EA heeft al een naam in veel genres maar qua FPS is men niet echt bekend. Daar gaat waarschijnlijk nu verandering inkomen met Clive Barker's Undying. Het verhaal is nogal lang, wat wel een goed teken is. In het kort komt het er op neer dat er weer een stel zombies gehakt moeten worden When it comes to First Person Shooters, Electronic Arts can be referred to as a novice. The company achieved its reputation mainly on sport games, some strategies and a few FRPs. This is the first time (well, besides TWINE) the guys from EA try their hand at FPS genre, and from what we've gathered so far, they are doing well

The year is 1920, and the country-Ireland. You are Magnus, the magician, who's powers are at its peak. As a

great wizard, you haven't had much opportunity to

socialize, so you don't have many friends. As a matter of fact, you only have one, but a dear compadre. His name is Jeremiah Weedhaven, and he is an Irish Lord with a serious problem: Jeremiah had four brothers (there is now talk of some sisters thrown into the story), which are dearly departed. However, they didn't stay "departed" for long. They rose from the dead with the intent to kill their only living kin, and destroy their fathers estate, in order to get rid of the curse cast on them by the Undying King. Why did that King curse them? We don't know, he's probably just "b-b-b-bad to the bone"… Your job is, of course, to protect the old friend, but also to find the Undying King and make him a-dying. There is a man involved in this story called Kiesinger, and he is also determined to reach the source of the curse, but only he knows why.

Cive Barker's Undying is a game which is different from all known FPS. A mix of horror and FPS action, based on the story by a famous writer, and powered by the still trendy UT engine. More than promising! The game is to be released in the winter of 2000, and we'll see if it will top the fame of books and movies written by Clive Barker.

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