Codemasters reveal Damnation
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Tuesday, 6th March 2008 – 2pm UK – Codemasters®, a leading video game publisher, and US creative studio Blue Omega Entertainment today announced Damnation™, a new videogame franchise set to come leaping onto the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® this winter.

Evolving the shooter genre with its unique and exhilarating combination of fluid action and combat, Damnation will feature huge, open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast, breathtaking landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

Billed as a 'shooter gone vertical' and visually inspired by iconic elements of American history, these massive streaming landscapes will form the battlegrounds for a post-industrial conflict between humanity and an unstoppable arms dealer hell-bent on total world domination.

Players will be able to choose their own paths and navigate the world by performing daredevil feats on the edge of human ability. However players aren't the only ones with mind-blowing acrobatic skills; intelligent enemies will give chase and engage players in frantic gun fights and attacks that can come from any direction – in Damnation's world there's no safe place to hide.

With up to three hours of actual gameplay stretching out in front of them per level, players will need more than just muscle power to get across each level safely. Damnation will offer players a selection of awe-inspiring vehicles, from motorbikes capable of launching across seemingly infinite chasms, to huge, armour-piercing marvels that will induce mayhem with every huge shell.

The high action will be supported with an epic and in-depth story which, while focusing on the exploits of the hero character Rourke, is truly an ensemble piece. Players will meet and become involved in intricate story plots that reveal much more than the obvious.

In addition to the single player experience, Damnation comes complete with a unique set of multiplayer options that take full advantage of the game's expansive levels. Currently in development at Blue Omega's facilities in Annapolis, USA, Damnation will be available for Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows in late 2008. For more information and to catch a glimpse of what the future of gaming has in store, visit

We also have the first 5 screenshots releases, click here for the full gallery. 






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Comment #1 by HEIMS
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 02:26:21 PM
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first, this game looks alright

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Comment #2 by Zenquen
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 02:36:44 PM
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lol when i read "Codemasters reveal Damnation" I thought this story would be about Codemasteres getting closed or absorbed into another company.

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Comment #3 by carrotsrcool
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 02:37:14 PM
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I don't like the sound of it. I probably wont be getting it.

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Comment #4 by Heretic of Oz
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 02:45:33 PM
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dude seriously who the hell keeps letting these guys make games

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Comment #5 by Webb [STAFF]
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 02:49:12 PM
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lol @ Zenquen

I can see how you'd make that mistake :P

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Comment #6 by daninthemix
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 02:52:02 PM
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Their last good game was Micro Machines on the Megadrive.

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Comment #7 by Saracin
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 04:03:13 PM
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Actually they should be banned from making shooters. I loved Overlord and think their racing games are classics, but Jericho and Turning Point are disasters. If anyone though should be damned its Midway, so far nothing but disappointments on the next gen systems.

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Comment #8 by b3nnyth3gr33k
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 04:11:51 PM
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the vehicles on the wall look like brute choppers

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Comment #9 by Feel My Rage
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 04:18:00 PM
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"the vehicles on the wall look like brute choppers" ARE 'choppers'.Not brute choppers, but choppers none-the-less.^_^

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Comment #10 by itsmeFAMOUS
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 04:26:56 PM
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Doesn't look that bad...everyones always so DAMN negative about newer games? Everybody always dwells on the past for game companies*bad games/crappy graphics*, every thought about them changing there strategy and trying new things for a better company future..? Im interested in atleast trying it out, i mean who cant afford to rent a game these days? *rant over*

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Comment #11 by shiningcheese
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 04:39:18 PM
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I would love to get psyched about this one but codemasters have been less than stellar with their FPS's such as Jericho and Turning Point:FOL. They really only succeed in racing (DiRT and other Colin McCrae racing games). But I must admit, it looks sweet as hell.

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Comment #12 by Tained sainity
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 06:09:55 PM
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Is it jus me or is it when an advancment in a genre is promised some sort of robot is involved :P

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Comment #13 by Sinsko
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 06:10:46 PM
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I don't even need to read the article to know this game is gonna blow... Codemasters please go away just like Acclaim and stop ruining our vids.

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Comment #14 by speedchudy
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 06:37:48 PM
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Just from looking at the pics. Looks like there might be co-op. Maybe that could make the game better.

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Comment #15 by Otisbum
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 08:54:12 PM
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3 hours per level? Sweet. Let's hope the gameplay backs that up.

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Comment #16 by EL1TExWARRIOR
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 11:05:13 PM
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Comment #17 by DeadOnArrival06
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 11:08:57 PM
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I read somewhere this was a PS3 exclusive, but I guess that was a lie.

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Comment #18 by S1ck x VaLoR
Thursday, March 06, 2008 @ 11:47:43 PM
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Its not cool... ApocalyptiK... these pics are awesome.

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Comment #19 by FM Snell
Friday, March 07, 2008 @ 06:43:57 AM
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Turning Point part two, just what we need.

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Comment #20 by MrRedrum
Friday, March 07, 2008 @ 12:12:18 PM
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uhh... wtf is up LCD's ass? o_O lol... and wtf does being black have to do with anything? Anyways, hopefully Codemasters learned from their previous mistakes. There's no way they can equal the crap that came out of Turning Point could they? That game had great potential but it looked like it was a launch xbox game and even then it would've only received a 6/10. So I just hope that they know what they are doing this time.

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Comment #21 by Carlos123977
Friday, March 07, 2008 @ 10:23:14 PM
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Never codemasters, never

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Comment #22 by dark fear 420
Friday, March 07, 2008 @ 11:25:06 PM
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looks great

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Comment #23 by Blue Thunder28
Saturday, March 08, 2008 @ 09:52:37 PM
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It looks great but I can't help but doubt it's success because of Codemaster's previous games... It really does look cool though.

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Comment #24 by H3FTY TOA5T
Monday, March 10, 2008 @ 01:43:49 PM
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yeah it looks quite good i agree but i also agree with the fact that Codemasters have an awesomely crap track record of games lol

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US May 26, 2009
Europe May 29, 2009

ESRB: Mature
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