FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arctic Circle, Finland - (January 10th, 2010) - Lapland Studios in association with Elstree Studio Productions and Red 27 Films, today announced a new action/strategy game entitled “Julius Styles: The International” staring Wesley Snipes. It is set for release June 2011 exclusively on the AppStore and the new Mac App Store.
In a world of money, power, sex and murder, Julius Styles (Wesley Snipes) is an international “Facilitator” a man whose unique talents make him a valuable commodity.
The game will combine action with a puzzle based format. Wesley Snipes explains: “This project was inspired by my desire to bring my Art of War, Murder at 1600 and Passenger 57 characters into the game world. Julius Styles will offer something for both the mind game strategist and the kick -ass special ops warrior lover.”
“This game will expand on the cool, sexy, diverse sometimes scary, and often bizarre world and people I’ve had the pleasure to spend time with.”
“I love games that challenge my mind and reflexes. Julius Styles pits your street knowledge survival skills with your academic intellect and spiritual intuition. The feature film is going to be a blast!” he concludes.
Ilkka Immonen, CEO of Lapland Studios adds: “This collaboration has already proven to be awesome, we’re very excited with Julius Styles and we have big plans for the future! We aim to bring gamers several stories of Julius Styles, several experiences on several different platforms. It should be a wicked journey! Our goal is to deliver a unique game experience unlike anything on the market today.”
Alison Semenza, President of Red 27 Films, who has also worked with Mr. Snipes on three feature films added: “Wesley has always proven to be able to create cutting edge brands, and he continues to push the envelope into all mass media formats. This is an exciting new step.”
Warren Derosa Co-CEO of Elstree Studio Productions concludes: "We are all fully committed to Julius Styles and fully support Mr Snipes who remains first and foremost one of the worlds biggest action stars and will make Julius Styles a must have game."
Mr Snipes will also be involved in the production of the game through his company, Maandi Media Entertainment.
Julius Styles will initially be an AppStore exclusive with the first episode being released June 2011. Later it will expand to Xbox live, Playstation Network, WiiWare and Android Market.
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