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Singularity

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Raven Software
Release Date: June 29, 2010 (US), June 25, 2010 (EU)

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'Singularity' (ALL) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on April 18, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

Raven Software's new sci-fi shooter Singularity is set on a small, unnamed island occupied by the Russians, Cold War tensions rise once again when a U.S. pilot discovers the horrific truth that became of experiments with element E99 in the 1950s.

Singularity pits shooter and sci-fi fans against a devastating fracture in time. As players attempt to unravel a conspiracy, they must fight their way through ever-shifting epic sci-fi environments, occupied by Russian soldiers and time-ravaged creatures, while sudden time waves hurl them back and forth between 1950 and the present day. Use time as a weapon as you attempt to unravel the mystery and prevent a catastrophic event that threatens all humanity.

In collaboration with Twistory Studios and Image Publishing, industry veterans David Atchinson, of the Occult Times Taskforce, Davide Fabbri, with credits from Heavy Metal and Dark Horse’s Star Wars, Christopher “mink” Morrison, whose narrative works include, Dust, 13 Chambers and Dark Horse's upcoming Shinjuku with Yoshitaka Amano, and Tom Mandrake, a renowned artist of Batman and The Punisher, will tell the story of the shadowy events, which occurred off the Russian Peninsula, that unraveled time as we know it and ultimately led to the Singularity. The single issue graphic novel will be available following the launch of Singularity the game.

Key Features:

  • Intense Combat – Confront time ravaged creatures, Soviet soldiers in the 1950s and modern day elite forces as sudden time waves hurl you back and forth between 1950 and present day.
  • Time as a Weapon – A full arsenal of weapons, including time itself, are available to use against the conscripts of the 1950s, the intensely trained squads of modern day and the mysterious oddities that the time waves have dragged into different time dimensions. The Time Manipulation Device (TMD), allows for the aging of objects, people and the environment in this harrowing sci-fi action thriller. By unlocking upgrades throughout the epic experience, players harness the full power of the TMD, including the ability to view items outside of their given time frame, transport items between time frames and control gravity.
  • Conspiracy Driven Storyline – Every question answered spawns more mysteries as players strive to unravel the events and secrecy behind a top-secret Soviet military experiment and mysterious conspiracy. Clues are plentiful as time waves thrust the player between intertwined eras while attempting to unlock the secrets of a mysterious conspiracy.
  • Epic Sci-Fi Elements – The Unreal 3 Engine allows Raven Software to create a graphically rich, fully interactive world with time playing havoc on the setting and player.
  • Compelling Multi-player – The added element of time transitions combined with the strong multiplayer history of Raven Software will thrust players into a multi-player experience that they have yet to experience.

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