Scheduled for release between Christmas 2005 and Easter 2006, Left Behind: Eternal Forces will put players in command of the apocalyptic battles raging in the streets of New York City between the angelic Tribulation Forces and the demonic Global Community Peacekeepers during the End of Days. Gamers will participate in events from the Left Behind book series in single player mode and battle to capture territory from other players in the multi-player online game mode.
The Left Behind game series will allow play in the same End of Days fictional world as the bestselling Left Behind(R) novels, which use the prophecies of the Book of Revelation as a framework. The first title, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, is set in the future when the faithful have been gathered up and ascended to Heaven during the Rapture. In the chaos that follows, the Antichrist has taken the reigns of power at the United Nations and is gathering the countries of the world under his banner. But a small resistance, the Tribulation Forces, have formed to oppose Satan's legions.
The challenge of converting secular/neutral units to fight on the side of light or darkness is sure to present gamers with a deeper level of game play than in other real-time-strategy titles. The company says the scenery will also be the most realistic representation of New York City ever seen in a game. Left Behind Games photographed nearly 500 blocks of the city to create maps and 3D environments in the first title.
Written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, the 13 Left Behind novels chronicle the lives of those remaining on earth after the Rapture to endure a seven-year period called the Tribulation. One of the bestselling fiction series of all time, the last seven Left Behind novels have reached the #1 spot on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Launched in 1995, these apocalyptic thrillers have been breakout hits for a decade, selling more than 63 million copies, changing how Christian books are retailed, generating intense media coverage and sparking debate on End Times issues. For more information, visit www.leftbehind.com.
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