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Jaws: Unleashed

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
57
3.5
Windows
60
3.4
Xbox
48
3.0

Advertising Blurbs

Press release (18th May 2005):

    JAWS Unleashed

    Fact Sheet

    Publisher: Majesco Inc.
    Developer: Appaloosa Interactive
    Genre: Action
    Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC
    Target Street Date: August 2005

    Game Background:

    JAWS broke all box office records to become one of the highest grossing films of its time. The movie has had a lasting impact spanning decades and now JAWS Unleashed is poised to recapture the horror of being preyed upon by the most feared creature in the ocean. JAWS Unleashed recreates scenes and character spinoffs from the movie while allowing the player to experience the JAWS universe from a unique perspective—that of the Great White Shark.

    Game Storyline:

    Amity Island is growing, making corporate connections with prestigious companies like Environplus to improve the Island's economy. Unfortunately the increased population around the Island and recent industrial activity has also attracted YOU-one of Earth's most fearsome creatures-a Great White Shark. When the Environplus CEO's son falls prey to your deadly attacks, the CEO hires renowned shark hunter Cruz Ruddock to track and kill you. Meanwhile, Marine Biologist Michael Brody tries to capture you for research. Can Ruddock and Brody stop you from causing havoc and killing more people before the 4th of July celebration?

    Game Features:
    • Players take control of Jaws the Great White Shark while playing out themes and in locations from the JAWS film universe

    • More than 10 meticulously detailed, destructible environments, each with unique designs and intense action

    • Unleash real-time damage on intelligent enemies, vehicles and structures

    • Perform a variety of stunning underwater, surface and air attacks via a user friendly combat system

    • Dismemberment engine provides 25+ points of disconnection allowing for game characters and objects to be torn apart piece by piece

    • Follow story-based missions or choose to freely roam the island and its surroundings causing havoc

    • Encounter multiple side missions/challenges including timed destruction, stealth, chase and others

    • Face fearsome arena bosses including killer whales, powerful boats and more

    • See your victims before they know you're coming and target lock on enemies from afar with Shark Vision

    • Created by Appaloosa Interactive, developer of the award-winning Ecco the Dolphin series.

    Contributed by Sciere (234489) on Jun 03, 2006.

Press release (18th August 2004):

    MAJESCO ACQUIRES VIDEO GAME RIGHTS TO UNIVERSAL PICTURES' AND STEVEN SPIELBERG'S JAWS

    Video Game's 2005 Release Marks 30th Anniversary of Academy Award ®-Winning Film

    EDISON, NJ, August 18, 2004
    – Majesco (OTC BB: MJSH), a leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products, today announced that it has secured the interactive entertainment rights to one of the most enduring action-suspense films of all time, Universal Pictures' and Steven Spielberg's Jaws . Developed by Appaloosa, the video game is scheduled to ship in summer 2005 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the film's theatrical release.

    "Without a doubt, Jaws is one of the most revered classics of all time. The film's mixture of action, adventure and suspense terrified the masses," said Jesse Sutton, chief executive officer of Majesco. "The game will capture that same action and excitement as the movie, but this time, the shark enjoys some pay-back."

    "Jaws was an instant hit, a phenomenon, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike," said Bill Kispert, vice president of Interactive at Universal Studios Consumer Products Group. "It was an adrenaline-charged experience. With Jaws, the game, we want to give players that same adrenaline rush as they control the power and the fury of a Great White."

    In Majesco's Jaws, players assume the role of a Great White shark driven to a predacious frenzy by the sonic emanations of underwater oil drilling equipment. To defend their underwater territory, players undertake a campaign to drive the raiders away while simultaneously solving a series of action-based puzzles designed to thwart the player.

    Taking the game to realistic heights is Appaloosa's advanced game engine that produces stunning underwater visuals and realistic physics that enable the Great White to perform a variety of leaping, twisting assaults, thus rendering havens such as dive platforms and boats vulnerable to attack.

    Jaws is scheduled for release in 2005 for the PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox ® video game system from Microsoft and personal computers. More information about Jaws and Majesco's entire lineup of products can be found online at www.majescogames.com.

    Contributed by Sciere (234489) on Jun 03, 2006.

Back of Case - PS2/Xbox (US):

    NATURE'S ULTIMATE PREDATOR HAS BEEN UNLEASHED.

    YOU ARE
    JAWS

    [captions]

    Prey upon fearsome bosses: Killer Whales, Giant Squid and MORE

    Devour everything in sight and terrorize the Amity Island community

    Wreak Havoc with a range of underwater, surface & Air Attacks

    Master Sneak, Chase Escape and destruction missions in free-roaming environments

    Contributed by Sciere (234489) on Jun 03, 2006.