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Etrom-The Astral Essence goes English

Posted by: Lydia at 6/26/2006 6:24 PM
P.M studios has announced that Etrom-The Astral Essence is now playable in English. Fabio Belsanti, Managing Director and Lead Designer of P.M studios, had this to say.
"We made this patch according to players and reviewers suggestions. This patch is a step forward for this Hack and Slash videogame with dark, deep and detailed background. P.M. Studios is proud to
invite you in our Techno-Fantasy Universe."

...Techno-Fantasy Universe? Hack and Slash videogame? Those crazy Italians! They think of new phrases for everything!


BARI, ITALY (June 26, 2006) P.M. STUDIOS announces the release of the first English Patch for
Etrom-The Astral Essence.

"We made this patch according to players and reviewers suggestions. This patch is a step forward
for this Hack and Slash videogame with dark, deep and detailed background. P.M. Studios is proud to
invite you in our Techno-Fantasy Universe." - Fabio Belsanti Managing Director & Lead Designer-P.M.
Studios.

About the Patch V. 1.1

Compatibility: Only English Retail (Digital Delivery version patch will be released further from
Direct2Drive and TotalGaming.net)

NEW FEATURES:



- New Control System (F1 to activate the Auto-Camera)

- Config. Auto-Save

- Direct Link to the Hangan's Gun Shop: Active the cheat-mode Ctrl+PM and then press H (use this
only if the "equipment" mission is accomplished or you may experience crashes)


NEW OPTIONS ON START WINDOWS (Check it for Common Trouble Shooting):

- VSync Disabled

This option allows to disable the Vertical Video Sync. It can speed up the general fluidity of the
animations(increasing the Frame Rate). In some cases horizontal lines could appear.

- Software Vertex Processing

Some low-profile videocards (in most cases, the on-board ones) have tech specs close to the limits
of the Product's Minimum Requirements. Enabling this option it can be forced to use the CPU instead of the
GPU for certain graphic operations (eg. mesh skinning). The CPU will do more work, probably resulting
in a general decrease of the game speed (decreasing the Frame Rate).

- Safe Mode

On certain critical configurations and with some videocards' drivers the game could be unstable.

This option decreases the performances and increases the controls of the application to manage
system's Threads/Processes. In particular it enables the DirectX (tm) multi-thread mode.

BUG FIX:

- Ammo Bug

- Time Power (now can't disappear at the end of a Time-Mission)

- Technical Improvements and Better GC Compatibility


For quick Hints and Tips see also the forum on the official website: www.etrom.net !!!

About The Project

Title: Etrom-The Astral Essence

Official Website: www.etrom.net

Genre: 3D-Action-Rpg

Numbers of Players: Single Player

Background: Future Techno-Fantasy Universe

Platform: Pc

Pegi Age Rating: 16+ ( www.pegi.info)

Publisher (Italy): P.M. Studios

Publisher (Russia): 1C/Logrus

Publisher (Germany): Incagold

Publisher (Poland): Play sp z.o.o

Publisher (Worldwide On-line): P.M. Studios

On-Line Distribution: Direct2Drive, Totalgaming.net, Videogame.it, AddGames, Etrom.net


Free Territories: U.S , Canada, Europe, Greece, South America, Asia, Middle East, South Africa.

Retail Price: ? 29,90

DVD-Boxed version is available at: www.etrom.net

Digital Purchase: www.direct2drive.com ; www.totalgaming.net ; www.videogame.it ; AddGames websites.

Earth 476. A.H.E.F. (After Human Empire Foundation): the Future?

Etrom is an epic adventure that will take you into a dark future where warring societies are
divided not just by walls, but also by laws, secrets, religions and the terrifying Void Lands. In a
world with fantastic technologies, people will find their future in ancient civilizations governed
by mysterious hidden energies.

Etrom leads you across realms and cities, through democracies and "nazi" dictatorships. It is a
journey through space-time portals, amongst the Thrones of the Abyss, and beyond the gates of the
City of Light. With a huge number of locations, and settings it plunges you into a world of
rituals, fraught with secret-service plots and held together by dark spells.

Etrom is an endless journey with AND against demons, secret divinities, dragons, mechs, hovertanks,
different races and intelligent entities from across space and time.From a brooding world of
megacities you will set out across many dimensions and realities to face men and gods projected
into the absolute infinity.

Forge Your Destiny!

Unleash Your Inner Demon!

Feel The POWERS of the Astral Essence!


Main Features
1. Deep and involving Storyline set in a dark, futuristic, "neo-gothic" world where
technology and a fantasy Middle Ages collide;

2. Play a truly Non-Linear Game Structure;

3. 7 possible endings!

4. Frequent and Bloody Battles: from close combat with an Astral Axe to long range fights
with Energy Weapons (Assault rifles, Sniper rifles, heavy machine-guns, Hyper rifles, Disruptors)
and amazing Astral Spells;

5. Astral Transformations (Inner Demon, Dragon Guardian, Abyss Knight, Lux Soldier, Legio
Infenalis);

6. Pilot futuristic MECHS;

7. Explore more than 70 huge levels and secret levels in the 4 States, the Mysterious Void
Lands and the Dungeons of the Abyss.

8. Face Hordes of Enemies and Powerful Enemy Gods;

9. Free and Strategic management of the Character's Inventory (over 500 types of armor,
objects, energy weapons, power-drugs, magic items);

10. Free and Strategic management of player Characteristic