E3 2002: Rage announces scheduled line up
U.K. based Rage announced the titles they will be showcasing at this year's Electronic Entertainment Exposition this week. Rage will be unveiling several new games for all consoles including the Playstation 2 at booth #330 in the South Hall.
Several key titles on display include:
Andy McNab: Team SAS (Xbox), Crash (PlayStation2 and Xbox), David Beckham Soccer (PlayStation2 and Xbox), Go Go Beckham: Adventure on Soccer Island (Game Boy Advance), Gun Metal (Xbox), Lamborghini (Xbox, PlayStation2 and GameCube), Rocky (PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance), Rolling (PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance) and Twin Caliber (PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube).
In addition to games being shown at their booth, Rage will be showing new titles at several other booths, including Ubi-Soft, Majesco, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment. Rage will also have a special appearance by Mr. T to promote its upcoming Rocky game. In addition to that, fans will be able to take pictures and get autographs. Mr. T will be appearing at Rage's booth from 12:00-1:30 pm on Thursday the 23rd.
Rage has also announced that it will be showcasing its newest licensed game based on based on the Italian motor sport "Automobili Lamborghini". The game is scheduled for a Spring 2003 release on the XBOX and Playstation 2, with a Winter 2003 release for the Game Cube. During the show, Rage will have Lamborghini's latest model, the Murcielago, on display for the entire show.
Listed below is a brief description of the key titles that will be on display:
Crash is a fast-paced, furious and fun step into the world of classic cars and their subsequent destruction. Climb into a hot rod, muscle car or performance car and rip it apart at the expense of your opponents. No engine tweaking, type balancing or pit stops, just glorious mayhem in the cars of your dreams. Crash also features a pioneering and extensive damage and wreckage system unlike anything previously seen in a game. It's not the winning...it's the taking apart.
Crash will be available on Xbox across Europe in May 2002 and on PlayStation2 in Autumn 2002.
David Beckham Soccer
David Beckham Soccer is an exciting, fast-paced soccer game which utilizes the very latest in console technology and is the only soccer game available to contain unique features and content on David Beckham - one of the world's biggest soccer stars!
Featuring over 200 international and domestic teams, a vast array of competitions and game modes plus a unique "train with Beckham" training mode that allows the player to hone their skills before taking on real opponents with a series of tests set by David Beckham himself. You can even learn how to take David's specialty free kicks!
David Beckham Soccer is available now on PlayStation, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color and will be available across Europe on PlayStation2 and Xbox in May 2002.
Lamborghini is an officially licensed driving game based on Italian motor-sport legend 'Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.' and the only game to feature the entire range of Lamborghini super cars past and present, including the 350 GT, Miura, Countach, Diablo and Lamborghini's very latest super car, the Murciťlago.
Join the 'Lamborghini Millionaires Club', founded by high-rolling millionaires with a passion for speed, risk and Lamborghini, and race in a series of leagues set in exotic locations around the world. Members can indulge in high stakes challenges to build up the ultimate collection of Lamborghini vehicles and can also obtain rare and collectable vehicles by entering special 'pink slip challenges' where large sums of money and cars may be won and lost.
As well as several single and multi-player gaming modes, Lamborghini will also be Rage's first broadband capable racing game designed for Xbox Live, the multiplayer functionality of the Xbox video game console from Microsoft, and the game will allow players to take their collection of cars online and compete with other drivers around the world.
Lamborghini is scheduled for release across Europe on Xbox and PlayStation2 in Spring 2003 and on GameCube in Winter 2003.
Based on the critically acclaimed Rocky movie anthology staring Sylvester Stallone and featuring all of the lead characters from the five Rocky films - Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago and Tommy Gunn - you must fight your way through a variety of single and multi-player game modes using a huge range of punches from attacking hooks, jabs and uppercuts to defensive blocks, ducks and weaves. You can also enter a dedicated training mode designed to enhance your boxer's skill and stamina.
Rocky features a wide variety of fight locations painstakingly recreated from the movie anthology, from the early rundown gyms to the world's best-known arenas, and is the ultimate boxing game franchise. Can you go the distance?
Rocky is scheduled for release across Europe on PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance in Winter 2002.
Rolling is an athletic, fast and exciting entry into the world of aggressive inline skating and incorporates 18 of the world's best skaters, including Cesar Mora (Aus), Fabiola da Silva (Bra) and Jon Julio (USA) across two of the most popular disciplines _ 'street' and 'vert'.
With stunning environments and realistic motion captured physics, the player will be able perform death-defying jumps and aerobatics in a host of realistic settings, including accurate recreations of the most popular skate-parks from the USA, Europe and Japan. You can also choose from thousands of individual items supplied by world's leading inline skating clothing, boots, wheels and frame brands.
Rolling also has exclusive video footage from world's leading rollerblading videographers - Drew Bachrach and Dave Paine - along with a soundtrack provided by leading international musicians and bands.
Rolling is scheduled for release across Europe on PlayStation2 in Winter 2002 and on Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance in Spring 2003.
Twin Caliber is third person action-shooter equipped a unique, innovative style of game play. Played in either single or co-operative player modes, Twin Caliber allows you to independently control two weapons that can be used simultaneously via an analogue joypad as you blaze your way through a mysterious town trying to uncover the secret of an evil cult.
Featuring an action packed storyline where two unlikely partners, law abiding Sheriff Fortman and violent prisoner Valdez, are thrown together in a fight for their lives against dark and powerful forces, Twin Caliber's unique control method produces an atmosphere that is every bit as exciting as staring in you own Hong Kong or Hollywood action movie.
Twin Caliber is scheduled for release across Europe on PlayStation2 in Winter 2002 and on Xbox and GameCube in Spring 2003.
5/20/2002 Ryan Hartmann