Other Upcoming Titles

MDK2 (Interplay, May 10) Take control of three bumbling heroes and save Earth in this comical action/adventure sequel.

Shogun: Total War (Electronic Arts, May 24) This real-time strategy is making waves for its Braveheart-meets-Akira Kurosawa approach to combat scenes.

Daikatana (Eidos, May 28) No preview would be complete without mentioning Ion Storm's perennially delayed first-person shooter.

Anachronox (Eidos, Jul 16) This role-playing game is getting some great word of mouth and could be a real sleeper.


PlayStation

Colony Wars 3: Red Sun (Psygnosis, May 3) Hop into the cockpit of a rebellion fighter and enjoy a good dogfight in space

Strider 2 (Capcom, May 4) The classic arcade game returns for a sequel in all its 2-D glory.

Vagrant Story (Squaresoft, May 17) The company that made Final Fantasy offers yet another top-shelf role-playing game

Mike Tyson Boxing (Codemasters USA, Jun 21) The king of swing returns to games, but will it be as good as Punch-Out?

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (Jul 2) The phenomenally successful prime-time game show series makes a crossover. Now: Who wants to kick Regis in the teeth?


Nintendo 64

Excitebike 64 (Nintendo, May 3) The early buzz is that EB64 is more sim-like than the original motocross game. Let's hope the gameplay remains intact.

Perfect Dark (Nintendo, May 23) The first-person shooter Goldeneye gets an overhaul and a new plotline courtesy of Nintendo.

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (Atlus, Aug 16) This popular strategy franchise gets a rebirth on Nintendo's rapidly aging hardware.


Sega Dreamcast

Tech Romancer (Capcom, May 11) Have some fun with goofy huge Japanese robots in a wacky 3-D fighting game.

Space Channel 5 (Sega, Jun 7) Sega takes a shot at the rhythm-based dancing genre and even gets Michael Jackson to make a cameo appearance.

Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram (Activision, Jun 14) This oddly titled 3-D fighter also pits huge robots against each other, but doesn't resemble Tech Romancer at all.

Evolution 2 (Ubi Soft, Jul 2) Will the Dreamcast finally get a decent role-playing game? Will there be giant robots involved? We can't say.

Ecco the Dolphin (Sega, Jul 12) No giant robots here, sadly. But there should be plenty of good, clean, dolphin-adventuring fun.


Macintosh

Asteroids (Macsoft, May 4) The arcade classic gets updated with new enemies, new gameplay, and some impressive 3-D graphics.

Baldur's Gate (Graphics Simulation, DATE) The stellar PC Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game gets a Mac counterpart.

Driver (Macsoft, Jun 2) Escape the cops in high-speed chases through four meticulously detailed real-life cities

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