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Ubi Soft Launches 'Jungle Book' Games (PS2/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft today announced plans for two exciting games based on the classic Disney movie, The Jungle Book. First released in 1967, The Jungle Book remains one of Disney's most popular animated features captivating three generations of moviegoers. Now, for the first time in 36 years, Disney is bringing Mowgli and his friends back to the big screen in The Jungle Book 2. Two engaging games based on the original film will complement this new adventure, Disney's The Jungle Book for the Game Boy Advance and Disney's The Jungle Book: Rhythm n' Groove for the PS2. Both are scheduled to launch in Feb. 2003, to coincide with the theatrical release of the new movie.

'ChopLifter: Crisis Shield' (PS2) Is Ready For Take-Off

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat is set to release ChopLifter: Crisis Shield (the name was changed from ChopLifter: Search and Rescue, due to a combination of license and trademark issues). Xicat adds the finishing touches to their exciting helo-rescue title set for release in March 2003 for PS2. ChopLifter allows players to select from six different helicopters as they charge through the skies, engaging in perilous missions rescuing the wounded and helpless from certain doom. Sweat will pour from their helmets as players save victims within the game’s 22 missions - which include a hotel fire, an erupting volcano, chasing an explosive-packed bus or a mountain-top plane crash. With ChopLifter: Crisis Shield, lives are on the line, including yours. Available throughout North America for PS2 in March of 2003.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts today announced it is releasing a new version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Xbox Live this spring. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first LucasArts console game available for play over the Internet and will offer expanded combat action specifically designed for Xbox Live. Read more for details, features and the first few screens ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. Check out the first trailer as well as an introduction (including screens & another trailer) to the first character Kassandra. Read more for all the goodies...

Activision Set To Develop Titles For Nokia's 'N-Gage'

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week we revealed that Nokia was working on a new handheld console and today Activision, Inc. confirmed that the company plans to support Nokia's highly anticipated N-Gage platform. Activision also confirmed that it expects to work closely with Nokia on developing games that would support the platform at launch. Starting to sound exciting indeed!

'Warthog' Acquires 'Fever Pitch' Developer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warthog today announces that it has acquired the American development studio, Fever Pitch, based in Austin, Texas. The business has been acquired for an initial consideration of £183,000 ($300,000) to be satisfied by the issue of 973,015 new ordinary Warthog shares (the "Initial Consideration Shares"). Further Warthog shares will be issued for each financial period up to 31 March 2005 dependent on Fever Pitch achieving annual pre-tax profits in excess of $100,000 for each financial period. The acquisition is immediately cash flow and earnings enhancing.

'Bikini Karate Babes' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Bikini Karate Babes' is a hilarious spoof on the trend in the fighting game genre with 19 characters and 10 play modes. Plus lots of hidden secrets. The demo features 3 of the 19 characters. Playability is somewhat limited, and many of the crazier moves (like bikini stealing) are not included. There are 3 play modes included (all of them are for single player only). The full version, of course, comes with many more characters, play modes, moves, and video clips. It also features a lot of hidden secrets and is designed for high replay value. Read more for download links ...

'Restaurant Empire' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the creator of award-winning Capitalism series and Seven Kingdoms series, Trevor Chan, here comes a break through in business simulation genre. The game that takes the art of cooking and running a restaurant to new heights, Restaurant Tycoon is a gastronome's dreams come true. Starting with nothing except some cash, a passion for food and a great idea, you start by building a restaurant from the bottom up - hiring waiters, decorating, even cooking the meals. Buy, build, outsell and undermine your competition in the world's culinary capitals, all faithfully recreated in stunning 3D environments.

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by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2003 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 4, 2003 @ 7:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. The quest will be no easy task as the lands you seek to conquer are heavily defended by thousands of troops, all with special skills and individual strengths and various war machines. You will be given the opportunity to command the forces of not only the Romans, but also the ferocious Gauls and the religiously fanatical Egyptians. The road to victory depends on strategy, tactics, troop formations, learning to combine units and exploiting your enemy's weaknesses.