Delivering a slice of the supernatural this Halloween, Codemasters today unleashed a new video trailer and imagery from Clive Barker's Jericho , the phantasmagorical FPS hand crafted by the acclaimed horror writer and filmmaker.
Created from an original concept and story, Clive Barker's Jericho promises an overload of sensory horror shock as players journey through hellish locations and slices of time. A squad-based horror FPS, the Jericho of the title refers to the Jericho Team, a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats. Trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts, each Jericho Team member is an expert in different para-psychological disciplines, including clairvoyance, alchemy, blood magic and exorcism.
Clive Barker's Jericho leads the Jericho Team toward a source of ancient evil so supremely powerful that it has broken through time into our world and is threatening to engulf the Earth. At ground zero lies the Middle Eastern city of Al-Khali, the site of a huge, secret archaeological dig and paranormal research centre, now the heart of a dimensional rift.
Players must navigate Al Khali's labyrinthine of streets, alleys and structures, moving block by block in search of the rift. As the squad approaches the target, the city now crawling with hellish denizens emerging from the source, the team is forced to rely less and less on traditional weapons and instead on harnessing their combined psychic abilities to defeat the supernatural nemesis no matter how horrific their looks or attacks may be.
Licensed by Alchemic Productions, Clive Barker's Jericho is currently in development at Mercury Steam. The game will utilise the Madrid-based studio's new proprietary next-generation graphics engine to bring the monsters and demons from the depths of Barker's imagination to life. The engine marries photo-realistic art with hyper-realistic colour and lighting effects to achieve a uniquely dark and almost surreal visual atmosphere, dropping players into the heart of Clive's chilling interactive nightmare.
Clive Barker's Jericho will launch late in 2007 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. For the trailer video, screenshots and to register for further blasts from this cannon of nightmares, visit www.codemasters.com/jericho
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ABOUT CLIVE BARKER
Clive Barker is the author of over twenty books, including such bestsellers as The Books of Blood, Weaveworld, Imajica, The Thief Of Always and Abarat I & II. He is also responsible for creating some of cinema's most terrifying monsters. As a screenwriter, director and film producer, he is credited with the Hellraiser and Candyman pictures, as well as Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions and Gods and Monsters. Clive Barker was represented by his agent Keith Boesky for the Jericho deal. Clive Barker official site: www.clivebarker.info
ABOUT ALCHEMIC PRODUCTIONS
The Jericho property was realized by Clive Barker and Alchemic Productions ( http://www.alchemicproductions.com), a company that works directly with the creators and innovators of intellectual property from film, literature, music and the visual arts. Clive Barker's Jericho, the game, is being developed by Madrid-based studio Mercury Steam http://company.mercurysteam.com
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