Gritty sci-fi FPS Killzone aims to make you "look at the genre in a different way", claims Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America, without explaining what she means. Sideways, perhaps?The Guerilla developed shooter needs little in the way of hype, however, and the deafening buzz surrounding the title should see it safely through to its projected autumn release. Based in near-future colony Vecta, the game tells the story - through the medium of large guns
Kazunori Yamauchi, boss of Gran Turismo 4 developers Polyphony Digital, has revealed more details about the game's newly-announced Photo mode. Designed to enhance the non-driving segments of the game, the function - which Yamauchi says offers "a new way for players to enjoy Gran Turismo from a different angle, with infinite possibilities" - basically allows you to save and print images from the game.The inspiration for the slightly odd-sounding feature is that it combines Yamauchi's twin
ON: PS2 - OUT: Winter 2004
"Team Soho has reached new heights in The Getaway: Black Monday with its unique cinematic narrative and realistic portrayal of London," claims Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Building on the success of the critically acclaimed original, The Getaway: Black Monday gives players the ambiance and realism of film combined with the excitement of action and driving gameplay that plunges deeper into the seedy back
ON: PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC - OUT: Autumn
North Korea is the acceptable face that most developers appear to be using now as home to world-threatening bad guys and Ghost Recon 2 falls in line with that philosophy. It's a squad-based military shooter and Ubi Soft are using the buzzword 'immersion' as the hook to their latest in the Ghost Recon franchise. 'Being there' is the in-place to be and we're promised the chaos of war in the intense battle sequences.
On: PC - OUT: Autumn
The seminal series known for its hypnotic puzzles and fantasy settings is up for its fourth incarnation. Apparently, this instalment will answer mysteries left over from earlier games. Typically, it involves an intriguing and complicated tale that you have to unravel by solving puzzles and interacting with NPCs.
A quest to save a little girl and uncover the truth.
Resolves mysteries left-over from Myst and Myst III: Exile.
E3 2004: Real-time strategy meets third-person shooter in a tale of heroes
On: PC - OUT: June
It's a third-person tactical action game from Codemasters that has you mixing real-time strategy gameplay with a third-person shooter, as you command a small squad of kicking soldiers. The title comes from some of the game scenarios being inspired by heroic acts during World War II and you can play as British, US, German or Russian forces.Directing your squad as in a real-time
It's a direct reflection of GTA's massive impact that the release of three screenshots can shoot it straight to the top of the E3 agenda, despite the fact that it's not actually due to be on the show floor. The shots confirm a Latino slant, and suggest at least two new gameplay wrinkles - drive-by shootings (perhaps in an on-line gang co-op? We can dream), and stupid little bicycles.More reaction and analysis as it
On: Xbox - OUT: January 2005
Few doubt Rare's ability to produce a decent game. Getting the game on the shelves would appear to be a different matter for the UK coders, though. We've been waiting for Kameo and the fact that it missed its spring 2004 release date comes as no surprise, unfortunately. The game is an epic adventure of exploration and fighting, dressed up in big and bold graphics typical of Rare. Kameo's ability to morph into creatures in her bid to fight the evil
On: PC - OUT: Autumn
A follow up to the original zoo management sim that offers more variety, choices and creativity. You can now roam around your zoo, checking out your handywork in an all-new 3D world.
Enhanced 3D graphics complement the ability to walk around your zoo inspecting the animals, hanging with visitors and taking pics
More than 300 building objects use a new user-friendly Habitat Builder tool. The Biome Brush allows you to paint different landscapes on
Electronic Arts have released the first screenshots of GoldenEye: Rogue Agent and you'll notice they centre around Fort Knox - Oddjob being the obvious clue here.EA's latest Bond first-person shooter takes the novel twist of casting the player as a rogue agent, rather than Mr Shaken-not-Stirred himself. That simple change in context should allow for much more foul play on the part of the player. Will we get the chance to kill Bond? Okay, that isn't going to happen but we envisage a game where