News For a Wednesday
Interplay has released their preliminary E3 lineup. They will be showing both Baldur's Gate II and IceWind Dale this year.
Sierra will not be showing Throne of Darkness at E3. Sierra had picked up the rights to the action/role-playing game, which focuses on feudal Japan, after Acclaim backed off. So far there are no plans to show the game behind closed doors either, but Sierra's PR Coordinator has said things could change as the show starts.
Capcom will be showing Breath of Fire 4 at this year's E3.
Sakura Pocket has been confirmed. Similar to Pocket Pikachu, it will feature quite a few characters from the series. You can also exchange data with the Gameboy Color Sakura Taisen game using the link cable. See some screen shots here. Sakura Pocket is due for release in Japan June 29th. No word on price yet.
New information is available on the Dreamcast love adventure game, Love Hina. Set for release this summer, the game is based on the manga (comic) of the same name. You play a man who is a high school student and an aparment administrator, and of course you are surrounded by the girls who live there. You have to plan your time carefully so as to date the girls but also study for your university exams.
Victor Interactive will be releasing Sorcerian: Apostle of the Seven Star Magic for the Dreamcast in Japan. The PC action RPG has a release date of April 27th and will retail for 5800 yen ($55.67 in U.S. dollars). Sorcerian features 15 scenarios, 60 different kinds of jobs, and over 120 magic spells you can create from mixing the 7 magic stars found in the game. The DC version will have 3D graphics that were not found in the original PC version. Along with the regular edition, there will be a limited edition available on the same day for 6800 yen ($65.27 in U.S. dollars). For the extra money, the game will include a Sorcerian Music CD and a "privilege pamphlet."
April 19th, 2000