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Sega Snags 'Worms 3D' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced an agreement with Team17 Software Ltd, granting SEGA Europe rights to publish 'Worms 3D' on GameCube from Nintendo, PlayStation2 from Sony, Xbox, the as well as the PC. Worms 3D is the first 3D incarnation of the highly acclaimed and best-selling Worms franchise, and this latest version marks the first time a core Worms game will appear on the latest generation consoles. Read more for details and new screens ...

'Final Fantasy' Becomes Reality On NGC & GBA

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America Inc. and Square Enix today announced three new titles in the incomparable 'Final Fantasy' and 'Mana' game series will be published and distributed by Nintendo of America Inc. for exclusive play on Nintendo platforms. Developed by Square Enix, the three titles, 'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles', 'Final Fantasy Tactics Advance' and 'Sword of Mana' are each scheduled to launch in North America this year, followed by European launches shortly thereafter.

'Enter The Matrix' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded . A fresh batch of screens .. Njoy!

'Tribes: Vengeance' Announced

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced development of Tribes: Vengeance, the next installment in the world-renowned and award-winning Tribes videogame series. Due in late 2004 only for PCs, the game is being developed by Irrational Games, known for some of the game industry’s most respected and revered titles, including System Shock 2 and Freedom Force (thanks TribalWar). Read more for details ...

'Freestyle MetalX' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freestyle MetalX features nine of the sickest riders pulling endless eye-popping tricks in stunning open environments. Pro rider legends include: Clifford “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Adoptonte, Jeff Tilton, Nate “Destroyer” Adams, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Trevor Vines, “Mad” Mike Jones, Kris “The Rock” Rourke, Kenny Bartram and Ronnie “Kung Fu” Faisst. Freestyle MetalX is totally customizable, allowing gamers to choose from 16 riders, options of motocross gear and unique bike models to create the ultimate hardcore, bone-breaking freestyle motocross experience. Gamers can create their own motocross arenas with an advanced level editor and take on creative sub-games, like riding off a cliff and turning into a human dart aimed at a giant dartboard. We got 30+ new screens for you to enjoy!

'Railroad Pioneer' - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the creation of the transatlantic railway, built with blood, sweat and tears into the murderous wilderness in 1869, the American dream of freedom and prosperity was finally to be fulfilled. With "Railroad Pioneer" you'll be able to experience all this at close quarters and, at the end of a dramatic journey, leave your mark as a railway magnate in the eventful history of steamers and pioneers. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has now released an updated Euro patch for their stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell, bringing your Euro ONLY edition to v1.2b. This release implements essentially the same as the original v1.2 with the addition of a small diagnostic tool that was left out of the first one, as well as a variety of graphics enhancements and fixes, as well as gameplay tweaks and other bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Praetorians' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Eidos has just released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game Praetorians bringing your retail copy to v1.04. This upgrade adresses a bunch of fixes for gameplay, multiplayer, interface, playback, and other fixes.

'Anno 1503' Developers Will Present New LineUp At E3

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SUNFLOWERS will be presenting their new product line-up in a pleasant ambience behind closed doors at the E3 2003. The publisher's meeting rooms can be found in Kentia Hall. In addition to the Austrian development team Max Design SUNFLOWERS are currently working with the Berlin-based SEK team and Bulgaria's Black Sea Studios. This year's E3 will feature exclusive sneak previews of new projects from both SEK and Black Sea Studios. Hit title ANNO 1503 - The New World remains in the news at the fair: initial details on the planned add-on will be released. SUNFLOWERS also reserves the right to hold the odd surprise in store.

'Spawn' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2003 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Ltd. and Todd McFarlane Productions Inc. have announced today that a mutual agreement has been signed in which both parties are allowing the use of each other’s characters for different business opportunities. Namco Ltd. will be granted the use of Spawn for the creation of a brand new video game and TMP will be granted the use of various SOULCALIBUR II characters for the creation of brand new action figures. Read more for details and some fresh Spawn screens ...