DreamCatcher sends word to expect the single-player demo for Painkiller on
Monday, with a multiplayer demo planned to follow shortly after People Can Fly's
shooter is released in April:
Toronto, Canada, February 12th, 2004.
DreamCatcher Games has today confirmed that the long-awaited demo of its
first-person shooter, Painkiller, will be available for download by 2.00pm PT on
This single-player demo will feature 3 action-packed levels, including one that
has never been seen before. The 200MB demo will be ‘premiered’ on GameSpot’s DLX
site (dlx.gamespot.com). GameSpot will initially showcase the demo, but the file
will be made widely available shortly after the initial hosting goes live (ftp
download details will follow).
The new level is set at dusk in a large oriental castle and temple-style arena,
where explosive scimitar wielding demons lay in wait. Fireworks will fly and a
messy, bloody battle will ensue.
The second level is the popular mediaeval town level, where witches, baddies
pulling their guts out of their backsides and faceless demons await the weary
shooter. The level also has a hidden underground battle-zone that only savvy
killers will stumble across.
Also featured is the re-designed Thor level…yes, that massive boss with the
gigantic hammer is back, and he’s more pissed off than ever! The level is set in
an ancient ruin, where falling columns and plinths are as dangerous as Mr.
Saphathoraél, THE boss.
All levels now include variable difficulty settings for the first time, and
shooters are no longer ‘virtually’ immortal. The A.I., physics, game-play, in
fact, everything, has been totally overhauled since anyone last played a build.
Painkiller ships April 12th 2004 (Easter Monday..…Second coming etc.…you get
Visit www.PainkillerGame.com for
more great information. A multi-player demo is expected shortly after