TimeShift

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Vivendi
Developer: Saber Interactive

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'TimeShift' (X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 10:43 p.m. PDT

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

"TimeShift is already acclaimed for its time manipulation game mechanics, yet we still examined ways to increase the overall entertainment take-away for players, and including Hollywood voice actors was one way to do so," commented Cindy Cook, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Vivendi Games. "By casting recognizable Hollywood actors to voice the main characters, we're providing audiences with an audio touchstone that gives the game a greater level of authenticity and ultimately, enjoyment."

Lending his distinctive voice talent to TimeShift's lead character, Colonel Michael Swift, is Dennis Quaid, the renowned actor who has starred in such blockbuster films as In Good Company, The Day After Tomorrow, The Rookie, Far From Heaven and Traffic. Nick Chinlund, who is best known for his performances in Con Air, Training Day and The Chronicles of Riddick films, will voice General Mitchell - the military overseer for Project TimeShift. Michael Ironside, famous for his many television roles on hits like ER and Desperate Housewives and for his many films such as The Perfect Storm, Starship Troopers, Total Recall and Top Gun, will be the voice of scientist Doctor Krone. Michael Ironside is also known for voicing Sam Fischer in Ubisoft's Splinter Cell series.

Marked by an epic, time-traveling narrative and cutting edge in-game graphics, TimeShift introduces a never-before-seen approach in the genre by challenging players to manipulate time to bring down a totalitarian regime.

In the game, players assume the role of recently retired test pilot Colonel Michael Swift, a man haunted by the tragic loss of his daughter. Driven to escape his misery, Swift accepts a unique offer from the US Government to test an experimental set of time-control devices and become the world's first "chrononaut." During the tests, he inadvertently alters time and returns to a present changed beyond recognition. The democracy he left has become a fascist nightmare - and his knowledge of his time travel saga has made him an enemy of the state. Armed with the time-shifting Quantum Suit, Swift is now in the deadly race to fix the past, present and future.

Developed by Saber Interactive for the Xbox 360 and PC, TimeShift, is scheduled for a worldwide release this September.

 


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