Acclaim Ent. Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Archangel Studios to develop video games based on its award-winning, computer-generated comic series The Red Star.
Currently under development with Acclaim Studios Austin for the next-generation gaming systems, The Red Star is a futuristic allegory that takes place in a parallel fantasy universe in which a mythic empire based on the Soviet Union sets the landscape for an epic battle of militarized sorcery and monolithic technology.
Over the course of several generations, the once mighty empire known as the United Republics of The Red Star (U.R.R.S.) slaughtered millions of its own people by the order of a single man. Haunted by the ghosts of their nation’s tragic past, a group of heroes discover the true nature of their people’s struggle, abandon their duties as soldiers of the Red Fleet, and embark upon a quest to liberate the people from a dark legacy.
The Red Star was inspired by the writings and works of one of the twentieth century’s most influential group of artists, the Soviet Avant Garde. The series, which was nominated for five Eisner Awards in its first two years of publication, combines computer animation and digital painting with the art of Christian Gossett, who was voted one of the top artists in the United States by Wizard Magazine.
The Red Star will be available in 2004 across the next-generation systems at suggested retail prices to be determined. For more information on this game, visit www.acclaim.com.