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'Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the next installment in the best-selling Spyro the Dragon video game franchise, Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs is scheduled for release on the Game Boy Advance in fourth quarter 2003. In this platform action/adventure game, Spyro and his friends have inadvertently torn a hole in the fabric of space between the Rhynoc and Dragon Realms. At the command of the elusive Ripto, droves of Rhynocs are now pouring into the Dragon Realms. Spyro must help close the hole quickly before the portal and Ripto's ego grow too large and the two realms fuse together permanently. Read more for details and a dozen screens ...

'Battlestar Galactica' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the universe of the classic science fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica will expand in the form of a multi-platform video game. Battlestar Galactica will debut on both the PlayStation2 and the Xbox in fall 2003. 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.

'The Simpsons Hit & Run' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns? The Simpsons Hit & Run promises a hilarious mission based driving game with exciting out-of-the-car platform gameplay, the signature satire of The Simpsons, and the interactive world of Springfield. Read more for details and a few fuzzy looking screens ...

'Metal Arms: Glitch In The System' (Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City who blasts his way to victory. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain as you annihilate the General's sinister plan to dominate the world, and salvage the robot race. Read more for details and a whopping 1 screenshot ...

'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this frenetic, story-driven action game, for the first time ever, players will seamlessly combine dynamic space and ground-based combat. Additional gameplay elements include exploration and investigation. Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter takes place hundreds of years in the future, where both human and alien settlers are rapidly colonizing the galaxy. The player will assume the role of ex-Special Ops officer, Mace Griffin. Against a backdrop of corporate, political and religious intrigue, Mace Griffin is framed for being involved in his comrades' deaths. After spending 10 years in prison, he becomes a Bounty Hunter, a vocation that gives him access to classified information and a means to aggressively pursue his search for the people who framed him.

'Lords of the Realm III' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of the Realm III (Lords 3) is a real-time strategy game of historic medieval conquest that spans castle building, siege, politics, religion, and conquest. The game is set in the Middle Ages, between 850 AD and 1350 AD, and features authentic castle designs and characters. Various scenarios and campaigns encompass the British Isles, Germany, France, Normandy, Brittany, Flanders and Denmark. Extending the medieval world beyond combat, Lords 3 takes into account the powerful clergy and merchant classes of the time which are important factions in the player's quest to become King.

'Homeworld 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Homeworld 2 is the massive sequel to 1999's Game of the Year and the best 3D space game in the universe.Years after the Higarans reclaimed their Homeworld, there is still no peace. Now a new war, a prophecy, and a deadly new enemy threaten to make the recent journey home all for nothing. In Homeworld, you helped them reclaim their home. Now, help them reclaim their destiny.In addition to the engrossing single player experience, Homeworld 2 allows competition with five other players via a LAN or over the Internet. Homeworld2 also will support mod groups by making the tools to create your own content available via download at www.homeworld2.com. Developed with the RTS community in mind, the game technology includes robust support for mods and high levels of customization.

'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel' (PS2/Xb) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Battling raiders, mutants and a host of radioactive nightmares, players attempt to save the scattered remnants of the human race. Life is hard, mutation is rampant and the closet thing to law and order is the fusion-powered pistol that you carry on your hip. Read more for some juicy screens ...

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (GC/PS2/Xb) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening...again! Read more to check some screens ...

'Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat' (ALL) Announced - Features

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it will publish Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, a 3D action-adventure game inspired by the upcoming Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Imagine Entertainment presentation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. Developed by Magenta Software for console and Digital Eclipse Software for the handheld and PC, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat interactive game will make its multi-platform debut in the fourth quarter 2003. Read more for details on all platforms ...