Highlights include a power-packed soundtrack
featuring Pop Will Eat Itself!
Irvine, California, December 15, 1995 -- Interplay
Productions announced today the release of the highly-anticipated
PlayStation title Loaded. This, the first PlayStation
title from Interplay, features impressive game art designed by
Greg Staples of 2000 A.D. and Judge Dredd fame,
and is licensed by Interplay from leading U.K. publisher/developer
Gremlin Interactive Ltd..
This galactic shoot-'em-up game debuts on the Sony PlayStation
with a SEGA Saturn release set to hit stores in the second quarter
of 1996. Loaded features a fantastic soundtrack featuring
the hits "R.S.V.P." and "Kick to Kill" from
the British music sensation Pop Will Eat Itself. The title's
features also include unique "terrain morphing," two-player
simultaneous action, armed combat, puzzle-solving/strategy elements,
a colorful selection of characters, and a plethora of impressive
blasts and explosions, all set in a vast adventure environment
backed by a pulsating soundtrack.
"We anticipate a great response from PlayStation gamers.
This is the game they have been waiting for!" explained Karen
Schohan, console marketing manager for Interplay Productions.
"With such intense game play, and great music from Pop
Will Eat Itself, we are sure this will be at the top of gamers'
Sony has backed the title by confirming the title's inclusion
in their Sony PlayStation Sampler 1, where Loaded
is featured as an interactive demo. This sampler will be packaged
with the hardware, showcasing PlayStation games that boast the
capabilities of their system. Interplay is the only third-party
publisher with a title on the sampler.
Loaded, a contender for the number one position in the
action game category, has also garnered widespread attention in
game enthusiasts' magazines. The title has already appeared as
the cover stories of four different magazines, and has already
amassed several multi-paged magazine editorial in many others.
Since 1984, U.K. based Gremlin Interactive has been an award-winning
developer and publisher of home interactive software for a variety
of computer and console systems. Using only the most up-to-date
technology and available equipment such as the in-house motion
capture studio, Gremlin is presently developing titles for PC
CD-ROM, Sony PlayStation, SEGA Saturn and other consoles. Gremlin
Interactive titles include Slipstream 5000, Jungle Strike and
Desert Strike on various platforms, the European mega-hits
Zool and Zool 2, and the Top Gear series.
Founded in 1983, Interplay Productions is a company dedicated
to manufacturing and distributing a wide range of award-winning
entertainment and educational software designed by gamers, for
gamers. Interplay, MacPlay (the company's Macintosh division),
VR Sports (the company's sports division) and its affiliates release
products for IBM and compatibles, CD-ROM and Macintosh as well
as leading console game platforms. In 1995, Interplay acquired
Shiny Entertainment, makers of the world-wide hit video game Earthworm
Jim™. Interplay's OEM division represents over 250 titles
from publishers including Davidson & Associates, Inc., Viacom
New Media and Accolade to hardware manufacturers. Interplay titles
include Descent, Cyberia, Virtual Pool, Dungeon
Master II: The Legend Of Skullkeep, Stonekeep, Frankenstein:
Through The Eyes Of The Monster™ and Loaded.
Contributed by skl (1149) on Feb 22, 2004.