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Echo Night beyond

Take a paranormal voyage to the moon with Echo Night: Beyond.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Title: Echo Night: Beyond

Publisher: AGETEC, Inc.

Developer: FromSoftwares, Inc

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Genre: Horror/Adventure

Release Date: 14/4/2006

Age Rating: 7+

Suggested Retail Price: 19.99£

Number of Players Single Player

Game Website:http://echonight.agetic.com

2004 - Moon Colony - Armed with nothing more than flashlight after a tragic moon shuttle crash, Richard Osmond wakes up to find himself stranded outside Lunar Station « Diana » with no sign of his fiancée. As the sudden isolated darkness grips him, Richard feels an emotion he has not felt since childhood - fear!

Set 239,000 miles from Earth in ghost - filled lunar station of the near future, encounter wandering ghosts and discover the riddle of their desires to release their souls and uncover the mystery beyond.....

Features:

  • One-of-a-kind 1st person experience - a truly immersing game that effectively relays the isolation and darkness of a desolated lunar station.
  • Innovative heartbeat system - monitoring your heartbeat is the key between life and death. If the terror gets too much for you, you'll join the spirits you're trying to help.
  • Challenging puzzles - uncovering the mortal desires of the ghost you encounter requires a

keen eye and sharp wits.

  • Weightless exploration - traverse the lunar surface with a realistic gravity physics engine.
  • Multiple endings - four different endings for the player to experience.
  • Dolby Pro Logic 11 Sound - real 3D sound for a true 3D game.
  • Fog, Shadows and weightless gravity engulf you in an out of this world experience.
  • Stunning environments and dynamic camera changes will leave you trembling in fear.

Development of Echo Night:

Developed by FromSoftware and originally released in North America for the PlayStation game

console in July 1999, Echo Night leapt to the forefront of the survival genre. It's critically acclaimed,

deep atmospheric gameplay and puzzle system combined to position Echo Night as a key contributor

to the emergence of survival games into mainstream. Echo Night: Beyond pushes the envelope of

gaming for the PlayStation 2 console and propels the series further into the mainstream.

About AGETEC, Inc:

Agetec is a world - class publisher of award winning software and hardware accessories for the North American video game market. Agetec publishes many well-known brand titles, including: "King's Field," " The Adventures of Cookie and Cream," "Bass Landing," "RPG Maker," and the "Armoured Core" game series as well as the growing list of titles found in the A1 Games series.

Agetec, Inc. was originally founded in 1991 as ASC11 Entertainment Software, Inc., the North American satellite office of ASC11 Corporation (Japan). ASC11 Entertainment Software, Inc. published a variety of products including hardware and software for dedicated entertainment consoles and LAN support products for the home PC market.

To better focus on supporting the interactive entertainment channel in the US. Agetec, Inc. was spun off as an independent California corporation in 1998. Agetec, Inc. became a fully independent publisher in 1999 and has since published numerous titles for PlayStation, PS2, Dreamcast, N64 and Game Boy Colour console systems.

About Nobilis

Founded in 2001 in France (Lyon), Nobilis Group is a videogames publishing and distribution company. Nobilis distributes videogames on PC, XboxTM, PlayStation2, PSPTM, GameCubeTM Nintendo DSTM and Game BoyAdvance.

Its subsidiary companies are based in France (Nobilis France in Lyon), in Spain/Portugal (Nobilis Iberica in Madrid) and in Belgium/Netherlands/Luxemburg (Nobilis Benelux).

Among its partners, Nobilis distributes: Agetec, Aspyr, Capcom, Cenega, Davilex, DreamCatcher, Enlight Software, Focus, Frogwares, GMX Media, HD Interactive, IA Vision, Ignition, JoWood, Lago, Monte Cristo, Paradox, Project Three Interactive, Ubi Soft, Zoo Digital... and Radica, one of the world's largest manufacturers of Video Game Accessories (Gamester brand).

For more information: www.nobilis-france.com

For UK press enquiries please contact Ruth Fraser [email protected]

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