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With the E3 hype machine just shifting into gear, companies have started to reveal the wares they will be touting at E3. Although the lineup overall, so far, doesn’t inspire great enthusiasm, it does confirm the continuance of several franchises which fans may be glad to see again.
Detailed below are the announced titles from Ubisoft;
AND 1ÃƒÃ‚® Streetball [PlayStationÃƒÃ‚®2 computer entertainment system]: Experience the jaw-dropping moves of genuine streetball legends or establish your reputation by creating your own unique moves and signature style.
Far Cry InstinctsTM [XboxÃƒÃ‚®]: The PC survival shooter and smash hit of 2004 re-imagined for console gamers.
Heroes of Might & MagicÃƒÃ‚® V [PC]: The legendary heroic fantasy game returns, based on features and values of the original saga, but with a more mature fantasy universe and unrivaled innovation.
187 Ride or DieTM [PlayStation 2, Xbox]: Outrageous urban combat racing comes to life as you defend your turf.
Peter Jackson’s King KongTM [PlayStation 2, Xbox, next-generation console]: Experience the must-have game based on Universal Pictures’ King Kong film from Academy AwardÃƒÃ‚® winning director Peter Jackson.
Prince of PersiaÃƒÃ‚® 3 [PlayStation 2, Xbox]: Blending the winning elements from the first two masterpieces to bring a unique and unexpected twist to the award-winning franchise.
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (working title) [Xbox]: Experience the most gripping and famous battles of World War II through the eyes of a squadron commander and ace fighter pilot.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost ReconÃƒÃ‚® 3 (working title) [next-generation console]: Next-generation console technology meets the soldier of the future to revolutionize the classic squad-based shooter.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six LockdownTM [PlayStation 2, Xbox]: The critically acclaimed multiplayer experience returns with the all new Rivalry Mode and Persistent Elite Creation Mode.
America’s ArmyÃƒÃ‚®: Rise of a SoldierTM [PlayStation 2, Xbox]: The most authentic military game to date incorporating true-to-life character progression with an all-new Career mode (displayed at the U.S. Army Booth, #1608 in the South Hall).
Two additional Ubisoft titles will be shown behind closed doors:
Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30TM: New Chapter (working title) [PC, Xbox]: Gearbox Software’s stunning follow up to what is already considered the best World War II military action game.
MystÃƒÃ‚® V: End of Ages [PC]: Resolve unanswered questions in the breathtaking finale to the epic journey.
Ubisoft are also keen to state their investment in Next-Generation systems with the forthcoming Ghost Recon 3, which systems will play host to this have yet to be announced, but the smart money is on the Xbox 360 seeing the game first, with possible versions on PS3 and Revolution to follow.