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Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Aspyr Game Combo Ships; New Virtual Programming Bundles
9:53 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Hot on the heels of last week's announcement of Feral Interactive's new game bundles, British game publishers Virtual Programming Ltd. have also announced three new game bundles in time for the Holiday shopping season.

The Europa Universalis II and Hearts of Iron Bundle offers two vast strategic games, created by the same developer, for 39.95. Europa Universalis II spans the history of Europe from 1419 to 1820, allowing players to pick from 90 different nations to battle the game's powerful AI opponents. The game encompasses over 500 different historical missions and over 200 different historical events for you to battle through. Hearts Of Iron puts players in the midst of World War II in the nation of their choosing. While players are allowed to pick the front of their choosing, the game focuses on the epic struggle between the great alliances of the new world orders - Fascism, Communism and Democracy.

The KickOff 2002 and Player Manager 2003 Bundle give football (uh, soccer) fans something to cheer about. KickOff 2002, an overhead soccer sim, puts players in charge of a full team of sixteen of the finest soccer players on the planet as they battle their way through tournaments against the game's other 203 FIFA-registered international teams, and gives players first hand experience into the pace and rush of international soccer. And for those who can't play (but can teach), there's Player Manager 2003, labelled as the world's best soccer management simulation. Players are put in charge of all aspects of training and managing a soccer team, from team selection, training, play design, practice, financial affairs, the pre-game pep session, and the post game analysis. Payoff for all your hard work is that actual soccer match itself, allowing managers to sit back and watch their team work out their teachings in the game's sophisticated 3D engine. The soccer bundle is available for 24.95.

Virtual Programming's WipeOut 2097 and Payback Bundle is the company's console-inspired arcade combo. WipeOut 2097, the Mac's premier zero-g, 3D arcade racer, features 11 unique weapons to be used on the games dozen maps, against either computer-controlled opponents in the single-player game, or human ones in the game's multiplayer mode. The original Grand Theft Auto-inspired Payback, played from a bird's-eye view, makes its players work their way through a series of violent, gangster-style criminal missions, each one bloodier than the last, as they climb the social ladders of the underworld. This arcade combo is also available for 24.95.

Keep in mind, however, that the prices listed above for Virtual Programming's new game bundles are only available until Christmas, and are of limited quantity. Check out their website for shipping info using the links below.

Over on this side of the pond, Aspyr Media's Leave the Lights On Combo is now shipping. Players wanting to get their hands on Aspyr's trio of terror shooters - American McGee's Alice, Clive Barker's Undying, and Terminal Reality's Bloodrayne, should look into the new bundle, which retails for $29.99 USD while supplies last. Check out the links below for more info.

Virtual Programming's Game Bundle Trio
Aspyr's Leave The Lights On Combo
Virtual Programming
Aspyr Media

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