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'Panic Maker' (PS2) Coming To North America As 'Under the Skin'

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT

Capcom today presents Under the Skin for the PlayStation2. Under the Skin allows gamers to take the reigns of a mischievous alien named Cosmi who travels the galaxy on a training mission to pull pranks and initiate panic on the planet Earth. Transform into the personas of the individuals Cosmi meets in order to complete the tasks for returning home in this unique and interesting twist on the action genre. Under the Skin is scheduled for release throughout North America this fall.

When residents of Planet Trick turn three they must head towards a different galactic star for 'trick training.' These underlings are not allowed to return home until they've reached mischief maturity and have achieved victory over their cunning rivals who happen to occupy the same planet they've chosen to inhabit. In Under the Skin, players take on the role of Cosmi who is an impish alien embarking on the road to adulthood. If growing up wasn't hard enough, Cosmi has taken upon himself to choose the farthest and most dangerous planet to wreak havoc onto its barbaric creatures, Earth. Can our resident alien pass through his training on Earth unscathed and return home to a hero's welcome?

In Under the Skin, players must cause as much chaos and panic as possible by taking on the identity of the various people he or she encounters throughout CoCo Town and other environments. Equipped with a special ray gun, gamers can scan and absorb the DNA of anyone they target. With this genetic material, Cosmi can take the form and attributes of anyone he's zapped. For example while in human form, sing a song only dogs could appreciate, causing those nearby to drop coins that must be collected. Catch them all as these coins are what Cosmi and his enemies are being judged on in order to return home. But beware; causing such disruption puts Cosmi in danger of being caught and having his true alien identity revealed.

Under the Skin offers the following features:

  • Diverse stages to cause mischief - Explore various environments on earth to unleash Cosmi's havoc onto humans including CoCo Town, Pirate Land and Resident Evil Land.
  • Use a special ray gun to help Cosmi pull pranks , absorb human personas and pull various type of high jinx including:
    • Warping to a different location in order to escape panicked mobs O Passing gas behind you
    • Turning humans into giant bowling pins and send them flying by throwing giant bowling balls after them
  • Stylish cel-shaded graphics

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