Eidos today announced that its highly-anticipated, action-stealth game Hitman: Contracts, developed by IO Interactive, has shipped to stores across North America for the PlayStation2, Xbox and the PC and will be available at retail beginning April 21, 2004 in North America.
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Electronic Arts announced today that former University of Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will appear on the cover of the newest iteration of EA SPORTS best-selling college football franchise, NCAA Football 2005. Fitzgerald is entering the NFL after two record-breaking seasons at University of Pittsburgh and his image will appear on all of the game’s packaging and merchandising.
NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced that they have teamed up with Even Balance, Inc. to integrate the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system into the soon to be released PC game Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising. The move by NovaLogic to include the PunkBuster software in Joint Operations is another positive step in the company's continuing crusade to stop cheating in multiplayer games.
Already among the best-selling titles of 2004 - more than four months before its release - the STAR WARS TRILOGY comes to DVD for the first time ever on Sept. 21 in the U.S. and Canada, with international release dates following closely. No. 1 on Amazon.com's best-seller lists in the U.S., Canada, Germany and the U.K, the four-disc DVD set from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox is priced at $69.98 SRP and includes more than 10 hours of entertainment and extraordinary picture and sound quality.
While earlier only the German version was announced Gold, Larian Studios today announced that its long awaited new RPG, Beyond Divinity, has completed development and will ship to US & UK retail stores before the end of April.
Besieger is a new real-time 3D strategy is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Gamers will need to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves and Centaurs and besiege towns on horseback or build primitive flying machines to win their battles. Users will also have to smash their way into the enemy’s heavily defended Citadels, while in turn defending their own domains. Read more for new screens & ingame footage trailer...
Rockstar Games has shipped Manhunt for PC and for the Xbox to North American retailers. Manhunt for the PC and Xbox will reach retail shelves in Europe on April 23, 2004. Manhunt was developed by Rockstar North, the team behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.
SCEA announced today the release of EyeToy: Groove, available exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by SCEE's London Studio, EyeToy: Groove, is the first interactive videogame that enables players to dance in time with one of the 28 licensed songs, from such artists as Elvis, Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Village People, and Fatboy Slim, with no controller or dance pad necessary.
Underscoring its creative marketing vision and leveraging its strong entertainment ties, Midway Games Inc. today unveiled the details behind the innovative marketing campaign for Psi-Ops, the third-person, action-thriller scheduled to hit retail shelves nationwide in June.
With the Hamburg based developing team "Master Creating" Vidis won its newest software partner and signed up for the co-publishing and exclusive distribution rights for the promising Action-RPG "Restricted Area" for the German speaking territories.
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