Guildford, UK. – Nov. 11, 2010 – EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced an exclusive agreement with independent developer, Vanguard Games, to publish the new dual-analogue shooter, Gatling Gears TM . From the team that created the award-winning Greed Corp, comes the new game Gatling Gears, set within the same Mistbound universe featuring signature elements like collapsing land, walker units and warring factions, but now with twin-stick shooter controls and a new hero, Max Brawley. In this eclectic steampunk setting, players fill the air with lead as they try to defeat a monopolistic corporation that is depleting the world of its natural resources. Gatling Gears will launch on Xbox LIVE ® Arcade, PlayStation ® Network and PC in Spring 2011.
Martin de Ronde, Chief Commercial Officer of Vanguard Games, commented, “It is very exciting to be part of an indie studio again, and bringing best practices from my experience at Guerrilla Games to the development of downloadable games. We feel Gatling Gears is a great representation of what our incredibly talented team is capable of and we can’t wait to bring this game to market together with a strong publisher like EA Partners.”
“When Vanguard Games first showed us Gatling Gears, it was clear we were looking at a best-in-class title developed by people who are passionate about making fun, accessible games,” said Jamil Moledina, Outreach Director, Business Development at EA Partners. “Given our strategy of partnering with the top developers in the world, we are very excited to work with Vanguard as they advance the classic twin-stick shooter genre with new gameplay and beautiful visuals.”
Gatling Gears will be available for the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 ® videogame and entertainment system and the PC. For more information on Vanguard Games, visit their website at www.vanguardgames.net, and follow the development team on Twitter at www.twitter.com/vanguard_eg.
About Vanguard Games
Vanguard Games is a developer of downloadable online games for premium gaming platforms. Founded in March 2010, its mission is to create new types of online games by combining the best elements of online gaming with the hallmarks of high-end console gaming.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS TM , EA TM , EA Mobile TM and POGO TM . In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.eagames.co.uk/press.
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