Midway Games today announced The Suffering, a third-person
action/adventure game set in the mature and gritty world of a
maximum-security prison. In the dark world of The Suffering,
creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells,
chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most
disturbing ways possible. "The Suffering redefines terror with
a chilling look into a penitentiary haunted by apparitions of
executed prisoners grotesquely reincarnated as the methods of
execution that befell them," said Helene Sheeler, vice
president of marketing, Midway. The Suffering will release in Fall
2003 for Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.
Midway Press Release:
The Suffering Places Gamers Inside the Unsettling and Seedy
Underbelly of a Haunted Maximum-Security Penitentiary
CHICAGO - April 15, 2003 - Midway Games Inc., a leading software
industry publisher and developer, announced today that The
Suffering, an all-new, action-packed survival horror game, is
scheduled to ship fall 2003 for the PlayStation 2 computer
entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and
Nintendo GameCube. Midway captures the disturbing and terrifying
nature of the horror genre with The Suffering, a compelling
third-person action/adventure game set in the mature and gritty
world of a maximum-security prison.
"The Suffering redefines terror with a chilling look into a
penitentiary haunted by apparitions of executed prisoners
grotesquely reincarnated as the methods of execution that befell
them," said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing,
Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features
dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of
horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark
world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge
from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the
player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main
character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals,
prison guards and grotesque apparitions.
Jailed for a murder he may or may not have committed, Torque is next
in line for execution when apparitions besiege the prison and
inadvertently free him. Utilizing more than ten deadly weapons,
Torque sets out to uncover his past and unlock the deadly secrets of
The Suffering. In the game, players can transform Torque into his
monstrous alter ego and unleash the power of his primal fury while
battling 12 horrific creatures. Depending on how they play the game,
players will arrive at three distinct endings for a unique gaming
Stan Winston, renowned creature designer, contributed to The
Suffering's horror-filled experience by creating artwork of some of
the disturbing characters featured in the game. For more than 30
years Stan Winston has created characters, creatures and monsters
for motion pictures and television. The four-time Academy Award
winner is responsible for creating many of the most enduring
creatures of the big screen, including the dinosaurs of
"Jurassic Park," the extraterrestrial monstrosities of
"Aliens" and the fanciful character of "Edward
Scissorhands." Nominated for an Academy Award for "A.I.,"
Stan Winston is currently working on the upcoming "T3"
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Suffering Key Features:
- Terrifying Levels - Nine levels
- traverse indoor and outdoor terrain with horror lurking in
every dark corner.
- Frightening Character Morphs -
Fill the rage meter and transform Torque into a hideous and
- Deadly Weapons - More than 10
deadly weapons from the shiv to the tommy gun to aid in the
survival of this freakish nightmare.
- Horrific Monsters - A dozen
monsters, each representing the methods of execution that befell
- Gory Detail - Blood and gore,
dripping, pooling and splattering at every level of the
- Disturbing Choices - Interact
with different hardened criminals and determine their fate.
- Unique Endings - Three distinct
endings depending on how the game is played.
- Taboo Environments - Explore the
deepest recesses of the most wicked prison environment.
Jim - News