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Indigo Prophecy (Xbox 360)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    GUILT IS A
    CHILLING FEELING

    IN THE MEN'S ROOM OF A DINER A MYSTERIOUS MURDER TAKES PLACE. THE MURDERER IS AN ORDINARY MAN. HE HAS NO IDEA WHO HIS VICTIM IS... BUT THIS ISN'T AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. ALL OVER NEW YORK REGULAR PEOPLE ARE KILLING TOTAL STRANGERS. THE ONLY LINK BETWEEN THE KILLINGS IS THAT THEY ALL SHOW THE SAME RITUAL PATTERNS.

    BECOME THE FOUR KEY CHARACTERS TO CONTROL THE STORY IN YOUR OWN WAY. THE MURDERER: LUCAS KANE. THE SMOULDERING DETECTIVE: CARLA VALENTI. THE NYPD AGENT: TYLER MILES. AND THE MURDERER'S BROTHER AND PRIEST: MARKUS KANE.

    DISCOVER THE TRUTH: WHY DID YOU KILL HIM? WHAT MADE YOU DO IT? AND WHO IS CONTROLLING THE MURDERERS? THIS IS A UNIQUE CHANGE TO RUN FROM THE POLICE AND HIDE FROM YOURSELF. WELCOME TO A NEW FORM OF VIDEO GAME...

    WWW.ATARI.COM/FAHRENHEIT

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (814) on Jun 30, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    Fahrenheit is an innovative adventure game that tells the story of Lucas Kane—an ordinary man who unconsciously commits a random act of murder. Through the use of branching storylines and multiple character perspectives, players embark on an immersive adventure on par with a Hollywood thriller.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12858) on Sep 12, 2010.

Back of Case - Windows (Germany):

    SCHULD IST EIN BEKLEMMENDES GEFÜHL

    IN DER HERRENTOILETTE EINES LOKALS GESCHIEHT EIN RÄTSELHAFTER MORD. DER TÄTER IST EIN GANZ GEWÖHNLICHER MANN, DER SEIN OPFER NOCH NICHT EINMAL KANNTE... UND ES BLEIBT NICHT BEI DIESEM EINEN MORD: IN DEN STRASSEN NEW YORKS BRINGEN AUCH ANDERE GANZ NORMALE LEUTE IHNEN VÖLLIG UNBEKANNTE MENSCHEN UM - DIE EINZIGE VERBINDUNG ZWISCHEN DIESEN VERBRECHEN IST, DASS SIE ALLE NACH EINEM IDENTISCHEN RITUAL DURCHGEFÜHRT WERDEN.

    SCHLÜPFEN SIE IN DIE ROLLE DER VIER HAUPTPERSONEN, UM DAS GESCHEHEN IN DIE VON IHNEN GEWÜNSCHTE RICHTUNG ZU LENKEN. DER TÄTER: LUCAS KANE. DIE LEIDENSCHAFTLICHE KOMMISSARIN VON DER NEW YORKER KRIPO: CARLA VALENTI. IHR MITARBEITER: TYLER MILES. UND DER BRUDER DES TÄTERS: PRIESTER MARKUS KANE.

    BRINGEN SIE DIE WAHRHEIT ANS LICHT: WARUM HABEN SIE DEN MANN GETÖTET? WAS SIE DAZU GETRIEBEN? UND WER HÄLT ALLE FÄDEN IN DER HAND, UM MIT DEN MÖRDERN SEIN GRAUSIGES SPIEL ZU TREIBEN? HIER HABEN SIE DIE EINZIGARTIGE GELEGENHEIT, SICH SOWOHL VOR DER POLIZEI ALS AUCH VOR SICH SELBST ZU VERSTECKEN. WILLKOMMEN BEI EINER GANZ NEUEN FORM VON VIDEOSPIEL...

