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'Crimson Sea 2' (PS2) Coming In March 2004

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that it is publishing Crimson Sea 2 exclusively for the PlayStation2. The action-adventure game will ship to North American retailers on March 30, 2004.

'Kult' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kult is a 3D isometric RPG, that combines 3D technologies and the traditional ways of isometric RPG's. Enter the fantasy kingdom of ancient Rywennia and enjoy this action adventure at its fullest. Kult will take you ;from heroic fights against hidious monsters - using weapons and spells - to seeking wisdom and clues for your quests, while interacting with the many NPC's such as spirits and astral enemies. Read more for details and screens ...

'R-Type: Final Chapter' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It all began in 1987 with a revolutionary arcade shooter called R-Type. Now the classic shooter is back for a final appearance with new features and the same exciting, revolutionary gameplay that started it all. Use the unique Force System to power-up your ship as you choose and send it into battle against the evil Bydo. With over 100 ships to choose from and an almost unlimited amount of customization options, R-Type Final is the definitive shooter on the PlayStation2. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Ubisoft' Acquires 'Tork' Development Studio 'Tiwak'

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft recently increased the creative potential of its production studios in France by acquiring the independent video game developer Tiwak. This acquisition is operative and has been consolidated since late December 2003. Tiwak, located in Montpellier, consists of a team of 17 highly talented people who have previously worked on the development, and who have all the necessary skills to produce top-quality games.

'CDV' Reveals 2004 Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today CDV announced their lineup for 2004, revealing quite a few interesting developments. Breed is about to hit the streets, but CDV/Brat Designs seems to be already working on an addon for end of the year. On deck for release are also Panzers, Lula 3D, Cossacks II, Vultures and a Blitzkrieg addon, as well as an yet unannounced addon for Panzers. Read more for details ....

'Darkwatch: Curse of the West' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios, Inc. today announced "Darkwatch: Curse of the West," an all-new 1st person shooter (FPS) with an original premise blending Vampire-Horror and Western genres. The game is a cinematic FPS, with explosive action and great gameplay variety framed by a story and visual design that delivers a frightening re-imagination of the Wild West. "Darkwatch: Curse of the West" is the first title developed internally at Sammy Studios, created by the team who launched Sammy's US-based game development studio and publishing headquarters in 2002. The game is slated for release on PlayStation2 and Xbox in Q4 2004. Read more for details ...

'Knight Rider 2' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Davilex Games is proud to announce the development and publishing of Knight Rider 2. This new title, based on a license from Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, is slated for a worldwide release in Q4 of 2004 and will appear on the PS2 and PC platforms. The decision to develop the second sequel of the popular game follows the success of the first Knight Rider game, which was released in November 2003. More than 170.000 units have been sold in Europe so far.

'Miami Vice' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Davilex Games is proud to announce the development and publishing of a new sensational game based on the popular 80's TV series Miami Vice. This new title, licensed by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, is slated for a worldwide release in Q4 of 2004 and for the PS2, XBOX and PC.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. TDK has released a demo for Cauldron's 3rd person action/adventure title Conan featuring 2 levels set to Kordava city at night and to one of the towers. This beta-demo will run only on graphics cards with Pixel shader 1.1 support (final version of game set for February will however work also on GeForce 4 MX or GeForce 2).

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' (Xbox) - More Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The third Secret Weapons Over Normandy Xbox Live content package has officially been released! This package features one additional flyable plane, an all-new single player mission, and an alternative camo scheme for the Ju-87 Stuka. Combining Italian design skills, with a German inline engine, the Macchi 202 is a more than capable fighter plane. Secret Weapons Over Normandy players will get the chance to pilot this aircraft for the first time as they fly for the Axis in combat against Allied invaders in a brand new mission named "Escape from Tripoli." Also added to Xbox Live is an updated camo pattern for the Ju-87 Stuka. Read more to check out some screens of the new content...