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
Konami have surprised exactly no-one with the announcement of Winning Eleven 8, the latest in their critically and popularly acclaimed footy series. Details are scarce at the moment, but we can tell you that Master League mode will feature 130+ playable teams (up from 64) and a new "growth and decline" system that seems to be some sort of constantly updated handicapping system. A footy catch-up mode, in effect. Mmmn.World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 will debut on PS2 in Japan on 5 August. We'll
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is one of the most spectacular-looking realtime strategies we've seen for an age and, based on its showing at E3, it'll be as rewarding for normal folk as it will for full-on Warhammer spongs.The game allows you to control one of four races in either head-to-head or cooperative multiplayer action (for two to six players via LAN or the net), as well as offering an epic single-player campaign.
It's the cinematic combat that really impresses though - you've never
EA have today announced details of the third game in ace first-person shooter series TimeSplitters.TimeSplitters Future Perfect will, funnily enough, again be based around time travel and, along with an "improved" story mode, will feature a cooperative mode and online play. Currently in development by Free Radical for PS2, Xbox and Gamecube, the title is scheduled for an early 2005 release.
This time round Cortez - the hero from previous instalments - finds himself in a desperate race to trace
In a market dominated by franchises and sequels, the slow-building commercial success of Prince of Persia (2.4 million copies and counting) was a heartening testimony to its - get this - quality gameplay.While far from perfect - we can pick holes in the camera, lack of bosses and somewhat patchy pacing for starters - Prince of Persia is still one of the very best console games you could pick, and easily the best adventure platformer of the last year. So imagine what a new combat system could
Acclaim have revealed more details of the car modification system in their street life-style racer Juiced. They tell us there are approximately 7.2 trillion styling combinations. That's one hell of an approximation and we're not counting, but we'll take their word that there's a huge range of bits to fiddle about with.A whole range of performance classes are provided by the 47 cars included in Juiced. Thing is, everything costs money and you'll be fairly short of the green stuff when you kick
Electronic Arts have released a slew of new details of their new James Bond game - in which you don't actually play as 007 himself. First-person shooter GoldenEye: Rogue Agent instead sees you play as - yes - a rogue agent, dismissed from MI6 for being a rather brutal chap. Not one to miss an opportunity, Auric Goldfinger (the guy from the film) hires you as his enforcer. As such, you become involved in Goldfinger's spat with Dr No and subsequently lose an eye to the good doctor.Now here's the,
LucasArts have revealed their E3 line-up and we're happy to report that Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords makes the list. We presume it will probably be a rolling demo of the game that LucasArts will show but, as it uses the same game engine as the original game, we may even be treated to some actual gameplay.The only detail that's come to light in addition to our is that there are more than 30 new force powers. Considering that many of the original force powers remain intact,