Xicat was showing off several new titles for PC and console. Here are three of their biggest upcoming games for 2003.
Motor Trend Lotus Challenge (PS2/Xbox/GameCube/PC)
Motor Trend Presents Lotus Challenge is a racing simulation that is out now for the XBOX and PS2 and should be out this summer for PC and GameCube. The game features a strong story, containing non-event based racing (such as racing someone to the hospital) and other events in the life of your racer character (either male or female). The game supports 40 cars (including concept cars designed by Lotus just for the game), 15 race tracks, and 10 stunt tracks.
Choplifter: Crisis Shield (PS2)
Choplifter: Crisis Shield is a mix of helicopter sim and rescue game. In it you can control one of six different helicopter types that have realistic flight physics and flight characteristics as well as a realistic cockpit view for each craft. The game has 10 rescue missions, from a hotel fire, to a burning ship, to a bomb on a speeding bus, to rounding up escaped zoo animals, and more. Realistic weather effects and rescue equipment promises this to be a favorite of simulation fans. Choplifter should be in stores by July 2003 for the Playstation 2 console system.
Haven: Call of the King (PS2/Xbox/GameCube)
Haven: Call of the King is a new seamless world action/adventure game that puts you in the role of a boy on an epic quest to liberate his people from tyrany and enslavement. The game supports action in a variety of styles, from gladiator combat to racing starships. The game also has a lot of vehicles to get around in. The game worlds are stunningly beautiful, designed by well known fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Haven: Call of the King is out now on PS2 and should be out in Q4 2003 for the Xbox and Gamecube.
Zanzarah is a mixed genre action/adventure game that is out now for the PC and will be coming to Playstation 2, Xbox, and the GameCube for the holiday seasons. We reviewed Zanzarah for the PC so you might want to check that review out to get an idea of what the gameplay is about. The console versions of the game looks like they'll be very similar to the PC counterpart. The game offers a truly unique blend of RPG, adventure, and action gaming, and it does so using a very pretty game engine and along the lines of a compelling back story.