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'Xyanide' (Xbox) Also Coming For GBA & PSP - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2003 @ 4:38 p.m. PST

Xyanide is a sci-fi shooter, taking place in the year 2715. The Judges of Mardar have sentenced the witch Aguira, an innocent looking girl, to death. The charges: devastation of worlds and civilizations. The sentence: disintegration into a black hole.

Alone and under attack, you must battle through a series of surreal nightmares. Survival depends on how well you fly and how quickly you kill. Your fighter is legendary for its ability to adapt to wildly different environments – organic or mechanical – but a relentless enemy means technology doesn’t count for everything.

Drake is a star fighter pilot escorting an execution craft on a dangerous mission. The witch Aguira, destroyer of worlds and civilizations, has been condemned by the Judges of Mardar. Her punishment is death by disintegration – she’ll be dumped into a black hole. On route an asteroid containing Xyanide, a substance that materializes thoughts, hits the execution craft. Hostile worlds immediately form between the two ships, and Drake realizes Xyanide gives Aguira the perfect chance to escape.


Willem M. Smit, CEO of Playlogic International: "Engine Software is an experienced handheld developer that also produces our GBA titles. That makes them the perfect partner to make our PSP titles, now and in the future."

PSP performances can be compared with those of PlayStation 2, still the most popular game console. It is expected that Sony will show the new device for the first time at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, May next year.

The official PSP licence adds a sixth platform to the Playlogic portfolio. The Dutch company now publishes and developes for PSP, PS2, Xbox, PC, mobile phones and Game Boy Advance. CEO Willem M. Smit: "Our goal has always been to become a worldwide multi-platform publisher. The PSP license is an important step to become one of the main players in this industry."

The first Playlogic title for mobile phones will also be available soon. As part of a long-term cooperation with the Dutch based company Overloaded Pocket Media, Xyanide will be released for the Nokia N-Gage in February/March. Licenced by Playlogic, the company is converting the sci-fi shoot-'em-up to this new mobile platform.


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