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108794) on Apr 15, 2009.

www.software-pyramide.com - Windows (German):
    Die neue Action-Adventure-Revolution heisst Fahrenheit: Dieses Spiel wird Dich für immer verändern! Eine Stadt in Panik: Rätsel- und grauenhafte Morde versetzen die US-Metropole New York in Angst und Schrecken. Alle Taten geschehen hierbei stets nach demselben Muster: Ein scheinbar normaler Bürger wird plötzlich rasend und attackiert in totalem Wahn ein ihm unbekanntes Opfer. Die Behörden sind macht- und ratlos. Zusätzlich wird die Stadt vom einbrechenden Winter und den sinkenden Temperaturen gelähmt - gibt es da etwa einen Zusammenhang? Schlüpfe in die Haut von Lucas Kane, dessen Leben bis zu einem Dinner in Brooklyn völlig normal verlief: Aus unerklärlicher Ursache begehst Du während des Essens einen Mord und siehst in einer rätselhaften Vision, wo und wie die nächsten Verbrechen geschehen werden. Und diese Gabe ist nicht Deine einzige neue Kraft. Aber wird es Dir damit auch gelingen, das Grauen aufzuklären und weitere Bluttaten verhindern zu kö nnen?

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Mar 26, 2008.

uk.playstation.com:
    Discover the dark secret behind a series of bizarre murders, in this chilling paranormal thriller.

    In the near future, New York City is beset by a series of brutal murders that all follow the
    same pattern: ordinary people killing total strangers in public places. Fahrenheit tells the
    story of Lucas Kane, a man whose destiny is forever changed when he becomes another
    member of this macabre club of unwitting killers, and is forced to team up with the woman
    assigned to bring him to justice.

    This incredibly cinematic game puts you in the shoes of various characters involved in this
    mysterious affair, allowing the story to unravel from numerous viewpoints. Simple, intuitive
    gameplay allows for hundreds of context-sensitive actions that can have a direct effect on
    the direction of the plot.

    • Take on the role of multiple characters to experience the game from their viewpoints


    • 'Rubber band' storyline - your actions directly affect the direction of the plot


    • Physical Action Reaction (PAR) System makes complex movements possible with simple button presses

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Mar 06, 2008.

www.fr.atari.com - PS2/Windows/Xbox (French):

    descriptif



    New-York, 2009. Sans raison apparente, des gens ordinaires tuent des inconnus dans des lieux publics... Bien qu'il n'existe aucun lien entre les meurtriers, tous semblent respecter le même rituel.
    Lucas Kane devient l'un de ces meurtriers lorsqu'un soir, il assassine un parfait inconnu dans les toilettes d'un restaurant. Traqué, incompris et complètement dépassé par les événements, Il devra garder toute sa lucidité pour s'en sortir et accomplir son destin.

    charactéristiques

    • Créé par Quantic Dream, le talentueux studio auteur de The nomad Soul, Fahrenheit est LE renouveau du jeu d'aventure.


    • Devenez LES acteurs de cette incroyable histoire mise en scène à la facon des plus grands chefs d'oeuvre du cinéma. Plongez-vous dans un chassé-croisé d'enquêtes que vous mènerez simultanément dans la peau de différents protagonistes, et où chacune de vos décisions pèsera sur la suite de l'aventure!


    • Vivez l'histoire comme si vous y etiez gràce à un mélange parfait entre cinéma et interactivité. Angles de caméra multiples, travellings dynamiques, multifenêtrage (à la 24 Heures) et surtout "l'oeil du réalisateur" sont quelques unes des techniques issues du cinéma qui donnent au jeu une profondeur sans précédent.


    • En terme de Gameplay, Fahrenheit révolutionne littéralement le genre en proposant des actions contextuelles s'affichant à l'écran (sans aucune gestion de menu), des scènes d'actions intenses et innovantes, et même la gestion du stress mental.


