ORIGIN Systems® takes the Privateer® gaming experience to a new frontier with its first European
Privateer: The Darkening creates a new dimension in the Privateer universe by offering SVGA
graphics and sophisticated gameplay including several hours of live action video. The Darkening is
expected to ship during the holiday season on CD-ROM.
Privateer: The Darkening adopts and enhances the superlative gameplay of the original Privateer,
ORIGIN's award-winning space exploration/action game which shipped in 1993. Choose for yourself
whether you're in the mood to trade goods, be a scout, bounty hunter, escort, courier or
reconnaissance agent. Up to 18 different ships and a wide variety of technology upgrades let you
decide which ship can carry the advantages and weapons you'll need in your new career. Hire
wingmen and cargo ships to help you blaze a trail across the galaxy as you take on hundreds of
As in all ORIGIN Interactive Movies you take control of the lead character, in this case Lev Arris
(Clive Owen), and guide him through a multitude of adventuresand missions. Its Origins most
action-packed interactive movie to date!
Privateer: The Darkening features a top-of-the-line cast starring noted European actors John Hurt,
David Warner, Jurgen Prochnow and Clive Owen, as well as American actor Christopher Walken.
Filming for The Darkening took place over a six-week period last summer at the famed Pinewood
Studios outside of London.
The Storyline: Lev Arris awakens from cryogenic storage, a coldsleep that might have lasted for as
long as ten years. He was allegedly suffering from a disease for which (10 years ago) there was no
cure. His pod has been pulled from the wreckage of a star-freighter called Canera, which was
mysteriously attacked by ships of an unknown origin. He has lost his memory and is now faced with
rediscovering his identity by interacting with dangerously devious and sinister characters, some
of whom are out to kill him. Arris must endure a roller-coaster journey of bribery, corruption,
deception and violence. However, the decisions you make will decide his plight.