Toronto, Ontario, April 6, 2005 - DreamCatcher Games today announced Obscure, a survival horror game for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft and WindowsÂ®, has shipped in North America.
Obscure follows five All-American teenagers through a real-life nightmare as they uncover a deadly secret lurking in the hallways of their high school. When a popular student suddenly disappears, it sets off a chain of frightening events rivaled only by Hollywood cinema.
Obscure offers a wide range of gameplay options to see gamers through their night of terror. Players customize their action experience, interchanging between any characters at any time, utilizing the unique skills and abilities of each student. Controlled AI settings of defense, attack and help, allow characters to assist each other during combat and while solving puzzles.
â€œDreamCatcher is excited to release Obscure in North America,â€ says Robert Stevenson, V.P. of Production at DreamCatcher Games. â€œPlayers will be impressed not only by the Hollywood feel to the game, but also with the variety of gameplay options unique to this genre.â€
The game features both single player and co-op mode
Unique camera settings allow players to move and shoot simultaneously
â€˜Black Auraâ€™ feature makes imminent dangers visible on screen through real time graphic changes, intensifying the playersâ€™ stress level
Fully interactive environment reacts realistically to playersâ€™ actions
Un-lockable bonus features add an additional 9 hours of play
Alt-Punk music soundtrack with music from Sum 41 and Span
Obscure is rated â€˜Mâ€™ for Mature and retails for $19.99USD on all platforms. Visit http://www.dreamcatchergames.com/dci/obscure/ for more information or to download the demo.
About DreamCatcher Games
DreamCatcher Games is a fast-growing worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software committed to release action, strategy and role-playing games on WindowsÂ®, PlayStationÂ®2 and XboxÂ® gaming systems. Its large portfolio of games includes the critically acclaimed title Painkiller, a popular and best-selling action shooter game. More information about DreamCatcher Games and its products can be found at http://www.dreamcatchergames.com.
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