the Fear on PS2 with Ace Lightning
you lead Ace Lightning on his mission to defeat the evil Lord Fear
and send him and his gang back to prison in the sixth dimension?
the CGI characters, the storyline and the humour from CBBC's leading
drama, this third person action adventure is set for release on
PlayStation 2 this Spring.
only way to capture Lord Fear is to collect all the pieces of the
magical Amulet of Zoar, which he has hidden throughout the spooky
Carnival of Doom - a scary place full of exaggeratedly imposing
tents, rides and sideshows, with distorted geometry and disturbing
must guide Ace Lightning, the foremost of the Lightning Knights,
around the eerie halls of the Carnival, and into its four zones
- the Ghost Town, Fun Park, Circus and House of Horror - on his
great quest to collect the pieces of the Amulet.
each of the game's three-dimensional zones, you'll need to use Ace's
skills to negotiate three different levels, and use his weapons
to defeat a variety of weird and wonderful henchmen - from crazy
clowns to ghost town zombies, insane can-can girls to mischievous
fairground monkeys - before meeting Lord Fear's gang of 'zone bosses',
which include the TV series' Lady Illusion, Pigface, Googler and
all the parts of the Amulet have been recovered, the game climaxes
with a final show down between superhero Ace Lightning and his evil
nemesis Lord Fear in the Haunted House!
Lightning is based on the pre-teen TV adventure of the same name
- which airs this Spring on BBC ONE. The production combines live
action and CGI animated characters from a video game that come to
life and interact with the real world in a classic good versus evil,
'save the world' adventure.
PlayStation 2 title is being developed by Absolute Studios, which
has previously worked on numerous BBC Multimedia titles including
Operation Salvage, the game based on Walking With Beasts.
Lightning is also available on PC CD-ROM and Game Boy Advance.
Ace Lightning TV series:
series follows the adventures of 13-year-old Mark Hollander, recently
arrived in North America from England. While playing his favourite
Ace Lightning video game, Mark discovers a secret level to the game
that should not exist. As Mark is exploring the level, his house
is struck by lightning. Electricity courses through the console,
bringing the characters within the game to life. Believing the real
world to be another level of the video game, the central character,
Ace Lightning, enlists Mark to help him defeat the evil Lord Fear
and his cronies, and help him to find the missing pieces of the
magical Amulet of Zoar.
course, while all this excitement is taking place, Mark still has
to juggle a normal life of school, family, and his friends.
Lightning is a co-production between BBC and Alliance Atlantis,
the renowned Canadian producer of children's programmes. Writers
have been commissioned from the video games industry, action comics,
and children's programmes. The series comprises 26 x 24 minute episodes,
the first 13 of which were screened in Autumn 2002, which will be
repeated and followed with the second 13 in Spring 2003.
Lightning's web site, www.acelightning.com,
which includes updates on the series, background to the characters
and a range of games and downloads, attracts 1.5 million page impressions
BBC Multimedia, the software publishing division of BBC Worldwide,
publishes console and PC games, as well as interactive entertainment
products for mobile and other platforms. In addition, BBC Multimedia
creates children's and reference titles for PC and consoles. All
the company's interactive products are developed with an emphasis
on innovation, entertainment, creativity, learning and the quality
the BBC is renowned for. You can find out more about its catalogue
of titles on the BBC Multimedia website - www.bbcmultimedia.com.