EIDOS INTERACTIVE SHIPS TERRACIDE,
A GRAPHICALLY ENHANCED 3D SHOOTER WITH LANDMARK SUPPORT FOR 3D ACCELERATOR CARDS
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Features Cinema-Style Special Effects and Frantic 3D Combat Action
San Francisco, CA, August 27, 1997 --
Eidos Interactive, a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive
entertainment products, today announced the shipment of its multi-player 3D
shooter, Terracide. This atmospheric true 3D action-adventure encompasses
exploration, frantic combat, elements of puzzle-solving, and landmark support
for all major 3D accelerator cards.
The action in Terracide can be viewed from a first person perspective, 3D
cockpit view or from third person cameras as you become Earth's only hope
against mutated ex-humans who have returned in their gigantic dropships to
destroy their former home. While flying in a single vessel small enough to
penetrate their defenses, you will explore 20 levels spread over seven
enormous ships, which include a vast array of environments to fly in, from
tiny air vents and water-filled tunnels to cavernous hangers. The 20 lethal
weapons at your disposal will provide you with the firepower you need to
infiltrate and eventually destroy the enemy.
Terracide is a technological feast when played with 3D accelerator cards.
Features such as smooth, bi-linear filtering effects, translucency, real-time
lighting effects, and distance fogging aided in the title winning 3Dfx's
"Best Use of Special Effects" at the Computer Game Developer's Conference in
April 1997. For example, as you shoot one of your flares down a dark
corridor, the real-time dynamic lighting effects cause the walls to illuminate in
turn exposing a hiding mutant ready to ambush you.
"One of the most impressive aspects of the game is the cinematic-style
lighting and other the 3D cards provide," said Mike McGarvey, CEO of Eidos
Interactive. "Terracide is the only game out this year designed for all major
3D cards for PCs. All combined, the special effects in the game are
Gamers can also test their wits in the engrossing 16-player deathmatch
arenas, where deviously enhanced weaponry, gravity, and teleports become
available for outfoxing human opposition. Gamers battle in teams or run a
"Capture the Flag" game where co-operative tactics are paramount.
Terracide can be played over a Local Area Network (LAN), the Internet
through a TCP/IP connection, and will be available on
Mplayer this Fall.
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develops and publishes interactive entertainment products for the PC, Sony
PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Macintosh and Internet. Eidos Interactive is part
of Eidos plc (NASDAQ: EIDSY), which includes Eidos Technologies, a
software-based video compression and decompression company, Glassworks, a
state-of-the-art post-production facility specializing in digital effects and
video editing for the television and advertising industries, Eidoscope, an
interactive marketing and web design firm, and an independent record label
called Naked Records.
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