Currently in development by Radical Entertainment, Ltd., Dark Summit
will allow gamers a completely unique experience, as the only action
adventure snowboarding video game with an in depth story line and mission-based
objectives. Dark Summit features a plethora of tactical challenges,
from Half Pipe Hero to Backcountry Helicopter. More than 45 mountain
based challenges await on massively sized runs, as players must earn
reputation points on the mysterious Mt. Garrick. However, it's going
to take every bit of strategy and skill to defeat the formidable Chief
O'Leary and reach the summit.
"Dark Summit is a revolutionary game design in that it's the first
snowboarding game to incorporate mission-based objectives and a compelling
story line," said Michael Rubinelli, vice president, product development,
THQ. "It combines high flying, crazy, big air tricks with tactical challenges
and a compelling story line to keep gamers hooked from beginning to
end, yet it never loses sight of the tight physics and gorgeous graphics
you'd expect from a ground breaking Xbox title."
Dark Summit takes place on Mt. Garrick, a once quiet and peaceful ski
resort where snowboarders have never felt welcome. Chief O'Leary, the
resident ranger, has always led the charge against boarders and limited
their access to certain sections of the mountain. Now he has mysteriously
closed the summit to all boarders and is trying desperately to drive
them off the mountain altogether. Gamers will shred, jib and stomp their
way toward earning reputation points and unlocking restricted areas
of the mountain in order to discover the true secret behind Dark Summit.
The game is scheduled to be among the first wave of titles for the
Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft in fall 2001.