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'Ace Lightning' For PlayStation 2 This Spring

by Thomas on March 3, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST

Can you lead Ace Lightning on his mission to defeat the evil Lord Fear and send him and his gang back to prison in the sixth dimension? Taking the CGI characters, the storyline and the humour from CBBC's leading drama, this third person action adventure is set for release on PlayStation 2 this Spring.

The only way to capture Lord Fear is to collect all the pieces of the magical Amulet of Zoar, which he has hidden throughout the spooky Carnival of Doom - a scary place full of exaggeratedly imposing tents, rides and sideshows, with distorted geometry and disturbing lighting effects.

You must guide Ace Lightning, the foremost of the Lightning Knights, around the eerie halls of the Carnival, and into its four zones - the Ghost Town, Fun Park, Circus and House of Horror - on his great quest to collect the pieces of the Amulet.

In each of the game's three-dimensional zones, you'll need to use Ace's skills to negotiate three different levels, and use his weapons to defeat a variety of weird and wonderful henchmen - from crazy clowns to ghost town zombies, insane can-can girls to mischievous fairground monkeys - before meeting Lord Fear's gang of 'zone bosses', which include the TV series' Lady Illusion, Pigface, Googler and Dirty Rat.

Once all the parts of the Amulet have been recovered, the game climaxes with a final show down between superhero Ace Lightning and his evil nemesis Lord Fear in the Haunted House!

Ace Lightning is based on the pre-teen TV adventure of the same name - which airs this Spring on BBC ONE. The production combines live action and CGI animated characters from a video game that come to life and interact with the real world in a classic good versus evil, 'save the world' adventure.

CAT: BBCPS2002 RRP: £29.99 Released: 14/03/03

The PlayStation 2 title is being developed by Absolute Studios, which has previously worked on numerous BBC Multimedia titles including Operation Salvage, the game based on Walking With Beasts.

Ace Lightning is also available on PC CD-ROM and Game Boy Advance.

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