New York, NY February 2nd, 2010 – Today ushers in a new day for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise with the release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. The game, published by Viva Media and bitComposer Games, hits stores today, February 2nd, 2010. CEO Carlo Voelker commented, “The ‘Call of Pripyat’ is the third installment in the highly acclaimed S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. With its dedicated and loyal fanbase, we anticipate a strong launch.”
Players will live the life of undercover agent Major Degtyarev, an experienced stalker, as he eats, drinks, and sleeps in the Zone. Call of Pripyat is non-linear game play at its best, as the player seeks allies and makes enemies in the treacherous and fragile balance between rival factions, bandits, and mercenaries.
Where most first person shooters rely on relentless action to engage their players, Call of Pripyat goes in an entirely different direction, allowing for long moments of silence amidst a desolate landscape and an ever changing vista. The environment is dynamic: day and night alternate and are filled with thunderstorms and sunshine, and the game's artificial intelligence interacts with itself beyond the peripheral of the player. The game truly takes on a life of its own.
• Photorealistic graphics depicting the Zone, a contaminated area neighboring the Chernobyl disaster site.
• New story, a number of unique characters.
• Over 70 custom missions and extended side quests
• New monsters: Chimera and Burer.
• New A-Life system, created using the players’ best-liked elements of the first two games in series.
• Sleep function added into the game.
• New player’s interface.
• Possibility to continue the game after completion in freeplay mode.
• The game is developed on X-Ray engine v.1.6
• Supports DirectX 11.0
•S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:Call of Pripyat Collector’s Edition includes an area map, tech-tree poster, and stickers!
Platform: Win PC
Release Date: February 2nd, 2010
Minimum System Requirements: Windows XP/SP 2, Intel Pentium 4.22 GHz/AMD Athlon XP 2200+, 768 MB RAM/6GB free hard drive space, nVidia GeForce 5900/ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB VRAM, DirectX 9.0 compatible
About bitComposer Games
Based in Eschborn, Germany, bitComposer Games is an independent publishing company specializing in PC and video games. The team focuses on national and international marketing of entertainment products for the PC, consoles, and handhelds. bitComposer Games works with experienced development teams and service providers in the implementation of their own projects, licensed products, and contract productions. More information on bitComposer Games can be found at www.bit-composer.com.
About GSC GAME WORLD
Founded in Kiev in 1995, GSC Game World is Ukraine’s leading computer game development company. Projects that have been developed and launched by GSC Game World include Cossacks: European Wars, Cossacks: The Art of War, Cossacks; Back to War, American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back, Alexander (Oliver Stone’s movie tie-in), and Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, among others. Titles recently released by GSC Game World include Heroes of Annihilated Empires (self-published worldwide), as well as the best-selling S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. Currently, the team is developing a stand-alone expansion, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, for PC. Visit the official web site at: www.gsc-game.com
About Viva Media:
Viva Media LLC is a New York based company dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of over 150 games boasts more than 100 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include Grand Ages Rome, the wildly popular Crazy Machines series, the Fritz Chess franchise based on the world's #1 chess software engine, the renowned car racing simulation games GTR Evolution, RACE ON and wide a variety of casual games including the best sellers, Treasure Masters, Inc. and Farm Frenzy 2. For more information about Viva media, please visit www.viva-media.com