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UFO: AFTERLIGHT Release Date Announcement

UFO: Afterlight is the third game in the successful UFO strategy series from developers ALTAR GAMES, published by CENEGA PUBLISHING.

Building on the gameplay, tactics and storyline established in UFO: Aftermath and, more recently, UFO: Aftershock, the forthcoming UFO: Afterlight introduces an important collection of new features whilst developing upon its proven qualities.

As in the UFO prequels, UFO: Afterlight is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy. The player takes a commanding role, controlling the actions of elite ground troops, as well as the general directing, resource collecting and overall expansion of the home base.

While retaining the basic game mechanics that stay true to those of UFO: Aftershock, there are many additions and improvements in both the strategic and tactical elements of UFO: Afterlight. The action takes place on the planet Mars, bringing with it new threats and enemies. There is a wide scope for researching extensive technologies, manufacturing advanced weapons, and even changing planet conditions. All of this, plus smart scripting, a fresh graphical look and feel, a strong focus on RPG, and a deeper insight to the evolving storyline makes the game a unique challenge in mankind's battle for survival.

Releasing through Ascaron Entertainment in the UK, UFO: Afterlight (PC DVD-ROM) is due to hit retail shelves on 23rd February 2007.

About CENEGA PUBLISHING

CENEGA PUBLISHING s.r.o., as an established world publisher is dedicated to sourcing quality games for PC and console formats with a focus towards Central European developers.

CENEGA PUBLISHING, based in Prague in the Czech Republic, was founded in April 2002. In May 2005 1C Company, the largest distributor, publisher and developer of software and interactive products in Russia, CIS and the Baltic states, acquired 100 percent of Cenega Distribution Group and CENEGA PUBLISHING. The combined portfolio of 1C and Cenega will reach an impressive amount of over 60 titles in development for the PC and for consoles to be released in 2006-2007.

For more information about CENEGA PUBLISHING and its products visit www.cenega.com

For more information about 1C visit http://int.games.1c.ru

About ALTAR Games

ALTAR Games is a game developing company, controlled by private investors, based in Brno, Czech Republic. ALTAR Interactive is the developer of the critically acclaimed RTS Original War, puzzle game Fish Fillets and small squad tactical strategies UFO: Aftermath and UFO: Aftershock.

About Ascaron Entertainment

Ascaron Entertainment is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as DarkStar One, Patrician, ANSTOSS, Port Royale and SACRED.

Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh (Germany), and maintains development studios in Aachen and Berlin, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). The UK office provides a bespoke publishing, sales and marketing function to selected European Affiliate label partners. Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries and over 15 languages.

For further information about Ascaron Entertainment, please visit: http://www.ascaron.com

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