A new, dual-genre, online, multi-player game

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SQUARE ENIX TO LAUNCH

LONDON (6 th November, 2012) Square Enix today announces a partnership with Danish studio Reto-Moto for the global launch of Heroes & Generals™ the new, innovative online multiplayer game set during World War II.

Heroes & Generals is a combination of First Person Shooter and Strategy game. Players can choose to play the role of Hero, fighting on the frontline on-foot and in a variety of vehicles including tanks and warplanes, or they can assume the responsibility of General, to ensure troops and combat resources are best placed to outwit the opposing army.

JOIN THE WAR EFFORT @ www.HeroesandGenerals.com 

Developed by Reto-Moto, a Copenhagen-based studio who specialise in the creation of original online entertainment software, Heroes & Generals is available on PC and is currently in closed beta. There are also plans to enable tablet and smart-phone users to influence the ongoing war.

Heroes & Generals blends two gaming genres to create a great, new experience, with multiple ways to play. It’s tailor-made for today’s gamers and we’re extremely excited to work alongside Reto-Moto to bring this to market as a Free2Play game delivered via the browser” said David Guldbrandsen, General Manager of Hapti.co, Square Enix’s new studio in Copenhagen focusing on browser games.

“A partnership with Square Enix is the best thing that could happen for Heroes & Generals and will help us reach a huge audience and ensure we can deliver more content, faster.” said Peter Fleckenstein, Co-founder of Reto-Moto. “We’ll continue to run a community driven development, and the trinity of Square Enix, Reto-Moto, and our community will make Heroes & Generals an incredible game that many gamers will play for years to come”.

To sign up for the closed beta and for more information visit: http://www.heroesandgenerals.com/.

About Heroes & Generals

Heroes & Generals is a new Free2Play Massive Online FPS with a Strategic Multiplayer Campaign that takes place during World War II. Players can choose to play as 'Heroes' fighting in the trenches or take a step back and manage battlefield assets, army units and reinforcements as 'Generals'. The war is fought out continuously across Windows, iOS and Android devices with thousands of players, and the result of every clash and battle alters the scope of the ongoing war campaign and might affect the final outcome. Every conflict takes place across diverse battlegrounds including contested cities, factories and airfields, each one represented on the strategic map.

About Reto-Moto

Based in central Copenhagen, Reto-Moto is an entertainment software and technology company specialising in the creation of innovative online entertainment software. Reto-Moto is designed and constructed to take advantage of the opportunities in the current and future marketplace. Heroes & Generals is the studio’s first major release, blending two popular gaming genres together for today’s online audiences. For more information please visit: http://www.reto.dk/.

About Hapti.co

Hapti.co is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Square Enix Group, based in Copenhagen and specialising in digital products and services such as CORE®ONLINE and Gameglobe™. CORE®ONLINE is a new service that offers high definition games in the browser for free via an advertising supported business model. Gameglobe™ is a unique browser-based platform and game experience that allows players free access to limitless game worlds and creative possibilities, all in HD quality. For more information please visit: www.hapti.co.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/ eu/en/.

 


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.