For Immediate Release
Montreal, Canada, April 23, 2007 - Game publisher Meridian4 and Elephant Games (formerly known as White Elephant) are thrilled to announce the signing of a North American publishing agreement for their third adaptation to their highly successful Action/Shooter franchise RIP; RIP3 - The Last Hero.
"We present another part of the RIP series - RIP3: The Last Hero which has lots of new features and changes. As before, we are really excited about having it published by Meridian4, and hope you will enjoy this game as well as the previous parts." said Elephant Games CEO, Pahmutov Andrey.
"We enjoyed playing RIP and RIP2 - Strike Back so much that it was just natural for us to publish RIP3. Also with all of the new features, new weapons, new characters and, of course; multiplayer, this third installment will have everyone hooked." said Steve Milburn, Director at Meridian4.
About RIP3 - The Last Hero
The game combines the dynamics of a hardcore shooter while preserving the elusive classic arcade appeal and never lets up on the intense action. Every level presents a new challenge, requiring you to not only prove your sharp-shooting, but to think and act tactically.
The terrain and environments must be employed to survive waves of adversaries, but since all in-game objects are destructible, you must think fast. Your hero will travel all over the world from the African jungle to the Arctic snow, through secret labs and bunkers, in the streets and skyscrapers of Metropolis city and also go into deep space using a hijacked spaceship.
100 levels of arcade shooting action
6 unique playable characters with varied and powerful skills to develop
A huge arsenal of destructive weaponry, each with 2 shooting modes
Capture and control military vehicles, including Tanks, Helicopters and Battle Turrets
Fully destructible battlefield - all the objects can be damaged and destroyed
Includes a space adventure minigame, where you pilot the Vostok-23 starship
12 Huge, challenging bosses evoke classic arcade gameplay
3 difficulty level settings to increase the intensity
Special bonuses and secrets are scattered throughout the game
Cooperative multiplayer for two players to battle against the enemy hordes
Multiplayer death-match for up to 6 players over LAN
RIP3 - The Last Hero will be available this quarter in retail and online for download. For more information, visit www.meridian4.com.
About Elephant Games
Elephant Games, founded in 2003, is a software company focused on developing games for the Windows and Macintosh platforms. They have thousands of fans both in Russia and abroad. Here are just a few of our notable accomplishments and awards:
At the end of 2003 their game Crazy Worms was released on "The Best Games of Russian Independent Developers - Time Out 5", a compilation disk published by MediaHouse.
In early 2005 they worked with one of the largest Russian game publishers, Akella, on the CD "White Elephant", creating a funny cartoon-style arcade game for the whole family.
Within five months of its initial release, Road Rush was downloaded and installed by more than 500,000 gamers across the globe.
In March 2006 the game RIP was voted Best Indie Game of the Month by PC Zone.
In August, 2006 the game RIP was released for retail in Russia and the countries of CIS with 1C with lots of positive feedback.
Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a partnership - a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.
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