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'Undercover:­ Operation Wintersun' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2006 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT

Undercover is an adventure game set during the Second World War, in the heart of war-torn Europe. The tantalizing story revolves around a horrible What-If scenario, tackling myths and undiscovered secrets and gives all new insights into the terrifying machinations of this era.

Get the Undercover: Operation Wintersun German Demo off WP (207mb)

Die Demo entführt an den Anfang des Adventures, mitten in die Hauptstadt des Dritten Reichs im Jahre 1943: Just ist der Spieler in der Rolle des britischen Physikers Dr. John Russell vom britischen Geheimdienst MI6 zu einer gefährlichen Mission rund um die Atombombenforschungen Nazi-Deutschlands verpflichtet worden, da findet er sich schon im nächtlichen Berlin wieder. Die Demo überspringt dazu ein paar Szenen und kommt direkt zur ersten Aufgabe: Russell muss in das Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut eindringen. Dort vermutet der MI6 Hinweise und Unterlagen zum bedrohlichen Forschungsprojekt der Nazis. Doch zunächst muss Russell einen Weg vorbei an den Wachen finden, um im Institut nach den gut versteckten Dokumenten forschen zu können...

Das ist erst der Anfang eines gefährlichen Auftrags: Im Laufe seiner Mission erkennt Russell, dass die Lage deutlich bedrohlicher ist, als zunächst angenommen. Und er merkt, dass er nicht jedem, der ihm auf den ersten Blick helfen will, trauen kann. Ist die hübsche Agentin Anne Taylor die, die sie vorgibt, zu sein? Kann er sich wirklich auf Agent Peter Graham verlassen? Zudem muss Russell ständig auf der Hut sein, aufpassen, dass er auf seiner Undercover-Mission nicht mitten im Feindesland von deutschen Soldaten entdeckt wird.

1943: physicist Dr. John Russell is sent to Berlin by MI6 on a covert mission to verify the authenticity of secret Nazi documents indicating the development of a new weapon of mass destruction. With the help of this weapon the Nazis could very well achieve their goal of world domination – a horrific notion! Immediate action is of the utmost importance!

Russell is far from a trained agent, but he will have to infiltrate the most secure archives and government facilities to find records and clues that will lead him and his fellow agents on the right trail.

The shocking truth is revealed in Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm institute and Heereswaffenamt: the documents confirm that the Nazis are very close to completing the development of a “uranium bomb” – a nuclear device! The new weapons system is already nearing the first test. Russell’s mission takes on a terrifying new dimension: he finds evidence on the production facilities - but his search leads him right into the hands of a sinister German general, who has his own fanatical plans with the powerful, new weapon… Russell’s mission is only just beginning!

The most impressive graphics feature: John Russell, Anne Taylor and the rest of the characters are all rendered in real-time 3D, casting correct real-time shadows on all objects. These light and shadow effects make for authentic locations, as Russell and his fellow agents secretly explore Nazi research installations. Volumetric light adds to the intense atmosphere of the espionage thriller.
Undercover also features a comfortable function to display all hotspots of a location simply with the press of a button ­in case adventurers needs some help along the way.

Undercover takes players into the middle of the Second World War. Secretive research by the Nazis into a mysterious weapons project is at the center of its plot. Cleverly, the player is introduced to a horrific what-if scenario: the whole of humanity is at risk if the Nazi scientists are successful!

Even though the story of Undercover: Operation Wintersun is fictitious, it is grounded in historic facts, framed both by authentic details and actual events, as well as myths and speculation about the Third Reich. Intricately designed backgrounds, detailed 3D animation and many cinematic cutscenes create a frighteningly real atmosphere.

ANACONDA will release the adventure game Undercover: Operation Wintersun by the end of September. It is being developed by the Austrian developer Sproing.

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