updated 02:25 pm EDT, Fri April 6, 2007
Gambling, RTS games in '07
Virtual Programming and PhantomEFX have banded together to release Mac versions of PhantomEFX's Reel Deal Casino High Roller and Reel Deal Slots - Mystic Forest gambling games. Virtual Programming also announced that Europa Universals III -- a turn-based strategy game that puts players in control of building a European empire -- is slated for release in the second quarter of 2007. Championship Manager 2007 is nearing its release as well, challenging players to manage budget, purchases, information, and tactics to manage a football team. Reel Deal Casino High Roller and Reel Deal Slots are priced at $20 each, while Championship Manager 2007 will be available for $40. Pricing for X3 Reunion and Europa Universals III was unavailable.
Finally, X3 Reunion is due to ship in May. The new title is an adventure game set in the vast reaches of interstellar space. Players start out as the captain of a tiny underpowered starship, struggling to become the leader of an empire using wits and skill.