PARKVILLE, MD, February 11, 2005 – The wait for console fans is over! Enlight announced today that American McGee Presents Scrapland has gone gold and is on target for its February 25 ship date for the XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft. Currently available for the PC, the Xbox version of Scrapland features the same gameplay experience as well as a unique lock-on targeting feature that makes the combat more accessible to console gamers.
The Xbox exclusive lock-on feature is designed to remove the disorientation that is sometimes associated with 3D console games. By pressing the left trigger button, players can lock their viewpoint onto a specific target while maneuvering freely with the left analog stick. Lock-on also plays a key role in the realm of space combat where the action is fast and frenzied. When a target is locked in, the player’s ship will automatically match the target’s speed and velocity, allowing players to focus purely on combat. This exciting new feature complements Scrapland’s expansive game world and open-ended gameplay
“We’re really happy with the way Scrapland turned out for Xbox – the system really seems to make the game shine,” said Executive Producer American McGee. “Gamers will especially appreciate the lock-on targeting feature which makes playing this style of game so much more intuitive.”
In Scrapland, players step into the shoes of D-Tritus, an intergalactic traveler who finds himself involved in a series of mysterious murders committed in a world where death had previously been unknown. Throughout the adventure, D-Tritus will have the ability to morph into 15 different characters ranging from a bombshell with an explosive attitude to a money-hungry banker. Each character comes alive through state of the art visuals including advanced shader techniques and the use of bloom lighting.
Here are just a few of the things that the press has been saying about the PC version of American McGee Presents Scrapland:
“Every once in a while, you play a game that reminds you of what you're missing.”
8.3 out of 10
“...the end result is a remarkably entertaining third-person action/adventure/ flying game.”
Computer Gaming World
4 out of 5
“Scrapland’s gorgeous set pieces and unique take on Grand Theft Auto’s open-ended gameplay makes it one of PC gaming’s best-kept secrets.”
8 out of 10
“It’s always cool when a game catches you completely off-guard and for all the right reasons.”
“The game is littered with inventive characters each with their own unique look and voice.”
8.4 out of 10
American McGee Presents Scrapland is developed by Mercury Steam and is rated T for Teen. For more information please visit http://www.scrapland.com/
Enlight is one of the world's leading developers of entertainment software. The company was founded in 1993, with a goal of creating games that are not only entertaining, but of equal importance, enlightening. In 2003, Enlight made its entry into the publishing arena, establishing Enlight Interactive Inc., the US publishing arm of the Enlight group as well as consolidating strategic partnerships with distributors all over the world. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.enlight.com.
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