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New Maelstrom multiplayer demo now available for download

Experience the destructive strategy action of Maelstrom, the RTS title from KDV Games, in the new multiplayer PC playable demo now available to download from www.codemasters.com/maelstrom

With organic bases, terraforming and totally destructible environments, the new demo enables players to sample two new multiplayer maps; also playable in single-player mode.

In the first two-player map, "Top of the Hill", players command either the resourceful Remnants or the fearless Hai-Genti alien force in a race to destroy the opposition enemy base. The first to the summit controls the water pump at the top of the hill so strategic terraforming and dam building will be crucial for the Remnants to save their base from possible flooding by the aquatic aliens.

The second four-player map, "Lair of the Devil", enables players to again compete as either the human guerrilla fighting Remnants or the collective hive-mind of the Hai-Genti aliens. This map is a barren and volcanic vision of the future, one of the 14 multiplayer maps available in the full game.

Developed by KDV Games, Maelstrom is published by Codemasters and is now available for PC. To sample the action in the demo, or view the gameplay videos, visit www.codemasters.com/maelstrom

ABOUT MAELSTROM

In the space of fifty years, Earth changed from a planet on cusp of a challenging future to a world a breath away from lifelessness and plunged into an apocalyptic time of ecological disaster, global warfare and the meltdown of human civilization. This is the time of the Maelstrom. In this ravaged world, the planet's dwindling resources have divided what remains of mankind in two: the urban freedom fighting 'Remnants' and the technologically advanced 'Ascension'. Now they must wage war against a new threat, the invasion of a savage alien race, the Hai-Genti, and each other in a desperate struggle for supremacy and survival. Through the game's missions, take command from different viewpoints and employ faction-specific tactics and weaponry to achieve your objectives. Complete with the ability to terraform landscapes and transform units, Maelstrom provides gamers with the power to harness the forces of nature in the most frantic, destructive, action-packed RTS game yet.

A stunning mix of action-packed RTS missions set in a totally destructible and immaculately realised environments. A devastated future Earth becomes the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival against alien invaders. Through the game, players control each of the game's three factions - the Remnants, Ascension and the alien Hai-Genti - each with unique identities, strengths and tactics. Modify the terrain and use the elements as a strategic weapon. Create valleys, carve out lakes, freeze water, melt ice, create tornadoes and even control the wind. Characters grow experience and level up with new abilities as you progress through the game. Intense, addictive six player multiplayer gameplay with different modes and online ranking.

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