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Blinx 2 Announced

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Posted by Jeremy on June 17, 2004 9:14 AM
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Microsoft Game Studios today announced "Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space" for a Christmas 2004 release for the Xbox. The follow up to "Blinx: Timesweeper," "Blinx 2" promises all new action including the ability to control not only time, but space, making this the "world's first 5-D game." I didn't really enjoy the original Blinx. It got tired and old quickly. Plus, who makes a cat with a time vacuum their main character? Oh well, I hope this sequel is better than the original.

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Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space Announced for Xbox

Blinx is back, and this time he's taking on a whole new dimension! Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space, the sequel to one of the best-selling Xbox? action-platformers, is in development and slated for a Christmas 2004 release. Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space is the world's first 5-D game, giving players control over both Time and Space. Using customised characters, gamers can choose to battle against one another in Battle Mode or team up in two-player Cooperative Mode.

In development by Japan-based Artoon, Co. Ltd., Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space throws players into the shoes of a heroic cat bravely taking control of time in order to face tough battles and puzzling challenges. Just like using a VCR remote control, players' customised cats have the power to slow down the action, pause, review, fast-forward, record and even combine them in challenging situations. As the story unfolds, players will also step into the role of the enemy pigs to gain control of the space continuum in a variety of stealth missions. Players will create their own customised pigs and feel like they have control over black holes and worm holes.

Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space features various multiplayer modes that will allow gamers to get their friends in on the action. Players can grab a friend and play through the story in two-player Cooperative Mode, compete in multiplayer Battle Mode with up to four players on one Xbox or make their ways through the single-player missions on their own. Those who choose to play through the storyline cooperatively will need to overcome tougher groups of enemies and unique two-player challenges with strategy and teamwork. Cooperative players will also be rewarded with unique map locations that are only accessible in two-player mode. In Battle Mode, gamers can choose to lead a squad of cats using time control powers or command a team of enemy pigs using space control powers. Whether they are playing through single player missions or any of the multiplayer modes, players can fully customise their cats and pigs by designing the character's face, body and clothing.

Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for Windows?, Xbox video game system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games/), including such franchises as Age of Empires?, Flight Simulator and Zoo Tycoon?; Xbox (http://www.xbox.com/), including such franchises as Halo?, Project Gotham Racing and NFL Fever; and Zone.com (http://www.zone.com/), the official games channel for the MSN? network and home to such hits as Bejeweled and OutSmartTM.

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.









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