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MicroSoft's X02 LineUp - Info & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2002 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT

It would not be a REAL Xbox event/presentation if MicroSoft themselves did not have a big lineup of titles to introduce to the public. We got info and screens on : BC, Fable, Fishing Live Online and Sudeki.

Fable (MicroSoft)

The longest journey always starts with one step. When your mother and sister are kidnapped, your first action is to travel across the magical land of Albion to find your father, the famed Hero. But soon you are plunged into a world of danger you couldn't possibly have imagined. A dark force is gathering. A power to bring evil to every town and village in Albion, and to destroy the fairytale lives of the inhabitants. This evil force has turned the very Heroes into power-crazed, ruthless warriors. Only your father has resisted. That's why your family has been taken. And that's why the fate of your family is now in your hands. Oh, and the fate of the entire world.

As you embark on your adventure as a young, callow youth, you'll learn that something makes you different to all the others. You have a force of Will. During your adventures, you'll grow up, grow stronger, grow more powerful and eventually grow old. But how you grow is down to you. Use your sword a great deal and your muscles will build. Use ruthless cunning and refuse to care about others and you'll become evil. Use your force of Will and you'll become wizardlike and wise. Your character changes according to the way you play.

The mystical world of Albion is immense. Hidden ruins, huge towns, caverns and mountains all exist, and there are hundreds of characters, all growing and interacting, and all with their own artificial intelligence. Even the ones who aren't human. There is the option to ally with many of these characters, to learn what they know, to help or hinder them, to heal them or hack them to pulp.

You face tasks big and small, perilous and rewarding. And with every step, you decide where you'll go next, what you'll face, who you'll talk to and of course, who will feel the force of your Will or the edge of your sword. The game features innovative control and unparallel freedom. You don't have to sit through a word of storyline if you don't want, and you are always free to travel wherever you choose. When and how you tackle the immense, detailed and gripping battle against the forces of evil is always down to you.

Albion is a land of magic and a realm of Heroes. But as it faces the ultimate enemy, are you ready to be the biggest hero of all?

BC (MicroSoft)

At the dawn of time the very survival of the human race hangs in the balance. Cowering in caves and running from predators, your species faces the ultimate threat - extinction at the hands of a vicious, rival race of ape-men. If humanity is to have a future, your tribe needs to evolve into a thinking, resourceful unit with a strong leader. That leader is you.

BC is an original 3rd person action/adventure game that hurtles you millions of years into prehistory, to the beginnings of mankind. Here you must lead the struggle for dominance among the first men. You will personally guide your evolving, learning and changing clan on an epic journey of survival.

Battle against ferocious, prehistoric creatures alone, or train select tribe members to join the fray. Explore and exploit the vast natural environments and discover new technology and knowledge… Remember, you are at war with other intelligent beings intent on wiping out the human race for good. Have you got the skills and instinct to evolve your tribe of from rabble into a clever, lethal, dominant team?

With over a hundred unique technologies at your disposal, an array of brutal weapons, and a fully simulated food chain, BC is an action-packed revolution in console action/adventure games.

Each of your tribe members is a unique individual, growing and changing in personality as they face dangers, experience triumphs and failures, and learn new skills. It all takes place in a massive world where every item can be picked up, researched, or used as a weapon; where every creature is not just an enemy but also an individual with its own character, prejudices, and goals.

BC is set in a violent, brutal time. Conflict and death is everywhere. Dangerously hot desert days turn to sub-zero nights populated by stalking raptors hungry for flesh. Every waterfall, snowy crevasse and darkened cave hides a new discovery critical to survival. Every berry, fruit or flower can be food to one creature and poison to another.

Can you lead mankind through an ancient war? Can you teach them to survive and to develop their skills and intelligence to destroy their cunning ape-descended rivals?

As history begins, can your tribe rule the Earth?

Fishing Live Online (MicroSoft)

Sudeki (MicroSoft)

A sultry wizardress… a soaring gunslinger… a powerful swordsman… a dark huntress. Four heroes, about to be hurtled over the edge into a flight into darkness. Sudeki will push the limits of what you think an RPG can be with bigger worlds, more powerful heroes and sexier heroines all wrapped around Hong Kong-style cinematic combat. And it is all only possible on Xbox.

Set in a world ripped apart by deceit, Sudeki sets its heroes on a twisting path of betrayal, gravity-defying combat and unbelievable magic. All they can rely on is themselves. No one is to be trusted. No one is to be spared.


  • Cinematic-style real-time combat featuring dozens of moves, slow-motion bullet-time, earth-shattering spells and hundreds of destructive melee and ranged weapons
  • Massive cooperative super-strikes where characters combine to devastate legions of foes
  • A horde of over 100 enemies from deadly dread-spiders to massive battle fortresses
  • Battle as a team of four fierce heroes: a beautiful and deadly sorceress, a steam-punk gunslinger, a powerful man-at-arms and a shape-shifting huntress.
  • Forge your heroes into legends as you build their skills, spell arsenal, weapons cache, and powers.
  • Immense worlds to explore and tame filled with hundreds of NPCs, cunning enemies and twists and turns fraught with danger.
  • Custom next-generation graphics engine built from the ground up for Xbox featuring detailed facial animation, bump-mapping, complex lighting and awesome scale.

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