New revolutionary RTS set to be in stores, starting Q2 2008
• Publisher: Playlogic International
• Developer: Black Sea Studios
Amsterdam, 25 April 2008– Today, Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq OTC: PLGC.OB), an independent worldwide publisher of entertainment software, announced that it has acquired the right to publish the Real Time Strategy game WorldShift for PC from the German Publisher Black Inc – a label of RTL Games. Playlogic will release WorldShift starting Q2 2008.
A DARK FUTURE LIES AHEAD
In the 21st century, earth has been hit by a mysterious huge dark object called ‘Shard Zero’. It released a plague that disrupted the very nature of space and life. WorldShift is set thousands of years later, when our civilization is no more than a fading myth. The remnants of Human civilisation developed a new culture and now live in 5 mega-cities, struggling every day for the precious resources they need to survive. The rest of Earth is populated by the Tribes, successors of early humans that were affected by the Plague.
A NEW TAKE ON STRATEGY
WorldShift is a next-gen cyber-fantasy RTS game designed to be immersive and intuitive. It offers fierce encounters all around the Earth and a fascinating story uncovering ancient secrets about the true nature of the Shard and the Plague. But also, WorldShift introduces many features new to the genre, like modifiable factions, unique cooperative multiplayer gameplay, and more.
ITEMS, RELICS AND THE ABILITY GRID
In WorldShift, there are no technology trees featuring hundreds of upgrades; instead, WorldShift allows the players to discover and acquire a vast number of items and powerful relics that they can use to freely change their gameplay and preferred tactics and to surprise their foes. The players will gather items as they fight their opponents and as rewards for completing missions. But to discover the most powerful relics, they must form teams with their most trusted friends and embark on deadly missions where it is difficult to survive and where the real challenges await.
• Immersive single player campaign
• Fast and furious multiplayer modes
• Thousands of items and powerful relics to collect
• Use items and relics to build your own tactics
• The best cooperative, player-vs-environment gameplay ever made in RTS game
• Random maps for infinite exploration
• Unique blend of post apocalyptic setting, hi-tech and primitive
• Epic, dangerous missions with great rewards
• 3 playable races
Pierre Thiercelin, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer of Playlogic: “We are very pleased with this deal as WorldShift is a fantastic game that incorporates new features and gameplay elements that have not been seen before in an RTS. We have much confidence in this title and are proud to have it in our portfolio.”
Holger Strecker, Managing Director RTL Games: “WorldShift is this year's first and most important product for our Black Inc label, and it has been designed to appeal to an International market. With Playlogic, we are confident to have found a partner that shares our vision, and who will tap into their sales and marketing expertise to make WorldShift an International success. ”
For more info about WorldShift please visit the official website:
ABOUT RTL GAMES:
RTL Games GmbH, a 100 subsidiary of RTL Interactive GmbH, has been managing all PC- and console game activities for Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland since August 1, 2007. The company, who’s headquarter is located in Cologne/Germany, publishes PC- and console games for various types of gamers, focusing mainly on arcade- and casual games appealing to the mass market. In addition, RTL Games publishes selected titles for fans of adventure-, fantasy- and RPG games. RTL Games is aiming to offer games for PC as well as all console platforms. RTL Games activities are concentrated in three distinctive labels: Games with a direct relation to TV content as well as family games are published under the RTL Playtainment label. The RTL Sports brand features successful sports games. The Black Inc. label is focusing on fans of adventures as well as fantasy and RPG games, targeting core gamers with complex, high quality premium titles. For more information, please visit http://www.rtlgames.de
Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. is an independent publisher of entertainment software for PCs, consoles, handhelds, mobile devices, and other digital media. Playlogic distributes its products worldwide through all available channels, online and offline. Playlogic, who currently has approximately 75 employees, is listed on the OTCBB under the symbol "PLGC" and is headquartered in New York and Amsterdam. Its internal game development studio is based in Breda (The Netherlands).
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Playlogic publishes quality games, working with leading technology to produce digital entertainment from concept to finished product. Playlogic plans to publish 20 titles during 2008.
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