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COUNTER-STRIKE: CONDITION ZERO SHIPS TO STORES
Follow-Up to the Number One-Online Action Game Ships to Stores Worldwide March 23
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 25, 2004)- Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Counter-Strike’: Condition Zero’, the follow-up to the number-one on-line action game in the world, Counter-Strike will ship to retailers worldwide March 23, 2004.
Co-developed by Valve and Turtle Rock Studios, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero introduces a brand-new single-player experience to the Counter-Strike series, along with special enhancements for on-line play.
Powered by the Half-Life® engine, gamers will move through new and challenging single-player scenarios ranging from harsh jungle environments, arctic terrains, deserts, and international city streets. In addition, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero offers a brand-new Career Mode that will take the player through progressively difficult matches alongside, and against, the Official Counter-Strike Bot. In this mode, the player will begin with limited access to A.I. teammates, items and weapons, but will earn increasingly sophisticated resources as he progresses up the ladder.
To whet the gaming fingertips of Counter-Strike fans, Valve has created 20 unique Counter-Strike: Condition Zero trading cards - two separate sets with 10 trading cards per set. Gamers can obtain a free set of these exclusive cards and guarantee their copy of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero by paying $10 towards their purchase at these participating retailers - EB, Gamestop, Best Buy, CompUSA, Hastings, BBY Canada, Future Shop, Multi-Micro and Amazon.com.
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero will be available March 23, 2004 for the PC with a suggested retail price of $39.99 and an ESRB "Mature" rating.
Founded in 1996, Valve creates entertainment software titles, including Half-Life®, Counter-Strike’, and Team Fortress®. Valve's portfolio accounts for over 10 million retail units sold worldwide, and over 88% of the online action market. More information about Valve is available through the company's Web site at www.valvesoftware.com.
About Vivendi Universal Games
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Vivendi Universal Games is a global leader in multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive products across all major platforms including PCs, video game consoles and the Internet. Vivendi Universal Games' portfolio of development studios and publishing labels includes Blizzard Entertainment, Coktel, Fox Interactive, Knowledge Adventure, Massive Entertainment and Sierra Entertainment. Additionally, Vivendi Universal Games co-publishes and/or distributes titles for a number of strategic partners, including Interplay, inXile entertainment, Majesco and Mythic Entertainment, among others.
Contributed by Xoleras (66122) on Nov 22, 2005.
The World's #1 Online Action Game!
Counter-Strike’: Condition Zero’ advances this award-winning series by introducing a single-player career mode and special enhancements for online play.
CZ’s Career Mode will take the player through a series of 18 progressively more difficult matches along side (and against) Artificial Intelligence-controlled bots. The player must win two out of three matches to advance, earning points to upgrade their squad while unlocking new missions. Career mode can be played on one of four difficulty settings, designed for new, intermediate, expert, and veteran Counter-Strike players.
Initially, the player will have limited teammates, items and weapons available for use, but as he or she progresses up the ladder, they will earn access to increasingly sophisticated resources. The maps used in this mode will be a combination of enhanced classic Counter-Strike maps, along with completely new ones.
Several of the tools and technologies created in the making of CS:CZ will be also released to the MOD community after launch.
CS: CZ introduces single-player gaming to Counter-Strike.
CS: CZ contains new models, weapons, and maps for all CS games!
Single Player Gaming - Complete with and against fierce computerised characters!
If you are new to the game or unable to connect to the Internet, CS: CZ's incredible AI allows you to experience the thrill of Counter-Strike.
CS: CZ contains over 20 new scenarios that can be played in both single and multi-player mode.
CS: CZ will also contain a collection of new models and weapons for single and multi-player modes combinations.
Complete tutorial and offline single player story-driven campaign.
Contributed by Xoleras (66122) on Jun 06, 2004.
Enhanced Counter-Strike Action!
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (CS:CZ), a tactical action game, challenges you to compete with and against cunning AI opponents in mission-based campaigns spread across the globe.
As squad leader of an elite counter-terrorist operative, use specialized maneuvers and weapon skills to complete over 20 new missions, each containing numerous objectives. Drop into challenging scenarios -- from harsh jungle environments to severe arctic terrains, from unforgiving deserts to dangerous international city streets. Rescue hostages. Escort VIPs to safety. Locate and defuse bombs. This collection of entirely new episodes challenges your ability to think quickly and strategically!
CS:CZ advances the award-winning Counter-Strike series by introducing single-player action and special enhancements for online play. Powered by an enriched Half-Life engine, CS:CZ introduces new game technologies including highly-detailed models, atmospheric enhancements such as snow and rain, and many more dynamic special effects.
Jump into the uncharted territory of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero!
Contributed by Sciere (299182) on Jun 06, 2004.
COUNTER-STRIKE (TM) is the #1 online action game in the world. After a one-year public Beta, Counter-Strike was commercially released in Fall 2000. It has gone on to sell over 1.5 million copies worldwide, been named Game of the Year by several gaming publications, and is the headliner at competitive gaming tournaments around the world.
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (TM) advances this award-winning series by introducing objective based single-player action, the official CS bot, and special enhancements for online play. CS:CZ is a tactical action game that challenges you to compete with and against cunning computerized opponents in a Tour of Duty across the globe.
As a squad leader in an elite counter-terrorist operative, use new intel and weapon skills to complete an incredible collection of single-player missions. Lead your team in increasingly challenging scenarios -- from harsh jungle environments to severe arctic terrains, unforgiving deserts to dangerous international city streets. Rescue hostages. Escort VIPs to safety. Locate and defuse bombs. A collection of entirely new objectives challenge your ability to think quickly and strategically.
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero introduces new game technologies including highly-detailed locations; atmospheric enhancements, such as snow and rain; and more dynamic special effects -- taking the #1 online action game into new territory. Also, play your favorite classic CS maps, now visually upgraded.
Condition Zero contains never-before-seen elements to the game series, such as the official CS bot, which allows for both offline and online multiplayer simulations. In addition, CS:CZ includes an arsenal of advanced weaponry and equipment, including upgraded firepower, bulletproof riot shields, and more.
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero is a co-production by Valve and Turtle Rock Studios. In the collaborative spirit of CS, Valve and Turtle Rock have tapped the creative talents of mapmakers and technology designers in the CS community. And several of the tools and technologies created in the making of CS:CZ will be released to the MOD community after launch.
Contributed by Sciere (299182) on Jun 06, 2004.