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Irrational Games Searches for Fan-Created Character to Complete “Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich”


BOSTON, MA - October 1, 2004 - Irrational Games, the award-winning developer of "System Shock 2" and "Tribes: Vengeance" today announced that the dedicated website for "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich," is recruiting one new champion of justice via the "Calling All Heroes" contest. Now, fans of "Freedom Force" can be part of the highly-celebrated Irrational development team by creating their own comic book hero. The winning character will be immortalized in the much-anticipated title, "Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich," and the creator's name will also be included in the end credits.

"'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' takes the series into the golden age with a host of new characters," said Ken Levine, General Manager and Creative Director of Irrational Games. "Now anyone can get in the Nazi-punching action by creating his or her very own character for the game."

Scheduled to ship in March 2005, "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich" is the sequel to 2002's critically acclaimed "Freedom Force." A comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game, "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich" features a brand new league of heroes and villains, an overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements.

About Calling All Heroes

Cut your teeth in the game industry and design your own comic book character for the much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning game, "Freedom Force." Entries must include the following: the name of the hero, super power, a short 100 word description of the character, and a 250 words-or-less origin story. Contestant-created images (less than one MB) of the hero will be accepted, but not mandatory.

Grand Prize: One Winner

The winning entry will be included in the upcoming "Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich" game, and the winner will get his or her name in the end credits. The winner will also receive: a free copy of "Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich" and a personalized "Freedom Force" sketch from the character designer.

More information about this contest is available at .

Five Runners Up Winners

Five runners-up winners will receive a free copy of "Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich" when the retail version becomes available.

About "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich"

"Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich" brings dynamic storytelling, fast-paced tactical role-play, and larger-than-life characters from the comic book pages to the computer screen. In this title, the league of heroes must travel back in time to defeat Blitzkrieg, leader of the Reich and his homicidal henchmen. With action spanning from the blasted battlefields of World War II to the dazzling depths of distant dimensions, "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich" will give Freedom Fans more than they can handle.

Features for "Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich" include:

  • New nemeses of nefariousness like Tombstone and Sky King.
  • Destroyers of democracy like Red Oktober and Fortissimo.
  • Supremely stupendous superpowers like "Dancing Dead," "Aztec Mercy" and "Whirlwind Tour."
  • Awesomely augmented AI that gives your teammates the ability to carry the fight to their foes.
  • A radically revised rendering engine that gives "Freedom Force" a look torn right out of the comic book pages.

About Irrational Games

Irrational Games is the award winning developer of "System Shock 2," "Freedom Force," "Tribes: Vengeance" and "SWAT 4." Irrational Games has studios in Boston, MA and Canberra, Australia comprised of dedicated designers, programmers, artists and business facilitators.

Consisting of nearly 60 employees, Irrational has worked with such world-class publishers as Electronic Arts and Vivendi Universal Games.

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