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Midway Launches 'Midway Arcade Treasures'

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Midway Arcade Treasures, the first next-generation console offering of more than 20 classic arcade games, is scheduled to ship in fall 2003. Midway Arcade Treasures features hundreds of hours of classic gameplay action from all-time arcade favorites including the fast-paced action of SpyHunter, the multiplayer collaboration of Gauntlet, the space-age adventure of Defender and the dueling combat of Joust, just to name a few.

'Etrom: The Astral Essence' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.M. STUDIOS today officially announced the development of the 3D Action-RPG Game– ETROM: “The Astral Essence”. Earth 476. A.H.E.F. (After Human Empire Foundation): the Future? Etrom is a project aiming at creating a world where we find conflicting societies divided by walls, laws, secrets, towers and deserts, characterized by either fantastic technologies and ancient civilizations governed by mysterious hidden energies. Read more for details & screens ...

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica. Check out some new screens ...

'Mistmare' Ships In North America

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and co-developers Sinister Systems and Arxel Tribe are happy to announce that Mistmare, a title that offers a unique blend of action, adventure and RPG elements has shipped to retail stores nation wide. “Mistmare takes gamers into a very different world,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “The Dark Ages never ended and gamers will be faced with medieval weapons and magic with only their skills and intellect to help them survive.”

'Forever Worlds' - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forever Worlds is a 1st person 'pure' adventure game that transports the player into a series of surreal and immersive worlds. As an archaeological detective, gamers embark on an amazing journey through a chain of non-parallel dimensions, where magic and fantasies merge. Intuitive interfaces and navigation combine with fully integrated puzzles for a great adventure. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension ' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players take on the role of hero Nick Bluetooth -- straight out of the hit ABC Family TV series -- and find themselves in an Outer Dimension on an action-packed quest to free friends who have fallen into the clutches of the evil tyrant, Gorm. With the ultimate goal of finding the portal to GALIDOR and ridding the Outer Dimension of its wicked ruler, Nick encounters many challenges and menacing foes along the way. Armed with the awe-inspiring ability to "glinch" or absorb the attributes of enemies he defeats, Nick can fly, jump, grapple and navigate through his adventures. GALIDOR: Defenders of the Outer Dimension has both 2D and 3D environments to explore across 21 levels.

'Aliens versus Predator: Extinction' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Out thinking, out maneuvering and overpowering the enemy in a race to dominate the planet is what players can look forward to in "Aliens versus Predator: Extinction." The game, based on the blockbuster Aliens and Predator sci-fi film franchises from Twentieth Century Fox, is the first game of its kind for next generation consoles, giving players the ability to play as one of three species: Aliens, Predators or Colonial Marines. "Aliens versus Predator: Extinction" is scheduled to ship in summer 2003. Read more for some new screens ...

THQ Ships Two GBA Titles To Stores

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc.has shipped "The Simpsons Road Rage" for the GBA. Handheld game players can now control over 15 Springfield residents, including Bart, Homer and Marge, as they drive vehicles inspired by the longest-running comedy on television. Today, THQ has also shipped out "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King" for the GBA. Take control of Buffy as she and her friends kick, stab and blast their way through some of the baddest vampires, monsters and demons from the hit TV series.

Don Blutch & Gary Goldman To Work On 'I-Ninja' (PS2/NGC)

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the company has signed renowned animated filmmakers Don Bluth and Gary Goldman to create and direct the in-game cinematics for the upcoming title, I-Ninja. Famous for bringing memorable characters to life in the animated film world, Bluth, Goldman and their team will create the in-game movies for I-Ninja. The game, scheduled for release on the PlayStation2 and GameCube in Q4 2003, stars an ultra-cool ninja who combines his major attitude with extreme sports gameplay mechanics.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on July 3, 2003 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Basically a human, she is also an angel and guardian, marked centuries ago to save mankind. Play on two different levels: The reality level contains the main elements for the battle against the horseman, including both indoor and outdoor scenes. In the mind level, Angie enters other people's thoughts - here time and space have no meaning. Check the new batch of screens ...