In brief: this week's new product announcements
Each week, <i>GamesIndustry.biz</i> brings you a round-up of all the important product announcements. This week, Valve and EA release details of the Half-Life collections, and Rockstar surprises no-one by announcing a PS2 version of a popular free-roaming
Each week, GamesIndustry.biz brings you a round-up of all the important product announcements. This week, Valve and EA release details of the Half-Life collections, and Rockstar surprises no-one by announcing a PS2 version of a popular free-roaming series.
Rockstar Games has announced it will be porting Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories to the PlayStation 2. The game will be available in the first week of March, and like Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, originally appeared on the PSP before making the transition to Sony's home console.
Electronic Arts and Valve have released details of the Half-Life, Portal and Team Fortress compendiums set for European release. The Black Box is due for PC and will feature Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2. The Orange Box is due for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and will include the contents of The Black Box, plus Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One. Both are scheduled for winter 2007.
Square Enix this week revealed that the Kingdom Hearts series has shipped over 10 million units worldwide, including two million copies to PAL territories.
Sony Online Entertainment has signed a distribution deal with Japanese company Spike. The firm will handle all distribution, marketing and sales of PS3 title Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom in Japan.
Atari will be releasing RPG The Witcher in North America. Developed by Poland's CD Projekt, the game will be available in the autumn.
Ahead of next Friday's release of TOCA Race Driver 3 Challenge, publisher Codemasters has released a downloadable demo on the official PSP website. The game has been developed by Sumo Digital, the racing specialists responsible for bringing OutRun 2006 to multiple formats for Sega.
And finally, on the subject of downloadable content, SNES classic Super Mario World and NES RPG Zelda II: The Adventure of Link are now available via the Wii's Virtual Console service. Also joining the Nintendo favourites is Vigilante, originally released for the PC Engine.