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Latest Microsoft release information

The latest release information just arrived from Microsoft, who have quite an impressive line-up for the next year. "The Conquerors" add-on pack for their hit strategy game "Age Of Empires II" is now fixed for a September 15th release, with the PC version of Playstation mega-hit "Metal Gear Solid" now due in the UK on October 6th, along with "Midtown Madness 2".

Alternate universe flight combat sim "Crimson Skies" is set to debut on Friday October 13th (lucky for some), with space-bound strategy game "Conquest : Frontier Wars" arriving on December 8th. Other notable dates include "Mechwarrior 4 : Vengeance" on February 2nd, and the eagerly anticipated free-form space sim "Freelancer" now set for release sometime next summer.

For the full skinny on Microsoft's release schedule, as well as all the latest UK release information on well over a hundred other titles due for release over the next year, check EuroGamer's comprehensive UK release date list!