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Backyward Wrestling Soundtrack Announced

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced a multi-year, multi-product agreement with Epic Games to publish three new videogames based on the popular Unreal franchise. The agreement marks Midway’s entrance into the premium PC games sector with a property that has sold more than seven million units worldwide and generated nearly $200 million in revenue at retail since the introduction of Unreal Tournament in 1999. Under terms of the agreement, Midway obtains worldwide publishing rights for the three Unreal titles from Epic, including Unreal Championship 2, an Xbox exclusive title scheduled … Continue reading Backyward Wrestling Soundtrack Announced

Catwoman Game Strikes

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that Catwoman the videogame, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on the highly anticipated Catwoman motion picture from Warner Bros. Pictures starring Oscar winning actress, Halle Berry, is now available for PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and PC CD-ROM. The game follows the story of Patience Philips, who is killed after she uncovers a dark secret held by her employers. Brought back to life by a rare Egyptian cat, she becomes Catwoman and sets out to discover the truth about herself … Continue reading Catwoman Game Strikes

Scotland's Visual Science Reports Good Year

Visual Science, Scotland's largest independent games developer today announced record results for its 2003 trading year. Turnover increased by 110% on 2002 results to a record £2.8 million for 2003. The company also recorded a pre tax profit of £100,000. Based in Dundee, Visual Science was started by Russell Kay over 10 years ago. 2003 saw a change in strategy for the developer, which had largely been exclusive to Electronic Arts, developing the critically acclaimed Formula 1 series of games. 2003 saw the company launch its last F1 game; F1 Career Challenge. A flurry of new business saw Visual Science … Continue reading Scotland's Visual Science Reports Good Year

NCSoft Gives Vets Copies of City of Heroes

NCsoft Corporation (KSE: 036570.KS), the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games and Cryptic Studios are giving 2,000 copies of their best-selling City of Heroes game packs to U.S. Navy personnel returning from duty in the Middle East. This game giveaway program, dubbed "Heroes for Heroes," is a way for NCsoft and its employees to show gratitude to the military men and woman returning from difficult duty. The games will be given out starting today at the Norfolk (Va.) Naval Station Exchange. "This is our way of saying ‘thanks' to the military men and women who make great … Continue reading NCSoft Gives Vets Copies of City of Heroes

Avalanche makes AirHockey 3D

Avalanche Team announced today the release of AirHockey 3D, the PC remake of a massively popular classic game Air-Hockey. In this game the player must outwit the opponent’s ever changing play technique and score 12 goals into the opposite gates to win the game. With advanced levels of player/opponent detail and responsiveness, futuristic visual effects and on-line gameplay support, AirHockey 3D offers the most "In Your Face" air hockey experience ever. AirHockey 3D is air hockey in its purest form for true fans who demand the finest gameplay and refreshing play experience. The player’s key to success is to hit … Continue reading Avalanche makes AirHockey 3D

City of Heroes Figures Announced

WizKids Inc., makers of the best-selling HeroClix collectable miniatures game (CMG), and NCsoft, makers of the runaway hit City of Heroesâ„¢ massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), have teamed up to create a Limited Edition HeroClix figure. "The success of HeroClix and City of Heroes shows that the comic book genre couldn't be stronger," said Jordan Weisman, WizKids® CEO. "It was natural that the two biggest names in comic book games would work together to provide their players with tastes of each other's game." The first Limited Edition figure of the City of Heroes main character, Statesman, will be available … Continue reading City of Heroes Figures Announced

Warthog developing new games

Warthog have been letting their imagination and creative juices go wild over the last few months to develop new IPs that will stand up and be counted. This is in response to industry reacting more and more to the lack of daring to be creative, a fear of testing new IPs and the loss of originality when we start to go down the route of "Now that's what I call game number 42 in the series of bland sales bets". From the outset, they have thought long and hard about the characters they are developing, drawing upon well-known aspects of … Continue reading Warthog developing new games

Sammy Studios Speaking at Comic Convention

Sammy Studios Inc., a developer, publisher and global distributor of interactive entertainment content, today announced that it will showcase a sneak preview of two highly anticipated video game titles at the upcoming Comic-Con International show. "Spy Fiction" and "Guilty Gear Isuka" will be debuted to the public, with multiple kiosks featuring playable previews of each game at Sammy booths #4203 and #4205. Comic-Con International 2004 is held July 22-25 at the San Diego Convention Center. "Spy Fiction" is an exciting new entry to the stealth-action genre, featuring fast-paced game play, amazing graphics and the superb character design of Renji "Range" … Continue reading Sammy Studios Speaking at Comic Convention

Namco Hometek To Publish Katamari Damacy

Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the highly addictive and innovative action game, Katamari Damacy, will be coming to the U.S. market in September. The ever expanding, article accumulating, swiftly swelling sphere game that is fun for the whole family is set to ship exclusively on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. "Eccentric, quirky, weird, goofy, wild, outrageous, addictive, intriguing, charismatic and captivating — they all apply," said Rod Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Namco Hometek Inc. "There are many words to describe Katamari Damacy — and the most important … Continue reading Namco Hometek To Publish Katamari Damacy

Buka Bringing Fair Strike to Britain

Fair Strike, one of the line-up 2003, and Hellforces, Buka's technologically advanced upcoming shooter scheduled for August/September 2004. "We are happy to make at last clear the situation with Fair Strike, this helicopter action/simulation by G5 Software, which is highly anticipated in the UK", commented Maxim Mikhalev, Buka's VP International. "GMX Media showed good cooperation distributing Battle Mages and The Entente: World War I Battlefields, so we are pleased to keep on our partnership." "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to get Fair Strike to the market, fans have been eagerly awaiting it." commented COO for GMX Media … Continue reading Buka Bringing Fair Strike to Britain

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