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UFO: Aftershock Goes Gold!

Birmingham, UK - October 3rd, 2005: UFO: Aftershock is one of the major strategy and tactical game releases this year.

Now, after almost two years of development of this unique game by ALTAR Interactive, we are proud to announce that UFO: Aftershock has reached the Gold Master stage today, 3rd October 2005, with the press getting their hands on the Gold Master review version the same day. The game will officially release on Friday 21st October, 2005.

UFO: Aftershock follows on directly from one of the endings of its predecessor, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the alien scientists who attempt to engineer the planet into a giant living organism. The Council of Earth and their followers take refuge on an orbiting satellite prepared for them by the alien race, but not all the survivors of the original invasion are relocated.

The game starts many years later in their orbital home, with no sign of the aliens and a failing life support system - the player must find out what happened to the Earth and to those who were left behind on its surface, preparing for all manner of surprises along the way.

UFO: Aftershock is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy. The player controls the actions of elite ground troops, alongside the running and construction of an intricate network of interlinking bases from which to operate and expand the tactical maneuvers needed to succeed.

Main features:

  • Global strategy intertwined with tactical missions
  • Strategic resource and base management
  • Advanced tactical SAS (Simultaneous Action System) and RPG system
  • Encounters occur inside and outside structures, with a broad range of terrains and multi-level buildings
  • Amazing technologies and items to be researched and developed
  • All-new system of leveling up and training your troops
  • Fearsome new enemies and powerful allies
  • Diplomacy - an important strategic element
  • Strong storyline
  • Destroyable environment

UFO: Aftershock

Genre: Tactical Strategy

Format: PC DVD-ROM

Developer: ALTAR Interactive

Release Date: 21st October 2005 (PC)

Suggested Retail Price: 39,99 (PC)

System Requirements:

Minimum:

MS Windows® XP / 2000

Intel Pentium® III or AMD® Athlon 1.0 GHz

512MB RAM

nVidia® GeForceTM 5700 or ATI Radeon® 9500

MS DirectX® 9.0 compatible soundcard

4GB Hard Disk Space

DVD ROM

MS DirectX® 9.0c

Recommended:

MS Windows® XP

Intel Pentium® IV or AMD® Athlon 2.0 GHz

768MB RAM

nVidia® GeForceTM 6600 or

ATI Radeon® 9700 Pro

About Ascaron Entertainment

Ascaron Entertainment GmbH 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 it has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Vermeer, Port Royale and SACRED.

Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh and it maintains a development studio in Aachen (Germany) as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries. In 2004, the overall sales volume including proprietary brand franchises significantly exceeded one million units. For further information about Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, please visit http://www.ascaron.com

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 2005-2007.

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

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

® 2005 CENEGA PUBLISHING. All rights reserved. Other products and company names mentioned herein maybe trademarks of their respective owners.

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For further information:

Ruth Fraser

Chaloner Associates

E: ruth@chaloner-associates.co.uk

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