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'Prisoners Of War' (PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2002 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT

Global publishing giant Codemasters announced that its PC title Prisoner of War has shipped. The unique third-person action/adventure game emphasizes stealth over violent confrontations and forces gamers to use logic and tactical planning throughout the missions. POW is available at retail outlets nationwide with an SRP of $ 49.99.
“Prisoner of War offers a new style of gaming that is brave, original and non-violent,” said Sebastien Soulier, Codemasters’ North American President. “Prisoner of War features a novel approach in a historical and tense environment. This combines with solid gameplay mechanics to create a truly intelligent, fun and appealing game.”

Set in 1941, Prisoner of War (POW) pays homage to Allied escape attempts from POW camps during World War II. Gameplay takes place across three meticulously modelled, fully 3D, historically realistic prisoner of war camps, including the infamous Colditz Castle. Captain Lewis Stone, an American Flight Officer, must use his wits and resourcefulness to escape and eventually fulfil his surveillance mission for Churchill’s Special Operations Executive in London. Navigating the detail-packed camp environments, which include reactive lighting, weather and other graphical effects, Stone must communicate with other prisoners and use stealth to avoid guards, spotlights and dogs in an effort to gather as much information and equipment as possible while plotting the best escape route. Stone must then race for freedom in dramatic escape sequences that can range from impersonating a guard to engineering mass escapes before calling in Allied air strikes using the Germans’ own radio.

POW for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft was released last month with great success and remains a top-seller for the Xbox platform.

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