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Omikron: The Nomad Soul (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

1999 Eidos game catalogue - Windows (Germany):
    Begeben Sie sich auf die Reise in das Universum Phaenon, in dem nichts so ist, wie es erscheint. In der kristallenen Stadt Omikron wagen Sie den Kampf gegen den Dämonenfürsten Astaroth, der den Bewohnern ihre Seelen raubt. In einer einmaligen Mischung aus Abenteuer, Action und Kampf erleben Sie eine 3D-Welt, die Sie voll und ganz fesseln wird.

    • Dank modernster Motion-Capturing-Technik bewegen sich sogar die Gesichter der Figuren in Echtzeit
    • Mehrspieler-Optionen für bis zu 100 Teilnehmer
    • Originelle Handlung mit actionbetontem und nichtlinearem Spielablauf
    • Durch die virtuelle „Wiedergeburt" übernehmen Sie den Charakter, der Sie vor Ihrem Tod zuletzt berührt hat

    Contributed by MZ per X (2940) on Dec 05, 2010.

Inside Box (U.S./Canada):
    "Prepare for total immersion in perhaps the most fully realized gameworld ever."
    - PC Gamer

    "Quantic Dream and Edios are on the cutting edge with Omikron, a superb experience that could lead the way for a new style of game."
    - The Adrenaline Vault

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Feb 16, 2002.

Back Of Box (U.S./Canada):
    Omikron: The Nomad Soul is a futuristic 3D-action adventure like no other. Combining a deep game plot with adventure, exploration, action, combat and role-playing elements, the Omikron experience will captivate you from the moment you turn on your computer. At the beginning of the Omikron experience, your soul is projected into the Omikron universe, in a body that you do not know - and for a reason that you cannot begin to fathom...

    From that point on, you will have to talk, investigate, drive, shoot, ride and explore your way to the inevitable conclusion of the game - deliverance from this strange dimension.

    • Experience "virtual incarnation" and become one of up to 40 difference characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
    • Original gametrack by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels.
    • Adventuring at a whole new level, Omikron combines puzzle solving, action, shooting, combat and role-playing elements in a deep and engrossing storyline.
    • Complete freedom to explore a vast city in real-time 3D with hundreds of fully-animated inhabitants and vehicles.
    • Complete 3D fighting engine with over 40 motion-captured combinations and unique power moves.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Feb 16, 2002.

Eidos Interactive Game Catalog:
    Enter a parallel universe to the crystal domed city of Omikron where the evil Prince of Demons is collecting souls. Your mission is to dive into the body of an Omikron inhabitant and stop the Prince from conquering the universe!

    KEY FEATURES:
  • For the very first time in a video game, facial motion capture in real-time.
  • Arcade/Adventure game, mixing a complex and original scenario with challenging action-packed gameplay.
  • Experience "virtual reincarnation", the ability to move directly into the body of the last character you touch before dying.
  • Multiplayer options for up to 100 players.

    Contributed by MAT (71127) on Apr 15, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Omikron: The Nomad Soul is a futuristic 3d-action adventure like no other. Combinging a deep game plot with adventure, exploration, action, combat and role-playing elements, the Omikron experience will captivate you from the moment you turn on your computer. At the beginning of the Omikron experience, your soul is projected into the Omikron universe, in a body that you do not know - and for a reason that you cannot begin to fathom...

    From that point on, you will have to talk, investigate, drive, shoot, ride and explore your way to the inevitable conclusion of the game - deliverance from this strange dimension.

    Contributed by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) on May 11, 2000.