GameSpot's Game Forecast

Here's our weekly peek over the horizon to PC CD-ROM titles that will hit the shelves in the coming months.

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Welcome to GameSpot's Game Forecast, a weekly peek over the horizon to PCCD-ROM titles that will hit the shelves in the coming months. All dates are tentative. Please send corrections, additions, or comments to .

Coming in October

Baseball 3DPublisher: MicrosoftDeveloper: WizBang!Direct3D required, MMX enhanced, force feedback enabled - a technologytour-de-force

Close Combat: A Bridge Too FarPublisher: MicrosoftDeveloper: AtomicThe sequel to Close Combat - can you win Operation Market Garden?

CyberStorm 2: Corp WarsPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: DynamixEarthSiege strategy sequel goes real-time.

DefiancePublisher: Avalon Hill/Visceral ProductionsDeveloper: LogicwareA thinking persons Descent

Dilbert's Desktop GamesPublisher: DreamWorksDeveloper: Cyclops SoftwareJoin the befuddled engineer in a number of quickie time killers

Drachen ZorDeveloper: 8th Wonder GamesPublisher: SouthPeak InteractiveSci-fi 3-D fighter features open-ended arenas

EntrepreneurPublisher: Stardock SystemsDeveloper: Stardock SystemsDominate the world through corporate warfare

F-22 Air Dominace FighterPublisher: OceanDeveloper: Digital Image DesignThe sequel to EF2000 sports impressive graphics

Flight Unlimited 2Publisher: Looking Glass TechnologiesDeveloper: Looking Glass TechnologiesSequel promises gorgeous graphics and real flight model. Pushed back from August

Flying Corps GoldPublisher: Empire InteractiveDeveloper: Rowan SoftwareUpdate to the WWI sims adds mission editor, new aircraft and better AI

Front Page Sports: Ski RacingPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Sierra On-LineFast-paced downhill skiing action

Front Page Sports: Trophy RiversPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Sierra On-LineThe sport of fly fishing comes to the PC

Heavy GearPublisher: ActivisionDeveloper: ActivisionThe MechWarrior 2 team takes on a new kind of mech

Lords of MagicPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: ImpressionsLords of the Realm takes a fantasy twist

Meridian 59: RevelationsPublisher: 3DODeveloper: Studio 3DOThe second expansion to the Internet RPG

MK TrilogyPublisher: GT InteractiveDeveloper: Midway GamesThe enhanced classic features new characters, moves and brutalities

Outlaw RacersPublisher: MegamediaDeveloper: MegamediaRace as fast as you can, and soup up your ride with your winnings

Riven: The Sequel to MystPublisher: BroderbundDeveloper: CyanThe anxiously awaited sequel to the gaming phenomenon

Scud: The Industrial EvolutionPublisher: SegaSoftDeveloper: SegaSoftTop-down action featuring characters from the underground comic

SideWinder Precision ProPublisher: MicrosoftDeveloper: MicrosoftThe successor to the SideWinder 3D Pro joystick

Smart Games Challenge 2Publisher: Smart GamesDeveloper: Smart GamesTwenty brand new puzzles with a twist

SODA Off Road RacingPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Sierra On-LineBlast through muck and mire with this truck racing sim

Starship TitanicPublisher: Simon & Schuster InteractiveDeveloper: Digital VillageDouglas Adams flexes his wit

Test Drive 4Publisher: AccoladeDeveloper: Pitbull SyndicateExotic and muscle cars race on international tracks

3D Ultra Pinball: The Lost ContinentPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Sierra On-LineRealistic pinball action, featuring a full-screen display

You Don't Know Jack Volume 3Publisher: Berkeley SystemsDeveloper: JellyvisionThe big third installment for the hit electronic game show

You Don't Know Jack TelevisionPublisher: Berkeley SystemsDeveloper: JellyvisionOne trivia game, 50 years of television history

