Ritual Entertainment’s Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 for the Macintosh Ships this Week

 

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Ritual
Entertainment’s Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 for the Macintosh Ships this Week

 

Heavy
Metal-inspired Third-Person Action/Adventure Game Combines
Vivid,
Cinematic Environments with a Custom Made Soundtrack

 

Dallas,
TX, October 30, 2000 – Prepare to enter the surreal Heavy Metal
Universe.
Ritual Entertainment today announced that a Macintosh version of its
third-person
action/adventure game Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 (Federation Assigned
Ketogenic
Killzone) will ship to stores nationwide this week. The game, which
was
released for the PC in August, is based on Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal 2000

movie, the sequel to the explosive and
groundbreaking animated film Heavy Metal.
Published
by developer-driven computer and video game publisher Gathering of
Developers
and distributed by Take Two Interactive, Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2 will
be
available for a suggested retail price of $39.99.
 

 

"We
are bringing dedicated Mac enthusiasts the twisted fun and action of Heavy

Metal: F.A.K.K.2 that took PC gamers by
storm," said Robert Atkins, Ritual
Entertainment
co-founder and art director. "We are committed to being important
players
in the Mac development community and will continue to bring Mac gamers
the
best gameplay and action through our games."

 

Featuring
artwork and themes from the Heavy Metal 2000 movie, the game is set in
the
Melting Pot Universe thirty years after the movie leaves off. The player

controls Julie as she fights to defend her
homeworld Eden from the marauding
Gith
Industries despoilers. Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 combines exploration and
puzzles
with a unique fighting-game style combat system for an original hybrid
gaming
experience.

 

Heavy
Metal: F.A.K.K.2 for the Macintosh features include:


Heavy Metal-inspired worlds that bring the pages of Heavy Metal comics to
life.


Two-handed combat system allowing players to use 2 different weapons
simultaneously.


Dozens of fantastical creatures that adapt to the player?s attack and change
behavior as the game progresses.


Over 20 brutal weapons including combo-based melee weaponry, conventional and
futuristic tools of destruction.


Massive and beautiful environments filled with mind-bending puzzles.


Custom music soundtrack featuring over three hours of original Heavy Metal
inspired music.


Main character Julie has over 7000 frames of animation, including fighting
game style

multi-tiered
attacks, which unlock throughout the adventure.


Movie-like storytelling with numerous in-game cinematics, powered by enhanced
Quake3 Arena technology.

 

About
Ritual

Ritual
Entertainment, founded in August 1996, develops hyper-immersive computer

games. Based in Dallas, TX, Ritual’s talented team
has worked on some of the
industry’s most
successful games including Duke Nukem 3D, Terminal Velocity,
Syphon
Filter, Links LS and Rise of the Triad. The company’s first title,
developed
in conjunction with id Software, was QUAKE Mission Pack #1: Scourge of
Armagon,
won ‘Best Add-on of the Year for 1997’ from Computer Gaming World and
PC
Games magazines. Ritual released the highly anticipated SiN in late 1998.

Inspired from this universe comes, ‘Sin the Movie’
which is scheduled to be
released this
October in conjunction with ADVision. The company is currently
developing
Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2, a major action game based on Kevin Eastman’s
extremely
popular Heavy Metal property. http://www.ritual.com/

 

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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