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03-08-03, 12:44
Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. , today announced that the first-person shooter Chrome has been signed to the label and is set for release in the UK, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxemburg in September.

Developed by Polish based studio Techland, and powered by its own unique game engine, Chrome will hurl gamers into a futuristic world of industrial espionage, sabotage and ruthless corporations. Players will assume the role of Bolt Logan, an ex Special Forces soldier, whose twisted criminal past as one of the galaxies' most hardened mercenaries has sent him to the Valkyria Galaxy in search of work. Searching for an income and driven by desperation, the unsuspecting Bolt becomes embroiled in a struggle between giant corporations, pirates and colonists.

Featuring some of the most vast and diverse game environments ever seen, players will find themselves shooting through 14 missions set across five worlds, in dense jungle conditions, perilous desert canyons and game environments hammered by violent weather conditions. In order to survive they will need to take control of land, sea and air-based vehicles to transport them around the sprawling game environments, in addition to a huge arsenal of high-tech weaponry, navigational instruments and implants.

Combining an expansive single-player game with a variety of multi-player experiences, a mission based mode, Team Fights and Deathmatch, Chrome is set to become a new benchmark in futuristic first-person shooters.

"We are tremendously proud of what we have already achieved with Chrome. The Sci-Fi setting has enabled the team to run riot with their imagination, and gamers will be able to roam freely around massive game environments with the technology of the future at their disposal," said Pawel Marchewka, Managing Director at Techland. "Given their commitment to the genre, Gathering is an ideal partner on this project and we are thrilled to be working alongside them."

"As a tactical first-person shooter, Chrome expands upon our already existing strong portfolio of titles in this genre, while offering players a totally original setting and diverse style of play," said Gary Lewis, International Managing Director of Take-Two Europe. "The compatibility test demo has already proven incredibly popular with gamers world-wide and we eagerly anticipate the same reception for the full game in September."