Microsoft Game Studios announced today development of the PC and Macintosh versions of the critically acclaimed Xbox first-person shooter, "Halo: Combat Evolved."
Atari is developing Godzilla : Domination, a monster-on-monster fighting game for Nintendo GameBoy Advance based on the Company’s licensing agreement for the classic movie franchise with Toho Co., Ltd. Godzilla : Domination is being developed by WayForward Pocket Team and is scheduled for release in October 2002.
The title is currently in development for release sometime in 2003 and the publishing rights are currently under negotiation with major global publishing entities. They expect to make a formal announcement during the summer. The game will be developed for Sony PlayStation2, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft X-Box and IBM PC (which will feature on-line Internet play and full featured terrain/level editor). Check out the official website here! (thanks Blues)
In Summoner 2, players guide Pava, Queen of the Halassar, and a host of unique party members through an original fantasy universe inspired by literature, folklore and mythology. Players travel to more than 30 exotic and imaginative locales, from the tropical isle of Teomura to the bizarre and dreamlike City of Masks. Players may fully customize their party with their own set of skills and spells. A sequel to the top-selling role-playing adventure and PlayStation 2 launch title, Summoner 2 features a complex, character-driven storyline, hundreds of skills and spells, and an all new, real-time combat system that breaks the mold for traditional RPGs.
Dutch developer/publisher BumbleBeast announces the release of "Big Scale Racing", its first game title. Shop release is scheduled for August/September 2002. Big Scale Racing is based on the highly popular 1/5 scale Radio Control (RC) racing hobby, and will be distributed worldwide by Summitsoft (USA & Canada), HD-Interactive (Europe), Aqua System (Japan) and Ozisoft (Australia, under negotiation). Big Scale Racing was presented at the E3.
X-Men: Next Dimension plunges players into a powerful enemy’s plot to rid the world of mutants. Leaving traditional arena-based fighting games in its wake, X-Men: Next Dimension is the only console fighter game that carries epic super hero showdowns across expansive 3-D levels. Players fight as 24 different X-Men characters through interactive environments replete with combat-induced damage.
WRECKLESS: The Yakuza Missions- the top-selling mission-based combat game for the Xbox is hitting the PlayStation2 with cool new features and exclusive mini-missions. In this high-suspense, high-speed, mission based driving game, players choose one of two roles, each with its own storyline; that of an elite anti-Yakuza squad member or a high-level secret agent. New screens and a fact sheet below!
This is the third installment of the series of videos. It’s not just the immaculate in-game recreation of the 2002 Ford Focus RS WRC that’s in Colin McRae Rally 3’s garage. See the other rally cars that star in the game in this video. In addition to the Focus, players will also experience being behind the wheel of three other 4WDs, four 2WDs, classic cars and bonus cars, each authentically recreated in full detail. Each car’s visuals are hugely impressive with over 16 times more detail than those in Colin McRae Rally 2.0. Featured cars include: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7, Subaru Impreza WRX 44S, Citroen Xsara Kit Car, Ford Puma Rally, Citroen Saxo Kit Car, Fiat Punto Super 1600, MG ZR , Ford RS200 , and the Lancia 037, with others to be announced. Grab this movie at Codemasters!
Not enough screenshots? Another masterpiece straight from Ukraine: American Conquest! Take a look at some of the latest pics with a muy bueno Spanish flavor, showing some of the different multiplayer modes for LAN and internet. Noteworthy: the automated championship system (ASC) enables the automatic instalment of internet championships with the option of viewing it in online (live) or recorded mode.
Development cracks Related Designs have just released some new screens from the 3D-RTS title No Man's Land... Take a look at how to become a summoner, and call up animals such as bears and wolves in order to increase your hit points or help you tear apart your enemy!
Alpha stage has arrived for the first person shooter Sabotain - a 3D Action and role playing game genre mix. The pics below show different locations in the a flashy, futuristic world, where sabotage, espionage and intrigues are part of everyday life.
Back to War is the second add-on to Cossacks: European Wars. Following the huge success of the first add-on, Cossacks: The Art of War. Fight your way across the battlefields of Europe, seek allies and vanquish the enemy. It's yet another must for any Cossacks fan! Today we present a treat of preview screenshots for the stand-alone add-on Cossacks: Back to War!
