Turning Point™: Fall of Liberty website delivers a shocking look into the "What If" scenario
Alternate reality WWII explored through authentically-styled newsreel video
Introducing a haunting glimpse of a world that might have been, today sees the introduction of the " International Journal" a series of news reports and newsreel videos that documents the fiction behind Turning Point: Fall of Liberty , the alternate reality WWII shooter from Spark Unlimited, to be published by Codemasters in Q1, 2008.
In preparation to fight the oppression, resistance fighters are invited to get a full briefing at www.codemasters.com/turningpoint [click International Journal]. Inspired by the game's alternate reality setting, the International Journal details events from 1940 to the moment in 1953 when Nazi forces launch a devastating attack on New York, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty 's opening scene. With the news written in the period's style, the video newsreels make use of authentic WWII footage to tell the stories.
Through regular updates, the site will feature key fictional events that led to the invasion. Discover how British Prime Minister Chamberlain surrendered to Hitler, the destructive advance of the Third Reich across European territories throughout 1940, the successful Axis invasion of Northern Africa in 1942 and even how King George VI would have died in American exile in the early 1950s.
Then, illustrating the culmination of events, the explosive new 'Invasion' gameplay video, detailing the brutal 1953 attack on New York, is also now available from www.codemasters.com/turningpoint (in Downloads). Plus, for all the latest as-it-happens news from Spark Unlimited's Dean Martinetti, producer of Turning Point: Fall of Liberty , visit the site and click on the Developers' Blog.
Releasing in Q1, 2008, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows®. Get all the latest info and watch the mind-blowing new gameplay video at www.codemasters.com/turningpointENDS #
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Dean Scott, UK PR Manager
ABOUT TURNING POINT: FALL OF LIBERTY
Set in 1953, in the midst of a WWII alternate reality, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty opens as Nazi forces launch a decimating attack on the gateway of the United States eastern coast - New York. Nazi battleships quickly take the harbour, monstrous Zeppelins fill the skies, jet aircraft execute bombing runs and, as armed paratroopers descend on to the streets, the city is taken block by block. With New York falling to pieces, and Washington D.C. in enemy sights, it's time to fight afresh in a new battleground.
Developed by U.S. studio Spark Unlimited, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty will deliver an explosive F.P.S. experience in a world where famous locations and landmarks appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation. Turning Point: Fall of Liberty also presents a very personal battle for players. As Dan Carson - a reluctant New York City construction worker turned freedom fighter - gamers must survive the initial invasion before regrouping with other resistance members to take the fight back to the Nazis. Always outmanned and outgunned, players must use guerrilla tactics as they attempt to stop the world's most notorious war machine.
PRESS RESOURCE WEB SITE
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ABOUT SPARK UNLIMITED
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