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'Spirits And Spells' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 8:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spirits & Spells, DreamCatcher's first title on the Gamecube, is platformer that blends action, puzzle solving and interesting characters. Players take on the role of Alicia, a little girl disguised as a witch, or Greg, a young boy disguised as a devil as they explore a haunted house, a cemetery, an eerie forest and abandoned laboratory. By gathering "sparks" players gain the ability to switch between the two characters and discover both of their special talents. Expected this fall in the US. Read more for the first screens ...

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 8:46 p.m. PST | 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 ...

'New World Order' - Updated Demo & Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

New World Order is a single- and multiplayer tactical team-based shooter developed in Sweden by Project Three’s studio Termite Games. This title stands out in the crowded FPS genre because it is one of the first built on next generation technology and promises to take the first person shooter genre to the next level by combining uncanny graphic detail with adrenaline pumping action and fun. Realistic gameplay and unparalleled game physics are brought to life by the in-house developed DVA-engine from Termite Games. Read more for download links ...

'Purge Online' - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge Olnine delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. Purge is an online only game (no singleplayer) and requires no subscription (free online play). Freeform Interactive's hybrid FPS/RPG powered by the LithTech Talon system, Purge, has already gone gold, and will ship to US stores on March 31, a demo is expected later this week. In the meantime check these purty colorful screens!

Its A Golden Day

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Several games went gold today (apart from the one's listed earlier today that is) ...
  • CDV Germany lets us know that Blitzkrieg, their eagerly anticipated World War II RTS, has gone gold and will appear in German stores March 28 (other localizations later).
  • Shrapnel Games announces that Mark H. Walker's Lock 'N Load, the tactical game system with "more game, less guff" should begin shipping May 5th.
  • Russian developer Bootlat Studios announced that the Russian version of their Role-Playing Strategy game 'Lethal Dreams: The Circle of Fate' is finished and is expected in stroes soon (other localizations later)

'Frontline Attack: War over Europe' - SuperStorm Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ZUXXEZ releases Mod for Frontline Attack: War over Europe aka. World War 2: Panzer Claws. SuperStorm is a Mod script designed to improve the Skirmish functions of World War II: Panzer Claws and Frontline Attack: War Over Europe by enabling AI alliances, weather control, observer mode and some other features. It is scripted by Gary Mullins a.k.a. "SpaceTug" member of [FOC]-D. Read more for download links ...

'1503 A.D. : The New World' - Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1503 A.D. - The New World, SUNFLOWERS' prequel to 1602 A.D., has gone gold, and is expected to ship in North America on March 24. The announcement they sent along is brief, so here it is in its entirety: "EA is pleased to announce that 1503 A.D. - The New World has GONE GOLD and will ship in North America on Monday, March 24 for the PC. Delivering a blend of real-time strategy with empire building, the game sends players on a quest for wealth and power with thrilling adventures and discoveries at every turn. Players will establish and build colonies while watching them prosper as the need for trade and diplomacy heightens. The choice to live peacefully or take part in combat will be entirely up to the player."

'Championship Manager 4' - 'Gold' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare yourself for the most emotionally involving and realistic football management game in history: Championship Manager 4 has arrived. Can you cope with the challenges of the league and the expectations of the board and fans? Can you deal with the demands of players and agents? Or will you collapse under the pressure, another mid-season casualty? Accept the challenge: take the reins at the club of your choice and lead your squad onwards. And remember, you're only as good as your last game. Sports Interactive has just released a playable demo which allows you to take control of your favourite English team for 6 months of action. Read more for details and links where to get it ...

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced that the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon action/adventure game will ship for retail in August 2003. Developed by Genki under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products and based on Sony Pictures Classics' Academy Award winning movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Ubi Soft China will also develop Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for the GBA. In a related matter, HomeLAN has the word that there will be NO PC version, although it was originally planned.

'Strategy First' Launches Value Label 'Big City Games'

by Rainier on March 19, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First Inc., worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, announced today that it is launching a new games division, Big City Games, which will publish top quality value priced software in the North American market.