character development meets tactical action game play, as
, one of the fastest-growing publishers of interactive
entertainment, today announced Black9
for the personal computer and Xbox(tm) video game system
from Microsoft. Scheduled
for release in fall 2003, Black9
is being developed by Taldren, the studio behind the award-winning Starfleet
its tremendous franchise potential,
is refraining from revealing too much detail about Black9
at this point in time," said
, Vice President of Marketing for
. "An engrossing
storyline, coupled with tactical, mission-based game play and
streamlined RPG-style skill development, promise to make Black9
a standout product for 2003."
2080, nine powerful cartels known as Illuminati are engaged in a
struggle for the control of mankind.
by their own special interests,
manipulative Illuminati head towards a perilous endgame,
and players find themselves in the role of a mercenary walking the
gray line of right and wrong.
is a Machiavellian world full of greediness and betrayal, and
players will need to be resourceful in order to stay true to their
is being developed on the acclaimed Unreal Warfare engine with
support of MathEngine's Karma physics.
Set in a third-person perspective, players are equipped with
hi-tech gadgetry, weapons, and cybernetics, and can acquire specific
abilities through their game play experience.
Broadband multi-player support and cooperative play is also
planned across all platforms.
platforms for Black9
are also under consideration by
and will be announced at a later date.