Codemasters has launched the first in a series of videos profiling the members of the Jericho squad from Clive Barker's Jerichoâ„¢, the upcoming squad-based horror FPS. The first video features the fiery combat skills of Sgt. Frank Delgado and is now available from www.jericho-game.com / www.codemasters.co.uk/jericho (Community, Movies)
The Jericho squad is a seven-man strike force for the U.S. Department of Occult Warfare, sent into the Middle Eastern city of Al-Khali to investigate an intense level of paranormal activity. Throughout the game, players will be able to play as, and switch between, the members of the squad â€“ each of them skilled in modern warfare and individual para-psychological disciplines, such as telekinesis, blood magic, exorcism and more.
Delgado is the squad's heavy weapons expert and a skilled Pyromancer â€“ one who speaks with fire. The source of his power is the entity of a living flame, a fire spirit, which lies encased within a protective shell on Delgado's right arm.
In combat, Delgado unleashes the spirit as a roaring flame. Responding to Delgado's commands, the fire spirit becomes a formidable weapon, razing the nightmarish enemies in its path. However, use of this fearsome living weapon comes at a cost: while the spirit is free, Delgado's arm burns with a searing pain, draining his energy. To be effective in combat, players must balance the use of the spirit against torturing Delgado to exhaustion.
Developed by Mercury Steam Entertainment, Clive Barker's Jericho is coming late October for the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from MicrosoftÂ®, the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system and Games for WindowsÂ®. In readiness to face this supernatural assault, visit www.jericho-game.com / www.codemasters.co.uk/jericho and sign up for community updates as the videos are released.
ABOUT CLIVE BARKER'S JERICHO:
A spectacular, creative, and unflinching blast from Barker's cannon of nightmares, Clive Barker's Jericho is a squad-based horror FPS that combines the darkest elements of Barker's horror fiction with an ambitious, age-spanning story.
As the most ancient of evils breaks through into Al-Khali, the denizens of an unknown hell are unleashed as layer upon layer of instances from the city's turbulent and bloody past are formed. Throughout the game, encounters come hard and fast from a bombardment of twisted monsters and gruesome demons. As players lead the squad deeper into Al-Khali's tortured history, the more they must combine their military expertise with their paranormal talents to defend the modern world against the supernatural threat.
Developed by Mercury Steam Entertainment, Clive Barker's Jericho will launch this October. For the latest on the game, visit www.jericho-game.com / www.codemasters.co.uk/jericho