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THQ Brings Gamers Face to Face with the Post-Apocalyptic Zone


AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) says S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl has reached the gold master stage of development and is now entering manufacturing. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl offers a unique combination of First-Person Shooter (FPS) and Survival-Horror action, set in open-world environment around a second apocalyptic explosion at the Chernobyl power plant. Developed exclusively for Windows PC, the game is scheduled to ship to retail outlets March 20.

In the THQ fantasy game premise, unexplained explosions at the site of the world’s most horrific nuclear disaster took place in Chernobyl result in a military exclusion zone is set up preventing access to the area. Stories of huge anomalous energy disturbances and sightings of strange creatures within the Zone are widespread. Players assume the role of a S.T.A.L.K.E.R., a mercenary paid by scientists and other undisclosed groups, who is trying to regain his memory. Players will experience a unique “Survival-Shooter” game that combines action, stealth, survival and Role-Playing Game (RPG) elements to create an incomparable experience in the Zone. Developed by GSC Game World, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl delivers an immersive storyline that seamlessly blends with a living, breathing, non-linear open-world environment featuring accurately modelled real-word buildings and locations from around the devastated Chernobyl power plant.


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