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'Black9' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2003 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT

In 2080, nine powerful illuminati are engaged in a struggle for the control of mankind. As the manipulative illuminati head towards a perilous endgame, you are a mercenary walking the gray line of right and wrong, operating in the shadows and executing dangerous missions on their behalf. Black9 is the exciting new action/RPG that weaves intense gameplay through an engrossing story line with streamlined RPG-style character development. Check the PC & Xbox new screens ...

“With its tremendous franchise potential, Majesco is refraining from revealing too much detail about Black9 at this point in time,” said Ken Gold, Vice President of Marketing for Majesco. “An engrossing storyline, coupled with tactical, mission-based game play and streamlined RPG-style skill development, promise to make Black9 a standout product for 2003.”

PC

Black9 is being developed on the acclaimed Unreal Warfare engine with support of MathEngine’s Karma physics. Set in a third-person perspective, players are equipped with hi-tech gadgetry, weapons, and cybernetics, and can acquire specific abilities through their game play experience. Broadband multi-player support and cooperative play is also planned across both platforms.

Additional platforms for Black9 are also under consideration by Majesco and will be announced at a later date.

Xbox

Features:

  • Action-Packed Gameplay
    • Tactical action & stealth mission-based gameplay
    • Full arsenal of weaponry, nanotech abilities & vehicles to command
    • Encounter rival mercenaries, assassins, spies & soldiers
    • 3rd person point of view with situational 1st person camera
  • Engrossing Story Line
    • Story interwoven through nine scheming illuminati
    • NPC's to befriend, trust or suspect
    • Multiple ways to complete missions
    • Fascinating environments (Moon, Mars, Hong Kong) in a believable future
  • RPG-Style Character Development
    • Utilizes a streamlined RPG-style skill development & inventory system
    • Select & develop one of four mercenaries from four character classes
    • Build specific abilities through gameplay experience
    • Equip your mercenary with hi-tech gadgetry, weapons and cybernetics
  • Extensive Multiplayer Support
    • Broadband multiplayer support planned across all platforms (Xbox Live, PS2 Online, PC)
    • Cooperative play on all platforms
    • Customized levels and missions for multiplayer modes
  • Technologically Advanced
    • Built on Unreal Warfare engine with MathEngine's Karma physics support
    • Dolby support across all platforms
    • UnrealEd support for PC mod community

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