Leading videogame publisher,
Konami Digital Entertainment - America, a
division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced it
has shipped Lifeline(tm) for the
PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system to retail outlets
nationwide. The latest in a series of Konami titles to make
innovative use of peripheral devices (Dance Dance Revolution(tm),
Karaoke Revolution(tm)), Lifeline breaks new ground
as the first voice controlled action-adventure game for any console.
"Bringing voice recognition into
gaming, Lifeline offers players an experience
unlike anything seen or heard before," said Rob Goff, product
manager, Konami Digital Entertainment -
America. "Not only will players guide the main
character, Rio, through intense battles with ferocious creatures,
but they will actually have to interact and build trust with Rio
through verbal communication."
Lifeline takes players to a
futuristic space station hotel where they will find themselves
trapped in the structure's control room after a massive attack. The
only sign of life is the mysterious woman named Rio
- voiced by Kristen Miller of syndicated TV hit
She Spies - with whom players
must use verbal communication to solve the mystery of the attack and
save themselves from certain death.
When stepping into the control
room, voice commands such as "shoot and
reload," "dodge to the right,"
"look behind you," and countless others will come in
handy as players battle with a variety of deadly creatures and solve
puzzles that require fast thinking. Lifeline
utilizes unprecedented voice technology and
any USB headset microphone to recognize more than 5,000 words and