ShellShock 2: Blood Trails is a violent, first-person, survival horror game set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Gameplay centers on the use of psychological horror and fear, relying on the power of suggestion, mood, tension and foreshadowing - implying the notion of danger, potential danger, imminent danger, and horrifying acts that have or are implied to have occurred or will come to pass.
At the height of the Vietnam War, a covert ops cargo plane carrying a top-secret consignment known only as ‘Whiteknight’ is lost over the deepest, uncharted jungles. Special Ops soldiers are immediately dispatched to the scene to retrieve the top secret shipment and one-by-one they disappear without a trace… until one month later, one of them suddenly walks out of the jungle.
Crazed and deranged, something in the jungle had ripped out his humanity, poisoning his soul. Something in the darkness had driven him mad….and followed him out.
“Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™ takes players to a Vietnam War unlike any they will have experienced before. This is a war where your enemy doesn’t just want you dead… it wants to rip you to pieces,” said Lee Singleton, General Manager of Eidos Games Studios. “As the infected turn one-by-one, your instinct to fight becomes an instinct for flight, to leave the real horror of this war far behind.”
- Psychological Horror: Gameplay simulates the perceptual effects of fear, drugs and your shell-shocked state due to combat. Experience the true chaos, horror and disorientation of the Vietnam War.
- Survive Vietnam: Every shot counts, and every bullet is precious. Fight off fear and push forward not knowing what unspeakable horror could be waiting to claim your life.
- Fight a cunning and elusive enemy that takes every advantage of everything at their disposal. Napalm attacks, intricate tunnel systems and vicious homemade traps - cruel, violent and unfiltered war.
- Infected Enemies: Fight the victims of WhiteknIght - an enemy that has no side, one who is brutal, insane and ready to rip you to shreds.
ShellShock 2: Blood Trails is in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, currently scheduled for European release on Feb. 13, 2009.
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