NOVEMBER 11, 2006
CLASSIC CAPTAIN SCARLET - PLAYSTATION 2 GAME (REGION 2) - TO BE RELEASED BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Blast has released a Playstation 2 game based on the classic Captain Scarlet series. Age rating for this time is 3 years old +. Game only plays on Pal European Playstation 2.
From publicity sheet:
Play as Captain Scarlet. Get behind the wheel of the Spectrum Patrol Car and the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle for high-speed, mission-based combat racing in exotic locales.
3 Modes of play - Pursuit, Escape And Race .
Explosive weaponry - Machines Guns, Rockets, Mines and Bombs ; Features the iconic Spectrum Patrol Vehicle as well as the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle.
16 Adrenaline filled missions.
Includes a remixed Captain Scarlet music track.
The game is available for for order from Amazon.co.uk. Just click the image or the link .
FEBRUARY 14, 2004
CAPTAIN SCARLET: RETALIATION GAME - NOT FINISHED?
I'm quite sure I wasn't the only one to be disappointed when the Captain Scarlet - Retaliation game was cancelled before the Holidays - practically on the date it was set to be released. It would appear that the developer went out of business before completion of the game. So right now, Digital Workshop is stuck with a game project that, presumably, the company would very much like to sell:
FROM THE COMPANY:
Digital Workshop has a PC game project that is for sale. The project, a Commandos -style game called “Retaliation”, was almost finished before the studio developing it closed. As a business software re-publisher Digital Workshop does not have the skill base to complete the job and so is offering the whole project as a bargain job lot.
Originally conceived for a major TV licence tie-in, the game was being converted to a general sci-fi military scenario for sale to publishers in the US. Paul Harris, Managing Director of Digital Workshop said, “The game itself is finished. Some gameplay may require a little tweaking, but it’s a good game that should be used. We just need someone to either fund completion of the conversion to a generic theme - or to buy it from us outright.”
Wouldn't you like for it to stay a Captain Scarlet game?! If you are a game software conceptor - who knows?! - or know of people/company who might be interested in acquiring the game and finish the project, maybe it's time to call them in and inform them of this deal!
In the meantime, since the Batfish Studios site is no longer accessible, you can at least access the small teaser they had made of the game, by clicking on this link. Unfortunately, I don't have the background images the Studios had created, but if there is someone out there able to provide me with them, I'll make sure they will be available again to all soon. They can, at least, make wonderful wallpapers for your PC.
UPDATES November 16, 2003
CAPTAIN SCARLET: RETALIATION GAME CANCELLED.
This is sad news for Captain Scarlet fans. The awaited Captain Scarlet: Retaliation PC Game, scheduled for release on November 14, 2003 (in time to make a wonderful Christmas present) had been cancelled, at the very last minute. The only explanation given on the e-mail sent the very week of the game supposedly release was this one:
due to licensing issues and final approval issues we will not be launching
our Captain Scarlet Retaliation game on the 14th November 2003 as we
This decision was out of our hands and we are greatly disappointed that we are not in the position to launch the Captain Scarlet Retaliation Game.
The Spectrum Headquarters site will try to get more information on what has been going on.
I'm sure we all were looking forward to this, and that we are all sad this project was cancelled.
CAPTAIN SCARLET: RETALIATION! - DETAILS FOR THE LIMITED PRODUCER EDITION! CANCELLED!
The UK launch of the eagerly awaited Captain Scarlet game, Retaliation, has been delayed until 14th November 2003 to allow for extra fine tuning of the gameplay. However, the game is now available in a unique Producer's Edition.
Limited to only 500 copies the Producer's Edition contains the following:
Captain Scarlet: Retaliation CD in metal Spectrum CD Case
Numbered limited edition box, signed by the development team
Captain Scarlet Commemorative Stamp Cover, signed by Gerry
Design development drawings signed by the artist
Playable demo prior to main launch
PLUS, as an added bonus, anyone who orders the Producer's Edition will
have their name appear in the game credits!
This limited edition will only be available to order *before* the game is released and can only be ordered via the Batfish Studios website, and costs £39.95 plus postage.
OPEN FOR THE REGULAR EDITION THE LIMITED PRODUCER EDITION. SAVE
Pre-orders for both the Standard and Producer's Edition of Captain Scarlet : Retaliation are now open. Both versions of the game can be ordered from the Captain Scarlet area of the website. Pre-order the Standard Edition now and save £5.
UPDATES September 7, 2003
CAPTAIN SCARLET: RETALIATION! - NEW RELEASE DATE CANCELLED!
PC gamers have discovered that the new Captain Scarlet PC game
"Captain Scarlet: Retaliation" was not released on 5th
September, 2003, like it was previously announced. The release date
has been delayed until 14th November, 2003. Furthermore, Batfish
has announced that the game will also be
available in a unique Special Edition.
