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Ships Ahoy: Painkiller

DreamCatcher announces that Painkiller has shipped in North America (thanks Frans), and should be now available:

DreamCatcher Games’ Painkiller Now Available In Stores
Frantic, Frenzied FPS Action for Windows®

Toronto, April 12, 2004. DreamCatcher Games today announced that Painkiller, one of the most anticipated Windows® shooters of 2004, is now available at major retailers across North America.

Painkiller puts gamers in the role of Daniel Garner, an unfortunate victim of a fatal car accident now trapped in a dark and sinister world somewhere between Heaven and Hell. To find his salvation, Garner must fight through more than 50 species of Hell’s wildest incarnations in an attempt to stop an imminent Unholy War.

This first-person horror shooter features truly stunning graphics, an amazingly powerful engine and some of the nastiest level bosses ever seen. Graphically, Painkiller is unmatched, showing off new levels of texture quality and the latest lighting and shadowing techniques. The game utilizes the impressive Havok 2.0 engine, achieving new heights of physics-based gameplay.

Painkiller serves up more than 20 huge and completely unique single player levels with five insane multiplayer modes. The game’s proprietary 3D "PAIN Engine" puts out 100 times more polygons than other FPS games. An arsenal of five dual-mode weapons, with varied combination attacks, equips players with all the power they’ll need to slay Satan’s minions.

Developed by People Can Fly, Painkiller has an ESRB of ‘M’ for Mature and an SRP of $39.99 USD. Download the demo at

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40. Lovin' every minute of it!!! Apr 12, 2004, 22:09 MuzixMon
Painkiller is a fantastic game, the more I play it the more I like it. I have to say Doom 3 will have some big competition going against this game's monsters! They are some of the most creative baddies I have ever seen in video games. (I especially love the guy in the straight jacket who has got the electrocution helmet on... pure imagination!) Comparing this to Far Cry is useless, they are both great games in their own right. I'm just grateful its such a good time to be a PC Gamer... screw the dinosaur consoles!

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