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Tuesday, May 22, 2001
 

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E3 Reports Confirm Hitchhiker 3D Still In Development
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Back in March IMG brought you the news that a game based on Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy" of five novels was in development by Digital Village and publisher Pan Interactive. Since the death of Adams on May 11th, many were concerned that development on this title might cease, as Adams himself was directly involved in the project. Two post-E3 reports, one on MacCentral and one on GameSpy, confirm that this game will indeed be completed and published. As we reported earlier, the game is expected to ship simultaneously for Mac and PC.


While no new screen shots are offered besides the previous concept art renders, both previews contain much new information about the title in progress. The GameSpy article details the characters you encounter, as well as hinting at what gameplay might be like:

All of your favorite characters are in the game, including Ford, Zaphod, Slartibartfast, and everyone's favorite paranoid android, Marvin. There's also a new race called the Towelin Monks. Arthur is such a wimp that he can't bring himself to kill anyone or anything, so he uses his handy dandy nutrient-soaked towel to snap at things like the Bugblatter beasts to stun them so that he can run past. However, his little towel isn't sufficient to take on the Krikkits, so he must entreat the Towelin Monks to provide him with a meta-towel and teach him to use it so that he can defeat the big baddies.
This full-3D game, under construction by some of Adams' closest associates, will definitely be appreciated both by his fans and gamers in general. Both previews are well worth reading, although the writer of the GameSpy piece won't be winning any awards for sensitivity. The game itself is due in very late 2001.

IMG News: Mac Hitchhiker's 3D to be Simultaneous Release
IMG News: Hitchhiker's Guide 3D Title In Development
Hitchhiker's Guide 3D Preview at MacCentral
Hitchhiker's Guide 3D Preview at GameSpy
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 3D


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