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Cold Zero: No Mercy (Windows)

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www.jowood.com:

    The Game



    The player starts out as Private Eye John Mc Affrey. Together with his assistant Jane he has his own detective agency. Because he is completely broke, one day he takes a job where he has to secretly exchange way-bills. The job is finished very quickly, but now his problems are really starting to grow. The cheated person, you see, is a Don of the Italian Mafia...

    John has now a simple choice to make: Die or agree to carry out more illegal missions. John decides to remain among the living; his first job is to steal a virus called "Cold Zero" from a Bio-Research lab. Was this a good decision? You will soon see...

    Features:

    • Immersive story
    • Action and stealth combine into a uniquely suspenseful experience
    • Variety of weapons available throughout gameplay Detailed, colourful graphics
    • Realistic changes from day to night
    • Sixteen varied locations of play
    • More than 100 different weapons
    • Non-linear gameplay elements; many side-quests
    • Over 100 characters and enemies

    Contributed by Xoleras (66224) on Dec 14, 2004.

www.encoresoftware.com:
    "It’s a welcome and enjoyable change from the normal style that we’ve seen and played many times over in the past." - GameZone

    Bullets fly at you from all directions, but you steady your arm, take aim and shoot. Your victims fall to the ground in a blood-soaked heap. Dead, even before the gunsmoke disperses.

    You are an unpredictable and vicious man who has turned to a life of violence after being blackmailed by the Italian Mafia. You're forced to complete and survive 16 terrifying missions within the criminal underworld where grisly death and sadistic thugs lurk around every corner. There's nowhere for you to run, as failing to accept missions will only result in agonizing death...

    Over 100 superb characters, more than 100 weapons, detailed 3D graphics and interactive environments make this a true masterpiece in suspense and action.

    Are you brave enough to enter a world this violent?

    • Gripping, fully 3D violent action in a grim reality
    • 16 blood-soaked missions
    • 16 huge locations from across the globe
    • Over 100 weapons to viciously murder enemies with
    • Riveting plot taking you into the violent criminal underworld
    • Numerous ways to achieve your goals including cunning stealth and bloodthirsty action
    • Freely moveable camera

    Contributed by Xoleras (66224) on Oct 20, 2004.

Press Release:

    ENCORE SHIPS JOWOOD’S AQUANOX 2: REVELATION,
    COLD ZERO AND CHASER 2003-08-19

    First-person underwater combat adventure, action thriller and first-person shooter – all for PCs – to be on store shelves this week



    Los Angeles – Aug. 19, 2003 – Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), today announced that AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser have begun shipping. The PC games, published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software, will begin reaching store shelves by the end of this week, retailing for approximately $40 each.

    Said Michael Bell, Encore’s CEO, “This product launch marks the first time that Encore has released three front-line games at the same time. We are pleased with the excellent feedback and strong commitments we have received from game buyers, and we are enthusiastic about the potential for these titles.”

    Added Andreas Tobler, CEO of JoWooD Productions Software AG, “Partnering with Encore was the final step in bringing our games to the U.S. market. We’ve spent years crafting these titles, and are very proud of their quality and game play. We are also excited about the strong retail, marketing and PR programs Encore has put together for them, and have high expectations for their success in the retail market.”

    Cold Zero - Customized Gameplay on Missions around the Globe

    In this action thriller, players take on the role of John McAffrey, former LAPD sniper turned private detective who is being blackmailed by the Italian Mafia. Players must complete -- and survive -- 16 terrifying missions around the globe in an underworld where grisly death and sadistic thugs lurk around every corner. In this world of double-crossing and deception, players can customize their gameplay, selecting stealth, all-out action or a combination to complete their missions.

    Features of the game include:
    • 100 different weapons, each described in detail
    • Various camouflages
    • Zoom capabilities so that players can get closer to the action or plot strategy from a bird’s eye view
    • Day and night cycles and different weather conditions in every scene
    • 16 locations around the world including the U.S., Mexico, Russia and Guatemala
    • Over 100 characters and enemies
    • Multi-player for up to 16 players

    More information on Cold Zero is available at www.coldzero-game.com.

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    About Encore
    Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD-ROM and videogame markets. The company will release close to a dozen new entertainment titles in the coming months through licensing or publishing agreements with Marvel (Daredevil?), JoWooD Productions (AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser among others), Victory Simulations (Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2), Conspiracy Entertainment (Rally Championship) and Prolific Publishing (Marine Aquarium 2.0). Encore also offers PC titles or compilations in nearly every major software category from business and productivity to education and kids, including brand names such as Sesame Street?, Advantage and Safeworld?. Encore products are sold in thousands of retail outlets nationwide, and in major international markets. For more information on Encore and Navarre Corporation, visit www.encoreusa.com and www.navarre.com.

    For more information contact:
    Linda Duttenhaver
    Encore
    (310) 719-2846
    [email protected]

    About JoWooD Productions Software
    JoWooD Productions Software AG, a publicly traded company on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is rapidly establishing itself as a leading force in the video games industry. Its strategy is to identify, develop and publish internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all existing next-generation gaming platforms. JoWooD Productions has in-house development facilities in Vienna and Ebensee, Austria, and a fast growing roster of exceptional subsidiary studios, including Wings Simulations and Massive Development in Germany.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on May 23, 2004.