Coming in November

10th PlanetPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksDeveloper: Bethesda SoftworksBuild your own ships for interplanetary combat

Blade RunnerPublisher: VirginDeveloper: WestwoodThe cult classic movie hits the PC

Deadlock 2Publisher: AccoladeDeveloper: AccoladeSearch for the Ancients homeworld in the aftermath of the struggle for Gallius IV

EarthSiege 3Publisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: DynamixMechWarrior's big contender returns

The Elder Scrolls Adventures: RedguardPublisher: Bethesda SoftworksDeveloper: Bethesda SoftworksAdventure set in the world of Daggerfall

Fighter Squadron:Screamin' Demons Over EuropePublisher: ActivisionDeveloper: Parsoft InteractiveThe A-10 Cuba! team targets World War II

Flying Nightmares IIPublisher: Eidos InteractiveDeveloper: Eidos InteractiveEidos' combat flight sim gets a sequel. Pushed back from August.

Front Page Sports: Football Pro '98Publisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Sierra On-LineMotion-captured visuals and more highlight Sierra's latest sports sim. Pushed back from October

Great Battles of HannibalPublisher: Interactive MagicDeveloper: Erudite SoftwareDefend Carthage from the Roman onslaught

Jack Nicklaus 5Publisher: AccoladeDeveloper: AccoladeNew version adds 3-D golfers, 5 courses and new swing meter

Liberation DayPublisher: Interactive MagicDeveloper: MicomeqThe follow-up to Fallen Haven features more units, more campaigns and varied terrain

Madden NFL 98Publisher: EA SportsDeveloper: EA SportsAn ambitious overhaul is planned for the flagging franchise

Pax Imperia: Eminent DomainPublisher: THQDeveloper: HeliotropeThe next chapter of the sci-fi strategy game. Pushed back from August.

Police Quest: SWAT 2Publisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Sierra On-LineCommand a SWAT team - or the terrorist they're up against. Pushed back fromOctober

Quest for Glory: Dragon FirePublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Sierra On-LineThe latest chapter in the series features a full 3-D world

RebellionPublisher: LucasArtsDeveloper: Coolhand InteractiveReal-time strategy in the Star Wars universe. Pushed back from August.

StarcraftPublisher: BlizzardDeveloper: BlizzardThe makers of Warcraft 2 look to the cosmos.

Steel Panthers IIIPublisher: SSIDeveloper: SSIThe third installment of the prized military strategy series

Tomb Raider 2Publisher: EidosDeveloper: Core DesignLara Croft on the trail of an ancient Chinese dagger

Tom Clancy's PolitikaPublisher: Red Storm EntertainmentDeveloper: Red Storm EntertainmentDecide the future of Russia after the demise of Yeltsin

X-FightersPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: DynamixDesign your own aircraft and take it to battle. Pushed up from December

YoungbloodPublisher: GT InteractiveDeveloper: Rob Liefelds popular comic becomes a Diablo-alike

Zork Grand InquisitorPublisher: ActivisionDeveloper: ActivisionZork returns to its whimsical roots

Coming in December

Army MenPublisher: 3DODeveloper: Studio 3DOPlastic soldiers take to the battlefield

Baldur's GatePublisher: InterplayDeveloper: BioWareExpansive RPG set in the Forgotten Realms universe

CART Precision RacingPublisher: MicrosoftDeveloper: Terminal Reality Inc.Microsoft steps into the pits with real Indy car racing

The Curse of Monkey IslandPublisher: LucasArtsDeveloper: LucasArtsLeChuck is back for more in the third installment of this classic series

King's Quest: Mask of EternityPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Sierra On-LineRoberta Williams' adventure saga takes a first-person, polygonal approach

MythPublisher: Bungie SoftwareDeveloper: Bungie SoftwareGet set for an all-out epic medieval battle.

