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Time to go Postal on the 360 and PC!

Posted by: Dan at 10/20/2006 8:27 AM
Developer Running with Scissors announced today that they are bringing the controversial Postal series of games to the PC and Xbox 360 in 2008.  The game (currently titled Postal III) will allow the user to assume the role of 'Postal Dude' once again and play as violently as they want to.  Running with Scissors promises gameplay will have contributions from many outside sources (such as film stars and Playboy Playmates) and players will be able to play how they want.
 
"We've always maintained since publishing the original POSTAL that the game is only as violent as the player wants it to be and we're committed to expanding this unique form of gameplay in this next addition to the ongoing storyline," RWS CEO Vince Desi vowed.
 
Postal III on the Xbox 360 will mark the debut of the series on a console.


Running With Scissors' Sharpens POSTAL III for Xbox 360 and PC!

SourceTM Engine to Drive Next Generation of Classic Game
RWS partners with Akella for POSTAL III


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Almost a decade after the release of POSTAL, Running With Scissors (RWS), the creators behind the dark comedic video game franchise has announced development of POSTAL III, the first game in the long-running series aimed at both the computer and videogame console markets.

Currently in development for the Xbox 360 and PC systems, POSTAL III will employ the Source engine (the same technology Valve® created to drive Half-Life® 2) to deliver a new and advanced technical level of social satire and politically incorrect virtual violence.

"We started this series back in 1997," recalled RWS CEO Vince Desi, "and while the franchise has grown into an international computer game sensation during that time, it has always been our goal to bring it to the videogame console marketplace. For many years I’ve been asked by gamers around the world when POSTAL will appear on console. I’m so proud to be able to answer our fans' prayers."

POSTAL III will include motion-captured performances by a wide array of celebrities – from film stars to Playboy Playmates – as well as a storyline that offers gamers vast latitude in terms of their behavior. "We've always maintained since publishing the original POSTAL that the game is only as violent as the player wants it to be and we're committed to expanding this unique form of gameplay in this next addition to the ongoing storyline," Desi vowed.

Andrew Belkin, Producer for Akella stated “We here at Akella are big fans of the POSTAL series and so being involved in production of POSTAL III is both great fun and an honor for us. In cooperation with RWS talent I believe POSTAL III will be the sickest and craziest game ever! Definitely, this is the first project of such scale and a major step forward for our company”

The player will once again be cast as the nameless "Postal Dude," the star of all previous versions of the game, including POSTAL 2: Share The Pain and POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend. POSTAL III is scheduled for release some time in 2008.

For more information on cool POSTAL products and gear, visit our new expanded site www.gopostal.com.


Running With Scissors develops and publishes outrageous games just for the hell of it. Contact Vince Desi 520 907 1010, vince@gopostal.com or visit http://www.gopostal.com/

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