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Stalin Subway Announced

Buka sends along the official announcement of The Stalin Subway, an upcoming Cold War-themed first-person shooter in the works at G5 Software previously revealed through some advance screenshots (story). Here's the scoop on the game, which is expected for release in the first quarter of 2005:

Moscow, fall 1952.

In the Kremlin’s depths there is ripening a covert plot against Stalin. Stalin - the General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party – is already 72 years old, but he is still able to arouse fear in his subordinates and subjects. The most reliable way to do away with the aged ruler and usurp his power is to use a powerful secret weapon right during the Bolsheviks Party assembly…

The main character – the KGB officer Gleb Suvorov – finds himself involved in the dramatic events against his own will. But he must prevent the explosion and rescue the lives of the innocent people.

Leading the main character through the tempest of the events, the player will visit the most prominent sights and secret underground objects of Moscow, like the existent subway stations, a secret military subway line, suburban catacombs, and many others.

Prepare yourself for the immersion into the thrilling atmosphere of the Moscow dark 50s…


Key Features:

    · The photorealistic representation of the most prominent Moscow sights: subway stations, the Kremlin, Moscow State University etc.;
    · The top-secret objects: a military transport underground line, secret labs, underground dug-outs, Stalin’s bunker;
    · Authentic weaponry, including those that have never been offered in a computer game such as anti-tank rifle PTRS-41, RKG-3 grenades, Molotov cocktail, flamethrower ;
    · The opportunity to set fires or to flood certain locations;
    · The NPC’s are able to show the emotional reaction to the environment and the player’s actions;
    · You can control the trains of the secret underground line and drive the “Pobeda” car along the underground tunnels;
    · Over 300 types of destroyable objects: book-cases, chairs, ashtrays and so on;
    · Facial animation of the in-game characters powered by LifeStudio:HEAD technology;
    · Multiplayer: deathmatch and special team scenarios, multiplayer maps designed as real Moscow places.

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15. Re: No subject Mar 25, 2004, 18:06 Xenos Overdrive
 
We can only hope it plays like Goldeneye.


Bleh, I hope it doesn't play like GoldenEye, that was a rather different game that what they're describing here.

And Stalin died in early 1953. Naturally occurring brain hemorrage...or a destroyable ashtray upside the head?

Well...lots of people died of lead poisoning at that time as well....

 
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14. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 19:12 sponge
 
We can only hope it plays like Goldeneye.

 
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13. No subject Mar 24, 2004, 16:32 RazorWynd
 
actually the PTRS-41 Anti-armor weapon was in a game...

Call of duty single player in the pavlov map

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12. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 15:58 Sty
 
This is the second time I've read that the game is set in 1952. For the second time I've thought to myself, why not 51, 53, or 54?

October 1952 was when the 19th Congress of the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union) met. Party members had to decide whether they should push on with Stalin and his policies or undermine him by offering support to the minorities. Stalin had also began purging the old leadership, so there were quite a few enemies being made.

 
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11. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 14:00 gerauchertes
 
This is the second time I've read that the game is set in 1952. For the second time I've thought to myself, why not 51, 53, or 54?

I'm not a student of Communist Russia so maybe someone can enlighten me.

For the same reason that other game is named "Battlefield 1942." Basically, "Battlefield circa 1942" sounds stupid.

Oh. And Stalin died in early 1953. Naturally occurring brain hemorrage...or a destroyable ashtray upside the head?

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10. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 13:45 Bronco
 
The World was at war in 1952?

This is the second time I've read that the game is set in 1952. For the second time I've thought to myself, why not 51, 53, or 54?

I'm not a student of Communist Russia so maybe someone can enlighten me.


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9. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 12:45 MeatForce
 
I hope it bombs a fiery death so as it be a warning to any future world war fps games. BF:Vietnam avoided bombing a fiery death because millions of suckers will buy the game before realising it sucks.

The World was at war in 1952?

BFV sucks??

Video game devs can learn from other devs' mistakes???

Holy crap -- I shall notify the press at once! Normally, yours is the kind of idiot-logic I would dismiss outright as just that, but you present it with such unflinching conviction that it just has to be true... What a scoop!


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8. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 12:16 Michael Bolton's hair dresser
 
I swear these marketing and PR people make psychology and communications majors look smart.

 
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7. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 12:13 jeffmd
 
I hope it bombs a fiery death so as it be a warning to any future world war fps games. BF:Vietnam avoided bombing a fiery death because millions of suckers will buy the game before realising it sucks.

 
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6. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 12:05 gerauchertes
 
The fact that "authentic weaponry" that's "never been offered in a computer game" is now a selling point could be seen as a bad sign. In case anyone's wondering, the RKG-3 is a stick grenade. Revolutionary.

If you're really trying this hard to set yourself apart from the pack, something like "does not feature Garands or Panzerschrecks!" has more of an impact.

"Key Features" include destroying ashtrays? I read that and inadvertantly inhaled three ashtrays in mid-yawn. Controlling trains, flooding areas...secret labs! And do the screenshots remind anyone else of Goldeneye?

 
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5. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 11:44 Bludd
 
Haha.

Stalin who was a pretty big jerk too

Funny.

 
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4. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 11:28 Sphinx
 
Well, it's not exactly shooting Nazis but it's awfully close since hopefully you get to shoot Stalin who himself was a pretty big jerk too. That whole Purge thing probably doesn't leave him on the Christmas card list of St. Peter.  
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3. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 11:08 Halsy
 
Agreed. Very Le Carre-esque.


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2. Re: No subject Mar 24, 2004, 11:01 Sty
 
Authentic weaponry, including those that have never been offered in a computer game such as anti-tank rifle PTRS-41, RKG-3 grenades, Molotov cocktail, flamethrower

Who does these PR spins? lol I can think of two games with Molotov's and a few with flamethrowers, particularly RtCW.

 
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1. No subject Mar 24, 2004, 10:45 nin
 
Sounds cool...

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