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'Earth 2150: Lost Souls' Overview With Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 6, 2002 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT

It's the 7th December in the year 2150, time is ticking away before a cosmic catastrophe will destroy the Earth and you're right in the middle of it... Oxygen Interactive announces that it is to publish Earth 2150: Lost Souls, the third Real Time Strategy (RTS) title in the Smash hit Earth 2150 series. Both previous 2150 titles received critical acclaim and scooped a mass of awards. Earth 2150: Lost Souls, is being developed by Reality Pump (previously known as Topware), the same team that created the first two titles and have been heavily concentrating on developing advancements in their 3D engine technology.

Earth 2150: Lost Souls is scheduled to be released on PC CD-ROM in Quarter 3 2002 and Oxygen is making the game a priority title. The game raises Oxygen's status as a UK publisher, building its portfolio of anticipated PC CD ROM titles.

Lost Souls continues the narrative of conflict between the three warring factions: the Eurasian Dynasty, the United Civilized States and the Lunar Corporation. In the previous instalments, devastating wars between the factions wreaked havoc and caused mortal wounds to planet Earth. Nuclear explosions close to the Antarctic had changed the Earth's orbit around the sun, glaciers melted, the sea rose to a threatening level. Meteorite showers buried whole parts of the world.

Famous Scientists from the Lunar Corporation, a long forgotten colony on the moon first recognised the signs of imminent catastrophe. According to their calculations the distance between the Sun and the Earth would decrease in the next few years by 17%, which would lead to terrible consequences.

Planet Earth, the home of Human beings for thousands of years would be destroyed: the only hope left for earth's population was to leave Earth and escape to the Blue Planet.

The "Sunlight" project allowed the largest part of the population to flee from the near destruct Earth - those left behind became known as the "Lost Souls".

With Earth's destruction imminent time is ticking away before the fate of the Lost Souls will be doomed. Angered at being left on Earth to die they seek revenge on those who fled and left them behind.

Massive in scope, the player must choose to take control of the ED, LC or UCS. The player's choice of side will affect the entire character of the game giving immense game play options for resource management, research and development, battle and stealth.

The complete Lost Souls Campaign consists of the connected episodes:

Eurasian Dynasty Campaign

You play the role of General Fedorov. A general of the mobile task force (MEK) of the ED. You are given the task, from Zar Vladimir 11, of supervising the preparation the start of the escape shuttles and to protect them from attack from either the UCS or the LC.

Lunar Cooperation Campaign

In the LC Campaign you play the role of a recruit, who is given the task of protecting a secret project. At the very beginning you are confronted with several attacks from the MEK, driven by hope of being saved.

United Civilized States Campaign

In the UCS campaign you play Marcus Gordin, the former defence minister of the UCS, being supported by Golan, Gordin's former advisory system. Yet something somewhere is going on….

Key Features

Choose your allegiance and control either the Eurasian Dynasty, Lunar Corporation or the United Civilised States.

A massive scope of game-play in over 30 challenging missions spanning the 4 continents of the globe.

Stunning, detailed 3D landscapes generated through a powerful 3D Engine.

Sophisticated Artificial Intelligence allowing EPIC battles and strategic warfare.

Map editor: including innumerable skirmish and multiplayer maps.

Earth C - scripting language allows you to design and edit your own campaign.

Multiplayer, LAN and sophisticated EARTHNET Play

Earth 2150: Lost Souls is due for release on PC CD ROM in Q3 2002.

Reality Pump - Game development Studios and Zuxxex Entertainment
Reality Pump - Game Development Studios are based in Krakow, Poland and have developed titles such as Earth 2140, Earth 2150, The Moon Project and World War III - Black Gold. Previously known as Topware, the team was acquired by Zuxxex Entertainment AG in 2001.

Zuxxez Entertainment is a producer of PC and console games located in the historical city of Worms, Germany. The company recently acquired the games division of the former TopWare Interactive AG, as well as its award-winning Polish development team.

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