|Before there was Man; before
there was Earth; before there was PLANET
MOON; there was the Island:
a massive fragment of shattered planet
hurtling through space.
One would immediately think, asteroid, at such a
description, but this is
by no means a dead piece of rock. Even from a
distance its radiant colors
and surrounding waterfalls distinguish it as an
anomaly amidst the dark
void of space. Around it, decayed and splintered
asteroids linger, like wailful
ghosts, jealous of a true beauty they will never
On this Eden wanders the
solitary giant, Kabuto. As far back as he can
remember this has been his
home. From whence he came he does not know,
apart from one obscure clue
in the form of the serial number, "001,"
imprinted on his stomach.
He sits alone and longs for company, but the only
thing that has descended
from the skies, or landed upon the shores is
death and destruction. He
now trusts no one, and guards the only thing
that has been constant for
him -- the island, his home. And woe betide
anyone who now sets foot
In the surrounding seas there
are a band of survivors called the Sea
Reapers. These women once
ruled the island until they were forced to flee
by their own creation: Kabuto.
He had originally been created as a
protector against alien
threats. At first Kabuto obeyed, but as time went by
he became conscious of his
pain, his loneliness, himself. His solitude drove
him to madness, and he turned
on the Sea Reapers, decimating their
numbers, and forcing the
remainder back to their watery origins. Out of this
weakness arose a new leader,
the Sea Reaper Queen.
Badly damaged from their
latest battle in space, the Meccaryn spaceship
limps toward the closest
landmass capable of supporting life, the Island.
From orbit they scan for
any possible threat. There is none, for on this
chunk of large but beautiful
rock there exists only the most primitive of life
forms. Perfect! Time for
repairs. Taking to their landing crafts they begin
their descent into a world
that holds their only chance of survival and,
unbeknownst to them, a place
where they will face Hell itself. Now, don't
let their slight frame fool
you. Once encased in their large body armor they
are ready for anything or,
at least, feel they are. They love a fight, and
over time have learnt how
to best protect themselves when going up
against the ethereal sea-women,
or that rather large giant who dominates
the Island. They must travel
in numbers and watch their backs. This
teamwork has been the key
to their survival, allowing them to hunt for their
much-needed fuel and resources.
The conflict takes place
on an exotic world hidden in the heart of a vast
The Sea Reapers, the Meccaryn,
and the Giant Kabuto, are fighting for
control of the world for
very different reasons.
Kabuto, created by the Sea
Reapers to defeat the Meccaryns, has gained
He now fights to control
the island and retain his independence.
The Sea Reapers, once the
dominant race, have escaped to the seas to
retake their home from the
invading Meccaryns and great Kabuto.
The Meccaryns, a space-faring
race, are in need of a strategic place to
complete repairs on their
vehicles and desire not to share the land.
* Music by Mark Snow, of
* From the team that created
MDK, Giants will take you to bizarre new worlds combining
3D arcade action, incredible
graphics, strategic thinking, and a back-squeak of twisted
* Eat, burn, drown, kidnap,
and bury your victims!
* Play as three different
species, each with unique strengths, weaknesses, and weapons.
* Kabuto - Standing well
over 10 times the height of any other race, Kabuto, the giant,
can swallow opponents whole
but must keep his feet firmly on land.
* Sea Reapers - Unpredictable,
spiritual beings with the ability to foresee attacks, traverse
the seas, and conjure up
* Meccaryns - Taking to the
sky, the Meccaryns possess technological might and sheer
strength in numbers to devastate
* Use the island natives
to create weapons, vehicles, and traps, or just use them as an
energy source (you know,
* Manipulate the landscape
to create obstacles that the enemy cannot pass. Destroy the
ground under your enemies'
* Take your creations and
experiences from level to level to aid in future battles.
* Continue the battle through
30 original worlds to prove your dominance.
* Variable difficulty levels
keeps Giants challenging and adds to the replay value.