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European Release Date For 'Conan: the Dark Axe' In April

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK has revealed that Cauldron's hack'n slash action/adventure game Conan: the Dark Axe (based on Robert E. Howard's Barbarian) will be available in Europe on April 8th, 2004. No specfific release date for the North america version has been announced yet.

'Bisofear' Launches

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games are pleased to announce that BiosFear launched commercial service yesterday, February 26th. BiosFear is an action-packed, easy-to-get-into MMORPG set in a fantastic, fully 3D world packed with adventure and suspense. Join a guild and make new friends to explore the strange and varied worlds of BiosFear where entertainment and untold adventures await.

Sony Announces 'Athens 2004: The Olympic Games' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayStation today announced a unique partnership with International Sports Multimedia (ISM), exclusive licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Interactive Entertainment software, to develop a PlayStation 2 game based on the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Scheduled for release in July 2004 just prior to the start of the next Olympic Games in August, Athens 2004, The Official Videogame of the Olympic Games will be the only official licensed videogame product of the IOC on PlayStation 2.

Jowood Reveals Addons & Sequels

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD's Preliminary Financial Results discloses several, so far unannounced, plans for various addons and sequels to, some currently still in development, new titles. The schedule includes another derivative of the highly successful Gothic series as well as Add-ons for the titles SpellForce, Soldner and Wildlife Park. The portfolio will also include a new sequel to the top-selling Giant series and console versions of Aquanox and Neighbours from Hell (incl.a sequel). Some further titles will be Pillage, Gorky Zero and a title based on a motion picture IP. JoWooD boasts an impressive line-up for 2005. Among 2005’s key titles will be Soldner II, SpellForce II, The Guild II, Star Gate SG1, another Giant title and a new sequel to the Gothic series.

Midway Unveails 'MLB Slugfest: Loaded' (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Sports today announced MLB SlugFest: Loaded, the newest title in the adrenaline-style baseball series which, for the first time, takes America’s Pastime online with a host of new gameplay features. Also new for 2004, MLB SlugFest: Loaded will include the addition of the Baseball Mogul engine into its franchise mode, adding great depth and endless re-playability to the game. Midway also today unveiled Sammy Sosa as the cover athlete for MLB SlugFest: Loaded, establishing a relationship with one of baseball’s all-time greats. MLB SlugFest: Loaded is scheduled for release in June 2004 for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX' (PS2) In Stores Now

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI announced today that Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX, the award-winning simulation game for the PayStation 2 is available now at retailers throughout North America.

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announce that MVP Baseball 2004 has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The game is set to ship nationwide to retailers under the EA SPORTS brand on Tuesday, March 9.

'March Offworld Recon' Ships In The UK

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive can today announce the release of March Offworld Recon, the first person shooter developed by HBM and licensed through the Russian developers Buka Entertainment. This classic arcade-style shooter, praised in last week's broadcast of Gamezville as a game you just can't put down, is a remorseless adventure, with numerous puzzles to solve amidst the heat of battle. Priced at £19.99 this is set for release on 27th February 2004.

'Armies of Exigo' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2004 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has signed a publishing agreement with Black Hole Games, a development studio launched by Cinergi Interactive, a subsidiary of the award-winning motion picture production company Cinergi Pictures Entertainment. The new PC title, Armies of Exigo (*working title) is a grand scale fantasy real-time strategy (RTS) that leverages the studio's cinematic expertise and ability to deliver captivating entertainment to a worldwide audience. Armies of Exigo is expected to ship in Fall 2004.

'Spells of Gold' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2004 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spells of Gold is a role-playing set in the world of fantasy, inhabited by humans, beasts, undead ones and other creatures. The universe of the game - Lokatrienn - is large indeed. It consists of a number of separate worlds. Each one has several cities, which represent isolated economic and political systems. The Hero is able to transit from one world to another through special space Gates, called Portals. His main activity is trade, that is buying goods in one town and selling or exchanging them in another. For this purpose the Hero has got a special item - a Magic Sack of Monroke. Thanks to it, he can easily carry a vast amount of goods.