Predator: Concrete Jungle leading VU Games' E3 hunt

Publisher's roster will feature oldies like Half-Life 2 and newbies such as Crash Twinsanity.


The cacophony of E3 lineup announcements began to crescendo late this week, with the remaining major publishers announcing their lineups for E3.

Today, VU Games added its own voice the growing chorus, announcing its showcase for next week's convention. Ironically, two of the main draws at the company's booth will be the same as last year's E3. Half-Life 2 and StarCraft: Ghost will headline the lineup, with the former being promoted with two demos at the VU and ATI booths.

Interestingly, VU's announcement expressly did not mention when Half-Life 2 would ship, saying merely "Half-Life 2 will be available for the PC." It was the same story for StarCraft: Ghost, which was billed as only being available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube sometime in the future.

Several other games at the event have also had long roads to development, including Fahrenheit and the eagerly anticipated World of Warcraft, both of which were announced in 2001.

However, VU will exhibit plenty of new titles as well. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, an Xbox-exclusive prequel to the upcoming Chronicles of Riddick movie, will be present, as will the just-announced, similarly sci-fi-inspired Predator: Concrete Jungle.

VU Games' complete list is below:

The Chronicles of Riddick (June 2004--Xbox)
Crash Twinsanity (Q3 2004--Xbox, PlayStation 2)
Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs (December 2004--PC)
Empire Earth 2 (Early 2005--PC)
Evil Genius (September 2004--PC)
Fahrenheit (Winter 2004--PC)
Fight Club (Q4 2004--Xbox, PlayStation 2)
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus (July 2004--PC)
Half-Life 2 (TBA--PC)
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (October 2004--Xbox, PlayStation 2, PC)
Men of Valor (October 2004--Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC)
Predator: Concrete Jungle (Q4 2004--Xbox, PlayStation 2)
Red Ninja: End of Honor (Fall 2004--Xbox, PlayStation 2)
Spyro: A Hero's Tail (Q4 2004--Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube)
StarCraft: Ghost (TBA--Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube)
Tribes: Vengeance (Q4 2004--PC)
Van Helsing (Q4 2004--Xbox, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance)
World of Warcraft (TBA-PC)

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