It's Gold for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Anticipated sequel will hit the market soon

  A not-so-clear sky
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, will be released worldwide on the 5th of September this year, after going gold, according to GSC World Publishing and Deep Silver. This highly anticipated prequel to the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was initially slated for a late August release, but we all know that game developers generally tend to finish things a bit later. And a delay of just a couple of weeks is really not much.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a survival first person shooter (FPS) game for PC systems based on a 'what-if' scenario of the second Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. It is created as a warning to mankind against mindless play with technologies or, as some critics might see it, a reason to promote violence.

The game is set in 2011 and brings forth the events to have preceded the third campaign of Strelok to the Zone center. It introduces an alternative look on the events of the original game and allows you to try yourself out as a mercenary s.t.a.l.k.e.r. in search of your own path in the huge game world.

This new FPS game also comes with a new system of upgrades for weapons and armors, as well as an improved AI for NPCs and enemies, and it offers you the possibility to play and lead any game-world faction to victory. Also, there is a brand new animation engine implemented and you'll now have the chance to repair your weapons and armor. Put all these things together and you will know why we can hardly wait for this game to be released.

As you can see, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky has the potential to become a big hit if it manages to get a bugless release and do everything as promised. However, since the original title was not at all bad (but not very good, either) we have our doubts. Hopefully these will all vanquish when the game gets released.

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By    19 Aug 2008, 08:33 GMT