E3 2007: 2K Games and 2K Sports Unveil E3 Lineup

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2K Games and 2K Sports have announced their E3 game lineup today. They won’t be showing off a whole bunch, but the titles they will have on display are strong. Here’s the complete list:

BioShock
Developer: Irrational Games
Platforms: Xbox 360 and PC
Available: August 21, 2007

BioShock is the “genetically enhanced” first person shooter that lets players do things never before possible in the genre – turn everything into a weapon, biologically modify your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques.

Gamers enter the game as a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same and no two gamers will play BioShock the same way.

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution
Developer: Firaxis Games
Platforms: Xbox 360 PS3, Wii, and DS
Available: Spring 2008 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and DS and fall 2008 for the Wii

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution will be the first offering in the legendary Civilization series to appear on next generation consoles and handheld systems. In development by legendary designer Sid Meier and Firaxis Games, this game will deliver Civilization’s renowned epic single-player campaigns featuring vast re-playability and unmatched addictive gameplay. In addition, with revolutionary features like real-time interaction with leaders and advisors, extensive multiplayer capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution will completely transport the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never seen before.

The Darkness
Developer: Starbreeze Studios
Platforms: Xbox 360 and PS3
Available: Now

Based on the Top Cow comic book written by Paul Jenkins and co-created by Marc Silvestri, The Darkness video game is a gritty, first-person, action-adventure game with a horror twist. On his 21st birthday, the awesome and terrible powers of the Darkness awaken within Jackie Estacado, a mafia hitman for the Franchetti crime family. Jackie is able to wreak terrifying havoc on his enemies, through the use of his new powers and Darklings – impish demonites ready to commit unspeakable acts.

All-Pro Football 2K8
Developer: Visual Concepts
Platforms: Xbox 360 and PS3
Available: July 2007

Featuring hundreds of legendary players combined with an innovative attribute system showcasing the well-known, signature abilities of each football star, All-Pro Football 2K8 delivers a one-of-a-kind next generation football experience. Football fans will instantly identify their favorite legendary football players not just from their appearance but also by their trademark playing styles. With these football greats, All-Pro Football 2K8 celebrates the football tradition and creates a brand new next generation football experience.

NHL 2K8
Developer: Visual Concepts/Kush Games
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, and PS2
Available: Fall 2007

NHL 2K8 reigns supreme as the category leader in innovation, design and critical acclaim with five straight years as the top-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.

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