, the latest creation by Michel Ancel, creator of the critically acclaimed Rayman series. Project BG&E is scheduled to ship to retail shelves in the 1st Quarter of 2003 with availability on all next generation consoles and PC.
The latest instalment of Empire’s market leading cricket simulation International Cricket Captain 2002 is due for release this summer. To ensure the gameplay continues its trend of realism Empire have enrolled the help of England player and veteran batsman Graham Thorpe to lend his experience and ensure fans of the game will not be disappointed.
Infogrames announced that it has entered into a licensing deal with Korea-based Phantagram Interactive Inc. involving Infogrames' Total Annihilation franchise. Under the terms of the deal, Infogrames has licensed to Phantagram the name, logo and code for the U.S. version of Total Annihilation for the purpose of developing a new Total Annihilation title for the PC.
Ubi Soft just let us know that the official site for The Sum Of All Fears (Red Storm's upcoming squad based tactical shooter) is online. The site has a lot of goodies such as : game information, weapons gallery, a few screenshots, a small FAQ, but most importantly a 6.4 MB Quicktime movie trailer (a little over two minutes with some in game footage). Go check it out!
The biggest Dungeons & Dragons adventure ever to hit a next-generation game console comes to the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube video game system this Autumn with Dungeons & Dragons Heroes from Infogrames.
Paradox Entertainment and Leader S.p.A. announced today that they have signed an Italian publishing agreement for Legion, a revolutionary strategy game set in the times of the Roman Empire. Legion transports players back in time, two thousand years ago, before the world was ruled by Rome and when the next great empire was set to rise.
THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced WWE Crush Hour. The first ever car combat experience featuring World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars allows players to engage in battle across 12 intense levels littered with deadly traps and hazards. Developed by THQ subsidiary Pacific Coast Power & Light Co., WWE Crush Hour is the latest videogame based on the highly popular World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWF) license and will be available early 2003 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube.
CDV Software Entertainment AG, developer and publisher of computer games, is continuing its internationalization at high speed. Last year's surprisingly good sales figures are followed up by several licensing contracts with international distribution partners in the first quarter of 2002. Now CDV has increased the number of internationally published titles by concluding additional contracts.
Codemasters has won the exclusive console and PC game rights to the US-based Indy Racing League in a deal with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC. The arrangement includes the rights to the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indy 500.
Picture flying through rugged terrain with massive jumps at more than 70 mph, hitting a 40' jump at the ledge of a 200' cliff and pulling off a Superman Seat grab, a Saran-wrap and 360 all before you land. Incomplete stunts will cause the rider to crash and waste valuable time and points. Grab this awesome intro movie filled with in-game stunts and some kick ass rock music! A must see!
JoWooD today announced the takeover in an asset deal of extensive Ravensburger Interactive Media activities. Ravensburger Interactive, whose primary activity is publishing computer games, is a subsidiary of the well-known German games manufacturer Ravensburger. With this agreement JoWooD continues to strengthen its market position and to establish itself as by far the largest German speaking publisher and developer of entertainment software.
SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that it will again raise the bar for the industry as the first and only company to bring online content to all new next-generation console platforms including Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Additionally, SEGA will deliver the first online game for Nintendo GameCube with "Phantasy Star Online: Episode I & II" and the first online game for Xbox with "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3."
Europe’s leading interactive entertainment expo, ECTS, is set to return to central London in September, taking up residency at Earls Court between Thursday 29th and Saturday 31st August. In addition, for the first time ever, running alongside the show will be a consumer hall exclusively hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment.
TDK Mediactive Europe, a division of TDK Recording Media Europe S.A., announced today its full range of titles that will be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles May 22-24, 2002 (South Hall Booth 1446).
Hercules is excited to announce the all new 3D Prophet 7500 DDR 64MB. This powerful AGP4X/2X graphics accelerator is powered by ATI’s remarkable new generation RADEON 7500 chip architecture and offers PC users amazingly high frame rates. Designed for all current heavy titles, from popular first-person shooters to simulation 3D games, its full support for OpenGL and DirectX APIs, will make it compliant with future generation games and applications.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the Sept 2002 release of "Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus", created exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by Seattle-based developer, Sucker Punch, Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus takes action-adventure platform gaming to new heights on PS2, showcasing a conceptually new type of character,extraordinary character designs and animations with toon-shading technology, innovative gameplay and spectacular graphics.
Leading children’s video game publisher, NewKidCo International Inc. announced today it’s thrilling lineup for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The company will unveil next generation games from their impressive catalog of licensees based on well-known licensed properties including Dora the Explorer, Dr. Seuss, Tom and Jerry, Little League Baseball and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
T-Rex truly is king. According to a survey commissioned by Microsoft Game Studios, the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur, whose name means "lizard king," tops the list of uncommon creatures Americans would most like to see in their local zoos. Americans can satisfy their dinosaur fascination with "Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs," an expansion pack for Microsoft Corp.'s top-selling* PC Game "Zoo Tycoon." Landing on store shelves this weekend, "Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs" brings prehistoric beasts to the PC, enabling players to include dinosaurs and Ice Age beasts when creating the ultimate zoo.
Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, today announced their entrance into the action sports genre with Rolling. Developed by UK-based Rage Software, Rolling provides a true aggressive inline skating experience for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance game systems.
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