The nightmares begin as Clive Barker's Jericho unleashes its horror online

Delivering a slice of the supernatural, Codemasters today announced the launch of the website for the much anticipated action horror FPS game, Clive Barker’s Jericho. The site, an immersive and cinematic web space, explores the themes and content of the game in a style befitting this new nightmare from acclaimed horror writer and filmmaker Clive Barker.

Through the use of video, sound and dramatic lighting effects, users have the opportunity to enter the disturbed mind of the author and experience the paranormal game world of Clive Barker’s Jericho they become immersed in the story and surroundings of the game.

Clive Barker’s Jericho website:

The website features everything you need to prepare you for Clive Barker’s Jericho… it is not for the faint-hearted.

· Read all about the game– an overload of sensory shock as players journey through hellish locations and time

· Download the latest thrilling videos

· View stunning screen shots

· Navigate through a series of different chambers containing hidden features and heart stopping surprises

· There are puzzle-like challenges to complete in order to see secret, locked content and rooms

More chambers and content will be revealed as the weeks progress but this site will grip any horror and gaming fan...just remember to turn the volume up!

Beyond the website, themes from Clive Barker’s Jericho have been explored further in video, available to view online…

The Jericho of the game’s title refers to the Jericho Team, a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats. Trained in conventional warfare each team member is an expert in different para-psychological disciplines, including clairvoyance, alchemy, blood magic and exorcism.

Taking the disciplines of exorcism, telekinesis and pyromania three eerie and disturbing clips were produced and leaked out under the guise of being discovered by a 34 year old American, named John. These digitised clips were‘apparently’ part of a collection of over 2,000 hours of film and video unearthed by the individual somewhere in the USA; posing the question -‘real of unreal?’

View the three clips and a never before seen fourth one at - www.youtube.com/strangeexperiments.

Clive Barker’s Jericho will launch in Autumn 2007 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox™ 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC.

For the trailer video, screenshots and to register for further blasts from this cannon of nightmares, visit www.codemasters.com/jericho

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Clive Barker’s Jericho

An overload of sensory horror shock as players journey through hellish locations and slices of time. The Jericho of the title refers to the Jericho Team, a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats. Trained in both conventional warfare and the arcane arts, each Jericho Team member is an expert in different para-psychological disciplines, including clairvoyance, alchemy, blood magic and exorcism.

Clive Barker’s Jericho leads the Jericho Team toward a source of ancient evil so supremely powerful that it has broken through time into our world and is threatening to engulf the Earth. At ground zero lies the Middle Eastern city of Al-Khali, the site of a huge, secret archaeological dig and paranormal research centre, now the heart of a dimensional rift.

Players must navigate Al Khali’s labyrinthine of streets, alleys and structures, moving block by block in search of the rift. As the squad approaches the target, the city now crawling with hellish denizens emerging from the source, the team is forced to rely less and less on traditional weapons and instead on harnessing their combined psychic abilities to defeat the supernatural nemesis no matter how horrific their looks or attacks may be.

Licensed by Alchemic Productions, Clive Barker’s Jericho is currently in development at Mercury Steam. The game will utilise 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 and almost surreal visual atmosphere, dropping players into the heart of Clive’s chilling interactive nightmare.

ABOUT CLIVE BARKER

Clive Barker is the author of over twenty books, including such bestsellers as The Books of Blood, Weaveworld, Imajica, The Thief Of Always and Abarat I&II. He is also responsible for creating some of cinema's most terrifying monsters. As a screenwriter, director and film producer, he is credited with the Hellraiser and Candyman pictures, as well as Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions and Gods and Monsters. Clive Barker was represented by his agent Keith Boesky for the Jericho deal. Clive Barker official site: www.clivebarker.info

About Alchemic Productions

The Jericho property was realized by Clive Barker and Alchemic Productions ( http://www.alchemicproductions.com), a company that works directly with the creators and innovators of intellectual property from film, literature, music and the visual arts.

Clive Barker’s Jericho, the game, is being developed by Madrid-based studio Mercury Steam http://company.mercurysteam.com.

ABOUT CODEMASTERS

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com

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