SAN FRANCISCO (November 2, 2005) - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that its upcoming first-person psychological thriller Condemned: Criminal OriginsTM has gone gold for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. SEGA confirms the game will ship throughout North America on November 22 to coincide with the launch of Xbox 360.
Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience a heightened level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Presented in a first-person view for maximum visceral effect, this atmospheric thriller highlights the power of next-generation hardware with photo-realistic backdrops, life-like physics, and highly sophisticated artificial intelligence.
The hunt for a serial killer has never been so realistic, as players experience 360-degrees of terror.
- Next-generation lighting, mapping, and filtering techniques provide for environments of unprecedented detail and visual quality.
- Intelligent enemies respond strategically to your offensive and defensive maneuvers.
- High-level physics allow players to manipulate background items, which respond realistically when picked up, kicked, or bumped.
- An assortment of environmental weapons, such as lead pipe, concrete encrusted section of rebar, firearms and a stun gun.
- Meticulously crafted 5.1 surround-sound will cue players to the location of off-screen enemies.
Developed by Monolith Productions, the creators of F.E.A.R., Condemned: Criminal Origins is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $59.99. For more information about Condemned, please visit www.condemnedgame.com. For screenshots and artwork, please visit the SEGA FTP site at: http://segapr.segaamerica.com.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's Web site is located at www.SEGA.com.
About Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of North America's largest game development studios employing nearly 200 people. Over the past 10 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron 2.0. Monolith currently has four products in development, including The Matrix Online and F.E.A.R., which are scheduled for release later this year.
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