Newly Revealed PC Games: 3/17 to 3/23

This week in newly revealed PC games saw a new World War II action game from Pandemic Studios, an upcoming untitled fantasy game that’ll use the Source engine, two new adventure games, a new crime-game called HEI$T, and the popular Devil May Cry 4.

In the latest issue of Game Informer, a new World War II action game from developer Pandemic Studios (Full Spectrum Warrior series, Star Wars: Battlefront series, Mercenaries series) was revealed. Entitled Saboteur, the game will feature open world gameplay, platform action, and stealth. Players will control a member of the French resistance tasked with missions to free various areas under Nazi control. The Nazi controlled areas will be rendered in black and white and, upon liberation, will become colored. A publisher and targeted game platforms have not been announced, but the game carries a 2008 release date.

Nexon Corporation, one of the world’s best game publishers in Korea, announced a licensing agreement with Valve Software to use its Source Engine on an upcoming, untitled fantasy-based, third person action game. No other details, such as a release date, targeted platforms or a title have been revealed. Nexon is most famous for Korean online games like MapleStory, Mabinogi, Audition Online, and Kartrider.

Ubisoft announced Surf’s Up!, an upcoming surfing game based on Sony Pictures’ upcoming animation film of the same name. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, players will don the swimming trunks of Cody Maverick as he enters his first pro surfing competition. Planned for a release for the PS3, PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii, GameCube, DS, GBA and PC, Surf’s Up! will be in stores on July 26 and in theaters on August 10.

Enlight announced a simulation game where players can create their own circus. Known as Circus Empire, the PC game will be heading to stores this May with an MSRP of $19.99. The game features every possible circus accessory, more than 70 performers, hundreds of different performance moves and a full, robust story campaign where you tour the world.

As it made its presence known here, Devil May Cry 4 will be heading to PC and Xbox 360; it was previously known as only a PS3-exclusive.

Codemasters announced HEI$T, an upcoming criminal enterprise game. The game allows the players to act as a criminal leader as they commit many illegal acts in San Francisco. HEI$T is planned for release for PC and next-gen consoles sometime in late 2007. InXile Entertainment is the developer, with previous works including The Bard’s Tale and Line Rider.

The Adventure Company announced the third mystery game based on the works of author Dame Christie; Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun. Players will don the role of Hercule Poirot, who is back and investigating the death of a murdered actress. You’ll be interviewing over 20 unique characters, with the game sporting various improvements to the inventory system and dialogue choices system.

TellTale Games revealed the preliminary details about the 5th episode in its Sam & Max episodic adventure series. Subtitled Reality 2.0, the game’s description states, "With an internet crisis looming and a viral video game holding its players hostage, Sam & Max will need to slip into a new reality to set things right. But can the Freelance Police crack this virtual case in time to avoid worldwide system failure?" The game will debut on GameTap on March 29, with a world release on TellTale’s website on April 12.


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