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01-29-2003, 12:13 AM
"Namco News in brief"
Publisher Namco is being featured in the "brief news" columns of the Famitsu magazine. There are many news of anecdotic nature, but also some real interesting news. For starters, Namco (and not its US subsidiary) is working on many Xbox projects destined for the US and Europe markets. Breakdown (which is part of those projects), this weird Japanese FPS, will be released in Fall in Japan and in Winter 2003 in the US. Also, according to their spokesperson, the Xbox version of Soul Calibur 2 will be the most advanced technically. It will feature 5.1 sound and use the HD to reduce loading times. No mention was made about Xbox Live compatibility. Finally, Shin Ridge Racer for Xbox will be launched in Summer 2003 in Japan."
Translation thanks go out to ShadowLordd from IGN Boards.
01-29-2003, 12:25 AM
So... an FPS, A cross-platform title, and a Ridge Racer?
Whooptie doo basil... I still prefer Link in Soul Calibur 2, I don't buy into many racers, and I'm more interested in this odd upcoming NGC FPS where the world "reacts" with music...
01-29-2003, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by Future Starlocke
this odd upcoming NGC FPS where the world "reacts" with music...
You just described Rez.
01-29-2003, 12:30 AM
I don't know much about Rez... is the Gamecube FPS a port of that or something that takes off the concept of it?
01-29-2003, 12:37 AM
I dunno, but I know Rez, for the PS2, is a music/FPS game. What's the one you're talking about?
01-29-2003, 12:41 AM
Me thinks it's called Unity...
Lionhead Studios is delighted to announce a collaborative project between two of the games industry’s most respected veterans, Peter Molyneux and Jeff Minter.
Lionhead Studios will work closely with Minter on a new game, "Unity" which is being developed for the Nintendo Gamecube, a new development platform for Lionhead Studios. Day to day development of Unity will take place in Minters welsh studio, but he will have access to all Lionhead resources including audio, game testing, production and PR.
Unity is a fabulous journey through a succession of beautiful abstract 3D spaces, with gameplay varying in tempo, from fast paced shooting to a more gentle progression. Audio effects will be closely linked with the games pace and tempo and will be an integral part of the playing experience.
The project is already five months underway and is to be the subject of an eight page Edge feature at the end of the month. The visual effects that Minter has already managed to create stunned even Edge’s experienced editorial team.
In announcing this exciting collaborative venture Peter Molyneux said "Jeff Minter is one of the people that inspired me to get into the industry. I queued along with everyone else in the 80’s to get his autograph and even considered getting a Llama! To be working with one of the founding figures of this industry is huge honour, I am sure we’ll be producing a game that is amazing and unique".
Jeff Minter responded " "I am very happy indeed finally to be able to talk about this excellent collaboration between Llamasoft and Lionhead which will allow me to work on what is basically my dream project. The chance to undertake this work with the backing of one of the best and most respected development houses in the world, and with the guidance of some of the finest and most creative minds in the business, is perhaps the greatest opportunity I have had in my entire career, and I believe that together we can produce something truly extraordinary".
01-29-2003, 12:46 AM
Ah yes, I was going to see what Unity was all about. Molyneux = 0wnz.
01-29-2003, 12:46 AM
Rez was also an import title for the Dreamcast..
Rez is an on-rails shooter too, like Panzer Dragoon Orta..
01-29-2003, 01:49 AM
GOOD WORK JACKIE CHAN!
He's awesome... I should steal his news articles sometimes.
01-29-2003, 09:35 PM
no it doesnt
01-29-2003, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by Mike
awesome! xbox rules yall
This game is only for GC .....
01-29-2003, 10:45 PM
Yes, but the thread is about the XBOX. My god, you people are the best at taking threads on a tangent.
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