New Jade Empire Info & Screens
Bioware released additional information on the upcoming title
Jade Empire at the Tokyo Game Show.
that Bioware’s next big game will be available only on Xbox,"
said Ed Fries, vice president of Microsoft game content. "'Jade
Empire' is sure to deliver a game experience that's truly unique and
exciting with our Xbox fans in mind."
enjoyed great critical and commercial success working with existing
world-class intellectual properties," said Ray Muzyka, joint CEO
and co-executive producer at Bioware. "'Jade Empire' is the first
totally new role-playing world created at Bioware, and we're very
excited about bringing the world of 'Jade Empire' to life."
The game is set
in a world based on mythical China and your character is a martial
artist. Starting off under your master’s instruction, the main
character begins a journey across the world fighting, training,
exploring, and discovering the secrets that await.
"Bioware has been
thinking about crafting a martial arts action RPG as far back as
during development of 'Baldur's Gate,' over five years ago. We can't
wait to share this new world with our fans,"
said Greg Zeschuk, joint CEO and co-executive producer at Bioware.
master more than 30 fighting styles during their journey and
characters will react differently to players based on actions. You
can either be good or bad, much like the Light and Dark sides in
Bioware’s Knights of the Old Republic. Players can also recruit
followers and agents, as well as send them on missions. The main
character can be customized, allowing for unique appearance, skills,
fighting style, and voice.
"The incredible success of 'Knights of the Old Republic' proves
that Bioware knows how to make an engaging RPG," Fries said.
To coincide with the official unveiling of
Jade Empire at the Tokyo Game Show, Bioware updated the
Empire site with information, news, teasers, screens, and all
sorts of other information.
is currently scheduled for a Quarter 4 2004 release.