O~3 Unveils Holiday Lineup
Indie Publisher Heads Into Holidays With Five New Games on Three Platforms
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SANTA CLARA, CA (November 22, 2004) O~3 Entertainment, an interactive entertainment publishing and distribution company, heads into its first holiday shopping season with a full slate of games for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCubeTM, and PC.
"This time last year we didn't even exist and now we're shipping a pretty nice lineup to retail in time for the holidays," stated Bill Gardner, CEO of O~3. "Our mission is to find the best independently developed games in the world, and bring them to market, and we are well on our way to fulfilling that goal."
"The PC is the hot gaming platform of this year's holiday season," said Bill Rehbock, general manager of content development at NVIDIA. "O~3 Entertainment's holiday line-up shows its dedication to advancing the PC as a gaming platform. By seeking out and nurturing quality content from the independent game development community, O~3 is taking the kind of risks the industry needs to continue to deliver compelling and varied gaming experiences across platforms."
Alien Hominid (PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCubeTM)
Critics are raving about Alien Hominid, the debut console title from O~3 Entertainment and developer The Behemoth. It is an evolution of classic 2D side-scrolling platform shooters, blending old school play mechanics with stunning hand drawn graphics. Born on the internet in 2002, a prototype version of Alien Hominid has become one of the most downloaded games of all time, with over seven and a half million downloads from the entertainment portal www.newgrounds.com, the first of hundreds of websites now mirroring the prototype.
While joy riding in its new spaceship, Alien Hominid crash lands in front of FBI headquarters, and narrowly escapes with only its alien hide. Alien Hominid must find its spaceship and get off this rock before its vicious human enemies find it and cart it off to Area 51. Along the way A.H. relies on its deadly melee skills and advanced weapons to out smart the ever-cunning enemies who want to probe it for alien secrets.
D-Day has been designated by the "Normandie Mémoire" committee as the official game for the 60th anniversary commemoration of the Normandy landings. Developed by Digital Reality in association with Monte Cristo, D-Day challenges players to prepare troops for battle, create combat strategies, and execute one of the largest military invasions in wartime history.
D-Day drops players into the role of World War II Allied forces in the final drive to liberate Europe. Throughout three campaigns and 12 missions in single player mode, players must successfully plan and execute the turning points in the liberation of Europe. During the campaigns, players can call in the help of resistant forces to recon the landing areas, take advantage of the Allies' air power (bomber, glider, paratroopers), and stop the German forces' counter attacks.
The international hit Torrente is an irreverent, darkly comic action shooter developed in Madrid, Spain by Virtual Toys and based on the top-grossing films of the same name. Torrente is a sexist, drunk, and dirty cop who soon finds himself caught in the crossfire between drug cartels and the Mafia. Now he must blast his way through street thugs and hit men battling for control over Madrid's seedy underworld.
In missions ranging from Madrid to Marbella, Torrente must complete a variety of tasks such as escorting an important client, deactivating bombs, and protecting beauty queens, generally with chaotic and bloody results.
World Championship Tennis (PC)
Enter the world of professional tennis and become the champion you always dreamed of being! This revolutionary new title not only lets you hone your grand slam skills, you may import your own photo and actually become one of the players in the game. Enter the heat of competition, win money, and climb up the rankings.
The company will be making more announcements soon about upcoming titles in development for release next year.
About O~3 Entertainment
O~3 Entertainment is an interactive publishing and distribution company, established to bring to the retail marketplace dynamic videogames from independent studios located all over the world. The company has been founded by a group of highly experienced game industry veterans. O~3 Entertainment is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information visit www.o3entertainment.com.
Michael Meyers Public Relations