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'AquaNox 2', 'Cold Zero' and 'Chaser' Go Gold

by Rainier on July 31, 2003 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT

Encore today announced that AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser have all gone gold. The PC games, published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software, are anticipated on store shelves before the end of August, and will retail for approximately $40 each.

Said Michael Bell, Encore's CEO, "This product launch marks the first time that Encore has released three front-line games at the same time. We are pleased with the excellent feedback and strong commitments we have received from game buyers, and we are enthusiastic about the potential for these titles."

Added Andreas Tobler, CEO of JoWooD Productions Software AG, "Partnering with Encore was the final step in bringing our games to the U.S. market. We've spent years crafting these titles, and are very proud of their quality and game play. We are also excited about the strong retail, marketing and PR programs Encore has put together for them, and have high expectations for their success in the retail market."

AquaNox 2: Revelation - High-Action Combat in an Underwater World

Years of neglect have resulted in an Earth that is no longer fit for habitation, so humans have descended into the depths of the oceans. In AquaNox 2: Revelation, a brand new adventure in the best-selling AquaNox line, players take on the role of William Drake, an undersea adventurer who is drawn into a deadly search for a long-lost treasure and the family history that surrounds it. Players will encounter action and extreme combat in sinister underwater cities as they complete 30 epic missions.

Features of this game include

  • 100 mission targets, 50 enemy units, 4 vessels and 20 different weapons
  • 100 mission targets
  • 50 enemy units - ships, tanks and gun-turrets
  • 4 ships, each with unique advantages and disadvantages
  • 20 different weapons
  • Gameplay requiring a range of skills: tactical, stealth, speed, thought and agility
  • Atmospheric 3D soundtrack and music

More information on AquaNox 2: Revelation is available at

Cold Zero - Customized Gameplay on Missions around the Globe

In this action thriller, players take on the role of John McAffrey, former LAPD sniper turned private detective who is being blackmailed by the Italian Mafia. Players must complete -- and survive -- 16 terrifying missions around the globe in an underworld where grisly death and sadistic thugs lurk around every corner. In this world of double-crossing and deception, players can customize their gameplay, selecting stealth, all-out action or a combination to complete their missions.

Features of the game include:

  • 100 different weapons, each described in detail
  • Various camouflages
  • Zoom capabilities so that players can get closer to the action or plot strategy from a bird's eye view
  • Day and night cycles and different weather conditions in every scene
  • 16 locations around the world including the U.S., Mexico, Russia and Guatemala
  • Over 100 characters and enemies
  • Multi-player for up to 16 players

More information on Cold Zero is available at

Chaser - First-Person Shooter with Amazingly Authentic Weapons

The setting: 2044 on the planet Mars. The mission: to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. Full of plot twists, turns, thrills and chills, Chaser is a first-person shooter with authentic weapons and colorful locales. Players are led through environments ranging from a space station to freezing Siberia, from the haunting landscapes of Mars to futuristic cities in the U.S. - all in a challenging quest to determine Chaser's identity.

Features of the game include:

  • Numerous multiplayer modes including deathmatch and capture the flag
  • Multiplayer support via GameSpy (62 players) as well as dedicated servers (128 players)
  • Highly developed AI, so that every fight is unique, even when replayed
  • Weapons modeled on actual versions, with authentic details

More information on Chaser is available at

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