For Immediate Release
NEW YORK, September 28, 2005 - DigitalLife announced today that video gamers of all ages will have a special opportunity to preview and play the latest, never-before-seen videogames at this year's popular consumer electronics and entertainment event scheduled for October 14-16, 2005 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. To register for the event, click here www.digitallife.com.
Now in its second year, DigitalLife is a three-day consumer event, dedicated to educating consumers on what the digital lifestyle means in every aspect of life - at work, home and play. The event also showcases how the convergence of affordable, accessible technologies is enriching and empowering people's lives.
Reflecting the next revolution in new game platforms and the hottest new game titles, DigitalLife will feature a packed exhibit floor, an Xbox arcade, several game tournaments, and workshops to preview a variety of new product launches. Attendees will also have a rare opportunity to see first-hand the new videogame platform from Microsoft, the Xbox 360. Microsoft will offer attendees a special demonstration of the Xbox 360 and an opportunity to play some of the best new videogames that will be available for this innovative gaming and entertainment console in holiday 2005.
Among the many games on display at DigitalLife will be the following hot new titles:
Star Wars BattleFront IITM, will hit retail outlets nationwide on November 1st. "Star Wars Battlefront II" takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-seen environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III REVENGE OF THE SITH film. Fans of the original "Star Wars Battlefront" game will also enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga centering on Darth Vader's elite 501st Legion of stormtroopers, where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront, and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.
Condemned: Criminal Orgins, is a first person action game in which gamers assume the role of an FBI agent named Ethan Thomas. Scheduled for release in November 2005, as agent Thomas, players will be tasked with using careful detective work to solving a number of complex criminal cases.
Full Auto, scheduled for release in December 2005, expands the scope of combat racing through unprecedented environmental destruction. "Full Auto" offers a degree of variety that surpasses even the most celebrated racing games of the current generation. Players choose from over 20 cars in five different series and classes as they race across ten unique modes including an 80-event career.
Sonic Riders, integrates Extreme sports, high-speed racing and head-to-head battles, offering a new racing experience unlike any before in other racing games. "Sonic Riders" is slated to ship in Winter 2006.
Phantasy Star Universe, is a robust action game offering more than 40 hours of gameplay, an emotionally engaging story, traditional cut scenes, and strong character development. Scheduled for release in November 2005, the title's main character, a 17-year old named Ethan Weber, is intent on saving his sister who is living under siege on a planet with dangerous life forms called THE SEED.
Chromehounds, which will debut in Spring 2006, is a squad-based action title that puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. "Chromehounds" offers an intense, photorealistic look at war from the cockpits of colossal metal vehicles.
F.E.A.R, (First Encounter Assault Recon) is an intense combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging story presented entirely in first person, where players become the hero in their own blockbuster action movie. Debuting in stores in October 2005, the story begins as an unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, taking hostages but issuing no demands. As part of a classified strike team created to deal with threats no one else can handle, the mission is simple: eliminate the intruders at any cost and contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.
Age of Empires III, which will be released in October 2005, offer sgamers the next level of realism, with advanced battle physics and unparalleled visual detail. The new game picks up where "Age of Empires II: Age of Kings" left off, placing gamers in the position of a European power determined to explore, colonize and conquer the New World.
The Movies, scheduled to premiere in November 2005, lets gamers become Hollywood players, by creating unique movies and releasing them from the studios they build, starring the actors they discover and develop. Players select scripts, design sets, choose costumes, determine the intensity of the action, dub voice-overs, score music, and write their own subtitles to create movie masterpieces that they can share online with friends.
Peter Jackson's King Kong, which will debut in November 2005, enables gamers to
battle for survival on Skull Island as Jack Driscoll as he takes on the staggering power of King Kong. Players will also be able to journey through the explosive action of all the key movie moments and explore the mysterious jungle environments not seen in the film.
Shadow the Hedgehog, is expected to hit stores in November 2005. From his first appearance in "Sonic Adventure 2" to his most recent role in "Sonic Heroes", Shadow has emerged as one of the most popular characters in the popular "Sonic the Hedgehog" game series.
Sonic Rush, slated for distribution in November 2005, Sonic the Hedgehog blasts his way onto the Nintendo DS and takes high-speed action gaming to a whole new level. The fastest hedgehog in the world pairs up with a mysterious character named Blaze the Cat, and both take up a search of the dangerous Sol Emeralds.
Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species, which will debut in October 2005, puts players' zookeeper skills to the test caring for endangered animals like Gray Wolves, Florida Panthers and Komodo Dragons. Zookeepers are able to get closer than ever to their prized animals with observation decks and bridges over exhibits, as well as sky trams and vehicle tours that afford guests outstanding views while also preserving the animals' habitats.
Ziff Davis Media is promoting DigitalLife through various media partnerships including its market-leading Game Group media properties. Ziff Davis Media Game Group produces several of the industry's top magazine publications including Electronic Gaming Monthly, Computer Gaming World and Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine as well as its unique online home for gamers, 1UP.com.
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