Metro3D, Inc. Introduces Pumpkin Man for Microsoft Xbox
Halloween Fright Gives Big Chills As Metro3D, Inc. Introduces Pumpkin Man™ for Microsoft® Xbox™
Worldwide Publisher and Distributor Teams With Red-Purple Game Technology To Deliver 3-Dimensional Halloween Action Adventure Game
SAN JOSE, California (May 14, 2003) – Gothic Halloween horror and frenetic 3rd person action adventure comes alive in Metro3D’s Pumpkin Man™ (working title) for the Microsoft® Xbox™ video game system. Pumpkin Man is one of Metro3D’s new top shelf Xbox titles being featured at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, and is anticipated for release Q4 2003.
“Diversifying our Xbox line-up, Pumpkin Man is a real treat to introduce to Xbox enthusiasts,” said Joseph Morici, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Metro3D. “In partnership with Red-Purple Game Technology, developers of this terrific title, Metro3D is anxious to unleash what is sure to be a timeless Halloween favorite among gamers of all ages.”
In Pumpkin Man, Halloween is the most important night for the forces of evil where Hell spirits are allowed to use the Crystal Seal and visit Earth for a single day. To Hell’s misfortune, the path to Earth was suddenly sealed with the All Saints Crystal, and the Gates of Hell officially became the path of no return. The residents of Hell are in outrage as Halloween has been taken away from them.
It’s up to the Clown, a legendary leader known throughout every corner of Hell, to begin organizing a secret fight to reopen the Gates of Hell on Halloween. Meanwhile, Joshua, a small-town boy is accidentally killed and becomes a peddler in Hell. Even in his afterlife, he could not forget what a girl once said, “Joshua will definitely become a hero. I want to be his bride on that day.” As Joshua ends up accused of revolting against the leadership of Hell and imprisoned in the Slave Ground, the Clown can’t fight alone and Joshua is his only hope!
Pumpkin Man features 25 smart and unique Gothic Halloween enemies. To get on Hallowed ground, players must select one of 13 high-powered weapons at the right time to wreak havoc and destruction against their enemies, and win. Players may choose from four play modes including Training Mode, Story Mode, or Multiplayer
In single player Story Mode, Pumpkin Man provides 20 frightful action and adventure-filled levels for players to enjoy. Pumpkin Man is a team-oriented game with several multiplayer gaming options. Compete simultaneously in one-to-four-player split-screen action through 40 spooky and challenging levels.
Outstanding Xbox graphics, including real-time lighting, shaders, bump-mapping and particle effects give each of the characters and worlds that eerie and dramatic Hell-binding feeling. Capturing all the elements of spooky Halloween fun, this game also features full Dolby Digital 5.1 sound support.
Red-Purple Game Technology
Founded in May
2000, Red-Purple Game Technology is a video game developer based in Taipei,
Taiwan. Red-Purple Game Technology utilizes its own 3-Dimensional engine
technology in its development of creative games for the Xbox video game system,
PlayStation 2, GameCube®, and Personal Computer.
Metro3D is the ultimate multi-platform game developer and publisher of original and “classic” action, strategy and role-playing interactive entertainment software. Founded in 1998, Metro3D introduces some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed and popular game titles for the next-generation video game systems, including Microsoft Xbox™, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, and Sony PlayStation 2. Based in San Jose, California, Metro3D is a privately held company with worldwide operations in the United States, Taiwan, Japan and Europe.
For more information, visit the Metro3D site at www.Metro3D.com.
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