Mythic Characters Fight Tooth And Claw In Wrath Unleashed, An Original Action Game From LucasArts
INTENSE ACTION MIXED WITH INTRIGUING GAMEPLAY BRINGS THRILLING NEW EXPERIENCE TO CONSOLES THIS WINTER
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - May 9, 2003 - LucasArts unleashes the wrath of the gods in the highly anticipated original title Wrath Unleashed, a brutal action game where mythological creatures roar to life in a spectacular and deadly fantasy world. Players engage each other in mighty battles in a struggle to gain dominion over vast magical islands, awesome beasts and enchanted temples. Wrath Unleashed is being developed in collaboration with The Collective, Inc., and is expected to release in winter 2003 for the Sony PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft.Part intense combat action, part thought-provoking strategy and pure head-to-head mayhem, Wrath Unleashed pits players against a stunning array of all-powerful fantasy creatures. In both single and head-to-head multiplayer mode, players strategically command an army of spectacular magical creatures as well as engage in fierce one-on-one battles with mythic monsters, demons and characters. "Wrath Unleashed combines the accessibility and fun of an action game with a challenging twist resulting in an all-new type of gameplay for console players," says Sam Saliba, product marketing manager for LucasArts. "The game offers players a truly 'fantasmical' experience by introducing some of the most magnificent creatures ever seen in a fantasy universe. Wrath Unleashed turns traditional mythology on its head!" In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind. Players can control four potent and deadly overlords and more than 25 wild and fearsome creatures such as fiery dragons, fierce centaurs, enchanted unicorns, massive juggernauts and all manner of ferocious demons. Creatures and overlords are influenced by popular mythology and have unique manifestations, design twists and magical abilities. All characters have elemental affinities and belong to one of the game's four realms - Dark Chaos, Light Chaos, Dark Order and Light Order. Players of Wrath Unleashed command an army of creatures and wage war across the vast battlefield of the world map. Armies battle to control islands and capture temples capable of providing players with magical ethereal energy, or mana. Players can use mana to cast spells and provide a competitive advantage over an opponent. When two opponents clash for domination of the same tile, the game transitions to an arena view where one-on-one battles occur. The real action begins as players are thrust into arena-style combat and full 3D control of characters is enabled. In arena combat, creatures wield magic, weapons and use teeth and claws to defeat enemies in vicious close and long-range attacks. Players must be wary for the land itself can strike out with powerful storms, fatal floods, erupting volcanoes or deadly earthquakes. Unleash your wrath this winter. And, may the best beast win!
LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems and PC. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multi-faceted entertainment company.Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production, and Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties. Additionally, Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Lucasfilm's motion-picture productions include five of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and 53 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Rafael, Calif.
About The Collective
Founded in 1997 by game industry veterans, The Collective, Inc. is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software and technology for all major console and computer platforms. In recent years, the Collective has created groundbreaking 3rd person action adventure games, including the critically acclaimed Indiana Jones® and the Emperor's Tomb, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek®: Deep Space Nine® -The Fallen, and the highly anticipated, original title, Wrath Unleashed. In the process, the studio has developed world-class content creation tools and cross-platform engine technologies. Now employing over 70 people at its Newport Beach, California facility, The Collective is one of the largest independent game developers in the United States. More information about the company can be found on the Internet at www.collectivestudios.com.