Virgin bolsters line-up with the ultimate PC title

Virgin has secured the rights to Evolva ? arguably one of the most innovative action/strategy titles of the year.

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Virgin has secured the rights to Evolva ? arguably one of the most innovative action/strategy titles of the year. The game is the work of the highly respected Computer Artworks team - who previously gained recognition through their groundbreaking Organic Art package in 1996. The game is slated for release in May 2000.

Evolva is certain to revitalise the jaded action/strategy genre. The game pits the player against an alien parasite as it ravages a planet and attempts to blow the planet up so it can spread throughout the galaxy. Users are charged with mutating and evolving a squad of future soldiers, the Genohunters, and guiding them into a series of confrontations with the parasite?s armies before facing off with the central organism itself.

The game uses Computer Artworks? incredible A-Life technology to create a believable environment inhabited by intelligent creatures. As battles rage across realistic 3D locations, game genres are mixed with ease as elements of shoot ?em ups, platformers and tactical planning are effortlessly slotted into the action.

Evolva is an integral part of Virgin?s rebirth, as it stands alone following its parting from the Viacom group. ?The deal confirms not only our commitment to original products from outstanding developers, but also proves that Virgin continues to be recognised as a publisher with the distribution muscle and marketing skills needed to maximise the potential of major products,? offered Virgin?s MD, Tim Chaney.

Evolva is going to revolutionise the PC action/strategy market, and is the perfect title to lead the genre in the new Millennium.


For further information, please call
Allison Grant, Virgin Interactive
Tel: +44 171 551 0000
Fax: +44 171 551 0001
Email: allison_grant@vie.co.uk
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