MASTERTRONIC RELEASES CLIVE BARKER'S JERICHO!

Mastertronic have today announced the release of yet another high-profile title, Clive Barker's Jericho released on 20th November, 2008 at a great value price of just£9.99.

Clive Barker's Jericho, originally published by Codemasters, will be released on MAD (Mastertronic Added Dimension) label, fulfilling the criterion of selling over 100,000 units - after all, 100,000 gamers can't be wrong! This superb supernatural horror-themed first person shooter video game is based on an original concept and story by acclaimed horror writer and filmmaker Clive Barker.

Clive Barker's Jericho is a squad– based action horror game, which takes the player on a journey through hellish locations and slices of time. An ancient evil has broken through into our world and is threatening to spread its taint across the whole of the earth unless it is stopped!

The Jericho of the title refers to the Jericho Team, a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats. As a Jericho Team member you will be an expert in various para-psychological disciplines, including clairvoyance, alchemy, blood magic and exorcism. You will move through labyrinthine streets, alleys and structures leading your Jericho Team into the flaming ruins of the city!

While the game is a first person shooter, the ability to control different members of one's squad adds a tactical element. Considering their strengths and weaknesses as well as their unique supernatural abilities, you will need to determine which squad member is appropriate for each particular job. As you get closer to the source of theevil, you will need to rely less on traditional weapons and more on your own as well as you mates' psychic talents.

Developed by Mercury Steam, Jericho will utilises the Madrid-based studio's new proprietary next-generation graphics engine to bring the monsters and demons from the depths of Barker's imagination to life! The engine marries photo-realistic art with hyper-realistic colour and lighting effects to achieve a uniquely dark visual atmosphere, dropping players into the heart of Clive's chilling interactive nightmare!

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About the Mastertronic Group Limited

Mastertronic is one of the best known electronic entertainment brands in Europe. It pioneered the European console market with its launch of the Sega Master System, invented the budget retail sector and built an international development and publishing operation under the Virgin Mastertronic label. The brand was subsequently re-launched as The Mastertronic Group Limited in 2003 by founder Frank Herman, together with Andy Payne and Garry Williams. The Group now leads the European value publishing sector through its retail brands MAD (Mastertronic Added Dimension), Sold Out (the UK's largest-selling budget operation, acquired by the Group in 2004) and PC Gamer Presents, a unique quality-assured brand in association with the leading games magazine publisher Future Publishing. The Group also offers, through its wholly owned subsidiary The Producers Limited (also acquired in 2004), a 'cradle to grave' total turnkey service for physical product, from marketing through packaging and warehousing, to retail and digital distribution. More recently in 2006, Blast Entertainment was launched as part of the group and has rapidly become a leading video game company exclusively aimed at the younger end of the kids market. Blast develops new content based on recognised family friendly licenses from films, TV, classic characters and toys and publishes on a variety of formats including PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and more recently,Nintendo Wii. In 2007 Just Flight, and its sister company Just Trains, the leading worldwide simulation specialists, were acquired by the group. Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the world's largest publisher of flight simulation software outside of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts.


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