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"Advent Rising" Fact Sheet and Website

Filed under: PC | Xbox
Posted by Jeremy on May 23, 2005 10:05 AM

The dawn of Advent Rising is near! I don't know why I'm so giddy over this game, not knowing much about it other than what I've read and the few trailers I've seen, but I am. And, for that reason, I am reporting on it. The game is due out for the Xbox on May 31 and soon thereafter for the PC. In the game you are thrown into a fantastic sci-fi world full of legends and a deep history. Of course, you have the legend of a superior ancient race who will return to save the universe. Full of false messiahs, lore, and an engaging storyline, I'm hoping this game will pull me in like Thief: Deadly Shadows and Deus Ex: Invisible War. When it comes out, I'll get it and see what it's all about. In the meantime you can check out the official site.

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Advent Rising

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Developer: GlyphX Games
Platforms: Xbox (May 2005), PC (June 2005)
Rating: Teen
Genre: 3rd person, action/adventure


Advent Rising is the first in an epic trilogy of action/adventure games, presented in a stunning cinematic format to deliver an unprecedented variety of game play experiences. Built on the Unreal Warfare engine, it offers precise, refined play-dynamics with action-packed adventure and style, wrapped in a visually imaginative universe. Advent is akin to a fast-paced action movie where the player is swept up in a continuously evolving series of sequences and events.

Working with award-winning science fiction author Orson Scott Card, GlyphX Games has created a gripping storyline that will thrust gamers and readers alike into an incredible intergalactic saga. In Advent Rising, players make decisions that effect not only what they experience in the first game, but the entire Advent trilogy.


In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy-that of a powerful, highly intelligent ancient race that will one day deliver the universe. They are known simply as Humans.

Some claim them to be the messiah, believing they will one day come to deliver the universe into harmony. Some simply see them as a symbol for eternal hope. Others see them as purely fantastical creatures existing only in the imaginations and storybooks of the young.

The Seekers, however, know that Humans truly do exist and see them as an enemy that must be destroyed. Under the guise of benevolent explorers they comb the universe and eradicate any Human colonies they find. Until now.

The Advent of Humanity Begins...

Game Play Features:

# Epic storyline created from the extraordinary collaboration with award-winning, sci-fi author Orson Scott Card;

# Unprecedented single-player game play allows gamers to play through the thrilling action sequences of a blockbuster movie or game, rather than just watch them;

# Develop amazing superhuman powers including energy blasts, levitation and energy shields;

# Wield an arsenal of awesome weapons, all with unique alternate fire abilities;

# Intense vehicular combat as you fly, drive and battle with 3 incredible vehicles;

# Revolutionary Flick-Targeting control scheme that allows for acrobatic movement and precise targeting of enemies while quickly switching between weapons and powers;

# Players can choose to switch from 3rd to 1st person point-of-view;

# Downloadable content from Xbox Live and PC online;

# Originally composed soundtrack performed by 70-piece Hollywood orchestra and members of legendary choir;

# Built using next-generation Unreal technology, integrated with the Karma physics engine;

# Unique cut-scene management feature allows players to pause, skip, or replay cinematic sequences;

# Dolby Digital 5.1 support.


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