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'Horizons: Empire of Istaria' Announces New Player Race

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a first for a Massively Multiplayer online game, the actions of players have resulted in an entirely new playable race for Horizons: Empire of Istaria. The event, which was started upon release of the game in December, was an epic achievement to free the race from their subjugation from the undead hordes of the Withered Aegis. Read more for details ...

'Nemesis of the Roman Empire' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that the upcoming PC title Nemesis of the Roman Empire has gone gold. Based on the award-winning original Celtic Kings: Rage of War, Nemesis of the Roman Empire will allow players to experience the most brutal battles of the Punic Wars, including the infamous campaigns of Hannibal the Great. If you haven't yet, read our Nemesis of the Roman Empire preview...

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Mortal Kombat: Deception' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 12:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shocking and evil, Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers. The game features lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities. Read more for some new screens ...

'Seal of Evil' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seal of Evil is a new A-RPG game developed by Object Software. The game uses a newly-developed GFX3D graphics engine and combines 2D and 3D technology. It displays beautiful scenes of ancient China. In the demo, players will control Lan Wei and Liang Hu to take a fascinating journey in several locations such as Rosy-Cloud Village, dense forests, mysterious caves and so on. Read more for download links ...

'Sacred' And 'Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps' Go Gold

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred is the hack and slash RPG that puts you in the role of one of six different character classes, each with their own unique look, skills and customizable combo attacks; you and up to 3 other friends (via multiplayer) embark on a quest to prevent a renegade demon of the Sakkara from destroying the land of Ancaria. Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is the real-time 3D tactical strategy game set in the North African campaigns of World War II. Command up to 70 different units on recon, search & destroy and siege operations in the African desert. Expect 20 engaging missions from the single player Axis & Allied campaigns and fight with up to four friends in multiplayer – all with beautifully detailed graphics, realistic damage and weather effects. Both titles are expect in North American store shelves March 23rd.

'Spartan' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spartan focuses on one of the most influential civilizations – the Ancient Greeks and allows players to choose from 100 nations to lead to victory, including Sparta, renowned for its dedication to the art of war and for producing the ultimate fighting machine – the Spartan Hoplite - most famous for the courageous last stand of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.

'Universal Combat' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3000 AD has released another patch for their futuristic 3D action game Universal Combat. This v1.00.02 RC7 will be superseded by the final patch later this week and addresses a ton of AI tweaks, interface improvements, content and gameplay revisions, multiplayer enhancements, bug fixes, and more. Read more for details and download links ...

'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's not just the outstanding technology, the rich details and the variety of units that make Codename: PANZERS such a hit, but also the diversified level design. Whether you plan an attack on a French bunker, relive the landing on the beaches of Normandy a, circle over a Polish city by night in a Stuka or wage battle in the icy cold Ardennes: PANZERS will also captivate you and never let you go. check these new screens ...

Strategy First Signs 'Cops 2170: The Power Of Law' - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer MiST land announced today that the futuristic tactical strategy game COPS 2170: The Power of Law will be released for the PC in North America in May 2004. COPS 2170: The Power of Law is a colorful hybrid of tactical strategy and RPG elements where players take on the role of a rookie cop as she patrols the mean streets of a futuristic, cyberpunk metropolis. Read more for details and a few new screens ...