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Shadowgrounds Web Site is a Beacon for All Fans!

Montreal, Canada. April 6, 2006 - Game publisher, Meridian4 and game developer, Frozenbyte are thrilled to announce that the official Shadowgrounds web site has all new content in preparation for the North American release on April 25th.

The update consists of various changes to the website structure and includes new information on many areas of the game, including new character briefs and a sneak peek at the upcoming Level Editor. Gamers can also read more about the Co-Op Mode, which was included at the very latest possible moment as an extra bonus to fans. Four screenshots showing the co-operative multiplayer mode in action are also released and on display on the web site.

"I'm glad we managed to add the Co-Op Mode to Shadowgrounds, even if it is only on the same computer, because it's so much fun and the screenshots definitely support this," said Frozenbyte CEO, Lauri Hyvarinen, and continued: "In the coming weeks there will be more updates to the website, as we prepare the Level Editor for release."

The official Shadowgrounds website is located at www.shadowgroundsgame.com

Shadowgrounds will be available in North American retail stores and online after April 25th at a suggested retail price of $29.99. This title has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information about the North American release of Shadowgrounds go to www.meridian4.com or visit the official web site.

About Shadowgrounds

Shadowgrounds is an epic sci-fi game that blends addictive old school gameplay and modern technology creating one big, nasty alien-battling carnage festival. Played from a top-down perspective, Shadowgrounds give you full control over the battlefield and features a devastating arsenal of weapons, realistic and sometimes hair-raising lighting effects and tons of monsters to shoot, slice, electrocute and even flame broil!

  • Upgrade weaponry with powerful modifications
  • Face enormous monsters in boss battles
  • Destructible environment allows players to wreak havoc with their arsenal
  • Visit many exciting locations, including a secret military base and the alien-infested colony New Atlantis
  • Fight side-by-side with NPC allies against the massive alien hordes
  • Check security cameras and computer logs to investigate alien origins
  • Realistic lighting with gameplay effects bring the aliens out of the shadows
  • Enjoy horrifying sound effects and a thrilling music soundtrack made exclusively for Shadowgrounds
  • Powered by Frozenbyte's incredible 3D engine!


2-4 PLAYER CO-OP MULTIPLAYER! - 2-4 players can play the co-operative mode on the same computer to maximize the destruction.

About Frozenbyte

Frozenbyte is an independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2001, the company is out to show the world that dedication, hard work and innovation can still deliver inspiring games. Highly-anticipated Shadowgrounds is Frozenbyte's first commercial game and has already received much critical acclaim in Finland and Germany, where the game was released in November 2005.

About Meridian4

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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