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3DO Plans for the Apocalypse
A radical new lineup from the High Heat folks
 
Redwood City, CA-based 3DO is highlighting games at this year's E3 that show a decidedly different course for the company, known mostly for its relatively tame High Heat Baseball and Army Men games.
 
In Street Racing Syndicate-developed by Eutechnyx, whose other titles include F1 World Grand Prix 2000 and Test Drive: Le Mans-players compete in illegal street races and sanctioned events set in L.A., Philadelphia, and Miami. Available this summer for PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, the game features realistic driving physics, licensed aftermarket parts for vehicle upgrades, and car damage that affects handling and car performance.
 
Combat motorcycle racing debuted in 1992 with EA's Road Rash on the Sega Genesis, and now 3DO is looking to steal some of Road Rash's thunder with Jacked, a combat racing game that lets riders take advantage of golf clubs, boards, lead pipes, and other assorted nasty weapons. Jacked is scheduled for a fall release on all three consoles.
 
The company's first M-rated game, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, sets a tone even grimmer than that of Requiem, its 1999 PC action game starring a fallen angel. In Four Horsemen, gamers play as Abaddon, an archangel tasked with finding the three Chosen and saving the world from complete chaos and destruction. The catch? The Chosen are less-than-savory characters. 3DO promises an action-adventure game filled with carnage and destruction, featuring graphics by artists Simon Bisley and David DeVries. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is set for a fall release on all three consoles and the PC.
 
- by John Marrin
 
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