LOS ANGELES (August 22, 2007) - Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced WET, a seamless integration of intense gunplay, death-defying acrobatics and exciting swordplay, framed by breathtaking art direction and unparalleled animation quality.
Developed by A2M, WET tells the story of Rubi, an acrobatic gun-for-hire. When she agrees to help a wealthy man find and bring back his wayward son, all hell breaks loose and the tables are turned, as the man who hired her isn't who he appeared to be. Now Rubi's on the run, needing to find the man who left her for dead and leaving a massive body count in her wake.
In an adventure that spans three continents; WET will keep the adrenaline pumping from start to finish.
"The mix of guns, acrobatics and swords in the midst of non-stop action will undoubtedly ensure Rubi takes the title as the most exciting heroine ever in video games," said Martin Tremblay, president, Worldwide Studios, Sierra Entertainment. "WET is an exciting addition to Sierra Entertainment's original games portfolio."
WET features include:
Innovative 3rd person shooter gameplay: With her trusty twin custom made Colt Pythons, Rubi gracefully engages in amazing, cinematic high-body count gunplay against diverse and challenging enemies.
Acrobatics: Along with her guns, Rubi has an arsenal of death-defying acrobatic moves. Her incredible agility allows her to climb on ledges, slide under obstacles, swing on poles and run along walls.
Swordplay: Rubi's sword is an instrument for deadly close-quarter proximity attacks. Rubi will unleash a flurry of multi-staged stylized attack sequences.
A2M is one of Canada's foremost independent video game developers. Since 1992, A2M has created original concepts and developed games for leading video game publishers across all available platforms: portable, current generation and next generation. A2M employs over 430 people at its studio in Montreal. In 2006, A2M was the only Canadian company to simultaneously be ranked among The 50 Best Managed Companies and the Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50.
About Sierra Entertainment
Sierra Entertainment ( www.sierra.com), a global division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes innovative, high-quality interactive entertainment for videogame systems, handheld gaming devices and personal computers. Sierra Entertainment features a portfolio of titles based on original IP and popular licenses from industry-leading content partners, including F.E.A.R., Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon®, Scarface and Ice Age. Sierra Entertainment has four integrated internal studios providing creative talents
and development capabilities across multiple gaming genres: Radical Entertainment in Vancouver, B.C.; High Moon Studios in San Diego, CA; Massive Entertainment in Malmo, Sweden; and Swordfish Studios in Birmingham and Manchester, England.