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Spellbound's tactical action Western on sale this week in North America.

New York, NY April 9, 2009, - - Viva Media announced the release of Helldorado today, a tactical-action strategy game set in the old Wild West. Viva Media CEO Carlo Voelker commented, “This is a rich and detailed strategy game complete with exciting action and a thrilling storyline. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed.”

Helldorado was developed by Spellbound. The developer is well-known for excellence in its prior western-themed games, Desperados and Desperados 2.

1883, SANTA FE. Peace in this town has been shattered by a shocking kidnapping. Gather your men and ride on a series of challenging missions to stop treacherous, marauding outlaws in this story of nasty blackmail and revenge. The cast of characters include John Cooper, Kate O’Hara, Doc McCoy, Sam Williams, Pablo Sanchez, and Hawkeye. Capture a train a load of loot, dodge through saloon fights, a jail-break, and shoot-outs! The stage is set for this Wild West Adventure. Will you live to tell the tale?

Welcome to Helldorado. Is your trigger finger twitching yet?

At a glance:

-Quickly start the action by playing the exciting tutorial

-More than one way to play... Play it your way... or all ways

-60 different enemies with tactical behavior driven by our advanced AI system

-Multi-character game play: Play as 6 different characters, each with different specialist skills, abilities, and weaponry.

-3 levels of difficulty

-Movie Mode: Record your heroic deeds!

-Wild West: Experience truly authentic Wild

West locations on the PC, from a stormy train robbery to bloody sunsets and beautiful old New Orleans, and more.

-Technology: Switch between tactical view & actions view seamlessly, Bloom and HDR rendering, nVidia PhysX technology

-Weapons and Equipment: 6 shooter pistol, shotguns, rifle, bow and arrow, derringer, knifes, tomahawks and other weapons found in an 1880’s arsenal.

About Viva Media:

Viva Media LLC is a privately owned company in New York that is dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of more than 100 multimedia titles boasts over 100 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include Grand Ages Rome, the wildly popular Crazy Machines series, the Learn to Play Chess series based on the world’s #1 chess software engine, and renowned car racing simulation games such as GTR2 and GTR Evolution.


About Spellbound:

Spellbound Entertainment AG is one of the longest existing independent Game Developers in Germany. The company with its Headquarters in Kehl stands for highly acclaimed computer games since 1994. Spellbound got known internationally for the successful game series Desperados and Airline Tycoon. Spellbound is registered developer for all recent console platforms and currently developing ArcaniA – A Gothic Tale.



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