CDV let us know that their upcoming RPG Divine Divinity today went GOLD! Divine Divinity is a PC computer role-playing game. In it, you take control over either a male of female character whom you guide through a highly interactive fantasy world. Your goal is to develop your character by making him/her better in a variety of skills, discover mysteries, combat enemies and save the day. Find out more about this RPG here!
Creature Labs, the Cambridge-based game developer, has continued their efforts to breathe new life into classic video game favourites with the North American release of Warlords on PC CD-ROM. Developed exclusively for Infogrames and originally released as an Atari arcade game in 1980, this pioneering game epitomised castles, fireballs and dragons. Twenty-two years on, Creature Labs has totally revamped this classic game and re-introduced it to the modern gaming world.
The Sims Unleashed, a new add-on disk to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. As fans of The Sims know, there has always been something missing from their virtual neighborhoods … pets. In The Sims Unleashed, players can now add furry friends to their Sims’ families. An all new expanded neighborhood featuring parks, pet stores, cafes and markets will give the Sims and their new pets a variety of places to sniff, explore and meet their new neighbors... Check out some screens below!
HomeLAN has a Q&A with Marko Dieckmann of Duplex Systems talking about their upcoming LithTech engine powered massively multiplayer RPG, Face of Mankind. GameSpy has a Q&A with Running With Scissors' Vince Desi talking about their upcoming FPS (using the Unreal engine), Postal 2. GameGuru Mania has a Q&A with Data Becker's Andy Manson talking about their upcoming 3D RTS, Highland Warriors. Loadedinc.com has a Q&A with Artifact Entertainment's artist Elaine Hultgren talking about her work their upcoming online RPG, Horizons. Games Domain has a Q&A with Computer Artworks' Andrew ‘Kurt’ Curtis talking about their upcoming action-horror game, The Thing. Electric Playground has a Q&A with Barking Dog Studios' Martin Cirulis talking about the company's unexpectedly sophisticated tactical action game, Treasure Planet. Massivemultiplayer.org has a Q&A with Mindark people talking about their upcoming MMORPG Project Entropia (thanks Blues). Computer & Video Games has a Q&A with Termite Games' Jokke Forsryd talking about their imminent multiplayer shooter, New World Order.
As being mentioned in various places America's Army developers are trying to fix up some of the mess they made with the initial Recon release. The America's Army: Operations 'Recon' website mentions that a new update for this tactical first-person shooter by the U.S. Army is expected to be ready for release tomorrow. You will be able to choose from either a 3MB patch or an updated full Recon download. The patch will address "client and server-side flooding issues," the "Sniper Rifle bug from random weapon selection" and more, as well as adding "Community Game Server Support" and an "Admin Spectator Mode." Of course we WILL keep you posted when it arrives...
Codemasters today announced that it has shipped Operation Flashpoint: Resistance, the official expansion pack for Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, 2001’s multiple Game of the Year award winner and world-wide number one best-selling PC war simulator. Codemasters redefines the traditional “expansion pack” with Resistance, as it not only adds additional missions, but also vastly improves the engine and gameplay of the original game. Operation Flashpoint: Resistance is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for an SRP of $29.99.
A new version of the Day of Defeat Half Life Modification is now available, with four separate downloads to choose from, depending on whether you are upgrading a Beta 2.1 Windows or Linux installation or doing a full install for either OS. The new 3.0 version offers loads of fixes and enhancements, including the addition of a new "Para" gameplay mode, cutscenes, removable helmets, and a new spectator system. Read more for detailed fix/update list and links where to grab these files.
BAM! Entertainment just let us know that, in celebration of the upcoming theatrical debut of Reign of Fire, they’ve launched a new website dedicated to the upcoming game. The new Reign of Fire website features some amazing new screenshots (for xbox,ps2/gba versions), artwork, and the first game trailer. Reign of Fire makes its theatrical debut on July 12th with the Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance game following in the fall. Check it out (and i will be checking out the movie for sure!!! Been drooling over it for weeks).
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