EIDOS INTERACTIVE SHIPS TERRACIDE,
A GRAPHICALLY ENHANCED 3D SHOOTER WITH LANDMARK SUPPORT FOR 3D ACCELERATOR CARDS
Features Cinema-Style Special Effects and Frantic 3D Combat Action
San Francisco, CA, August 27, 1997 -- Eidos Interactive, a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products, today announced the shipment of its multi-player 3D shooter, Terracide. This atmospheric true 3D action-adventure encompasses exploration, frantic combat, elements of puzzle-solving, and landmark support for all major 3D accelerator cards.
The action in Terracide can be viewed from a first person perspective, 3D cockpit view or from third person cameras as you become Earth's only hope against mutated ex-humans who have returned in their gigantic dropships to destroy their former home. While flying in a single vessel small enough to penetrate their defenses, you will explore 20 levels spread over seven enormous ships, which include a vast array of environments to fly in, from tiny air vents and water-filled tunnels to cavernous hangers. The 20 lethal weapons at your disposal will provide you with the firepower you need to infiltrate and eventually destroy the enemy.
Terracide is a technological feast when played with 3D accelerator cards. Features such as smooth, bi-linear filtering effects, translucency, real-time lighting effects, and distance fogging aided in the title winning 3Dfx's "Best Use of Special Effects" at the Computer Game Developer's Conference in April 1997. For example, as you shoot one of your flares down a dark corridor, the real-time dynamic lighting effects cause the walls to illuminate in turn exposing a hiding mutant ready to ambush you.
"One of the most impressive aspects of the game is the cinematic-style lighting and other the 3D cards provide," said Mike McGarvey, CEO of Eidos Interactive. "Terracide is the only game out this year designed for all major 3D cards for PCs. All combined, the special effects in the game are incredible."
Gamers can also test their wits in the engrossing 16-player deathmatch arenas, where deviously enhanced weaponry, gravity, and teleports become available for outfoxing human opposition. Gamers battle in teams or run a "Capture the Flag" game where co-operative tactics are paramount. Terracide can be played over a Local Area Network (LAN), the Internet through a TCP/IP connection, and will be available on Mplayer this Fall.
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Eidos Interactive develops and publishes interactive entertainment products for the PC, Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Macintosh and Internet. Eidos Interactive is part of Eidos plc (NASDAQ: EIDSY), which includes Eidos Technologies, a software-based video compression and decompression company, Glassworks, a state-of-the-art post-production facility specializing in digital effects and video editing for the television and advertising industries, Eidoscope, an interactive marketing and web design firm, and an independent record label called Naked Records.
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