Remember that first-person shooter, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl? There’s a good chance that it slipped off of your radar — the game was supposed to come out three years ago. Many people (including myself) thought S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was completely doomed.
Luckily, we were all wrong. It turns out that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is set for a March 2007 release date and won’t become the next Duke Nukem Forever after all.
So, you can’t seem to remember a damn thing about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and this teaser has gotten you all excited? Don’t fret — you can read a brief synopsis of the game after the break.
Straight from THQ:
The world’s worst nuclear disaster occurred on April 26,1986 at the Chernobyl power facility in the Ukraine. The area slowly recovered until 2006, when an unforeseen second explosion rocked the landscape, leaving a vast “Exclusion Zone” plagued with deadly energy disturbances in its wake.
The quarantined Exclusion Zone expanded over time, and by 2012 specially equipped poachers known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s venture into the Zone to claim radioactive artifacts for the black market.
You are a new S.T.A.L.K.E.R., battling for survival among rivals, soldiers and mutant creatures while trying to discover the true nature of Chernobyl’s dark past and horrific future.
-Free non-linear exploration of vast outdoor and indoor areas covering 20 square miles of actual Chernobyl terrain
-Unsurpassed AI offering computer opponents with life-like intelligence
-Immersive plot featuring conspiracy and intrigue with numerous twists and over 8 different endings
-Day/night cycle and weather system that directly impact all in-game behavior
-Intense multiplay action supporting up to 32 players