2K Announces Leipzig Lineup

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With high profile titles like The Darkness and BioShock in the hands of gamers and no longer in need of hype, 2K Games is now moving on to start pushing the hype machine along for the newly announced Gearbox-developed game Borderlands and the first exclusive console and handheld Civ game Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, both of which will be showcased at this week’s Games Convention 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. Not to be left out, 2K Sports will also be on hand to premiere the latest installments in its leading sport franchises, including NBA 2K8, NHL 2K8 and Top Spin 3. If all that wasn’t enough, two brand new, yet-to-be-announced titles will also be unveiled for the first time. So clearly there’s a lot to look forward to from the 2K camp at this year’s show.

2K Games Lineup:

Borderlands:

Borderlands is the new franchise from award-winning developer Gearbox Software that will raise the bar for sci-fi action. Blending frenetic action with character customization and randomly generated items and enemies, Borderlands offers an entirely new gaming experience.

Developer: Gearbox Software
Platforms:  Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, and Games for Windows
Available: Holiday 2008

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution:

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution is the first offering in the legendary Civilization series to appear exclusively on consoles and handheld systems. Developed by legendary designer Sid Meier and Firaxis Games, this game will deliver revolutionary features like real-time interaction between leaders, multi-player capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, which completely transports the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never experienced before.

Developer: Firaxis Games, a 2K studio
Platform: Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS
Available: Spring 2008 (Fall 2008 for the Wii)

2K Sports Lineup: 

Top Spin 3:

Top Spin 3 is the most realistic tennis simulation series ever.  Featuring 20 of the top-ranked tennis pros from the ATP and WTA, a new ball physics engine offering improved precision and realism, the most comprehensive online play modes, and the return of the improved Player Creator feature, Top Spin 3 is the pinnacle of the tennis simulation games.

Developer: PAM Development, a 2K studio
Platforms: Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3
Available: Spring 2008

NBA 2K8:

Voted best current and next generation NBA hoops franchise by both press and gamers, NBA 2K8 will continue its legacy of basketball excellence.  Featuring exciting all-new play modes, defensive controls, off-ball controls, an improved franchise mode and an impressive set of other updated features, NBA 2K8 is poised for another run as the #1 rated NBA simulation.

Developer: Visual Concepts, a 2K studio
Platforms: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2
Available: Fall 2007

NHL 2K8:

NHL 2K8 reigns supreme as the category leader in innovation, design and critical acclaim with five straight years as the #1 rated NHL video game. In addition to intensely realistic gameplay, all new player models, and spectacular graphics, NHL 2K8 will feature an unprecedented level of player customization with accurate body styles for each marquee player, providing the most authentic representation of your favorite NHL stars.

Developer: Visual Concepts/Kush Games, 2K studios
Platforms: Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2
Available: September 2007

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