Developed by: Sirius Games
Published by: Ascaron Entertainment (UK)/93 Games
Distributed by: Ascaron Entertainment (UK)
Release date: 19th October 2007
PEGI: PEGI 16+
Platform: PC DVD-ROM
Escape from Paradise City, developed by the Danish studio Sirius Games, is a modern, urban RPG, with gameplay that includes elements of management, real-time strategy and action. Infiltrate underworld gangs for the NSA (National Security Agency), as one of these three criminals:
Nicholas Porter is a former bank robber who, after a few successful hold-ups, has retired to Miami where he hopes to lead a quiet and "straight" life. The people there know nothing of his criminal past and Porter would like it to stay that way. But when the Agency threatens to reveal who he really is unless he does a little job for them, Porter has no choice but to infiltrate Paradise City.
Boris Chekov is a federal agent, a member of the FBI and a specialist in organised crime. However, he is also totally corrupt and appears to have regularly abused his powers and accepted bribes. Up to now, Boris has managed to hide his illegal activities from his superiors. However, Boris really had no choice but to enter Paradise City when the Agency moved in and talked about revealing his "little arrangements" unless he agreed to lead an investigation for them.
Angel Vargas is a lieutenant, the main member of a street gang operating on the outskirts of Paradise City. She has not yet been able to make an impact in the city itself, although the gang has taken over a small territory with its share of judicial intrigues. When the Agency arrived and threatened to imprison the whole gang unless Angel agreed to help them out, she was at their mercy and bought her ticket to ParadiseCity.
In Paradise City the player's character develops in the same way as in a classic RPG; by gaining experience points in combat or by successfully completing certain missions in the game. By taking control of territories, the character will also increase in power and strength by acquiring trait points. Various skills are associated with certain districts in the city, so the player must carefully consider the most effective way of extending both power and influence over the city, while developing particular skills. Once in control of a district, the player earns a certain number of trait points based on the number of enemies killed and on the removal of the local boss.
About Ascaron Entertainment
From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European "boutique" developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.
Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.
About 93 Games
"93 Games" is a subsidiary label of FHI France, and in just a few years has become one of the leading publishers and distributors of PC games in France. FHI is critically acclaimed and recognized for its savoir-faire and the numerous successes the company has achieved since its creation.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, Runaway: The Dream ofthe Turtle, TrackMania United, Loki, Paradise City, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and sport games dedicated to major events such as the 32nd America's Cup and the Tour de France.