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Obscure is unveiled today for the very first time, through a
punchy video full of action, monsters, and hemoglobin!
Obscure for PC, PSN and Xbox LIVE is a pure, action-rich 2.5D
side-scroller, drenched in the blood and caustic humor inspired by
the teen and horror movie genres... a spirit that definitely shows
through today's video!
Playable alone and in cooperative mode (local & online),
Obscure lets you play as one of four unlikely heroes; students,
each with unique skills and abilities that develop throughout the
adventure. Geared toward action and all-out brawling, Obscure's
combat emphasizes combos, follow-up attacks, and score-multipliers!
Survive against packs of monsters trying to skin you alive,
discover new weapons, and complete objectives throughout a variety
of huge, non-linear levels. Overshooting the scores will earn you
experience points to level your character up, unlocking new
weapons, skills, and other devastating abilities! At any time, you
can even get back to some of earlier levels to try your new toys
and beat your scores!
Obscure rises to an entirely different scale in multiplayer. In
cooperative mode, up to four players (local and online) team up to
survive. Split up to fill your objectives as fast as possible, or
stay together in a cohesive team to increase your chances of
Video game veterans will certainly recognize the license,
Obscure; the survival-horror game from Hydravision that terrorized
over a million players in the middle of the last decade. Comprised
of some of the original developers, Mighty Rocket Studio has been
hard at work on this project for over a year.
Despite the completely different style of gameplay, Mighty
Rocket Studio's new game embraces its origins and incorporates many
familiar elements of the survival-horror genre; sparse ammunition,
limited supplies of health kits, and the oppressive feeling of
constant danger in a universe where gruesome creatures may suddenly
appear out of nowhere! Obscure fans will feel right at home, and
will even get to visit the famous Leafmore High School and meet
some of the previous characters from the series.
Obscure will release on PC, PSN and Xbox LIVE in spring
Watch the video
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French
publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality,
diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and
distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles
worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Wargame European Escalation,
Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling
Manager and Farming Simulator.
During first half of 2013, Focus will publish ambitious games
such as Wargame AirLand Battle, the sequel to Wargame European
Escalation, the impressive real time strategy game from the
creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Mars War Logs, the new
Cyberpunk role-playing game from Spiders Studio for Xbox LIVE®,
PlayStation®Network and PC, and also the console versions of
Farming Simulator, the #1 farming simulation game and international
The second half of 2013 will be just as exciting, with the
release of the Tour de France official games for consoles and PC;
the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Blood Bowl 2.
About Mighty Rocket Studio
Mighty Rocket Studio is an independent console video games
development studio, born from the will of passionate people to
create the video games they like. After working together on many
games including Obscure and Obscure 2, the team decided to found
their own development studio. Mighty Rocket Studio's objective is
to create fun games to provide hours and hours of unforgettable
experience to players.