More game announcements continue to flood out of Microsoft's X05 event in Amsterdam; the latest batch concerns Xbox 360 iterations of Superman Returns
from EA and Splinter Cell 4
from Ubisoft, as well as a choice of engine for Silicon Knights' Too Human
- EA has announced Superman Returns
, developed by EA Tiburon in conjunction with Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment. The game will come out on current-generation systems as well as the next-generation Xbox 360 in time for next summer's film, directed by Bryan Singer. "The powerful Superman Returns
property will be rightfully brought to gamers with a strong creative vision supported by compelling new technology so they can experience The Man of Steel's superpowers firsthand," said WBIE VP Jason Hall.
- Another multiplatform release with a focus on the Xbox 360 version is Ubisoft's Splinter Cell 4
, most likely a working title given that all Splinter Cell
thus far have carried a subtitle rather than a number. Ubisoft showed a trailer which seemed to show a new version of the spies-vs.-mercenaries multiplayer the series has become famous for, though the company was cagey about details. The single-player game will also expand on the character of series star Sam Fisher when the game is released in spring 2006.
- Silicon Knights, creators of the Xbox 360-exclusive Too Human
, have confirmed that it will use Unreal Engine 3 as a game engine. Other games for the system using Epic's engine are Gears of War
and the new Turok
title from Buena Vista Games. Too Human
is the long-in-development project from Silicon Knights, creators of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
and Eternal Darkness
; the project is planned as a trilogy for the Xbox 360.