MYTHIC CHARACTERS FIGHT TOOTH AND CLAW IN WRATH UNLEASHED, AN ORIGINAL
ACTION GAME FROM LUCASARTS
Intense Action Mixed With Intriguing Gameplay Brings
Thrilling New Experience To Consoles This Winter
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - May 9, 2003 - LucasArts unleashes the wrath of
the gods in the highly anticipated original title Wrath Unleashed, a
brutal action game where mythological creatures roar to life in a spectacular
and deadly fantasy world. Players engage each other in mighty battles
in a struggle to gain dominion over vast magical islands, awesome beasts
and enchanted temples. Wrath Unleashed is being developed in collaboration
with The Collective, Inc., and is expected to release in winter 2003
for the Sony PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox
video game system from Microsoft.
Part intense combat action, part thought-provoking strategy and pure
head-to-head mayhem, Wrath Unleashed pits players against a stunning
array of all-powerful fantasy creatures. In both single and head-to-head
multiplayer mode, players strategically command an army of spectacular
magical creatures as well as engage in fierce one-on-one battles with
mythic monsters, demons and characters.
"Wrath Unleashed combines the accessibility and fun of an action
game with a challenging twist resulting in an all-new type of gameplay
for console players," says Sam Saliba, product marketing manager
for LucasArts. "The game offers players a truly 'fantasmical' experience
by introducing some of the most magnificent creatures ever seen in a
fantasy universe. Wrath Unleashed turns traditional mythology on its
In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy
in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become
gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures
battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful
world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued
with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind.
Players can control four potent and deadly overlords and more than 25
wild and fearsome creatures such as fiery dragons, fierce centaurs,
enchanted unicorns, massive juggernauts and all manner of ferocious
demons. Creatures and overlords are influenced by popular mythology
and have unique manifestations, design twists and magical abilities.
All characters have elemental affinities and belong to one of the game's
four realms - Dark Chaos, Light Chaos, Dark Order and Light Order.
Players of Wrath Unleashed command an army of creatures and wage war
across the vast battlefield of the world map. Armies battle to control
islands and capture temples capable of providing players with magical
ethereal energy, or mana. Players can use mana to cast spells and provide
a competitive advantage over an opponent.
When two opponents clash for domination of the same tile, the game transitions
to an arena view where one-on-one battles occur. The real action begins
as players are thrust into arena-style combat and full 3D control of
characters is enabled. In arena combat, creatures wield magic, weapons
and use teeth and claws to defeat enemies in vicious close and long-range
attacks. Players must be wary for the land itself can strike out with
powerful storms, fatal floods, erupting volcanoes or deadly earthquakes.
Unleash your wrath this winter. And, may the best beast win!