Infogrames has signed a licensing deal with alternative sports magazine publisher Transworld Media to develop and publish a series of extreme sports console titles over the next few years, with the first titles rolling out in 2001. The games will target 12- to 24-year-olds.
NewKidCo is mining classic extraterrestrial property E.T. for console and PC games as per a multiyear deal with Universal Studios Consumer Products. The first E.T. title will be for Sony’s PlayStation and will hit shelves in time for holiday 2001.
Games in the pipeline
Mmmmm. . . gaming goodness! Combining two things young male teens love-wrestling and cult-status animated series The Simpsons-Fox Interactive is gearing up to launch Let’s Get Ready to. . . D’Oh! for the PlayStation this winter. Egging opponents on with over 240 verbal taunts and using personalized power moves like Bart’s Wedgie and Barney’s Duff Cloud Burp, gamers must duke it out as their fave Simpson characters for the coveted ‘Champion of Springfield’ title. The game also features rich 3-D backgrounds like Moe’s Tavern and the Kwik-E-Mart, as well as ‘power-ups’ such as chocolate donuts that increase speed