Some gameplay footage from Postal 3 has been released, showing off the sure-to-be controversial open-world shooter. In development at Running With Scissors and Akella, the game is due out on PC and Xbox 360 by the end of the year, with an eventual PS3 release as well.
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If you actually liked the music in Postal, the outrageously controversial game series from Running With Scissors, then you are in luck. The company has announced the “Music to go Postal by” music CD that features the orchestrations from the two games in the franchise.
“I never had any intention of releasing a music CD,” admitted RWS conductor Vince Desi. “It was purely the result of long-time fan demand and an interest on the part of musicians from around the world who were musically inspired by our games and expressed themselves in the widest possible range of musical styles.”
The CD features the musical talent of Martin Leung aka the Video Game Pianist, the Russian group Brizgy, PH8, Jesus Loves Junkies and more. It retails for $10 on the company’s website.
Postal 3 has already been announced for PC and Xbox 360, and a film is being directed by the atrociously bad Uwe Boll as you read this. The movie is due out sometime next year.
If you thought Postal couldn’t get any worse, you were wrong. Damn wrong. Running with Scissors, the guys behind the legendary series, has announced that Postal Holiday Fudge Pack, proving that there can be bad taste in naming game compilations.
It doesn’t stop there: their press release is full of innuendo that screams like a seven-year old in your face. Vince Desi, the company’s CEO, doesn’t care if you were “naughty or nice”… he wants everyone to share in some holiday fudge. If that wasn’t enough, he asks “What would Christmas be without Fudge?” Yeah, where would we be? The dark ages, perhaps.
Moving on, the compilation will feature the entire Postal saga, from the original 1997 game to the multiplayer-optional Postal 2: Share the Pain and Apocalypse Weekend. The pack will also contain the “soon to be legendary fan conversion” Eternal Damnation as well as the fan mod A Week in Paradise.
That’s not all: there will also be Extras – “bits and pieces” of Postal lore ranging from Postal Babes to “favorite video slices from the cutting room floor.”
Look for the Postal Fudge Pack this Holiday season. It will be available as a Windows/Linux/Mac hybrid DVD.
“Up yours and Happy Holidays from all of us at Running With Scissors!” wished a jolly Desi while hanging balls on his tree. “Just remember not to eat it all at once.”
Oh, Vince Desi, where would Postal be without you?
Bad games can be forgiven (and forgotten), but partnering with Uwe Boll to create a movie based on your one and only franchise is… I don’t have words for it. Anyways, to prove that they are still alive, Running With Scissors sent out a press release announcing Postal 3 for PC and Xbox 360.
The game will use the Source engine to deliver a “new and advanced technical level of social satire and politically incorrect virtual violence.”
“We started this series back in 1997,” recalled RWS CEO Vince Desi, “and while the franchise has grown into an international computer game sensation during that time, it has always been our goal to bring it to the videogame console marketplace. For many years I’ve been asked by gamers around the world when POSTAL will appear on console. I’m so proud to be able to answer our fans’ prayers.”
The game will include motion-captured performances by a wide array of celebrities, including Playboy Playmates, as well as a storyline that offers “vast latitude in terms of their behavior.” As expected, Postal 3 will have gamers once again don the role of the nameless “Postal Dude.”
Postal 3 is scheduled for release in 2008.