From hungry vampires to alien autopsies, Fox Interactive has gone seriously gothic.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (GC, PS2, Xbox) from Eurocom, the second installment in the game series, builds on the original third-person action with a deeper story. Penned by the TV show's writers as a fifth-season "lost episode," Chaos Bleeds players take on the role of either slayer or vampire as pure evil oozes into the real world from another dimension.
From the Rocky Mountains to Siberia, FBI agents Scully and Muldur track a brash killer, chasing unusual clues that suggest paranormal phenomena, in Black Op's The X-Files: Resist or Serve. These third-person encounters on PS2 and Xbox unfold through three episodes scripted by the X-Files executive producers, with different twists depending on whether the game is played as Scully or Muldur.
Fox is also showing off two new games based on animator Matt Groening's wacky The Simpsons and Futurama. There's a black van with a satellite dish parked out front, people are disappearing from Springfield, and Homer is on a rampage in The Simpsons Hit & Run from Radical for GameCube, PS2, and Xbox. The adventure features 56 driving and on-foot missions, with players controlling one of the 17 series characters on offer.
Futurama: The Game for GameCube, PS2, and Xbox takes the third-person action-shooter route as players make their way through 25 levels as Fry, Leela, or Bender.