May 19th, 2002
11:34 AM CST -

Four E3 press screenshots from the Xbox game, Tao Feng, have made it up on the Internet early over at the French site, NewTechnix. The significance of this news is that Tao Feng is the first fighting game released by Studio Gigante, the development team started by ex-Midway staffers, including Mortal Kombat co-creator John Tobias and past Mortal Kombat team members, Josh Tsui and Dave Michicich.

Tao Feng is expected to be at E3 in Microsoft's booth; however, it is supposed to be only in a behind doors press area. If we are able to say anything about this new fighter while we're up at E3, we will share whatever we can.

UPDATE: has updated and added more details on Tao Feng along with it's own mini website. The website reveals the game's full title and has the same four screenshots that we've seen earlier, along with the following information:

    Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus is the perfect blend of fighting realism and stunning special effects. Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus delivers a classic battle between good and evil as two ancient Chinese clans of superfighters, each seeking to uncover the secrets of immortality, battle for dominance. Hand-to-hand combat is furiously intense with amazingly realistic fighting and stunning special effects. Arenas are highly interactive and destructive. When the fight ends, players will witness the devastation of battle.


    • Bone-Crunching Realism: Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus takes fighting to a new level of realism: clothing tears, blood spills, bruises swell and bones break.

    • Completely Interactive and Destructive Worlds: Players punch holes in walls and throw opponents through glass, or make acrobatic attacks by swinging around poles and flipping off walls.

    • Powerful Chi Attacks: Each fighter has the ability to unleash awesome special attacks, inflicting devastating damage on the enemy and the surroundings.

    • Personalized Soundtrack: Gamers can rip their own music to create a personalized soundtrack for the game.

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