BASINGSTOKE, England (September 24th 2004) - International software publisher DEEP SILVER continue to sign new and innovative tiles for their ever increasing 2005 gaming portfolio. Following the recent announcements of the February launch of X²: The Return from EgoSoft and the development of Heart of Empire, from renowned UK team Deep Red, DEEP SILVER are delighted to add another title to what is becoming a 'star studded' first quarter. Except this game has turned out to be a load of old 'SCRAP' ......
Deep Silver are pleased to announce the UK release of American McGee's highly anticipated game, Scrapland. Working with development team Mercury Steam, Executive Producer American McGee (Doom, Doom 2, Alice in Wonderland) has injected his own unique blend of creativity into the character development and dialogue of Scrapland, elevating the game play into a true entertainment experience. A deeply immersive 3rd person 3D action/adventure, Scrapland sets players in a bizarre robotic world made of scrap parts. Scheduled for release January 2005, Scrapland will be the 1st release for Deep Silver on the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, priced at £39.99. The game will also be available on PC CD ROM at £29.99.
"I knew I wanted to be involved with this project the moment I met with Mercury Steam and saw the game," said American McGee, Executive Producer for Scrapland. "Scrapland has an extremely unique free-form style of play that capitalizes on the success of games like GTA3, yet takes the action one step further."
"The Deep Silver label is about finding innovative games," said Craig McNicol, Managing Director of Deep Silver's parent KOCH Media, "X² and Singles certainly made a mark in 2004 and established us as an international publishing label. Scrapland fits perfectly into the Deep Silver portfolio as a title that redefines the gaming experience."
Published by DEEP SILVER, developed by MERCURY STEAM and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA in the UK, Germany and Italy, American McGee's Scrapland launches in the UK, January 2005, priced at £39.99 for Microsoft XBOX and £29.99 for PC CD ROM.
For more information on Scrapland, visit the official website at: www.scrapland.com
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ABOUT DEEP SILVER:
Deep Silver is the recently established games publishing division of KOCH Media. The label launched in 2003 with a policy of recruiting passionate gamers to work closely with International developers and publishers to bring groundbreaking and creative projects to market. Recent launches include the award winning X2: The Threat along with the innovatively quirky; Singles: Flirt up your Life. For further information on DEEP SILVER and their upcoming products, visit www.deepsilver.net
ABOUT MERCURY STEAM ENTERTAINMENT:
MercurySteam is one of the most relevant independent game developers established in Spain, formed by enterprising and committed people with years of experience in the sector. What moves them is the passion for videogames as a sign of our times and mixture of cutting edge technology and the most avant-garde creativity.
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