First SiN episode emerges in Europe

SiN Episodes: Emergence now available in stores in European territories.

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SiN Episodes: Emergence from Ritual Entertainment has been released across Europe--apart from Germany where a localised version of the game has yet to be approved by the German ratings board, USK. The first-person shooter for the PC breaks new ground in the industry by being released over time as a series of episodes rather than a traditionally self-contained game, with the first part now available to buy in retail stores or by download via Steam, where it was made available on May 10.

The title has been built using the Source game engine that was developed by Valve for its iconic title Half-Life 2. Ritual has made a number of adjustments to that engine, including an adaptive difficulty module that automatically reacts to the player's skill level depending on their performance. Artificial intelligence has also been improved to include a greater level of cooperation between enemies when they come under fire, and enhanced environmental interaction now enables players to set traps and take part in vehicle-based combat.

SiN Episodes: Emergence follows up on the 1998 title SiN, with players taking on the role of HardCorps commander John Blade. His battle with the scientist Elexis Sinclaire forms the basis of the plot as he seeks to prevent Sinclaire from genetically altering the human race and the creation of a mutant army. The game is set in Freeport City, a futuristic mix of San Francisco, Tokyo, and New York, and Blade will team up with hacker JC and rookie Jessica Cannon.

The game is expected to take around four to six hours to complete, and you can find out more about SiN Episodes: Emergence by reading GameSpot's reviewof the game.

Discussion

17 comments
Sandman100
Sandman100

I wait in tell it comes out for the 360.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

never played the game so meh.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

i have this game already and it is simply awesome

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

It looks like a very mediocre shooter. I'll just wait for Half-Life 2: Episode 1.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Good to see European gots it now but I want to know if it will trully come out on the 360 and PS3. If it does I think that will be neat.

Flavour666
Flavour666

You wouldn't believe it, but they changed the article since then! Also it specificly says that is was released on the 10th *except* Germany. I don't know what this article is released right now. It has been released three weeks ago, so NOW they post an article about it? Lame lame lame.

ubj007
ubj007

Good news for PC Gamers.

woohooforme
woohooforme

Flavour666 it says it was released May 10th in the article.

deathwarmedup
deathwarmedup

7 or 8 hours? It took me 4 and that was with the countless restarts because of the insane difficulty.

Kingofunrealuk
Kingofunrealuk

Yeah, i've had it for a while now via Steam. Although it only came out RETAIL today. Its 7 or 8 hours of basic run and gun. Only 3 guns, annoyingly hard difficulty that had some seriously problems with the "dynamic difficulty system". Over all it felt kinda "meh". A 6 at best, hell Blade didn't even talk half the time. Disapointing tbh since he's just such a badass.

Chubbums
Chubbums

SiN Emergence is a fun game. Can't wait till Episode 2, although if its true that each episode will be realeased every 6-8 months thats kind of a bummer. Probably one of the, if not the only, game to ever give me a real challenge. Remember to install the patch because without it the difficulty and AI in this game are insane. I was one of the lucky ones to find out about the patch after I've beaten game with insane difficulty. Either way its still a great game. PS: Very nice Title Music, very Bond like.

bluemonkeyuk
bluemonkeyuk

You lucky people who can run the Source engine. SiN was such a great game. I loved it when you got a headshot and he would laugh "Schooled ya!"

jthechosenone
jthechosenone

4th god ive bin waiting for a new news update forever.

Flavour666
Flavour666

That info is false. I've been playing it on the 10th may (the day of release) already and I live in Germany...