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Magrunner: Dark Pulse

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Developer: 3AM Games
Release Date: Q1 2013

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'Magrunner: Dark Pulse' Shows Off Locations And Characters - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2013 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT

Magrunner: Dark Pulse is a first-person action puzzle game set in a cyberpunk reimagining of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos!

In the near future, high-tech and ancient horrors collide as the world teeters on the brink of oblivion. Only our hero Yoshi, with his mutant mentor Gamaji and his robotic dog Newton, stand in the way of eldritch annihilation.

Yoshi and Newton enter the Gruckezber Magtech Challenge, a corporate-sponsored technology competition drawing contestants from around the world for the 1 million credit grand prize. They soon discover, however, that this friendly game has a much darker purpose behind it…

Magrunner’s unique game mechanics focus on magnetic polarity and its manipulation to solve environmental puzzles. The potential for experimentation with polarities in the game is immense with a variety of environmental triggers, effects, machines, and objects at your disposal. The gameplay is simple yet dynamic, testing not only your reaction speed, but also your ability to think quickly to save your life!

In these screenshots, we can see Dax, the hero of the game, as well as Xander, one of the scientists responsible for the training program in which you're participating. We can also see one of the terrifying "Dark Youngs", one of the dangerous creatures of Cthulhu which you will have to face while the world around you slowly turns into nightmare. Keep your head cool, use common sense and utilize the powers of your Magrunner glove to overcome these monsters, and find a way out of the maze of vast, spectacular training rooms.

Dax, selected among the elite to participate in the Magrunner training program organized by MagTech Corporation, thought this was the chance of a lifetime. But reality will be prove to be quite different, as the program will quickly turns into a nightmare. A power outage and what feels like an earthquake isolates the participants from the rest of the world. Their only hope is to finish the course and attempt to contact the outside world. But the training rooms that separate them from the finish grow more and more menacing and a long descent into hell awaits them. At the end of the tunnel lies a frightening secret that could threaten all of humanity.

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