NEWS - Thursday, March 18, 2004
Unreal Championship 2 Revealed for XboxUnreal Championship is returning to Xbox, as Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict for Xbox® is currently in development and is scheduled to arrive on retail shelves in Q4 2004. Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict is being developed by Epic Games, the creators of the best-selling Unreal franchise. Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict will revolutionise the shooter genre with its high intensity melee combat system, optional third-person perspective and unique character combos. No longer solely bound to the first-person perspective, players can switch to third-person mode for lethal melee attacks and defensive combos; including the devastating reflect move, which sends an incoming attack back to the sender with interest. Characters in the game will also be more mobile and agile. Each Unreal character will use their own personalised arsenal of jumping, flipping and spinning moves to help players make full use of the new environments. Unique Adrenaline combo-powers supercharge the strength and deadliness of character attacks and defences, while cranking up character speed and mobility to superhuman levels. Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict will offer gamers two new single player experiences to challenge their Unreal combat skills. In the single player campaign, players will fight their way through new cities and arenas as they take on the role of Anubis in his attempt to retake his people's Nakhti Rite of Ascension Tournament from the machinations of the omnipresent Liandri Corporation. In the single player tournament, gamers will fight through a tournament ladder as one of the many unlockable characters in the game. Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict will also offer players the chance to fight head-to-head in eight player tournaments over Xbox Live or System Link. The game will take advantage of Xbox Live's leaderboards, making it obvious who the ultimate tournament champions are.