Codemasters Preps Impressive Leipzig Lineup

CodemastersCodemasters has unveiled its lineup for next week’s Leipzig Games Convention today, and it’s really quite impressive. Clive Barker’s Jericho, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and the PS3 version of DiRT will make their playable premieres, a new split-screen multiplayer mode coming to the Xbox 360 version of Overlord as a free download will be officially debuted, and the upcoming Book 10: The City of Kings free update for Lord of the Rings Online will be presented for the first time. Oh yeah, I’m definitely jealous of anyone who’s going to the convention…

Here’s the full lineup rundown:

Clive Barker’s Jericho:
The terrifying, squad-based horror title based on an original concept by the master mythmaker, Clive Barker’s Jericho will receive its European consumer playable premier at Games Convention 2007. Already hotly tipped as a key videogame due out this fall, and included in GameSpy.com’s Top 10 Best Games of E3 2007 awards, Clive Barker’s Jericho will take players on a journey through hellish locations and slices of time combating gruesome and twisted enemies from the mind of Clive Barker.

Clive Barker’s Jericho is coming this fall for the PLAYSTATION 3 system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows, and is currently rated “M” (Mature – Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language – Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older) by the ESRB. For the fright of your life, be sure to visit the official game website located at: www.jericho-game.com.

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty:
Games Convention 2007 will mark the first time ever that gamers will be able to go hands-on with Turning Point: Fall of Liberty – the epic, alternate reality World War II FPS currently in development at Spark Unlimited.

Set in 1953, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty opens as Nazi forces launch a decimating attack on the gateway to the United States eastern coast – New York, where gamers will play through a moving, action-packed portion of the initial invasion. With Nazi battleships taking the harbor, monstrous Zeppelins filling the skies, jet powered aircraft executing bombing runs, and armed paratroopers descending to the city streets taking New York block by block, players will be overwhelmed with the will to survive and the determination to defend in this new take on WWII shooters.

To be showcased at Leipzig on Xbox 360, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is also being developed for the PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows. Be sure to visit www.turningpointgame.com for the latest game briefings. Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.

Overlord:

Revealing new content for Overlord, Codemasters’ hit action adventure that enables players to explore their despotic side, gamers will be able to go head to head with an all-new split screen multiplayer mode. The new mode will be made available as part of an upcoming, free content download for the Xbox 360 edition of the game.

The creation of Dutch developer Triumph Studios, Overlord is all about being ruthless and determined as players pillage lands, conquer kingdoms and rise to be proclaimed the new, all-powerful Overlord, ably assisted by a horde of loyal and lethal minions. The free content update will provide gamers the option to play split screen on all existing multiplayer maps.

Overlord is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for Xbox 360 and the PC, and is rated “T” (Teen – Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence – content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB. Visit www.codemasters.com/overlord for the latest game information.

DiRT:
Games Convention 2007 will be the first place for gamers to test drive the PLAYSTATION 3 system edition of DiRT – the new racing game takes traditional rally and turns it into an exhilarating cavalcade of mud splattering, gravel churning, handbrake turning, off-road race events. As the evolution of the world’s grittiest racing game series, DiRT‘s car handling is sublime, the physics thrillingly accurate, and the damage devastating.

DiRT is currently available at retail outlets nationwide for Xbox 360 and the PC, and is rated “E” (Everyone – Mild Language, Mild Violence, Alcohol Reference) by the ESRB. Be sure to dirty it up at www.codemasters.com/dirt.

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows OF Angmar – Book 10: The City of Kings:
The dedicated Codemasters Online area will feature the playable first look at Book 10: The City of Kings, the second free update for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, the award-winning MMO from Turbine, Inc. Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer, will host exclusive presentations of Book 10 at Noon and 2:30 PM on Thursday, August 23 and at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 24. The Codemasters Online area will also feature community activities including a series of Monster Play events.

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