Minneapolis, MN – January 24, 2006 – Destineer Publishing's Bold label has announced today a global publishing agreement with Tripwire Interactive, winners of the NVIDIA $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal Contest, that will bring the highly-anticipated World War II first-person shooter: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 to PCs this March.
Based on the most highly-acclaimed mod ever made, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is now a full-featured, stand-alone World War II game that brings players to the frontlines of Eastern European combat during the height of World War II. Players choose from 28 infantry weapons or crew one of 14 detailed vehicles on the Russian Front between 1941-45. The combination of roles across more than one dozen maps, based on real-world locations and battles, allows Red Orchestra to finally achieve its goal of delivering a full first-person, World War II infantry and vehicle combat simulation.
Red Orchestra originally won the NVIDIA $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal Contest. Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is a new game, built on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 2.5, that introduces vastly new features and game play. Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 features 13 authentic environments, multiple battlefield responsibilities, 24 authentic weapons, and the most realistic soldier and tank models of any World War II shooter. A complete set of editing tools will be included for players to create custom modifications and levels.
"Bold is a publisher that shares our vision of pushing the boundaries of the First Person Shooter and Simulation genres and we are very pleased to be working with them to bring Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 to retail," said Tripwire Interactive President John Gibson.
"Red Orchestra contains an incredible amount of quality content and features and will be offered to consumers at a very aggressive price" said Bold CEO Paul Rinde. "Bold is pleased to offer a great game from such a talented developer."
Available in stores March 2006, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 will have an MSRP of $29.99. More information on Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 can be found at these sites:
Destineer develops and publishes commercial videogames for personal computers and videogame consoles, and it creates PC-based virtual training systems for military, intelligence and first-responder organizations. Destineer's games include top-sellers such as Close Combat: First to Fight and John Deere: American Farmer, and it publishes its games under the Destineer, MacSoft, Bold Games, and Atomic Games brands. Destineer is a privately-held corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. More information is available at Destineer's website: www.destineerstudios.com.
About Tripwire Interactive
Tripwire Interactive LLC was formed by the team that created the original Red Orchestra, the award-winning mod for Unreal Tournament 2004, in February 2005. Although the founders and staff of Tripwire have many individual game credits to their names, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is Tripwire's first independent title. Red Orchestra won Phases II, III and IV and the Grand Finals of the NVIDIA $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal Contest –every phase it was entered in!
With the fanbase doubling on every release, a further string of industry accolades and awards followed from PC Gamer, Computer Games Magazine, Gamespot DLX, Gamespy, ModDB and Fileplanet. After winning the respect of gaming industry luminaries, online gamers, and press members worldwide, Tripwire Interactive was incorporated to take the Red Orchestra franchise forward as a retail game. Comprised of many original development team members, Tripwire Interactive embodies the very essence of grass roots development, but with the professional talent and attitude of the industry's brightest.
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