San Francisco – December 17, 2008 – Outspark, a leading entertainment services company that publishes and operates massively multiplayer online games, today announced that it will soon be launching Wind Slayer, an online role-playing adventure game in which players embark on a hero’s journey through hundreds of quests, battles and more. To view the Wind Slayer trailer and request more information about the upcoming game, visit www.playwindslayer.com.
Wind Slayer is the first title announced since Outspark launched its new Outspark.com portal, a place where its more than 3.5 million community members can connect and interact by creating profiles and friends lists in order to share stories, user generated videos and more.
"Outspark prides itself in selecting games that fit into a wide variety of styles and genres to create a virtual playground accessible to gamers of all types,” stated Paul Thind, CBO of Outspark. “Wind Slayer’s cool graphics, fast-paced gameplay and unique features, like the mentoring system, are sure to offer our community endless hours of challenging fun.”
Wind Slayer introduces blazing fast, side-scrolling 2D action in a combat system that rewards precise control and timing. The game's visual style evokes images of nostalgic fairy tales with friendly sprite-based characters and gorgeous fantasy backgrounds.
In addition to a rich role-playing experience featuring diverse and powerful character classes and hundreds of in-game quests, Wind Slayer includes a thrilling player-versus-player mode offering gamers a chance to battle one another in challenging stages. Other unique features include a character customization system, chat system, mentoring system and captivating visual effects.
• Accessible to Gamers of All Ages and Experience Levels
• Immersive Fantasy World Featuring Diverse and Engaging Characters
• Mentoring System Rewarding In-Game Cooperation
• Powerful Abilities and Captivating Visual Effects
• Hundreds of In-Game Quests and a Deep Storyline
• Versatile Gameplay and a Wide Selection of Battle Modes Including:
o Team Fight
o Death Match
o Capture the Flag
Wind Slayer will enter a Closed Beta Test in early 2009, during which a limited number of players will gain early access to the game to help Outspark test and refine key elements. Shortly thereafter, the game will become available to the general public. To view the Wind Slayer trailer and to sign up for additional news alerts about Wind Slayer please visit www.playwindslayer.com.
Since the company’s formation in January 2007, the Outspark online community has grown to more than 3.5 million users, the majority of which are located in North America. Outspark’s free-to-play games cover a wide variety of genres and include the titles Fiesta, Secret of the Solstice, Bread ‘n Butter, Project Powder and Blackshot.
Outspark is a leading entertainment services company that publishes and operates engaging online multiplayer games. Featuring a portfolio of immersive free-to-play games and related content, the company is building an online destination where members come for the games and stay for the community. Backed by Tencent, Altos Ventures and DCM, Outspark is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with a subsidiary office in Seoul, Korea. For more information, visit http://www.outspark.com.
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