Quake IIPublisher: id SoftwareDeveloper: id Software3-D action sequel needs no introduction

TrespasserPublisher: DreamWorksDeveloper: DreamWorksEscape from the 'saurs in this Lost World sequel

Wing Commander: ProphecyPublisher: Origin SystemsDeveloper: Origin SystemsThe latest in Origin's space-combat series

Coming in January

10SixPublisher: SegaSoftDeveloper: SegaSoftStake out and defend your interplanetary territories

Black DahliaPublisher: Take 2 InteractiveDeveloper: Take 2 InteractiveOccult adventure set in the 1940s. Pushed back from October

Flesh FeastPublisher: SegaSoftDeveloper: SegaSoftIts humans vs. the living dead in this action/strategy gore fest

Joint Strike FighterPublisher: Eidos Developer: InnerloopHigh-octane flight sim boasts amazing graphics. Pushed back from October

The Journeyman Project III: Legacy of TimePublisher: Red OrbDeveloper: Presto StudiosAnother romp through the past with Agent 5

OverseerPublisher: AccessDeveloper: AccessThe third installment of the Tex Murphy series will release for DVD first

SinPublisher: ActivisionDeveloper: Ritual3-D shooter with mission-based goals uses the Quake engine

Total Air WarPublisher: OceanDeveloper: Digital Image DesignAdd-on pack for F-22 ADF adds dynamic campaign and mission planner

WarbreedsPublisher: BroderbundDeveloper: BroderbundCommand genetically engineered beasts in this strategy title

Coming in Early '98

Aces: X-FightersPublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: DynamixPlay What-if? and tinker with your plane in this World War II-era sim

Asherons CallPublisher: MicrosoftDeveloper: TurbineCurry influence and trade favors in this ambitious online rpg

BattlezonePublisher: ActivisionDeveloper: ActivisionAlternate-history game lets you command an interplanetary war against the Soviets

DaikatanaPublisher: Eidos InteractiveDeveloper: ION StormION Storm's first title adds role-playing elements to 3-D action. Slides into '98

Extreme WarfarePublisher: Red Orb EntertainmentDeveloper: Trilobyte3D vehicle combat comes in single or multiplayer form. Battle aliens or humaniod types

Falcon 4.0Publisher: MicroproseDeveloper: MicroproseFlight sim sequel has big shoes to fill. Pushed back from December

Final Fantasy VIIPublisher: TBADeveloper: SquaresoftThe legendary console rpg series finally makes it to the pc

GolgothaPublisher: Crack Dot ComDeveloper: Crack Dot ComThe real-time strategy game meets the first-person shooter. Pushed back from Fall

Guardians: Agents of JusticePublisher: MicroProseDeveloper: SimTexA fight for the forces of good from the makers of Master of Orion

Half-LifePublisher: Sierra On-LineDeveloper: Valve3-D action title features the enhanced, accelerated Quake engine. Slips a quarter

Janes F-15Publisher: EA/JanesDeveloper: Origin Skunkworks EastHighly anticipated sim features a groundbreaking flight model

M.A.X. IIPublisher: InterplayDeveloper: InterplaySequel to the robust strategy game adds option for real-time play

Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of HeavenPublisher: 3DODeveloper: New World ComputingThe RPG legacy enters the third dimension. Pushed back from Fall

Populous: The Third ComingPublisher: Electronic ArtsDeveloper: BullfrogPlay God in the Third Coming. Pushed back from Fall

Return To KrondorPublisher: 7th LevelDeveloper: 7th LevelThe official sequel to Raymond Feists classic will be in 3-D. Pushed back from holiday release

SimCity 3000Publisher: Electronic ArtsDeveloper: MaxisThe classic urban management sim is more realistic than ever

UnrealPublisher: GT InteractiveDeveloper: Epic MegagamesEverything you like about Quake and more. Target release date is soft

Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the ClansPublisher: BlizzardDeveloper: BlizzardOrcish adventure side story for the strategy hit. Pushed back from December

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