FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEEK AND DESTROY MISSIONS HIGHLIGHT 'BLOWOUT'
MAJESCO'S NEW COMBAT SHOOTER
FOR PERSONAL COMPUTER, PLAYSTATION®2, AND XBOX(tm)
EDISON, NJ, December 17, 2002 - Majesco, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive entertainment software, today announced one of its newest offerings for 2003, BlowOut, a next generation 3D side-scrolling shooter intended for release for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, and personal computer. Developed by Kaos Kontrol, BlowOut is slated for release next fall.
"Combining classic game play with the power of the next generation systems, BlowOut takes the side-scrolling shooter genre to a distinctively new level," said Ken Gold, Vice President of Marketing for Majesco. "With all the suspense and thrill of a sci-fi action movie, a dark industrial soundtrack, an intuitive level editor and character designs by Yasushi Nirasawa, BlowOut is sure to blow gamers away next fall."
In BlowOut, gamers assume the role of Major John 'Dutch' Cane, a leader of a mercenary commando platoon, fighting against the deadliest enemies the universe has ever seen. A U.S. Marine Space Force headquarters has been overrun by the vicious mutant Xenomorphs, leaving a gap in the operational defenses. Gamers must use specialized sensor equipment and massive firepower to locate and take out the enemy before they have a chance to zero in on the station's control center and threaten colonized space.
To do so, players will need the full complement of BlowOut weapons that increase in firepower and accuracy as the game progresses. So as to create a believable environment, the weapons and ammo must be recovered from weapon stashes, dead soldiers, or secret arenas.
Expanding the fun is BlowOut's level editor which empowers gamers to create their own personal gaming experience. The integrated and easy-to-use editor enhances the game's lifespan, and provides peer-to-peer interaction by stimulating the sharing of creative content. With the online community a key component of the game, Majesco is planning to launch a dedicated BlowOut web site through which gamers can share user-created levels, or download pre-designed levels from the developer, as well as artwork and game tips.
Adding to the overall look and feel of the game are the character designs by Yasushi Nirasawa, the highly acclaimed animator, designer and conceptual powerhouse. Nirasawa is famous for designing demonic creatures for top video games, including Soul Caliber, Deep Fear and Enemy Zero and has worked on character designs in top movies such as Final Fantasy and Men in Black.
Additional information on Majesco's entire line-up of exciting products can be found online at www.majescogames.com.
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Majesco was founded in 1986 and is a leading international developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products for the Xbox(tm) video game console from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube(tm) and Game Boy® Advance systems, as well as the personal computer. Included among these are Majesco's multi-platform, supernatural action/thriller, BloodRayne, and Black & Bruised, an over-the-top, cartoon-style boxing game, scheduled to ship in early 2003. Majesco can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.majescogames.com/.