Shipping: The Suffering for PC

Encore Software announced the PC version of The Suffering, a console title which "combines a chilling storyline with third person action and adventure to create one of the most frightening and horrifying experience", has shipped to retail stores. "Players assume the role of Torque, a man convicted of a horrible crime that he may or may not have committed. He's sentenced to life in Abbott State Penitentiary, a haunted place that hides a terrible secret, one that threatens both the prison guards and the hardened criminals that call this isolated hell home". For details about this game, read our PC preview and our review for Xbox version.
Encore Ships PC version of Midway’s The Suffering™ Hit Action Horror Game Now Available for PC Gamers Los Angeles, CA - May 28, 2004 - Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR) today announced that the PC version of Midway's hit action horror title The Suffering ships to retail stores in North America. The Suffering combines a chilling storyline with third person action and adventure to create one of the most frightening and horrifying experiences available on the PC. Players assume the role of Torque, a man convicted of a horrible crime that he may or may not have committed. He's sentenced to life in Abbott State Penitentiary, a haunted place that hides a terrible secret, one that threatens both the prison guards and the hardened criminals that call this isolated hell home. Torque's tale unfolds in nine terrifying levels, where grisly mutated creatures, sadistic prisoners and guards lurk around every corner. A variety of deadly weapons are at his disposal to help him survive and escape from prison. In addition, Torque has a "rage meter" that, when filled, transforms him into a hideous and bloodthirsty creature that looks and feels right at home with the other dozen monstrosities stalking his every move. Torque will be able to interact with other inmate NPC's and enlist their help in escaping, or take them out if they get in his way. The Suffering also features three distinct endings based on how the game is played. In revealing Torque's story, he could be a cold-blooded killer, a man wrongfully accused, or something far, far worse. The game also includes bonus content, including a documentary on the making of the game, and a video trip to Eastern State Penitentiary, an actual haunted prison located in Philadelphia, PA. The Suffering is rated "M" by the ESRB and carries a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information on the console versions of the game visit the website at www.thesuffering.midway.com About Encore Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), and a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD-ROM and videogame markets. The company publishes top-tier entertainment titles through agreements with Marvel (Daredevil™), JoWooD Productions (Silent Storm, SpellForce, Soldner), Ascaron (Sacred™) and Monte Cristo (Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps). The company also offers PC titles or compilations in major software categories from productivity to education, including Transparent Language, Marine Aquarium, Sesame Street™, Advantage™ and Family Tree Maker™. Encore products are sold in thousands of retail outlets nationwide, and in major international markets. Navarre is a Minneapolis MN-based distributor of a broad range of home entertainment and multimedia software products. For more information on Encore and Navarre Corporation, visit www.encoreusa.com and www.navarre.com. THE SUFFERING is a trademark of Midway Home Entertainment Inc. Used under license.