Oni Ships for PC and Mac

 

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Gathering
of Developers Ships Oni Nationwide for the PC and Macintosh

 

Gathering
of Developers Publishes the Highly-Anticipated 3D Title that Combines Combat
and Exploration with an Epic Storyline in an Active Environment

 

Dallas,
TX, January 29, 2001 – She’s got game. Developer-driven computer and
video
game publisher Gathering of Developers (www.godgames.com), a subsidiary of

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO),
announced today that Oni,
its
action/adventure game featuring the feisty female anime-inspired character

Konoko, has shipped nationwide. Oni blends
hand-to-hand combat and
double-barreled
gunplay in a detailed scale rarely seen in third-person hybrid games.
Developed by Bungie Software and distributed by Take-Two Interactive’s
Jack
of All Games, Oni is available for the PC and Mac for a suggested retail

price of $39.99 and is rated "T" for
Teen by the ESRB.
 

 

"Bungie
Software has created a stunning game that takes action/adventure to the

next level and features a hard-core action heroine
main character who breaks the
stereotypical
‘gaming babe’ mold," said Mike Wilson, Gathering of Developers’
EO.
"The press response to Oni has been overwhelming and we have every reason

to believe that Oni will be embraced by the gaming
community as well as a much
wider, mass
market audience."
 

 

Oni
spans gaming genres by delivering the smooth feel of a first-person shooter

combined with the visual richness of a broad
third-person perspective and the
frenetic
combat of a fighting game. Players take on the role of Konoko, an
elite
agent of the Tech Crimes Task Force who is divided and haunted by oni
("ghosts"
or "demons" in Japanese). Saddled with the task of infiltrating and

destroying the odious Kage crime syndicate, Konoko
will use a throng of unique
weapons and
power items to thwart a slew of unique anime-style enemies as she
maneuvers
through a score of breathtaking, interactive environments.

 

Oni’s
Features Include:


A fluid animation system with unparalleled control and realistic motion. 


Full contact action with a unique blending of shooting and hand-to-hand
combat. 


A fully realized anime world complete with dynamic music and a storyline that
enfolds through gameplay, cut scenes and diary entries. 


Over 20 different enemies, each with a unique fighting style. 


A total of eight imaginative weapons, each with a different tactical
use. 


Six boss characters with varying powers and weapons 


Progressive fighting moves which allow players to develop their own personal
fighting style over the course of the game.

 

PC
System Requirements:


Windows 98/ME (with Service Pack 3 or higher)/2000. 


266 MHz Pentium III processor or higher. 


64MB of RAM. 


800MB free hard disk space. 


Hardware accelerated 3D graphics card (OpenGL compatible). 


Video Modes Supported: Voodoo 2+, TNT2+, Rage Pro+, Intel i890. Supported
graphics: 3DFX Voodoo 2, ATI Rage Pro, ATI Rage 128. 


Only OpenGL, Glide and Software Rendering supported on WindowsNT.

 

Mac
OS System Requirements:


System 8 or higher. 


300MHz PowerPC or higher. 


64MB of RAM. 


800MB free hard disk space. 


Supported graphics, 3DFX Voodoo 2, ATI Rage Pro, ATI Rage 128 (All G4 based
Macs, some non-beige G3 Macs) and -CD-ROM.

 

Oni
has been receiving fantastic praise from the gaming and consumer press. PC

Gamer described the game as "frenzied good
fun" while Computer Gaming World
wrote,
"this third-person perspective action game had the entire CGW staff

drooling." Playboy named Oni one of its
"Game Picks of the Month" and SPIN
Magazine
described Oni as "impressively realistic and challenging." Jane

Magazine profiled Konoko in the January 2001 issue
and exclaimed "Konoko is a
‘one-woman
SWAT team" and doesn’t rely on cleavage to attract fans."

 

About
Gathering of Developers

Founded
in Dallas, TX in January 1998, Gathering of Developers is a
developer-driven
computer and video game publishing company, and a wholly-owned
subsidiary
of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO). The company’s
mission
is to be the worldwide leader in the development and delivery of
commercially
successful computer and video game software designed for a range of
platforms.
The company’s pioneering partners are industry leaders and proven
hit
makers 3D Realms, Epic Games, PopTop Software, Ritual Entertainment,
Terminal
Reality Inc and Edge of Reality. For more information visit Gathering
of
Developers Web site at http://www.godgames.com.

 

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