Limited to only 500 copies, and only available to order before the release of the game, the Special Edition contains a host of extras but as an added bonus, anyone who orders the Special Edition will have their name appear in the game!
Preorders for both editions of the game will be opening shortly.
Batfish Studio ave recently released a teaser trailer for the upcoming "Captain Scarlet: Retaliation" game. This very short trailer - approx. 1 m 02s can be accessed and downloaded directly from the Batfish Studio site.
UPDATES July 21, 2003
CAPTAIN SCARLET: RETALIATION! - PC GAME RELATED LINKS
For more information and notes of interest on the upcoming Captain Scarlet PC game, you may wish to visit the following links:
HARDWiRED presently has an article that covers numerous topics, including how the Angels are used in the game. The interview also includes an exclusive new screenshot. You just have to click the link HARDWired Captain Scarlet article, English version to access the article.
An HomeLAN interview presents a range of topics including which characters appear in the game, what enemies the player will face and the storyline.
UPDATES July 13, 2003
CAPTAIN SCARLET: RETALIATION! - RELEASE DATE 5, SEPTEMBER 2003!
has been announced here in March, now more information is available!
Batfish have announced the release date and a new name for their Captain Scarlet
game. "Captain Scarlet : Retaliation" will be launched for PC in
the UK on 5th September 2003.
Captain Scarlet : Retaliation is a real time tactical strategy game where gamers control up to six Spectrum agents, each with unique capabilities, as they attempt to halt the Mysteron’s evil plans.
Based on the cult Gerry Anderson television series, the game combines addictive game play, with stunning graphics and the rich background of the original series, to create a compelling game that will appeal to a wide range of players.
The game features 14 graphically stunning levels that recreate the look and feel of the original series. The environment of each level varies, from a fog shrouded dock, to polar oil refineries, to Cloudbase, the home of Spectrum itself. Each Spectrum Agent has unique capabilities, and gamers can choose from a range of tools such as a sniper rifle, Mysteron detector or remote controlled robots.
Three levels of difficulties will suit players of all ages and abilities, as they call in air-strikes, defuse nuclear bombs, rescue downed Angel pilots and much more, to defuse the Mysteron threat. Players will also control a variety of vehicles including Spectrum Saloon Cars, Angel Interceptors and, of course, the legendary Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle.
The game will be available from major high street and online games retailers, and direct from Batfish Studios.
UPDATE MARCH 8, 2003
CAPTAIN SCARLET PC GAME ON THE WORK!!! CANCELLED!
Spectrum Is Green as Batfish Studios and Digital Workshop announce Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, a tactical strategy game based on Gerry Anderson’s popular television series.
The year is 2068 and the Mysterons are waging a war of nerves against Earth, issuing cryptic warnings before using their powers of retro-metabolism to control people and carry out their threats. Earth’s only defence is the Spectrum organisation, a world security force now focused solely on defeating the Mysteron menace.
Players take control of the indestructible Captain Scarlet as well as Captain Blue and the other Spectrum agents as they rescue crashed Angel pilots, investigate Egyptian tombs, halt the destruction of an underwater base and much more in their battle against the Mysterons!
The fight against the Mysterons takes place across a wide range of levels from fog shrouded docks to polar oil refineries to Cloudbase, the home of Spectrum itself. Each level features highly detailed graphics that capture the look and feel of Captain Scarlet. Players will also use a variety of vehicles including Spectrum Saloon Cars, Angel Interceptors and of course the legendary Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle.
Philip Harris, Lead Developer at Batfish Studios said “Captain Scarlet is as entertaining and relevant now as it was when it was first broadcast 35 years ago. With such a strong background to work from we’ve been able to design a game which will appeal to gamers of all ages, whether they are familiar with Captain Scarlet or not.”
"This is the first part of a substantial expansion and diversification of DW’s activities through 2003", said Digital Workshop’s CEO, Paul Harris. "So we were looking for something special to kickstart our move into games. With the combination of a licence which appeals to two key age groups and a product with genuine gameplay I think we’ve found it."
Captain Scarlet is currently being developed for PC by Batfish Studios and will be published in the UK by Digital Workshop in Summer 2003. Batfish are currently seeking a US publisher.
Note: the following softwares, sold at Amazon.co.uk, are only available for some countries (see the list on the Amazon.co.uk site). Costumers from other countries not included in the list won't be able to order those items, but maybe you still can have them sent to a friend you have in one of the allowed countries.
|Captain Scarlet Activity Pack
Digital Workshop - Windows Platforms
Enjoy the action via original video clips and
| Captain Scarlet : In the Shadow of Fear
Europress - Windows Platforms
Crack the Mysteron codes to discover their plans
| Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds
Europress - Windows Platforms
Captain Scarlet - In the Shadow of Fear
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