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First Damnation shots hit web

Thursday, 6th March 2008 14:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Here. Codemasters’ third-person action game came to light in a French magazine earlier this week. All looks a bit Fields of the Nephilim to us. No release date – or anything else for that matter – on this as yet.

Update: Press release after the link. It’s out for PS3 and 360 in late 2008.

PRESS RELEASE
The action/shooter goes vertical as Codemasters® signs DamnationTM from Blue Omega Entertainment.

Set to change the landscape of third person action/shooters forever, catch the dizzying views at www.codemasters.com/playdamnation

Tuesday, 6th March 2008 – 2pm UK – Codemasters®, a leading video game publisher, and US creative studio Blue Omega Entertainment today announced Damnation™, a new videogame franchise set to come leaping onto the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® this winter.

Evolving the shooter genre with its unique and exhilarating combination of fluid action and combat, Damnation will feature huge, open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast, breathtaking landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

Billed as a ‘shooter gone vertical’ and visually inspired by iconic elements of American history, these massive streaming landscapes will form the battlegrounds for a post-industrial conflict between humanity and an unstoppable arms dealer hell-bent on total world domination.

Players will be able to choose their own paths and navigate the world by performing daredevil feats on the edge of human ability. However players aren’t the only ones with mind-blowing acrobatic skills; intelligent enemies will give chase and engage players in frantic gun fights and attacks that can come from any direction – in Damnation’s world there’s no safe place to hide.

With up to three hours of actual gameplay stretching out in front of them per level, players will need more than just muscle power to get across each level safely. Damnation will offer players a selection of awe-inspiring vehicles, from motorbikes capable of launching across seemingly infinite chasms, to huge, armour-piercing marvels that will induce mayhem with every huge shell.

The high action will be supported with an epic and in-depth story which, while focusing on the exploits of the hero character Rourke, is truly an ensemble piece. Players will meet and become involved in intricate story plots that reveal much more than the obvious.

In addition to the single player experience, Damnation comes complete with a unique set of multiplayer options that take full advantage of the game’s expansive levels. Currently in development at Blue Omega’s facilities in Annapolis, USA, Damnation will be available for Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows in late 2008. For more information and to catch a glimpse of what the future of gaming has in store, visit www.codemasters.complaydamnation.

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20 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Oh look – *more* half-naked ladies!

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    Silly, innit :(

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Perhaps they should just ship all games with a jazz mag? That way you could bash the bishop, release all that pent-up sexual tension and then settle down with a nice game where the women aren’t all dressed like hookers?

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    lolol :D

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Tiger Walts

    Or have the game not start till you have dressed the female characters. 90% coverage before you can begin.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk

    90% coverage in what?

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    Wanking over games characters has to be the absolute end. It’s jumping out of the window time if it really comes to that.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. pleasant_cabbage

    My mate once rubbed his exposed willy on my old Barbarian poster. :( On Maria too, not Wolf.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. patlike

    That really is a shame.

    I’ve just added the press release, btw.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Blerk

    I always wondered if that metal bikini she wore in the Barbarian 2 posters left little red circles when she took it off.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. pleasant_cabbage

    or made some kind of, barely audible, -ffftt- sound when they were removed
    /lies down

    #11 7 years ago
  12. patlike

    Good grief.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Hero of Canton

    LOL. I’m wondering how long you’d have to stare at that poster before your mind started thinking up things like that.

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Blerk

    I was 15 years old. So… about two and a half seconds, probably.

    #14 7 years ago
  15. Syrok

    On the other hand all male characters are hidden underneath at least 3 layers of armour lately.

    #15 7 years ago
  16. patlike

    Yeah, but we all know how meaty they are underneath.

    *swoon*

    #16 7 years ago
  17. Tiger Walts

    Patlike : President of the Marcus Feenix fanclub

    #17 7 years ago
  18. patlike

    *pumps iron*

    #18 7 years ago
  19. Blerk

    Is “Iron” his nickname?

    #19 7 years ago
  20. patlike

    Heh. Genius :P

    #20 7 years ago

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