London, UK (November 9th 2004) - Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced that Joint Ops: Escalation, the eagerly awaited expansion pack to the large-scale multiplayer FPS title Joint Ops: Typhoon Rising, will be premiered at Multiplay's i22 LAN gaming event, which is taking place at Newbury Racecourse from the 12th-15th November.
Set against a backdrop of South East Asia that includes Airports, Radar Tracking Stations and Rocket launch facilities, Joint Ops: Escalation once more enlists players to take part in intense large-scale modern FPS combat, in games of up to 150 players online.
As the battles shift to different locations, players can choose from a total of 44 weapons and 37 vehicles as they enter the fray: Attack Choppers Battle Tanks, and Dirt Bikes make their debut and players will also be able to make airborne insertions into hot zones via Parachute.
NovaLogic and organisers, Multiplay, are giving gamers the chance to participate in exclusive Joint Ops: Escalation tournaments held during the event and will be handing out prizes to the winners, which will include special Joint Ops: Escalation merchandise.
For further details of the event and to register please visit http://www.multiplay.co.uk/i22
Joint Ops is the only FPS to allow players to participate in mammoth 150 player battles with no subscription fee, more than double the player hosting capability of any other FPS. Incorporating maps of up to 50 km sq for large-scale conflict, Joint Ops also fully supports squad play with its smaller scale squad maps, that provide a concentrated cluster of respawn battle points, to provide excellent close quarter battle environments. Along with a full 24-hour day/night cycle and over 29 different land, sea and air vehicles to control, Joint Ops represents a huge leap forward for online multiplayer FPS games.
Joint Ops: Typhoon Rising is in stores now for the PC, and the expansion pack
Joint Ops: Escalation will be available on Nov 26h 2004 for PC.
Founded in 1985, NovaLogic Inc. is a developer and global publisher of games for the PC, PlayStation® game console and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and XboxTM video game system. Based in Calabasas, California, the company's European arm, NovaLogic Ltd., has its offices in London, UK. Key game franchises include Delta Force®, Delta Force® - Black Hawk Down®, Joint OperationsTM, Comanche® and F-22 Lightning®. For more information go to http://www.novalogic.com/
About Multiplay and the i-series
Multiplay UK was incorporated in February 1997 as an event management company specialising in gaming events known as "LAN parties". Enjoying tremendous success and growth over the intervening years, the family-run company now regularly holds events known as the i-series, with in excess of 1000 attendees, making them by far the biggest organiser of these events in the UK.
In 2002 Multiplay UK launched their online gaming service, the success of which has been beyond all expectations. Multiplay UK is now one of the leading providers of online gaming services in Europe.
The i-series events are currently by far the largest LAN gaming events in the UK. Started in November 1999 with just 200 players, they have rapidly escalated to 1000+ players and feature gamers from all over the UK and Europe in attendance. The i-series brings together like-minded gamers in a social and fun atmosphere, and allows players to experience multiplayer games as they're meant to be played using a high speed LAN.
Whether someone has just bought their first game or they are a gaming professional, the i-series has something for them. See http://www.multiplay.co.uk/ for more information.
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