    • Le coté son n'est pas en reste avec des musiques de premier ordre composées par Angelo Badalamenti, le compositeur préféré de David Lynch. Même les doublures francaises (voix Brad Pitt, sandra Bullock et Will Smith) sont assurées par les meilleurs pour garantir une immersion totale.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Sep 21, 2005.

www.atari.com.au - PS2/Windows/Xbox:
    A PARANORMAL THRILLER BY DAVID CAGE

    GUILT IS A CHILLING FEELING



    Fahrenheit, a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces.

    For no apparent reason, ordinary people are randomly killing total strangers. Although there is no link between the murderers, they all seem to follow exactly the same ritual and pattern.

    Lucas Kane becomes one of these murderers when he kills a stranger in the men's room of a restaurant. Finding himself in control of Lucas, the player is haunted by strange visions and the desperate need to find out what is happening to him. At the same time he must keep one step ahead of the police, especially Inspector Carla Valenti and her teammate agent Tyler Miles.

    FEATURES

    • You play more than one character in the game. How you act as one character can have a consequence on other characters you will control later in the game.
    • Fahrenheit blends the limits between cinema and interactivity in ways never seen before, all in real-time 3D.
    • The unique interactive writing techniques mean the player's actions really affect the storyline
    • Uses ICE technology (Interactive Creative Environment) : Two years in development, Quantic Dream's new generation of technology allows immersive 3D gameplay and graphics, unique cinema directing, virtual actors and cutting-edge motion capture animations.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Sep 21, 2005.

www.uk.atari.com - PS2/Windows/Xbox:

    description



    New York January 2009 For no apparent reason, ordinary people are killing total strangers. Although there are no direct links between the murders, they all show the same ritual patterns.

    Lucas Kane becomes one of these murderers, and haunted by strange visions he must try to keep one step ahead of the police to discover what is happening to him Inspector Carla Valenti and Agent Tyler Miles are heading up the investigation.

    A series of disturbing clues takes them into a world they can only dream of Meanwhile the early onset of winter paralyses Manhattan in an unbearable grip of snow and cold. Each day the temperature drops as the winter conditions draw over the dark streets of New York.

    The final countdown has already begun!

    characteristics

    • Paranormal thriller with an absorbing storyline
    • Tense and chilling atmosphere in a Hitcockian style Multi view split screen to allow the player to view different areas and activities in the game
    • Easy to use and learn interface
    • Choose to play and switch between 4 of the key character during the game
    • Mental health system to keep your character strong and focused.
    • Choose to play as one of the four leading characters, Lucas Kane, Detective Carla Valenti, Carla's partner, Detective Tyler Miles and Marcus Kane, Lucas' brother
    • Play through a total of 44 bone chilling acts.
    • Manage the mental health of each of your characters by choosing the correct course of action and maintaining their psychological balance.
    • Special multi-view split screen allows players to see what is happening in a different area of the game whilst playing through a particular scenario.
    • A unique combination of interactivity and cinematography, enhancing the intense storyline and adventure
    • Spectacular action sequences
    • Easy to learn and easy to use interface Dark and moody atmosphere, creating an "edge of your seat" experience.
    • More than 50 stuntmen and actors were used to motion capture in-game characters in order to create incredible realistic character models, dynamic cinematics and high-caliber Hollywood-style action sequences.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Sep 21, 2005.

www.atari.de - PS2/Windows/Xbox (German):
    Eine Stadt in Panik: Rätsel- und grauenhafte Morde versetzen die US-Metropole New York in Angst und Schrecken. Alle Taten geschehen hierbei stets nach demselben Muster: Ein scheinbar normaler Bürger wird plötzlich rasend und attackiert in totalem Wahn ein ihm unbekanntes Opfer. Die Behörden sind macht- und ratlos. Zusätzlich wird die Stadt vom einbrechenden Winter und den sinkenden Temperaturen gelähmt - gibt es da etwa einen Zusammenhang? Sie schlüpfen in die Haut von Lucas Kane, dessen Leben bis zu einem Dinner in Brooklyn völlig normal verlief: Aus unerklärlicher Ursache begehen Sie während des Essens einen Mord und sehen in einer rätselhaften Vision, wo und wie die nächsten Verbrechen geschehen werden. Und diese Gabe ist nicht Ihre einzige neue Kraft. Aber wird es Ihnen damit auch gelingen, das Grauen aufzuklären und weitere Bluttaten verhindern zu können?

