THQ has announced that STALKER, the much-anticipated FPS-hybrid, has been shipped. From the press-release:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl gives gamers unprecedented freedom to explore the devastated exclusion zone that surrounds the Chernobyl power plant following a second apocalyptic explosion. It is now available at retail outlets nationwide for the suggested price of $39.99.
We thank Atrokkus for the tip, and also for doing an excellent translation of an interview with Anton Bolshakov, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. project leader, on CRPG.RU From the interview:
Each character follows his own life cycle: stalkers roam the Zone, carry out certain tasks, rest, sleep and eat. Monsters hunt, eat, sleep, rest, migrate and fight for their lives.