Countdown to Gear Pilot Recruitment Week in Progress
GEAR PILOTS SUMMONED TO ACTIVE DUTY ON NOVEMBER 2 WITH LAUNCH OF HIGHLY ANTICIPATED HEAVY GEAR II DEMO
Activision Supports Gear Pilot Recruitment Week with Online Contest Featuring Compaq Computer System
Heavy Gear pilots worldwide will launch their first offensive on November 2 when Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) propels the eagerly awaited Heavy Gear II playable demo onto the Internet as part of Gear Pilot Recruitment Week.
The three-mission demo will debut simultaneously Activision’s Web site (www.activision.com) and on C/Net’s Gamecenter as the “Download of the Day.” The Heavy Gear II demo will feature one specially crafted single-player mission that will not be included in the final game. Players will also be able to pilot their Gears for the first time in true zero-G space combat, as well as a dense swamp environment in the demo’s two multiplayer missions.
Gear pilot recruits who register their Heavy Gear II demo electronically from November 2 - 8 can enter random daily drawings throughout Gear Pilot Recruitment Week to win the grand prize of a Compaq 400 MHz computer, as well as dozens of second and third prizes, including 15 A3D-compatible Diamond Monster sound cards, 15 Microsoft Force Feedback Pro joysticks and 20 Brady Heavy Gear II Strategy Guides. The winners’ names will be posted on Activision’s site.
Additionally, other lucky e-registration winners will win autographed copies of Heavy Gear II signed by the production team, as well as a chance to play the demo against the game's producers on Sunday, Nov. 8. Details on each drawing can be found on Activision’s Web site in early October.
Heavy Gear II fans will also find the demo in more than 1,000 North American retail stores, including Electronics Boutique and Babbages.
Heavy Gear II enlists players as the leader of an elite strike force that operates behind the enemy lines of a distant planet. Piloting some of the most superior mechanized units ever created, players embark on a series of covert missions to reconnoiter, destroy, sabotage and mislead enemy forces. They can also send complex commands to squad mates, use diversionary tactics to ambush enemies and travel across diverse multiplayer environments such as space, swamps, arctic zones, volcanic areas and urban base sites, as they wage war against sophisticated enemies that will adapt to squad tactics and lay down cover fire to protect each other.
Powered by a completely new game engine, Heavy Gear II delivers lightning fast action and realistic, complex battlefields that include more vehicles and structures, indoor fighting and realistic weather and effects.
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