Line-up announcements for E3 2005 continue to trickle in, mere days before the show's start on Wednesday the 18th; Sega and Vivendi are the two latest and possibly the two last to confirm what games the companies will have available on the show floor.
Sega will have a wide range of genres represented in its 10 games, which include two original titles for the newly-revealed Xbox 360. Condemned: Criminal Origin
is a Monolith-created first-person melee game along the lines of Chronicles of Riddick
, where the player tracks down a serial killer, while Full Auto
is an Pseudo Interactive-developed arcade-style racer with weaponry and destructible environments.
On current-generation system, Sega is offering Gunstar Super Heroes
for Game Boy Advance, NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005
on PC, Phantasy Star Universe
for PlayStation 2 and PC, the machinegun-toting Shadow the Hedgehog
on PS2, GameCube, and Xbox, Shining Force Neo
for PS2, Spartan: Total Warrior
for PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, Sumo Digital's Virtua Tennis: World Tour
for PSP, and Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006
Vivendi Universal Games is particuarly pushing 7 major titles in its booth, though only one of them is listed as being in development for the Xbox 360. Scarface: The World Is Yours
will appear on Microsoft's next-generation console as well as PC, PS2, and Xbox. Apart from that, Starcraft: Ghost
will make another E3 outing, though there's still no expected release date attached; World of Warcraft
will endure on PC; 50 Cent: Bulletproof
is confirmed as a gritty urban action title for Xbox and PS2 in 2005 and PSP in 2006; F.E.A.R.
for PC; Crash Tag Team Racing
continues the Naughty Dog-denuded series for PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS, and PSP; and finally, Radical's freeform take on The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
will be shown for PS2, Xbox, and GameCube.