|The recent news that Akella's 'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' had gone Gold (story) wasn't accompanied by release dates or territories. Today Gamers Hell has details that Dreamcatcher has picked this one up for Europe, with the release set for June. Here's a snip:
Paris, France – May 2005 - DreamCatcher Games, an award winning publisher of PC and Console Games, today announced it will publish Metal Heart: Replicants Rampage for Windows®. This tactical role-playing game sends players to a doomed planet where they must save an enslaved population. Developed by Akella, Metal Heart: Replicants Rampage will begin shipping to European territories in June.
Following a magnetic storm, Sheris Sheridan and Lanthan Signi crash land on an unknown planet called Procyon, known for its reserve of a rare mineral called Tactonium. A tyrannical Empire controls this reserve which is needed to fuel Sherisand Lanthan’s ship. Only by uniting the four feuding races and overthrowing the imperial regime can the player return home.
In a beautifully created post-nuclear cyber-punk world, players will employ a turnbased combat system, strategically using action points to overcome their enemies. Great strength is drawn from dozens of highly-detailed NPCs who may be recruited and controlled, in teams of up to six, to help in problem solving and to fight against the enemy. These characters; humans, mutants, cyborgs, and the mysterious nomads, will also prove helpful in uncovering inside information on the Empire’s ruthless plans. By gaining experience and practicing skills, gamers can access to more than 600 high-tech implants and extremely destructive firearms.