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'Unreal Tournament 2004' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Epic Games are pleased to announce that development is complete on Unreal Tournament 2004, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s smash Unreal Tournament 2003 and the third installment in the mega-selling Unreal Tournament franchise. The game is expected to be available at retail stores worldwide on March 15.

'Perfect Ace 2 The Championships' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following on from the success of Perfect Ace: Pro Tournament Tennis, which sold 80,000 units across Europe last summer, Oxygen Interactive have announced they are to launch a sequel title Perfect Ace 2: The Championships in time for the Wimbledon Championships. Featuring new stadiums, new player models, full player editor, new game mechanics and new animations, Perfect Ace 2: The Championships offers the finest Tennis simulation yet.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Read more for some new screens...

'England International Football' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Three Lions, Sven-Goran Eriksson, the full squad including Beckham, Rooney, Gerrard, Owen and Campbell, the full home and away strips – Codemasters has scooped the lot by securing the exclusive and official England football team video game rights from The Football Association and will publish England International Football for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, complete with Xbox Live online play. Read more for details and screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Eidos' Acquires 'Hitman' Developer 'IO Interactive'

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announces that it has reached agreement to acquire IO Interactive, the Danish based studio responsible for the hugely successful Hitman franchise. The acquisition of IO secures the future rights of the Hitman series and significantly strengthens Eidos' European creative base and development resource. In addition, the deal will facilitate the use of IO's leading edge technology platform across the Group, which will play a key role in the development of next generation titles.

'RalliSport Challenge 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"RalliSport Challenge 2" is the highly anticipated second installment in the critically acclaimed "RalliSport Challenge" franchise and the first racing title in the XSN Sports brand. "RalliSport Challenge 2" confronts gamers with several new features, including a new graphics engine, online play through the Xbox Live service, the ability to set up leagues and tournaments using XSNsports.com, new race modes, and more cars and tracks.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jerry Bruckheimer Films is negotiating a seven-figure deal to acquire the feature film rights to bestselling videogame "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." Pic is being earmarked as a feature film for Disney. Deal includes a script being penned by game creator Jordan Mechner. John August is exec producing and supervising Mechner on the script.

'Serious Sam: Next Encounter' (GBA/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that its Global Star publishing division will release Serious Sam: Next Encounter for the PlayStation2 and GameCube. Developed by Climax, the all new alien-blasting adventure will feature online play for up to eight players and two-player split screen action on the PlayStation 2, a four-player deathmatch option on the Nintendo GameCube, and two-player cooperative mode for both platforms. Read more for some new screens ..

American McGee Joins 'Enlight'

by Rainier on March 4, 2004 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today a partnership with gaming visionary American McGee. Founder of the independent game design and consulting firm TMIEC, McGee has signed on to be Enlight's creative director. Praised for his unique design talents by publications ranging from PC Gamer to Rolling Stone, American McGee developed Alice, a darker gothic version of the Lewis Carroll children's tale Alice in Wonderland and American McGee's Oz, a film trilogy currently being developed by Disney Films and Jerry Bruckheimer.