E3 Preview

]>

2K SPORTS

TOP SPIN: Challenge other tennis buffs to a quick game or tournament; for PS2 (summer 2005), Xenon (winter 2005), GBA, DS.

NHL 2K6: Features an on-the-fly coaching system; for PS2 and Xbox (fall 2005), Xenon (winter 2005).

WORLD POKER TOUR: Play with the WPT pros or set up poker nights; for PS2, Xbox; fall 2005.

NBA 2K6: New tournaments, training exercises, and unique unlockables; for PS2, Xbox; fall '05.

ACTIVISION

FANTASTIC FOUR: Based on Marvel/Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming feature film with single-player or two-player cooperative team-based gameplay; for PS2, Xbox, GC, PC, GBA; summer '05.

ATARI

TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED: Licensed from Microsoft; for next-generation Xbox; summer 2005.

DRAGON BALL Z: BUDOKAI TENKAICHI: The only DBZ game to combine fighting and flight in wide, destructible 3-D environments; for PS2; November 2005.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Adventure in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Eberron; for PC; early 2006.

GETTING UP: CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE: In a world where freedom of expression has been suppressed, an unlikely hero rises to win back his neighborhood; for PS2, Xbox, PC; September '05.

THE MATRIX PATH OF NEO: Based on the motion picture trilogy with gamers playing as Neo; PS2, Xbox, PC; holiday 2005.

INDIGO PROPHECY: In this paranormal thriller, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders; for PS2, Xbox, PC; September 2005.

BUENA VISTA GAMES

THE CHRONICLES OF NAMIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE: Use combat skills, weaponry, and abilities to defeat the evil White Witch and her armies; for PS2, PSP, Xbox, GC, GBA, DS, PC; fall '05.

TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: OOGIE'S REVENGE: Assume the role of Jack Skellington pitted against arch-nemesis Oogie Boogie; for PS2, Xbox (October 2005), GBA.

DISNEY'S CHICKEN LITTLE: Master unique gadgets and play as key characters from the film; for PS2, Xbox, GC, GBA, PC; holiday 2005.

BVG also will feature a full lineup of handheld titles in a special "Disney on the Go!" section. Disney titles include Herbie: Fully Loaded, Cinderella: Magical Dreams, Cinderella's Dollhouse Dreams, Kim Possible 3: Team Possible, Lizzie McGuire 3: Homecoming Havoc, That's So Raven 2 (working title), Lizzie McGuire 2: Lizzie Diaries Special Edition.

CAPCOM ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Phoenix Wright: ACE ATTORNEY: Based on the courtroom battle series from Japan, a defense attorney must prove his seemingly guilty client's innocence; for DS; summer 2005.

FLIPNIC: ULTIMATE PINBALL: Redefining the pinball experience, journey through surrealistic 3-D environments; for PS2, Xbox; summer 2005.

BEAT DOWN: FISTS OF VENGEANCE: This urban setting is ruled by a criminal underworld of power, greed, and corruption; for PS2; fall 2005.

WITHOUT WARNING: Action shooter set against the backdrop of a terrorist siege of a U.S.-based chemical plant; for PS2, Xbox; fall 2005.

MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 5: Battle the cyber menaces that await Mega Man and his pal, Lan. Capcom will release two versions: Team Protoman and Team Colonel; for GBA; spring '05.

KILLER 7: Post-modern action-adventure game that chronicles two men whose intertwined paths lead to a tale of altering personas; for PS2, GC; June 2005.

ELECTRONIC ARTS

BATMAN BEGINS: Co-published with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming feature film; for PS2, Xbox, GC, GBA; June 17, 2005.

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE: Set to release in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures' film based on J.K. Rowling's fourth book; for PS2, PSP, Xbox, GC, DS, GBA, PC; November 2005.

NCAA FOOTBALL 2006: Embark on a quest for the Heisman Trophy; for PS2, Xbox; summer '05.

MARVEL NEMESIS: RISE OF THE IMPERFECTS: Play as and against superheroes from the Marvel Universe; for PS2, PSP, Xbox, GC; fall 2005.

MAJESCO

ADVENT RISING: First title in an epic trilogy of action-adventure games, presented in cinematic format; for Xbox, PC; May 31, 2005.

ADVENT SHADOW: Written to run parallel to the storyline of the Advent trilogy; for PSP; summer 2005.

AEON FLUX: Based on the futuristic MTV animated series, Aeon Flux is an agent who must rid the city of Bregna from an evil tyranny; for PS2, Xbox; fall 2005.

BLOODRAYNE: Action/horror video game makes its handheld debut; for PSP; fall 2005.

INFECTED: Brings the gameplay of a classic arcade game to a third-person shooter; for PSP; October 2005.

JAWS: Recreates scenes and character spin-offs from the movie, and casts players in the role of the great white shark; for PS2, Xbox, PC; August 2005.

NANOSTRAY: Pulse-pounding 3-D shooter; for DS; July 2005.

TEXAS HOLD 'EM: Compete in Quick Game mode versus 10 computer players or in Tournament Mode against up to five friends; for DS; October 2005.

THE DARKNESS: Based on the best-selling comic created by Top Cow; for next-generation consoles; '06.

GBA VIDEO: Majesco's proprietary technology enables gamers to view commercial-grade video on a standard Nintendo GBA. Games are based on properties including SpongeBob SquarePants; The Fairly OddParents; All Grown Up!; Dora the Explorer; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius; Nicktoons Collection; Cartoon Network Collection; Codename: Kids Next Door; Sonic X; Strawberry Shortcake; Dragon Ball GT; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Yu Gi Oh!; Disney Channel Collection; and more; for GBA. Majesco also will announce 90-minute, full-feature content for GBA Video.

