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 Nov 04, 2004 - 06:41 PM - by Michael
* Scrapland Ships

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Enlight send us word that Scrapland, from American McGee (yeah, him) has shipped.

SCRAPLAND PC SHIPS TO RETAILERS NATIONWIDE

American McGee Presents Scrapland Fuses Open-Ended Gameplay with Dazzling, Futuristic Gunship Combat

PARKVILE, MD (November 4, 2004) ? Get set to blast off into a frenzied, far out future where humans are feared and robots rule. Enlight, a leading entertainment software publisher, along with Executive Producer American McGee and developer Mercury Steam, announced today that the PC version of Scrapland has shipped to stores nationwide. An engagingly humorous 3rd person action-adventure game, Scrapland has drawn comparisons to such hits as Grand Theft Auto and Descent for its open-ended gameplay and extreme, futuristic 3D flying missions. The PC version carries a SRP of $39.99 and has been rated ?T? for TEEN.

?If you?re into metal and motion, sink your circuits into Scrapland,? said Executive Producer American McGee. ?You?ve never seen a robot with this much freedom to mix things up, and the combat is totally riveting.?

American McGee Presents Scrapland features a spectacularly detailed world where players can pursue an engrossing storyline or go off on adventures of their own. As the robot D-Tritus, players must solve a series of murders by navigating the dangerous robot-inhabited city of Chimera on the planet known as Scrapland. D-Tritus can fight on the ground or he can transform into any of 15 character types, each with their own unique abilities. He can also steal, build, customize and fly a huge variety of ships and engage in explosive 3D combat against other pilots. Multiplayer options include Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and the ability to import ships from the single-player game.

?I?m really excited to have had the opportunity to work with Mercury Steam on this project,? said American McGee, Executive Producer of Scrapland. ?This team is truly talented, and the reaction from the gaming community has been incredibly enthusiastic.?

Scrapland is the first of a new series of titles from Enlight branded ?American McGee Presents.? The ?American McGee Presents? brand was created earlier this year when McGee took on the role of Creative Director at Enlight. Scrapland will also be available in late January for the Xbox? video game system from Microsoft. For additional information please visit http://www.scrapland.com
I've played his previous titles; American McGee's got an interesting take on gaming and presentation. Can't say that I was tremendously impressed with Alice, however.
 

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