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Shellshock 2™ Brings Fear To The New Year
Survival horror sequel to ship in February
Monday 2nd February/… Eidos Interactive, creator of some of the world’s leading videogame properties, today announced that its Vietnam survival horror shooter, Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™, will ship to retail in Europe on February 13th, 2009 (US release: February 24) .
Sequel to the 2004 hit title, Shellshock: Nam ’67 ™, Blood Trails pits players against a war unlike any they have seen before. Taking the first-person war game and turning it on its head, players will experience a conflict where fear takes on a whole new meaning.
At the height of the Vietnam War, a covert ops cargo plane carrying a top-secret consignment known only as ‘Whiteknight’ is lost over the deepest, uncharted jungles. Special Ops soldiers are immediately dispatched to the scene to retrieve the top secret shipment and one-by-one they disappear without a trace… until one month later, one of them suddenly walks out of the jungle.
Crazed and deranged, something in the jungle had ripped out his humanity, poisoning his soul. Something in the darkness had driven him mad….and followed him out.
“Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™ takes players to a Vietnam War unlike any they will have experienced before. This is a war where your enemy doesn’t just want you dead… it wants to rip you to pieces,” said Lee Singleton, General Manager of Eidos Games Studios. “As the infected turn one-by-one, your instinct to fight becomes an instinct for flight, to leave the real horror of this war far behind.”
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™ will be released on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows®.
Eidos, creator of some of the world’s leading videogame properties, consists of several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Hungary and Eidos Montreal, plus sales and distribution offices in Europe and the US. The Group has a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider™, Hitman™, Deus Ex™, Championship Manager™ and Just Cause™. Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of Eidos plc (EID).
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™ and Shellshock: Nam ‘67™ are trademarks of Eidos Interactive Limited. All rights reserved.