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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.
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
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
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,
It's been an age since we last saw anything of Spider-Man 2 but with E3 only a week away now, Activision have released a few new screenshots. The game has been tweaked in a number of areas: most notably, web-slinging is now player-controlled. Zip your way to the links below for more details on the game, which is due to hit the shops in June on PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC and GBA.Naturally, Spider-Man 2 will feature at E3 and below is Activision's line-up for the biggest gaming event of the year.
Ahead of next week's E3 show in LA, Namco have published a full list of what attendees can expect to see. Tekken 5 is the undoubted highlight, while the rest of the stand will be dominated by sequels such as Xenosaga II, Ace Combat 5, Dead to Rights II, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone and Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2.New content includes Death By Degrees (starring Tekken's Nina Williams), Ghosthunter, Baten Kaitos, The Adversary and - ahem - Taikon Drum Master.Beyond its now-confirmed