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XO2 (XBOX) - Screens Gallery

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT

Some more coverage from the Microsoft X02 event being held in Spain. Up next are screens from Midway's "Defender", BBC Multimedia's "Robot Wars - Extreme Destruction" - BAM!'s "Reign Of Fire" - Midway's Mortal Kombat - THQ's "MotoGP Online" - Virgin's "Galleon" and Sega's "House Of The Dead 3". Njoy!

Galeon (Virgin)

In a timeless age of vast sea voyages, magic and swashbuckling adventure, Galleon puts you at the helm of the streamlined clipper Endeavour. You control Captain Rhama Sabrier; Captain, Buccaneer, Merchant and explorer of uncharted oceans. Rhama will lead you into a stunning 3D adventure game set in a mysterious world which bustles with invincible skeleton warriors, spooky shipwrecks, breathtaking pirate battles and epic legends of Gods and folklore.

The game begins when Rhama is summoned to the port town of Akbah by a famous healer. A series of unexpected events starts him on an incredible quest centred around the discovery of a mysterious boat. Picking up clues and characters along the way, Rhama struggles to unravel the complex strands of the mystery as he battles his way from island to island.

Developed by Toby Gard (the man responsible for the creation of one of the most tangible video game characters ever- Lara Croft), Galleon will be the new benchmark in 3rd person action adventure games. Using a proprietary animation system Galleon's characters will have access to an unprecedented array of actions and movements. Fluid, realistic movement and ultra responsive gameplay are brought together in an environment populated by convincing ancillary characters.

Rhama will be one of the most agile computer game characters ever made, able to run, leap, climb, swim and swing his way across the wild untamed islands he discovers. Galleon also boasts a completely unique sword fighting system and incredibly realistic enemies to fight.

Anticipated for release in December 2002 Galleon promises to be the ultimate in 3D-adventure gaming. Would you care to pit your wits and sword arm against Pirates, Slave Traders and the utter scum of the sea? Then hop aboard…the Galleon awaits.

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (MidWay)

MotoGP Online (THQ)

The House of the Dead 3 (Sega)

Defender (MidWay)

An intense combat-action flying experience, Defender offers players the ultimate in next-generation action and strategy. Players defend and protect the human race from an alien invasion as they assume the controls of next-generation combat-ready Defender ships. Battling an onslaught of vicious aliens, players strategically pilot their ship through more than 17 treacherous missions spanning the solar system -- executing dynamic tactical maneuvers such as barrel rolls, 360-degree loops and spinning reversals to evade the enemy.

Robot Wars - Extreme Destruction (BBC)

Following the success of its acclaimed versions of Robot Wars on PlayStation 2, PC and Game Boy, BBC Multimedia is publishing a heavy metal successor - Robot Wars - Extreme Destruction. Published on PC and Game Boy Advance and, in a first for BBC Multimedia, for the Xbox, for Christmas 2002 this all-action sequel is set to deliver a whole new Robot-battling experience.

The first round of games has been a huge success, selling 250,000 units in 2001 across PC, PlayStation 2 and Game Boy - demonstrating the popularity of cross platform development and the Robot Wars phenomenon.

In just over 4 years the Robot Wars TV series has grown from cult status to become a massive worldwide phenomenon, with the BBC show now attracting a weekly audience of around four million viewers. Taking its cue from the latest series, Robot Wars - Extreme Destruction cranks up the action with new events, new robots, new arenas and a wide range of new game features.

Reign Of Fire (BAM!)

It is present-day London when a construction crew, led by the mother of young Quinn Abercromby (played by Christian Bale in the film), unwittingly unleashes a dragon that’s been hibernating for centuries. Within a quarter of a century, dragons have multiplied and replaced humans as the dominant species on Earth.

Play as either a human or a dragon: As a human, you take the role of a resistance fighter, controlling a variety of well-equipped vehicles. Your purpose is to defend the last remaining humans from attack and eventually to make your way to the site of the sole male dragon – London now lying in ruins. As a dragon, the player will take the role of an infant led by instinct to attack its foe at any opportunity and attempt to eradicate the human race. The plot follows the maturing of the dragon, gradually getting more powerful, as the game progresses.

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