The Matrix Online

Created by Monolith
Published by Sega

Release Date: Jan 18, 2005

Overview: In 2005, the Matrix will become a reality as gamers everywhere log into The Matrix Online to continue the saga of the Matrix movie trilogy.

Players of The Matrix Online (Mx0) will inhabit an enormous urban sprawl, which spreads for miles in all directions. There are subways, nightclubs, skyscrapers, and dark alleys that all seem normal on the surface, but beneath this pedestrian exterior, a secret war is being waged for the survival of humanity and machine alike. Here, you and many operatives like yourself, will determine who shall inherit the earth.

“The city environment looks perfect, which is to say it looks just like the movies. It has the same color palette, the same gritty look…”

“…Combat does look awfully cool. Theres a combination of kung fu, weapons combat, and hacker effects…”

“With thousands of players potentially dictating the direction of the story, who knows how it will end?”

Read about The Matrix Online in the July 2004 issue of Computer Games magazine. On sale June 8, 2004.

Gameplay Highlights

  • Dozens of weapons and dramatic martial arts maneuvers that capture the “wire fu” Matrix experience. Use devastating special moves and sneak attacks including breath-taking bullet-time effects that are intelligently generated based on player moves and tactics.
  • Plot lines by the creators of The Matrix continue the Matrix story where the movie trilogy leaves off and provide you with deep insight into the world of the Matrix.
  • The Matrix Online will engage you with special events, missions, and monthly story cinematics, all of which effect the action in the game.
  • A full Rich World cityscape environment with traffic, living neighborhoods and breathtaking skylines that immerse players in the most authentic Matrix MegaCity ever created (Using RichWorld technology™).
  • A robust mission system designed for maximum re-playability and depth. Players receive missions from familiar organizations in the Matrix, such as Zion and the Machines.
  • Authentic “Matrix style” clothing and character customization options allow players to live a virtual life that reflects the fashion of the Matrix movies.
  • Find, create, or trade Matrix “ability code” that provides incredible knowledge and skill to your character. Unlike other massively multiplayer games, ability code can be swapped out and exchanged like trading cards, providing unprecedented flexibility in the development of a character.
  • Players can tap into sources of “information” in the game to create or steal code fragments. Code can be used to create both special Matrix items and special abilities.