NAMCO HOMETEK INC.

ARC THE LAD: END OF DARKNESS: First action-based game in the series, featuring 24 characters and an improved card and guild system; for PS2; May 2005.

ATOMIC BETTY: Retro visuals and quirky characters based on the Teletoon and Cartoon Network series; for GBA; November 2005.

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND THE SPOOKY OLD TREE: Three playable characters, unique skills and objects, and 15 game levels; for GBA, PC; September 2005.

DEAD TO RIGHTS: Beat cop Jack Slate returns in this action-adventure that blends Hollywood cinematic style with Hong Kong-inspired action; for PSP; May 2005.

GUMBY VS. THE ASTROBOTS: Gumby embarks on a perilous journey to rescue his friends from the Astrobots; for GBA; August 2005.

HELLO KITTY ROLLER RESCUE: First entirely 3-D Hello Kitty video game, featuring more than 20 Sanrio characters; for GC; fall 2005.

KATAMARI DAMACY 2: New levels and objects, as well as the all-new two player CO-OP mode; for PS2; 2005.

MAGE KNIGHT: APOCALYPSE: Set in the Mage Knight universe, players take on the role of one of five guardians; for PC; February 2006.

MOTOGP4: Licensed professional riders, tracks, bikes, and all three engine classes from the 2004 season; for PS2; summer 2005.

PAC 'N ROLL: Pac-Man must save his family and girlfriend from the evil Golvis and Ghosts; for DS; summer 2005.

PAC-MAN WORLD 3: Celebrating Pac-Man's 25th anniversary; for PS2, PSP, Xbox, GC, PC; fall 2005.

REBELSTAR TACTICAL COMMAND: With four play modes, take advantage of a turn-based combat system and RPG elements; for GBA; August 2005.

SIGMA STAR SAGA: RPG space shooter featuring customizable weapons and 20-plus hours of gameplay; for GBA; June 2005.

SNIPER ELITE: Hone sniping skills with 28 missions; for PS2, Xbox; Q4 2005.

SOULCALIBUR III: Latest installment in the weapon-based fighting franchise; for PS2; 2005.

SUPER PAC-MAN PINBALL: Pac-Man's dot-munching action combined with table design and pinball physics; for DS; August 2005.

TALES OF LEGENDIA: Characters designed by Japanese artist Kazuto Nakazawa, best known for his character designs in Kill Bill: Vol. 1; for PS2; February 2006.

URBAN REIGN (WORKING TITLE): Gang life rules the inner city, turning neighborhoods into war zones; for PS2; 2005.

RADICA GAMES

GAMESTER: Wireless XBL (a fully functional Xbox controller) and the Xbox Phoenix Plus (an Xbox gamepad). Both are officially licensed by Microsoft; June 2005.

PLAY TV LEGENDS (PLUG 'N PLAY): Outrun 2019 (fall 2005), Menacer (fall 2005), and Sega Genesis Volume 2 (spring 2005).

SEGA OF AMERICA, INC.

THE MATRIX ONLINE: Massively multiplayer online game developed in conjunction with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

THQ

SCOOBY-DOO UNMASKED: Use martial arts, archery, and flying in the quest to find Fred's cousin, Jed; for PS2, Xbox, GC, GBA; September 2005.

UBISOFT

AND 1 STREETBALL: Experience the moves of authentic streetball legends or create your own; for PS2.

FAR CRY INSTINCTS: 2004 survival shooter re-imaged; for Xbox.

HEROES OF MIGHT & MAGIC V: Based on features from the original saga, but with a more mature fantasy universe; for PC.

187 RIDE OR DIE: Urban combat racing game; for PS2, Xbox.

PETER JACKSON'S KING KONG: Based on Universal Pictures' upcoming film; for PS2, Xbox, next-generation consoles.

PRINCE OF PERSIA 3: Blends elements from the first two versions, along with unexpected twists; for PS2, Xbox.

BLAZING ANGELS SQUADRONS OF WWII (WORKING TITLE): Famous battles of WWII through the eyes of a squadron commander and ace fighter pilot; for Xbox.

TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON 3 (WORKING TITLE): Classic squad-based shooter; for next-generation consoles.

TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX LOCKDOWN: The darkest campaign yet; for PS2, Xbox.

AMERICA'S ARMY: RISE OF A SOLDIER: Military game incorporating character progression with an all-new career mode and gameplay; for PS2, Xbox.

Two of Ubisoft's titles will be shown behind closed doors (to select retailers and journalists only): BROTHER IN ARMS ROAD TO HILL 30: NEW CHAPTER (working title) for PC and Xbox and

MYST V: END OF AGES for PC.

VIVENDI UNIVERSAL GAMES

THE INCREDIBLE HULK: Play as the Hulk and create Hulk-powered weapons; for PS2, Xbox, GC; August 2005.

50 CENT: BULLETPROOF: 50 Cent gets caught in a web of corruption and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld; Q4 2005.

SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS: Take on the role of Tony Montana and traverse a gameplay environment that authentically recreates the historical time period of the film; for PS2, Xbox, PC; Q4 '05.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT: Take on the role of Detective Robert Goren to investigate four new murder cases; for PC; Q3 2005.

ER: Start as a newly hired intern at Chicago's County General Hospital; for PC; June 2005.

THE APPRENTICE: Experience the game through the eyes of a show contestant; for PC; Q1 '06.

AddThis

Articles You Might Like

There are no articles classified under this Main Category.