Late Night Consoling

The Sega takeover saga drags on. Namco is giving Sega nine days to respond to its merger proposal, saying they want to know what's up for the sake of business stability. Sammy officials aren't exactly thrilled with the current situation either. Says one of these officials: "(Sega) has betrayed and embarrassed us", "We don't really care (if the deal goes through or not) anymore". Fun times, to be continued.

GameCube Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes The rumors were true, the GameCube will get a Metal Gear Solid game. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes as it will be called, will combine the story of the original Metal Gear Solid PS1 game with the graphics and gameplay of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The game will be developed by Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem developer Silicon Knights, under supervision of Konami's Hideo Kojima and Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto. The Twin Snakes will ship later this year in the U.S. and Europe, followed by a Japanese release in early 2004. Click here for a piece of artwork.
PS2 Xbox Fallout Site Interplay today launched the official Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel website, offering info, screenshots and also a trailer (mirrored on FileShack) from this third person action game.
Xbox Half-Life 2 Xbox Bound Not hugely surprising, but nice to see it confirmed: Half-Life 2 will appear on the Xbox. Valve's Doug Lombardi had this to say to AreaXbox: "Yes, we're also working on an Xbox version, though not releasing any specific details on that until after E3."
GameCube PS2 Xbox Soul Calibur 2 Interview New at Computer & Video Games today is this Soul Calibur 2 Q&A with producer Hiroaki Yotoriyama. The C&VG guys ask about the game's improvements over the first game, thoughts on the fighting game competition, the platform specific bonus characters, and Xbox Live support.
Dreamcast Space Channel Lawsuit Whoop, an opportunity to use the Dreamcast logo. Because Sega is being sued, by British singer Lady Miss Kier (Groove Is in the Heart). Why? Miss Kier accuses Sega of using her likeness for the Ulala character in Space Channel 5. This is of course a tragedy, but $750,000 will make it all better.
Xbox New Brute Force Preview GameSpot is offering an updated Brute Force preview tonight, taking another look at this long in development third person action game from Digital Anvil. The article touches on the campaign mode, the unique abilities of characters, managing your squad, and the multiplayer action.
PS2 Tomb Raider Delay Another Tomb Raider delay, didn't see that one coming! Core Design relaunched their official site today which has this page about Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness. First scheduled for a December 2002 release, Core's product page now mentions that the game is due in the fourth quarter of this year.
GameCube Sonic DX Impressions IGN has brief impressions of Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut, also offering new videos on their media page. The GameCube port of Sonic Adventure is due out in June.
GameCube PS2 Xbox Misc. Media On GameSpot tonight, screenshots from Madden NFL 2004 (PS2) and Counter-Strike (Xbox). IGN has a trailer from The Suffering, Midway's survival horror game. There are also screenshots from Silent Hill 3 and Dynasty Tactics 2 which has now been confirmed as shipping in the U.S. in September.
Console Game of the Evening: Tales of Phantasia for the Super Nintendo. "Late in the SNES game and under-appreciated, ToP is still a great RPG with an interesting storyline and an innovative combat system" (submitted by Morlock).