‘Clive Barker’s Jericho’ Demo Out on Xbox 360, PS3

Codemasters has announced a playable demo for Clive Barker’s Jericho has been unleashed onto Xbox Live Marketplace and the Playstation Network.

Clive Barker’s Jericho dispatches players to the Middle-Eastern city of Al-Khali, where the most ancient of evils has resurfaced; causing intense paranormal activity that has caught the eye of the military. Controlling the Jericho squad, an expert strike team skilled in both conventional and paranormal warfare, gamers fight their way through slices of time on a grueling journey as they make their way toward the heart of the evil.

Thrusting into the middle of this unique horror/FPS, the Clive Barker’s Jericho demo starts gamers off in the Crusades time slice of Al-Khali’s past. A vicious attack has cut the squad in half, leaving players in control of Sgt. Frank Delgado, Lt. Abigail Black and Sgt. Billie Church, and with the other half of the squad presumed lost. As the spirit of Cpt. Devin Ross, the fallen squad leader who’s remaining entity is able to possess and jump between surviving members of the team, players will take advantage of Delgado, Black and Church’s special weapons and paranormal talents.

Delgado, a pyromancer and heavy weapons expert, can unleash a parasitic flame spirit to incinerate nearby enemies and wields a 7.62 caliber mini-gun. Black possesses astonishing telekinetic powers, which let her guide bullets fired from her customized XM-110 sniper rifle with pinpoint accuracy through multiple targets. Church, a blood scribe, casts powerful wards, enchantments and banishments through the ritual of drawing her own blood, and also comes equipped with a customized Nodachi katana for ruthless melee attacks.

Only by combining the unique paranormal abilities of the Jericho squad will gamers survive this hellish nightmare and inch closer to discovering the truth behind the evil rooted in Al-Khali. Right from the beginning of the Clive Barker’s Jericho demo, players face a vicious onslaught from an army of grotesque crusader-era warriors. These twisted and tormented enemies, with armor fused to their rotting flesh and limbs replaced with axes and swords, are powerful, shocking realizations of monsters spawned straight from the mind of Clive Barker.

The full version of Clive Barker’s Jericho is due on stores October 23 on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Check back at that time for our full review.

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