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ECTS 2003: The Line-Ups

Rounding up the exhibit listings so you don't have to

If you haven't registered for ECTS yet, you can do so at ECTS.com - registration is free, as always.

All of these lists are provided by the publishers themselves, and we'll update this page with new information constantly as we get closer to the show. Much as we hate the hackneyed phrase "watch this space"... We strongly suggest that you do just that.

Publisher Line-Ups


Atari

Atari will have a significant presence at the show, with the centrepieces of its exhibit being the new video of Driver 3, and a presentation of Unreal Tournament 2004 - with Epic staff Mark Rein and Jay Wilbur on hand to answer questions

  • Driver 3 [Video Only, PS2]
  • Unreal Tournament 2004 [Demonstration, PC]
  • Enter The Matrix [Playable, All Formats]
  • Mission Impossible: Operation Surma [Playable, PS2]
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Video Only, Multiformat]
  • Kya [Playable, PS2]
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai II [Playable, PS2]
  • Beyblade [Playable, PSone/GC]
  • Dungeons & Dragons Heroes [Playable, Xbox]
  • Temple of Elemental Evil [Playable, PC]
  • Magic the Gathering: Battlegrounds [Playable, Xbox/PC]
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas [Playable, PC]

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Bigben Interactive

Bigben will be hoping to attract the fleet of foot away from Konami's Dancing Stage titles with the unveiling of Dance:UK at ECTS, with professional dancers demonstrating the title and a personal appearance by Gina G planned.

  • Dance:UK [PS2]
  • Spellforce [PC]
  • Soldner [PC]
  • Silent Storm [PC]
  • Neighbours From Hell [PC]
  • Lethal Skies 2 [PS2]
  • Space Invaders: Invasion Day [PS2]

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Codemasters

UK publisher Codemasters is bringing some of its biggest forthcoming titles to ECTS - with plenty of attention sure to focus on the new Colin McRae title and the official Pop Idol game.

  • Colin McRae Rally 04 [PS2, Xbox]
  • Pop Idol: The Official Video Game [PS2, PC]
  • LMA Manager 2004 [PS2, Xbox]
  • Club Football games (Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal & Chelsea) [PS2, Xbox]

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Electronic Arts

The world's largest publisher returns to the ECTS show floor after a number of years of absence, with a stand packed with AAA games - many of which are sure to be at the top of the charts over the coming months.

  • FIFA Football 2004 [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • Medal of Honor: Rising Sun [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • SSX3 [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • Need for Speed Underground [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • Soul Calibur II [PS2, Xbox]
  • Freedom Fighters [PS2, Xbox, GC]

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Just Flight

As the name suggests, you'll find plenty of flight games on Just Flight's stand, but the company will also be showing off games from its Just Play, Just Football and Just Trains labels.

  • Search and Rescue 4 [PC]
  • B-17 Memphis Belle [PC, Combat Flight Sim 3 Add-on]
  • The Battle of Britain [PC, Combat Flight Sim 3 Add-on]
  • C-130 Hercules [PC, Flight Sim 2004 Add-on]
  • A340 Professional [PC, Flight Sim 2004 Add-on]
  • Laser Squad Nemesis [PC (Retail Version)]
  • Korsun Pocket [PC]
  • Titans of Steel [PC]
  • Club Manager titles [PC, 18 separate titles]
  • Trainz Railway Simulator 2004 [PC]
  • The Severn Valley Railway [PC, Microsoft Train Simulator Add-on]

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Konami

Japanese publisher Konami is rolling out its big guns once again for ECTS this year, and the big news is that the company will be showing a new Metal Gear Solid 3 trailer at the show, which should attract plenty of attention.

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 3 [PS2]
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater [PS2]
  • Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes [GC]
  • Boktai [GBA]
  • Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner [PS2]
  • Apocalyptica [Xbox, PC]
  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence [PS2]
  • Cy Girls [PS2]
  • Firefighter FD18 [PS2]
  • Dancing Stage Fever [PS2]
  • Karaoke Stage [PS2]
  • Further titles TBC...

