EIDOS ANNOUNCE E3 LINEUP
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[ May 12th 2001 ]

Eidos Interactive, the publishing arm of Tomb Raider software house Core Design, have announced their E3 line-up for this years electronic trade show. More noticeable than the titles on offer are those which remain absent from the list, namely a Tomb Raider title, the first such absence in over four years.

Taking on the electronic catwalk are the below titles:

Blood Omen 2 - [Platform PS2 - Due Winter]

Blood Omen 2, the latest instalment in the Legacy of Kain Series is a 3rd person 3D action/combat game in which the player assumes the role of the vampire Kain. A compelling story drives the player through huge lushly detailed 3D environments and challenges their game play skills in combat, puzzle solving, stealth and exploration. With each success, the player achieves new dark powers that will grant Kain the ability to access treacherous new areas to explore and the power to face stronger, more aggressive enemies. As the player develops a stronger, more skilled vampire, they are rewarded with dozens of dazzling in-game cinematic sequences that unfold the continuing epic of Nosgoth, and Kain's attempts to ultimately rule over it.

Mad Dash - [Platform XBOX - Due September]

An original title designed for the Xbox™ video game system, Mad Dash Racing combines high-speed combat racing and 3D adventure action with a crew of motley characters for an insane multi-player competition! Compete in a race for survival against the evil Hex, his dirty minions and your unforgiving friends. Glide across rivers of hot, steaming lava, bash through mammoth boulders, and slide down icy glaciers to beat the other racers and escape Hex's wicked wrath. Do whatever it takes to cross the finish line first from shooting weapon power-ups, planning scheming attacks, or knocking your opponents off track with a sharp elbow nudge.

Herdy Gerdy - [Platform PS2 - Due Winter]

Gerdy, an apprentice herder, embarks on an epic quest to revive his father from an evil spell. His journey takes him across an island populated by an assortment of wild creatures. To avenge his father's nemesis and restore goodness to the island, Gerdy must hone his herding skills and ultimately compete in a magnificent tournament to become Master Herder.

Commandos 2: Men of Courage - [Platform PC, PS2, Dreamcast - Due September]

Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a tactical action/strategy game set against the backdrop of World War II. Take control of an elite group of commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of mission-based objectives. Go covert into new environments based on authentic WWII locations: the heart of the third Reich, a northern European submarine installation, the headquarters of the Japanese army and more.

Project Eden - [Platform PC, PS2 - Due September]

Designed by the team that created the original Tomb Raider, Project Eden strikes into the action-adventure genre with a radical combination of action and adventure featuring interchangeable 1st and 3rd person viewpoints. With control over a team of four characters, game play relies heavily on character interaction and is either single player (co-operative) or four player (network). Command may also be switched from characters to remotely operated equipment. The 1st person viewpoint allows the character to see torso and feet as well as the real-time shadow. Driven by all-new engines, Project Eden incorporates the latest advances in mapping technologies, character skinning, animation (including variable speed playback), morphing and other dedicated effects. Game play is structured via a commanding script that leads the player through a world distorted by its own evolution, where the inhabitants reflect an unnatural and often sinister vigilance.

Soul Reaver 2 - [Platform PS2 - Due September]

In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, reassume the role of Raziel, and travel back through the currents of time into various eras of Nosgoth's past in your relentless pursuit of Kain. Encounter new enemies as you unearth the mysteries of Nosgoth's ancient races, and expose the schemes behind the corruption of the Pillars, and the vampire genocide.

Trade Empires - [Platform PC - Due September]

Beginning at the dawn of human civilization and progressing through the 19th century, Trade Empires is an episodic, economic simulation game about creating a merchant empire through trade. Controlling your family dynasty of merchants, your mission is to build vast transport and trade networks that change over thousands of years as new technologies are developed and more modern products are discovered. Each episode spans an area during a time period, such as trade along the Silk Road between the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty. With each new episode comes a unique list of available products and technologies ranging from the silk, bronze and jade idols of Ancient China to the steam engines, iron plows and rum of the Industrial Revolution.

ThunderStrike: Operation Phoenix - [Platform PS2 - Due September]

Wave Rally - [Platform PS2 - Due September]

Praetorians - [Platform PC - Next Spring]

Republic - [Platform PC - Next Spring]

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