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Take-Two Sheds Light on E3 Lineup

The publisher of the number one selling videogame of 2001 today released the list of games that they'll be showcasing next week at E3.
Author: Chris Patterson
Published: May 17, 2002
As we all know, Grand theft Auto 3 was the top selling videogame of 2001, and also know that it was published by Rockstar Games. Now that Take-Two owns Rockstar, they can brag that they were the publisher of the number one selling title last year.

"Take-Two's titles have taken the world by storm and in the process we have successfully built some of the industry's most successful franchises," said Kelly Sumner of Take-Two. "We pride ourselves on knowing what our audience wants and we are certain that we have brought to
E3 a diverse, exciting, and above all, fun lineup."

Moving on, the company today released what games it would be showing at this years expo. And they are...

Grand Theft Auto 3 Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PlayStation 2 was the number-one selling game of 2001 and is now headed for the PC. Featuring a fully three-dimensional, living city, a combination of narrative driven and non-linear gameplay and a completely open environment, the game represents a revolutionary leap forward in interactive entertainment. Players are put at the heart of their very own gangster movie and let loose in a city in which anything can happen and probably will.
|PC, May 2002|

Smuggler's Run Warzones Smuggler's Run Warzones, the first Smuggler's Run title to grace the GameCube console, offers the most dynamic smuggling challenge yet. With 5 huge maps, over 30 missions and 2 to 4 person multiplayer action, Smuggler's Run Warzones is a massive off-road driving adventure. As an elite international smuggler working in the most volatile warzones on earth, the player careens through large, expansive environments from the treacherous terrain of Vietnam to the extreme settings of Eastern Europe.
|GameCube, July 2002|

Stronghold Crusader FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader for PC, the highly anticipated successor to the best-selling Stronghold, combines the finest aspects from the city builder and real-time strategy genres. As European nobles or Arabian warriors, players must conquer the harsh terrain in the legendary Crusades of the 11th and 12th centuries. Make the journey to Arabian lands renowned for brave warriors and fearsome weaponry, while reliving heroic battles from the historic Crusades. The player's challenge is to build and defend medieval desert fortresses and lay siege to fearless enemies.

Age of Wonders II Age of Wonders II, the sequel to the award winning Age of Wonders, is the ultimate in fantasy turn-based strategy with an invigorating mix of empire building, role-playing and warfare. Players explore a world full of mythical creatures and mysterious lands while building an impressive force as an all-powerful Wizard. Through dangerous perils, your challenge is to embrace your destiny and take your rightful place at the head of the Circle of Evermore.
|PC, June 2002|

Celebrity Deathmatch MTV presents Celebrity Deathmatch, the no-holds barred, all-star claymation wrestling satire. Battle in the original Celebrity Deathmatch ring or choose from all-new arenas: the graveyard, Deathcon 2000 or the steel factory. Show hosts Nick Diamond and Johnny Gomez provide comical play-by-play commentary and referee Mills Lane crowns the winners and losers.

Duke Nukem Advance Duke Nukem Advance is a first-person shooter combining the action and comical elements that have made the Duke Nukem franchise so successful. Alien scientists have plotted to take over the earth, and now, it is Duke Nukem's job to prevent them from executing their evil science project. Duke is using his full arsenal of weapons and is teleporting to
various locations around the world in order to stop the alien menaces.

Conflict: Desert Storm Conflict: Desert Storm is a third-person, squad based tactical shooter that lets players lead one of the best known and most feared special operations forces in the world: the elite British SAS or the US Delta Force. Covert missions take players through hostile environments where only expertise in stealth, tactics and firepower will ensure success and the safety of your men. Missions range from vital scud-hunting missions deep within enemy territory to highly secretive rescue and assassination operations in Baghdad itself.
|PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC, later this year|

Spec Ops: Airborne Division Spec Ops: Airborne Division is a third-person action shooter sending players deep behind enemy lines to carry out top-secret covert operations. Rescue friendly forces, destroy strategic military structures, secure intelligence information, and eliminate high-profile targets.
|PlayStation, June 2002|

Austin Powers Pinball Austin Powers Pinball is a groovy pinball game for the PlayStation, based on the widely popular Austin Powers movies. Go head to head against the wicked minions of Dr. Evil during shagedelic missions to save the world. Control flippers to escape the mutant sea bass, destroy the fembots, and confront enemies at the Moonbase Showdown.

The following titles will also make it to Take-Two's display @ E3:

[Greatest Hits]
- Smuggler's Run (PS2)
- Midnight Club (PS2)

[Already Released]
- Grand Theft Auto 3 (PS2)
- State of Emergency (PS2)
- Max Payne (PS2)
- The Italian Job (PS one)