    • Retten Sie New York! Dank ihrer übernatürlichen Fähigkeiten kann es nur Ihnen gelingen, die schreckliche Mordserie aufzuklären und das dunkle Geheimnis zu lüften.
    • Gemeinsam sind Sie stark: Sie übernehmen die Kontrolle unterschiedlicher Charaktere und haben direkten Einfluss auf das Geschehen! So können Sie das Abenteuer immer wieder neu und anders erleben!
    • Schnee und Kälte lähmen New York zusehends: Enträtseln Sie, was wirklich dahinter steckt!
    • Action ganz anders: Die Steuerung bremst sie während der Kampf-Szenen nicht mit komplizierten Tastenmanövern aus - ein innovatives System sorgt für leichten Einstieg mit enormer Tiefe!
    • Untersuchen, interagieren und kämpfen: Als Jäger und Gejagter stellen Sie sich den dunklen Mächten!
    • Dynamisch und exklusiv: Das neuartige MultiView-System zeigt das Geschehen gleichzeitig aus mehreren Perspektiven, ähnlich wie im TV-Hit 24.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Sep 20, 2005.

Official Website:
    NEW YORK, JANUARY 2009

    Manhattan is paralyzed by snow.
    An unprecedented cold wave is sweeping across the city. While eating alone in a diner one evening, Lucas Kane suddenly loses control of himself and enters a trace like state. He takes the knife from his table and, like a puppet dangling from a string, he walks slowly toward the restroom.
    Once in the restroom he carves a strange symbol on his forearm and stabs the first person to enter the restroom.
    Throughout the ritual murder Lucas has a vision of lost little girl who is reaching out her hand to him as if to ask for help.
    When he recovers his senses he realizes what he has done.
    The body lies at his feet and he is covered with blood.
    He manages to leave th diner discreetly and disappears into the freezing cold night.
    Lucas Kane's life has taken a sudden turn: he is now a murderer.

    THE PROPHECY OF THE INDIGO CHILD

    At the dawn of time, a prophecy was given to the first humans. The day will come when a child with a pure soul will be born. This perfectly pure child will have the memory from before his birth and will carry with him the secret of secrets, the answer to everything and will have extraordinary powers.

    This child is call the "Indigo Child". Noone knows where or when this child will appear, but ever since his birth was announced, it has become the biggest hope of humanity, the one that will reveal the truth, the one that will infinite and eternal power.

    The first men organized themselves as Clans with the goal to control as many territories as possible thus to improve their chance to see the Indigo child be born in their possession. The quest for the Indigo child is the real reason of all history's conquest and wars that man has made since the birth of humanity. It is the reason why man seek to own more and more territory and wealth.

    KEY FEATURES:

  • Paranormal thriller with an absorbing storyline and "edge of your seat" tension
  • Tense and chilling atmostphere in a Hitchcockian
  • A unique combination of gaming and cinematography, enhancing the intense storyline and adventure
  • Play through a total of 44 bone chilling acts
  • Choose to play and swap between 4 leading characters: Lucas Kane, Detective Carla Valenti, Carla's partner, Detective Tyler Miles and Marcus Kane, Lucas' brother
  • Spectacular action sequences
  • Multi view split screen to allow the player to view different areas and activities in the game whilst playing through different scenarious
  • Easy to use and learn interface
  • Manage the mental health of each of your characters by choosing the correct course of action and maintaining their psychological balance

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Sep 19, 2005.

