PARKVILE, MD (March 4, 2005) – Enlight, a leading entertainment software publisher, along with Executive Producer American McGee and developer Mercury Steam, announced today that Scrapland for the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft has shipped to stores nationwide. An engagingly humorous 3rd person action-adventure game, Scrapland has drawn comparisons to such hits as Grand Theft Auto and Descent for its open-ended gameplay and extreme, futuristic 3D flying missions. The Xbox version, which will be on store shelves March 7, carries a SRP of $29.99 and has been rated “T” for TEEN.
American McGee Presents Scrapland features a spectacularly detailed world where players can pursue an engrossing storyline or go off on adventures of their own. As the robot D-Tritus, players must solve a series of murders by navigating the dangerous robot-inhabited city of Chimera on the planet known as Scrapland. D-Tritus can fight on the ground or he can hijack the bodies of any of 15 character types, each with their own unique abilities. He can also steal, build, customize and fly a huge variety of ships and engage in explosive 3D combat against other pilots.
“I’m really excited to have had the opportunity to work with Mercury Steam on this project,” said American McGee, Executive Producer of Scrapland. “This team is truly talented, and the reaction from the gaming community has been incredibly enthusiastic.”
Scrapland is the first of a new series of titles from Enlight branded “American McGee Presents.” The “American McGee Presents” brand was created earlier this year when McGee took on the role of Creative Director at Enlight. The PC version of Scrapland shipped in November of 2004 and received some rave reviews from many in the editorial community. For additional 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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