Davilex Games has today announced two new games. The first is a multi-format game based on the 80's TV show, Miami Vice. The publisher, previously responsible for the likes of London Racer, Autobahn Raser and Paris-Marseille Racing (popular in Europe), promises familiar scenes from the show and the appearance of old characters such as Sonny Crockett.
Davilex intends for Miami Vice to be a 'triple A' title and has contracted UK-based Atomic Planet Entertainment to create the PC, Playstation II and Xbox title that is due to be released in the fourth quarter of this year. Atomic Planet Entertainment's most recent home-console and PC game was the the average Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown (IGN score: 7.1) but other titles such as the recently announced Mega Man Anniversary Collection are also in development from the studio, as can be seen on this page from their official site.
From the description provided, Miami Vice will be an action game in much the same ilk as Grand Theft Auto III, with a 3rd person camera and the ability to roam freely across the city. The ultimate aim of the game will be to destroy "Calderon's narcotics empire."
The second title to be announced was Knight Rider 2, a sequel to the 2003 multi-format title featuring the eponymous Michael Knight. Davilex CEO, Rogier Avis, explains the decision to commission a sequel despite rather poor reviews:
"We are excited to develop and publish the sequel to Knight Rider. The first version was successful and it is a logical move to release its follow-up. We have carefully listened to our customers feedback on Knight Rider and we will be incorporating many of the given suggestions into Knight Rider 2."
In addition, it was revealed that the original title has sold - presumably to the German market - over 170,000 units alone. The sequel that will address problems of the original will also feature Combat and Mini Game, game modes in addition to the Chase, Race, Explore and Puzzle modes already present.
Knight Rider 2 will be released for the Playstation II and PC in the fourth quarter of 2004.
News source: VE3D