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NVIDIA

Graphics card giant NVIDIA is planning to showcase a number of major PC titles alongside its new hardware at the show, as part of its "The Way Its Meant To Be Played" promotion. Some of them won't be on stands elsewhere, so be sure to drop by!

  • GeForceFX Go 5600 [Laptop Graphics Chipset]
  • Aquanox 2 [JoWooD, PC]
  • Breed [CDV, PC]
  • Broken Sword 3 [THQ, PC]
  • Chaser [CDV, PC]
  • Commandos III [Eidos, PC]
  • Conflict: Desert Storm II [SCi, PC]
  • Freedom Fighters [EA, PC]
  • Ghost Master [Empire, PC]
  • Hidden & Dangerous II [Activision, PC]
  • Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter [Vivendi, PC]
  • STALKER [THQ, PC]
  • Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness [Eidos, PC]
  • TRON 2.0 [Vivendi, PC]
  • Worms 3D [Sega, PC]

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Nintendo

The big N won't actually be inside the Earls Court hall this year, opting instead for a massive truck outside the venue with pods showcasing all the biggest forthcoming Cube and GBA titles.

  • Mario Kart: Double Dash [GC]
  • 1080 Avalanche [GC]
  • F-Zero GX [GC]
  • Pikmin 2 [GC]
  • Pac-Man [GC]
  • Pokemon Box [GC]
  • Soul Calibur II [GC]
  • Legend of Zelda: Four Swords [GC]
  • Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising [GBA]
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance [GBA]
  • Mario & Luigi [GBA]
  • Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire [GBA]
  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 [GBA]

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Oxygen Interactive

A relatively new name in the publishing field, Oxygen will be showing off a wealth of new PC titles from Russian publisher Buka, and also says that it will be announcing PS2 and Xbox titles at the show.

  • March Offword Recon [PC]
  • Midnight Nowhere [PC]
  • Paradise Cracked [PC]
  • Echelon Wind Warriors [PC]
  • Time of Defiance [PC]

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THQ

All of THQ's latest titles will be at ECTS this year - including Finding Nemo, which has sold massively in the USA, the latest SmackDown! title, and promising UK-developed adventure Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon.

  • SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain! [PS2]
  • Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon [PS2, Xbox, PC]
  • Scooby-Doo Mystery Mayhem [Multi-format]
  • Tak and the Power of JuJu [Multi-format]
  • Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior [PS2, PC]
  • Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo [Multi-format]
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy [PS2, GC]
  • Hot Wheels World Race [Multi-format]

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Ubi Soft

One of the most exciting line-ups for Christmas this year comes from French publisher Ubi Soft, and their ECTS stand will showcase titles including XIII, Beyond Good & Evil and Prince of Persia.

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time [Multiple]
  • Beyond Good & Evil [PS2, PC]
  • XIII [Multiple]
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 [Xbox]
  • Far Cry [PC]
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Island Thunder [PC]
  • URU: Ages Beyond Myst [PC]

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Vivendi

The presence of Half-Life 2 at ECTS makes Vivendi into one of the must-see publishers at the show - but there's quite a bit of other stuff to be seen as well, although strangely Dredd Vs. Death is only in PlayStation Experience and not in ECTS itself.

  • Half-Life 2 [PC]
  • Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus [PC]
  • The Hobbit [PC, PS2, Xbox, GC, GBA]
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds [Xbox]
  • Crash Nitro Kart [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • Metal Arms: A Glitch In The System [PS2, Xbox, GC]
  • SWAT: Global Strike Team [PS2, Xbox]
  • The Simpsons: Hit And Run [PS2, Xbox, GC]

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Whiptail Interactive

We can only hope that the presence of the excerable Postal series on Whiptail's stand won't detract from the other games present, since some of them look very interesting. Sadly, though, it's the deliberately "controversial" Postal that's likely to attract most attention.

  • Postal 2 [PC]
  • Postal Classic & Uncut [PC]
  • Gangland [PC]
  • Blade and Sword [PC]
  • RC Cars [PC]

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