LOS ANGELES, May 16, 1996 — What if the enemy were no longer out there in space, but right here on Earth, building massive fortifications in our oceans? What if the enemy’s evil presence and mission to eliminate the human race had finally been discovered? Those pounding explosions you hear – they’re only the beginning. The beginning of the end of humanity. Only you can stop it.
Welcome to the world of Deadly Tide, the cinematic underwater action shooter developed exclusively for the Microsoft® Windows®
95 operating system, coming this holiday season from Microsoft Corp. The company offered its first public preview of Deadly Tide here today in the South Hall, booth 7111, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show.
Set in 2500 A.D., Deadly Tide submerges gamers into an action thriller featuring stunning 3-D graphics and a powerful musical score. Deadly Tide’s state-of-the-art 3-D graphics were created by the same Hollywood designers responsible for producing the immersing worlds of the
“Star Trek: The Next Generation”
Deadly Tide’s pulse-pounding action requires lightning-fast reflexes. As hydrofighter pilots, gamers destroy aquatic-based aliens while venturing into numerous underwater passageways, adding to replay value and truly challenging gamers. Using the game’s 360-degree full-spherical movement at climactic moments during game play, gamers are taken from the ruins of the S.S. Ballard to a nonstop, suffocating race against time in which pilots must fend off alien gunfire as they race to escape the enemy compound.
Deadly Tide’s seamless integration of cinematic sequences adds to the intensity of game play. The game features nonstop encounters with powerful biomechanical aliens, who continually challenge players to make strategic as well as combative choices. For example, the aliens’ underwater defensive shield will vaporize human craft; can the shield be disabled, or is there a way around it? The wrong answer means certain death.
The breathtaking sights of Deadly Tide are complemented by a powerful, full-throttle cinematic score produced in true CD-quality sound. Atmospheric effects make the underwater environment realistic and compelling. Gamers will also appreciate Deadly Tide’s tremendous ease of use; they just pop-in the CD-ROM and start playing. There’s no manual to review. Players can be immersed in battle within minutes.
Deadly Tide was developed by Rainbow Studios Inc. and TRG3.
Pricing, Availability and System Requirements
Deadly Tide is scheduled to be available in fall 1996 for approximately $54.95.
To play Deadly Tide, users need a multimedia PC or compatible with a Pentium®
/75 or higher microprocessor, the Microsoft Windows 95 operating system, 8 MB of memory, a quad-speed CD-ROM drive, a Super VGA, 256-color monitor, and a Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device. Joystick or compatible device is optional. A sound board and headphones or speakers are required for audio.
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