Spring Preview Tour's Got Game3 Apr, 2002 By: Hive News
Retailers and consumers can get an advance peek at the year's hot new video game releases as the 2002 Spring Preview Game Tour begins its 12-city trek Friday in Jacksonville, Fla.
"The tour offers young adults, families and gamers the unique experience of sampling the bestselling and most highly anticipated game titles and game systems," said Antonio Capretta, CEO of event organizer Game Live Events. "This is our most extensive tour to date and will feature the highest quality PC gaming machines ever assembled for a national tour."
The tour will feature this season's most popular and anticipated video and PC game titles, including many that will be launched during the tour
Audiences will be among the first to play Rayman Arena by Ubi Soft Entertainment on the PlayStation2; James Bond 007 in Agent Under Fire by EA Games on Microsoft's Xbox and Nintendo GameCube; and Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast by LucasArts on the PC.
Featured publishers include Electronic Arts, RockStar Games, Ubi Soft Entertainment, Midway, Eidos Interactive, LucasArts and Sierra. Other partners include Alienware, AMD, ATI Technologies, I/O Magic and Klipsch. GameStop is the national tour's official retailer.
The tour will make stops in Orlando, Miami, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Hartford, Boston, New York, Phoenix and San Diego before wrapping up and ends April 28 in Los Angeles.
More than 30 titles will be displayed on a state-of-the-art, 48-screen Interactive Viewing Screen GamePort system allowing for maximum exposure of featured games. Admission is free and play is unlimited. For tour locations, times, and a complete list of featured games, visit www.gameliveevents.com