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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Painkiller: Black Edition' Announced

by Judy on Feb. 9, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PST

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will launch Painkiller: Black Edition, a limited edition package for its best selling franchise Painkiller on DVD ROM. Available in March 2005, the special DVD set will include both the award winning original version and its expansion pack "Battle out of Hell" in a collector's box. This Special Edition will feature high quality packaging and each copy is uniquely numbered.

As a special bonus, the DVD will also contain a 'making of' video feature with developer interviews, the Painkiller title track music video by rock band Mech, the upcoming Painkiller Xbox® trailer, Mapping/Editing tools and documentation, as well as over a dozen Cyberathlete® Professional League (CPL) enhancements. All for a suggested retail price of £29.99.

"As the official title of the CPL World Tour, Painkiller has proven its popularity time and again through various awards and many weeks as a top-selling PC game," says Simon Vivien, EMEA Marketing Director of DreamCatcher Europe. "We are delighted to offer gamers the opportunity to enjoy everything from the original game, as well as all of the added features from the expansion."

Trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world awaiting purification for earthly sins, players must fight through an endless number of enemy warriors as they attempt to stop the imminent unholy war and overthrow Lucifer. But even if they win this insane battle, players must still take out hoards of howling devils, eager to avenge their master.

Game features:

  • FRANTIC SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN: 34 levels of non-stop action crowded with 80 over different enemies and gigantic final bosses.
  • ADRENALINE PACKED GAMEPLAY: 14 incredible weapons, including the famous stake-gun and the mythical Painkiller, which will make you invincible on the 15 maps and seven Multiplayer modes available
  • IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE: furious soundtrack and real-life physics using the world's most advanced physic engine, Havok 2.0.
  • STATE-OF-THE-ART GRAPHICS: thanks to the updated PAIN engine (v1.6), gamers can experience the outer limits of the latest graphics and physics technology – playing in totally unique and varied environments including the highly praised "Hell" level.

Developed by People Can Fly, Painkiller: Black Edition has a 16+ PEGI rating and will be released in March 2005. An Xbox® version of Painkiller will be released in 2005. Painkiller is the Official tournament game of the CPL $1,000,000 2005 World Tour.

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