Ubisoft announced that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Beijing Pegasus Infinite Digital Culture & Media Co. Ltd. to develop Massively Multiplayer Online video games based on the upcoming Chinese fantasy movie The Promise (Wu Ji), although only scheduled for release in Asia.
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The Adventure Company today announced Still Life has shipped to retailers across North America. Developed by awarding-winning adventure game creators, Microids, this investigative thriller is available for PC.
Buka Entertainment today announced its lineup of titles that will be on display at the upcoming E3 conference in LA. On display will be Hellforces, Pathologic, Pacific Storm, The Stalin subway, Operation Matriarchy, Moscow Rush and Battle Mages: Sign Of Darkness. Buka is pleased to invite partners, media and customers to its booth at the E3 2005 game show (booth # 6137, Kentia Hall).
Digital Jesters is set to further expand its portfolio of titles for 2005 as the firm announces a fresh partnership with French publisher Nobilis. The deal provides Digital Jesters with exclusive UK distribution rights for a range of new titles, with eight confirmed releases both on PC and PS2 over the coming year.
Heuristic Park and DreamCatcher announced today that Dungeon Lords has been delayed from its original April 20th release date until mid-May. Dungeon Lords blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.
Project management and funding specialists Fund4Games has acquired the assets of videogames publisher Acclaim Europe, which went into administration in 2004. Two titles which were in production at Acclaim's Manchester Studio are now being completed and Fund4Games is actively seeking publishing partners for Interview With A Made Man and ATV3.
Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt is a third-person action adventure, which brings the colourful and hysterical world of the Animaniacs wonderfully to life. Players must guide the Warner brothers...and sister – Wakko, Yakko and Dot – through six levels in a quest to locate the hidden Edgar trophies. Each Animaniac has his or her own special abilities, and each must be used in order to fully explore the luscious landscapes.
While Codemasters may not have a booth or lineup of titles at E3 , that does not mean it won't be present. Codemasters announced today that its Chairman and CEO David Darling has assigned a new multi-million dollar war chest, mainly due to a recently secured investment, to acquire and fund new gaming properties from development studios.
Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Unsurprising will be the graphic marvel and fine-tuned gameplay of Pariah, a trademark gamers have come to expect from any Digital Extremes game.
The FBI has arrested four Chinese nationals in New York for allegedly distributing video game consoles that contain Nintendo's famous game software. With approximately 40 FBI agents, they seized more than 60,000 illegal products during five raids on April 13. The illegal products, marketed under the brand name "Power Player," contain dozens of pirated versions of popular Nintendo games like Donkey Kong, Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt.
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