today officially announced the development of Deadlands
, a game unveiled two years ago (story
). Developed by Pinnacle Entertainment Group
and scheduled for summer of 2005, on PC, Xbox and PS2, Deadlands is "a 3rd person action horror title, which sees a murdered gunslinger, brought back to life through possession by an evil spirit. Known only as the Stranger, he seeks retribution against the Seven Sins, a merciless gang of criminals who have entered into a terrible pact with the Reckoners, an evil force from another plane of existence"
. Check full article for new screenshots and the press release.
HEADFIRST PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF DEADLANDS FRANCHISE
The Award-winning Deadlands Franchise Rides into Town on PS2, Xbox and PC.
Birmingham, UK, April 26, 2004 – Headfirst Productions today announced that development is underway on the first title in a series of games based on the world of Deadlands, the multi-award winning Role Playing Game from Pinnacle Entertainment Group.
Headfirst have secured exclusive, world wide rights to create interactive entertainment titles based around this highly desirable property and its plethora of expansions. Deadlands, scheduled to be completed on all platfoms in Summer 2005, will be the first title available in this exciting new franchise.
Using multi-platform, ground breaking game creation technology produced over the last two years and funded by significant external investment. Headfirst are now in an excellent position to develop a range of first class, multi-sku products over the next few years.
"With the acquisition of Deadlands (www.headfirst.co.uk/deadlands) in addition to our Call of Cthulhu IP, Headfirst have taken another major step towards our long term objectives. " said Mike Woodroffe, Managing Director, Headfirst Productions "The world of Deadlands represents ideal content to show off our new technology."
At E3 (2004), Headfirst will be actively seeking a forward thinking publisher to form a long-term partnership so as to best maximise the potential of their technology and intellectual property across all platforms. They will be demonstrating their 'work in progress', Deadlands, a third person action adventure set in the twisted and horrific world of the Weird West. For more information, please contact Mike Woodroffe.
About Headfirst's Game Technology
Headfirst's new game development technology is currently fully functional and running on all major gaming formats. It has been developed over the last three years along with a strong and experienced production team. At the core of its functionality are two rendering systems – the first a highly optimised, internally developed First Person engine for the PC and Xbox and the second Renderware, something that needs no introduction.
About Headfirst Productions
Formed by industry veteran Mike Woodroffe and his son Simon, Headfirst is based in Birmingham, England. Over the last few years they have been creating an ideal environment for game development with extensive investment in technology, recruitment and feasibility studies into production methods. This has been made possible by a significant investment from an external investor. As a result, Headfirst is in a highly enviable position amongst independent developers, with strong experienced staff in all key positions, proven multi-platform technology and a well-known suite of licenses and IP. For more information, please visit www.headfirst.co.uk.
Headfirst's next major release will be the highly anticipated Call of Cthulhu – Dark Corners of the Earth for Xbox and PC , available Winter 2004. This will be followed by Call of Cthulhu – Tainted Legacy, scheduled to be released on Playstation 2 during 2005. For more information, please visit www.callofcthulhu.com.
Deadlands is the 8 times Origin award winning RPG created in 1994 by the Pinnacle Entertainment Group. This epic, story-based role-playing game details the "Weird West," a history similar to our own up until 1863. That's when the Reckoning occurs - a bizarre event that allows monsters, spirits, and more to once again inhabit the world of mortals. Deadlands is available in its classic form as well as for the popular D20 system.
- Death is only the beginning –
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