ANNOUNCES E3 LINEUP
Copyright 2003 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ May 2nd 2003 ]
Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers
and developers of entertainment software, announces
its groundbreaking console and PC games line-up
for the upcoming 2003 Electronics Entertainment
Expo held May 14-16 in Los Angeles, California.
Eidos will feature several games in South Hall
booth No.824 including Lara Croft Tomb Raider:
The Angel of Darkness for PlayStation2 and PC,
Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home for
PlayStation2 and Xbox, Deus Ex: Invisible War
for Xbox and PC, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
for PC and Republic: The Revolution for the PC.
Eidos will debut several new titles at the show
including Ion Storm's Thief, Crystal Dynamics'
Legacy of Kain: Defiance and Chain Gang; and The
Italian Job, based on the upcoming film release
from Paramount Pictures. "Eidos' partnerships
with companies such as Paramount, Sony, and Microsoft
are testament to the company's capacity to create
strong content that has mass appeal across multiple
entertainment mediums," says Rob Dyer, president
of Eidos Interactive, US. "Eidos' fully loaded
2003 E3 lineup is an impressive combination of
both groundbreaking content and industry-leading
technology." At E3 2003, Eidos reinforces its
dedication to developing platform-leading, content-rich
brands. Among the games highlighted during the
Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home (PS2, Xbox)
- Based on the controversial and shocking US phenomenon
of Backyard Wrestling, Backyard Wrestling: Don't
Try This At Home breaks gamers free from the stale
wrestling genre, and puts them into a groundbreaking
new world of open-ended gameplay. Punish opponents
in highly interactive sprawling environments implementing
instruments of pain, including thumbtacks, barbed
wire, light bulbs, stop signs, baseball bats,
tables, fire and the environment itself. Prepare
to endure inhuman amounts of pain, take incredible
risks, and leap from breathtaking heights to squash
opponents and be crowned 'The King Of Hardcore'.
Developed by Paradox.
Gang (PS2, Xbox) - Chain Gang unleashes total
animal anarchy! Chained together, Spanx and Redmond
are animal fugitives on the run from an unscrupulous
product-testing lab. Playing as Spanx, you must
use the disgruntled Redmond as a weapon not only
to escape, but also to free other enslaved animals
and sabotage the evil corporation. Providing an
innovative approach to the character-based action
genre, Chain Gang combines a unique 'chain' gameplay
mechanic with in-depth enemy and environment interaction,
rich combat and slapstick humour. The result?
Player choice triggers an unscripted chain of
chaotic, humorous events. Developed by Crystal
Dynamics. Commandos 3: Destination Berlin (PC)
3 Destination Berlin is the third instalment in
Pyro Studios' legendary tactical strategy series.
The game takes the stunningly detailed graphics
and compelling gameplay of the series to a whole
new level with a new interior engine, a strong
narrative and a new game structure with more detailed
smaller maps providing more action orientated
missions. The gameplay incorporates new gaming
situations including ambushes, assaults, level
bosses and promises to be more accessible than
previous games in the series. For the first time
in a Commandos game, there will be a deathmatch
multiplayer mode for up to eight players via LAN
and the Internet.
Ex: Invisible War (Xbox, PC) - Deus Ex: Invisible
War is the sequel to Ion Storm's award-winning
Deus Ex. This first person thriller with intense
shooter and stealth gameplay elements begins 15
years following the events depicted in the original
game. Playing as anti-terrorist agent Alex D.,
you must take advantage of the open-ended gameplay
to fight numerous militant factions bent on violently
reshaping the world to suit their own agendas.
Equipped with high-tech gadgetry and bio-mods
that can induce superhuman powers, travel the
globe chasing the conspirators, those out to get
you and the truth behind your own origins.
Job (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) - Based on Paramount
Picture's forthcoming feature film, The Italian
Job puts you in the driving seat as you and your
band of thieves attempt to steal $28 million in
gold bullion from under the nose of the man who
betrayed you. This high-octane arcade racer will
get your adrenaline pumping as you attempt a frantic
getaway in super-charged new Mini Coopers. Create
havoc on the streets of LA as you drive at break-neck
speeds through environments based on locations
in the film including the Hollywood Hills, Downtown
LA and the city's Metro and storm drain system.
Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (PS2,
PC) - The gaming world's most famous heroine,
Lara Croft, like you've never seen her, in a Tomb
Raider like you've never experienced. Lara returns
as both hunter and hunted relying on her ingenuity,
athleticism and a new edge to her personality.
The game introduces a new playable character,
Kurtis Trent, and new gameplay features including
interaction with other characters and the capacity
to improve Lara's abilities depending on how you
play the game. You must traverse an intricately
detailed world, taking you from the back streets
of Paris to the hellish depths of Prague. The
Angel of Darkness employs a brand new engine built
from the ground up to fully utilize the power
of PlayStation 2 and the latest PC graphics cards.
Developed by Core Design.
of Kain: Defiance (PS2, Xbox) - Legacy of Kain:
Defiance is the next installment in the multi-million
selling Legacy of Kain series. For the first time
in the series both Kain and Raziel will be available
as playable characters in all of their blood sucking
and soul devouring glory. The game focuses much
more on combat as Kain and Raziel confront hordes
of monstrous enemies in fierce, fast-paced battles.
The completely 're-vamped' combat system promises
to be accessible, responsive and satisfying, allowing
for non-stop action and thrilling combo moves
unique to each character.
The Revolution (PC) - Republic: The Revolution
is the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed
PC strategy simulation game from Elixir Studios.
Designed by Demis Hassabis, Republic: The Revolution
delivers a totally unique and compelling experience
powered by one of the most advanced graphics engines
ever. Starting with a single loyal supporter,
a tiny secret HQ and a very small base of local
support, you must build up a nationwide party
powerful enough to oust the President and rule
the Republic of Novistrana.
(Xbox, PC) - In this next chapter of the Thief
series, you once again take on the role of the
master thief Garrett. The stealthy character is
rarely seen, never caught, a master of the ambush
and capable of breaking into the most ingeniously
secured places. Garrett steals from the wealthy
and gives to himself, making his living in the
dark and foreboding City. Although Garrett would
prefer to be left alone to ply his trade, the
prophecies of an impending Dark Age dictate a
different plan for the thief. Thief pioneered
the concept of stealth and this latest instalment
will feature Ion Storm's groundbreaking dynamic
lighting and shadow systems - every character
and object, including Garrett, cast realistic,
movable shadows that affect the gameplay.