More Pain headed your way

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Boo Yah, DreamCatcher is going to be releasing Painkiller: Gold Edition later this year. Why the enthusiasm you ask? Because the original game is going to be bundled with the recently released expansion pack in one shiny box along with a DVD chock full of behind the scenes goodies. Hopefully this will finally get a few more people onto the Painkiller bandwagon (hop on, there's still space available)
Toronto, Canada – February 9, 2005 – DreamCatcher Games today announced Painkiller: Gold Edition, a special edition package for Computer Gaming World’s “Single-Player Shooter of the Year,” Painkiller. Available in March 2005, the special DVD set will include both the award winning original version and its expansion pack, Battle out of Hell.

As a special bonus, the DVD will also contain a "Making-Of" video feature with developer interviews, the Painkiller title track music video by rock band Mech, the upcoming Painkiller Xbox® trailer, Mapping/Editing tools and documentation, as well as over a dozen Cyberathlete® Professional League (CPL) enhancements.

"As the official title of the CPL World Tour, Painkiller is speeding along on its journey of becoming an extremely successful franchise," says Byron Gaum, Product Manager at DreamCatcher. “With the Gold Edition, we are excited to offer gamers everything the original game had to offer, as well as the added features from the expansion.”

The storyline

Trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world awaiting purification for earthly sins, players must fight through an endless number of enemy warriors as they attempt to stop the imminent unholy war and overthrow Lucifer. But even if they win this insane battle, players must still take out hoards of howling devils, eager to avenge their master.

Game features:

FRANTIC SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN: 34 levels of non-stop action crowded with 80 different enemy species and gigantic final bosses.

ADRENALINE FUELED GAMEPLAY: Blast your way through 15 maps and 7 Multiplayer modes using 14 incredible weapons, including the mythical Painkiller, named “Best Weapon” as part of Computer Gaming World’s ‘2004 Games of the Year.’

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE: furious soundtrack and real-life physics using the world's most advanced physic engine Havok 2.0.

STATE-OF-THE-ART GRAPHICS: thanks to the updated PAIN engine, pin hyper detailed enemies to the walls or blow everything up in completely unique and varied environments including the highly acclaimed "Hell" level.

Developed by People Can Fly, Painkiller: Gold Edition is rated 'M' for Mature. DreamCatcher Europe will release a serialized Painkiller: Black Edition, rated “16+ PEGI,” in March. An Xbox® version of Painkiller will be released in 2005. Painkiller is the Official tournament game of the CPL $1,000,000 2005 World Tour. For more information about Painkiller and the latest updates, visit

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