Black Skies Announced for Playstation 2
(May 18, 2001)
IROCKInteractive has announced plans to bring a new game, Inspired
by Ozzy Osbourne, to the Playstation 2 by the end of this year
titled Ozzys Black Skies. The video game will transport
players to an edgy fantasy world created from the music and imagery
of the Ozzy Osbourne. A 3D flight combat game, Ozzys Black
Skies is a flying-action creature experience. Featuring single
player mission-based gameplay and multiplayer battles, players
maneuver 24 fantasy dragon beasts through intense action and furious,
fast-paced gameplay in dozens other worldly environments.
Black Skies focuses on aerial combat where the player rides large
flying beasts such as dragons, griffons, demons and other fantasy
creatures. The gameplay sensation is quite different from piloting
a plane or machine, instead the feel and motions are organic and
simulate riding a living, breathing creature. Each beast offers
different flight characteristics, energy consumption and special
abilities. Players will build a stable of creatures as the game
progresses and will select equipment and weaponry to match. Mounted
on their steeds, players perform maneuvers such as turns, dives,
climbs, glides, hovers, and even swooping attacks to pick up and
drop ground objects.
empire of Fraewyn, in the land of Ozz, a king named Ozzy ruled
with a firm yet respected hand. Thus begins the player on
an epic journey through a mythological kingdom unfolding in three
intertwining timelines. The player competes for victory in missions
for three distinct factions; each led by a warrior alter ego of
King Ozzy. The tale has three endings and spans over 30 missions
through expansive environments. In the beginning each character
starts out as a young man, and over the course of the campaign
grows and changes into a powerful warrior with magical endowments.
The ultimate Ozzys include:
- the son of a lord and lady, is the reincarnation of King Ozzys
virtuous side. He is on a crusade to rid Ozz of those that oppose
his beloved kingdom.
- born of a respected sorceress, he is the embodiment of King
Ozzys scientific and magical inquisitiveness as he leads
the Chrysalis campaigns.
- fathered by Mortalvis, the reincarnation of King Ozzys
evil side, he is filled with bitter hatred for all living things
and wages wars under the Pariah campaigns.
themes of Ozzy Osbournes music inspired Ozzys Black
Skies game concept with its fantasy creatures, warrior characters,
and other worldly environments. Through it all, the music of Osbourne
reflects the pace and mood of gameplay situations.
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