Overview (Atari Forum):
    You lead an ordinary life. You have friends, a job and an everyday routine. Then, one day, it all ends.

    You find yourself standing over a dead body with a bloody knife in your hand. You have no idea who the victim is but one thing is certain — you’ve killed him.

    Without any recollection or reason, you can only guess at what possessed you to do this. But possession is exactly what it is. Unknown to you is that forces of an ancient prophecy are at work, with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance. As you keep one step ahead of the cops, discover what lies beneath these supernatural events... and uncover their connection to an inexplicable crime wave sweeping the city.

    Experience truly innovative gameplay where every decision, from interrogation questions to physical movement, affects the entire drama. Assume multiple roles to create the action — and suffer the consequences — of this unfolding ever-changing mystery. No two story paths are ever the same in this endlessly replayable adventure that recalls the most thrilling supernatural mystery movies.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Sep 19, 2005.

Press Release:

    ATARI SECURES RIGHTS TO 'FARENHEIT' VIDEO GAME; PARANORMAL THRILLER TO BE RELEASED AS 'INDIGO PROPHECY' IN NORTH AMERICA

    Date: February 25, 2005 NEW YORK, Feb. 25 -- Survival makes for strange bedfellows as Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today unveils details about its new adventure video game, Indigo Prophecy. Known as Fahrenheit in Europe, the game is being developed by Quantic Dream for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft and personal computer and is scheduled for release this fall. Set in New York City's near future, Indigo Prophecy tells the story of a man whose destiny is irrevocably altered when he unwillingly commits a brutal murder and must partner with the woman assigned to bring him to justice.

    "Quantic Dream has come up with a game best described as 'interactive cinema' -- a scenario driven experience whose attributes more closely match that of a hit movie," said Erik Gerson, senior vice president of Marketing for Atari. "What Indigo Prophecy does uniquely well is transfer the on-screen drama, tension and anticipation to the player, resulting in an encounter in which players develop an emotional stake in the outcome. This is heightened by a cause-and-effect in-game dynamic whereby every player decision impacts the game's story path and ultimate outcome."

    In Indigo Prophecy, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders, all following the same pattern: ordinary people are killing absolute strangers in public areas. Lucas Kane becomes another one of these murderers when he suddenly kills a stranger in a men's bathroom. Covered in blood, Lucas regains consciousness with no recollection as to why he committed murder. Hunted by police, Lucas must uncover the supernatural forces behind his crime before being incarcerated for life.

    A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Indigo Prophecy allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience -- each and every decision made by the player will impact how the in-game story unfolds. Through motion picture techniques such as actor direction, multi-camera views, motion tracking and a contextual music score, players find themselves intimately immersed in the game.

    Developed by Quantic Dream for the PlayStation(R)2, Xbox and PC, Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit is scheduled for a worldwide release this fall. More information about the game can be found online at http://www.indigoprophecy.com.

    About Quantic Dream
    Founded in 1997, Quantic Dream developed Omikron -- The Nomad Soul(TM) for PC and Dreamcast in 1999 and featured original music and acts composed by international star David Bowie. Beginning in 2000 through 2002, Quantic Dream devoted two years in creating the production infrastructure and technology needed to develop code for the next-generation console systems -- Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy will be the first product created using these new and innovative tools. Quantic Dream boosts one of the most advanced state-of- the-art motion capture systems in Europe and offers its services and expertise to the film, television and video game industries. For additional information, please visit http://www.quanticdream.com .

    About Atari
    New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard- core, genre-defining games such as DRIV3R(TM), Enter the Matrix(TM), Neverwinter Nights(TM), Stuntman(TM), Test Drive(R), Unreal(R) Tournament 2004, and Unreal(R) Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM) and Dora the Explorer(TM), Dragon Ball Z(R) and RollerCoaster Tycoon(R). Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR- 0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75627) on Sep 19, 2005.