BASINGSTOKE, England (January 7th 2005) – International software publisher DEEP SILVER are delighted to confirm that American McGee's highly anticipated game, SCRAPLAND has gone GOLD. A deeply immersive 3rd person 3D action/adventure, Scrapland sets players in a bizarre robotic world made of scrap parts. Scheduled for release 4th February 2005, Scrapland will be available for the XboxÃ‚Â® (Ã‚Â£39.99) video game system from Microsoft and PC CD ROM (Ã‚Â£29.99).
Scrapland is a third person action-adventure game set in a stunningly beautiful, futuristic world occupied by an amazing array of robotic characters. The play experience is driven by a solidly engaging, sometimes humorous adventure narrative. The game mechanic combines proven GTA3 style emergent action with an immersive storyline, diversity of player actions, and complete freedom of movement through the world.
Preview coverage has been exceptional across XBOX and PC press:
"There is so much to see and do in Scrapland that you won't know where to start."
OFFICIAL XBOX MAGAZINE
"Scrapland is looking impressive.."
"Scrapland has an impressive and actually quite beautiful Blade Runner / Tron future-scape." "...Makings of a cult classic."
"...complete freedom of the game world with the ability to do whatever you please."
"The game mechanics are tuned to perfection."
"... a concept that offers fast paced action and above all humour – which we don't get enough of nowadays."
Published by DEEP SILVER, developed by MERCURY STEAM and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA, American McGee's SCRAPLAND launches in the UK 4th February 2005, priced at Ã‚Â£39.99 for Microsoft XBOX and Ã‚Â£29.99 for PC CD ROM.
For more information on Scrapland, visit the official website at: www.scrapland.com
ABOUT DEEP SILVER:
Deep Silver is the recently established games publishing division of KOCH Media. The label launched in 2003 with a policy of recruiting passionate gamers to work closely with International developers and publishers to bring groundbreaking and creative projects to market. Recent launches include the award winning X2: The Threat along with the innovatively quirky; Singles: Flirt up your Life. For further information on DEEP SILVER and their upcoming products, visit www.deepsilver.net
ABOUT MERCURY STEAM ENTERTAINMENT:
MercurySteam is one of the most relevant independent game developers established in Spain, formed by enterprising and committed people with years of experience in the sector. What moves them is the passion for videogames as a sign of our times and mixture of cutting edge technology and the most avant-garde creativity.
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