Groove Games announces that Pariah has shipped, and Digital Extreme's science
fiction first-person shooter is due in stores this week:
TORONTO - May 3,
2005 - Groove Games, a global interactive entertainment software publisher,
today announced the shipping of the highly touted first-person action game,
Pariah. Developed by top independent development studio, Digital Extremes,
Pariah hits store shelves this week on the Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft and the PC.
"We're really excited to see gamers get their hands on Pariah this week,"
said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Games. "It's a great year for the first- person
shooter genre and Pariah is a must-have for any gamer who loves the rush of
fast-action fun gameplay and with Pariah's MAP Editor, the replay- ability is
Pariah has steadily gained awareness as a game to watch after it was awarded
Biggest Surprise at the industry's Electronic Entertainment Expo by IGN.com last
spring. The game intertwines a compelling story, evolutionary gameplay and
stunning visuals to create an impressively immersive single- player campaign as
well as fully loaded multi-player features including the exclusive Make-And-Play
Pariah puts the power in gamer's hands to create their own playable environments
using the tools provided in the MAP Editor. From manipulating terrain to
changing weather effects to adding pre-made art objects and more, the MAP Editor
harnesses the power of game developer's tools while simplifying them for anyone
to use. Once created, gamers can share their maps with their friends via the
internet with the PC version or through Xbox Live™, memory unit, split-screen
multi-player or system link with the Xbox version.
Groove Games is publishing the game in North America while Hip Interactive
Europe will publish and distribute the title in Europe, Australia and New
Zealand. Pariah will be in most major retail stores this week for an estimated
retail price of US$49.99 on Xbox and US$39.99 on PC with an ESRB rating of 'M'
for Mature. For more information on the game visit the official website at