Do you like acronyms? Sure, we all do. So it's with much E.X.C.I.T.E.M.E.N.T. that we relay word via BigDownload that GCS Game World's follow-up to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, Call of Pripyat, has been scheduled for February 2010 release by publisher bitComposer. It'll be one of the very first DirectX 11 games, but don't tell that to the mutated creep in the above image -- we're pretty sure he/she/it no longer has ears.

B.T.W. we hope you've found this F.Y.I. helpful, F.W.I.W.

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