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Irrational Goes Indenpendant Gold

Posted by: Chuck at 2/22/2005 6:15 PM
A big congrats goes out to the folks over at Irrational as Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich has gone gold and will be in stores on March 8th. Not only is this the follow-up to their excellent first game but it marks their first foray into independent publishing as you can buy a copy of the game online from the official website or if you must you can purchase the game from a retail store (which helps line the pockets of Vivendi).


Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich Goes Gold!

Irrational Game’s first self-published title is on schedule for release on March 8


BOSTON, MA (Feb., 22 2005) - Irrational Games is proud to announce that Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich, the follow up to the popular heroic tactical RPG Freedom Force, has gone gold. Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich marks Irrational’s first foray into self-publishing. The official Freedom Force website, www.freedomfans.com, has expanded to include an on-line store where the much anticipated sequel can be pre-ordered directly from Irrational. Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich will be distributed to retail stores by Vivendi Universal Games throughout North America. Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich will be available in stores on March 8th.



DESCRIPTION
Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich focuses on the continuing adventures of the heroes of Patriot City… A new evil has emerged from the unlikeliest of places – the past. As Nuclear Winter returns with a diabolical gambit to threaten the free world, three new silver age heroes, Tombstone, Green Genie and Quetzalcoatl, step up to help thwart evil. Freedom Force finds itself transported to war-torn Europe circa WWII where the team must face its greatest threat yet! The group will have to make alliances with Sky King, Black Jack and Tricolour, three Golden Age heroes willing to sacrifice everything to save the world from the original axis of evil! Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich has all the city-smashing, bad-guy bashing fun of the first game but further enhances the experience of controlling a team of heroes with all their own strengths, weaknesses and personalities.



With an all-new 3D real-time tactical combat engine, a completely revamped multiplayer experience, deep RPG character development and a rich storyline, players will utilize a variety of characters and abilities to defeat an array of villains in dynamic and completely destructible interactive environments!



FEATURES

• The Adventure Continues - A brand new chapter in the ever-expanding Freedom Force universe

• All-New Heroes and Villains – Six new playable heroes and dozens of new baddies from two distinct eras of comic books

• Multiplayer Action – Vastly improved multiplayer, including several completely new modes such as the revolutionary Story-Based Multiplayer!

• All-New Graphics – Radically enhanced graphics running on a brand new engine

• Improved interface and AI – Heroes act on their own when necessary and the enhanced interface makes controlling your team a breeze

· Enhanced Modding Tools – The action doesn’t end with the game – take advantage of the giant Freedom Force fan community to download or build all new characters, super-powers or even entirely new adventures!

· Fully Interactive Environments – Everything in the Freedom Force world is destructible and interactive…knock down a building, or use a street light as a baseball bat to whack the bad guys into next week!



About Irrational Games
With offices in Boston, Ma and Canberra, Australia, Irrational Games is widely recognized as one of the leading game developers. With critically acclaimed hits like “System Shock 2,” “Freedom Force,” “Tribes: Vengeance” and the soon to be released “SWAT 4,” Irrational has earned a reputation for creating story-driven, genre-defining games. Irrational has built multi-game development partnerships with such world-class publishers as Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal Games.