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'Restricted Area' - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovativ technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Read more for details and a batch of few screens ...

'Europa Universalis II' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis II is the sequel to one of the greatest strategy games ever made - Europa Universalis. It invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. As the leader of a country you have to guide domestic and foreign policies. Engage in religious struggles, set up expeditions to claim the New World, lead your country to prosperity and victory. This patch contains fixes for features, game balance issues, general bugs, multiplayer, stability and plenty more. NA (North America) and UK versions are available. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'ChopLifter: Crisis Shield' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ChopLifter: Crisis Shield puts players through a series of gut-wrenching rescue missions that test both their flying skills and their ability to handle the incredible pressure of having lives on the line. And if that's not enough, the developers have made it all the more challenging by adding unpredictable weather conditions. Read more to check a fresh batch of 20 screens ...

'Savage' Delayed - Coming In July

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage, the upcoming RTSS (real-time-strategy shooter) published by iGAMES and developed by S2 Games. Originally slated to ship in May, Savage will now ship in July 2003 in order to afford the development team the time to thoroughly work through all reported bugs and to implement some of the changes suggested by the first wave of beta testers.

'Purge Online' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced that its role-playing, first person shooter Purge has shipped to North American retail outlets. The online-only PC game blends science fiction with fantasy as players square off in a war-like environment to defend their respective belief systems.

'Ape Escape 2' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Those crazy Ape Escape monkeys are back on the loose and plotting to take over the world as Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's top videogame publishers, announces plans to publish Ape Escape 2 exclusively for the PS2. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Ape Escape 2 promises the same fun gameplay as the original version including advanced game features, amazing 3D graphics, and plenty of monkey pandemonium! Ape Escape 2 has an ESRB rating of "E" for Everyone and will have a suggested retail price of $39.99. It is scheduled to ship July 1, 2003.

'Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally' (NGC) Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Racing throughout Mother Earth's most unpredictable terrains and into consumers' living rooms, Acclaim today announced that it has shipped Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally for the Nintendo GameCube. A rough-and-tumble ride through 7,000 miles of the most turbulent environments in the world, Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally offers high-speed arcade action that captures the thrill of the famous Paris-Dakar Rally.

JoWood & Encore Strike Publishing Deal

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Austrian based developer and publisher JoWooD Productions Software AG today announced that it has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Encore, Inc. a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation for the marketing and distribution of nine games throughout North America. Encore will be managing the sales, distribution and marketing for these titles while JoWooD will be delivering content.

'SpyHunter 2' (NGC/Xbox/PS2) Announced

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc announced today that SpyHunter 2, the high-speed, mission-based, action/combat racing game is scheduled to ship in fall 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and GameCube.

'Arx Fatalis' Coming To The Xbox

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher today announced a worldwide deal with Arkane Studios to publish Arx Fatalis for the Xbox. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG, which plunges players into an amazingly complex fantasy-world of trolls, goblins and 'Snake-women'. Creating weapons, solving puzzles and completing amazing quests, gamers become heroes as they battle in an evil world. Players will also need to master a unique real-time magic system to cast more than 50 different spells based on 20 different runes.