LYON, FRANCE– 18 August 2008– Get ready to scramble! Atari and Red Mile Entertainment are bringing Heroes over Europe, an ultra-realistic seat-of-the-pants tactical flight combat game and the latest in the critically acclaimed Heroes series, to the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC in 2009.
The sequel to the mighty World War II flight combat game Heroes of the Pacific, Heroes over Europe takes aspiring combat pilots into the bullet-ridden heart of major World War II European air battles in glorious dogfight-friendly high definition. Heroes over Europe follows the Allied campaign from the attacks on London to the destruction of Berlin, with players under orders to strap themselves into the authentically rendered cockpits of the campaign’s iconic aircraft. Their mission: to survive the most ferocious dogfights ever seen in a flight combat game.
“The Heroes series has brought some of the world’s most exciting air battles in history to gamers all over the world, and Heroes over Europe builds on the series’ impressive legacy with highly detailed realistic visual presentation and an even deeper online experience,” said Cyril Voiron, VP Brand Management Worldwide Publishing, Atari.
“Transmission Games did an incredible job on the first game, Heroes of the Pacific, and this second game in the series is definitely benefiting from that experience,“ said Simon Price, President of Red Mile Entertainment.“We are very excited to partner with Atari to bring this stunning title to gamers worldwide.”
Developed by Transmission Games (formerly IR Gurus) in Melbourne, Australia, and powered by an all-new engine, Heroes over Europe is set to raise the bar for flight combat games, with new and unique game modes, and deeper and more comprehensive online gameplay for up to 16 players. Visually, the game takes no prisoners with meticulously rendered environments including faithful recreations of London and Berlin, and ultra-realistic iconic warplanes of the era, all presented in stunning high definition graphics. With additional content available to download from launch, Heroes over Europe is scheduled for release in 2009.
About the“Heroes” Flight Combat Franchise
“Heroes over Europe” is the sequel to“Heroes of the Pacific,” which was published in 2005 on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and the PC, and has sold more than 600,000 units worldwide. Both titles are developed by Transmission Games in Melbourne, Australia.“Heroes over Europe” has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.heroesovereurope.com.
About Red Mile Entertainment, Inc.
Red Mile Entertainment, Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive-entertainment software. Red Mile creates, incubates, and licenses premier intellectual properties and develops products for console video-game systems, personal computers, and other interactive entertainment platforms. For more information about Red Mile Entertainment, Inc. please visit our web site at http://www.redmileentertainment.com.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames, the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR0010478248) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on OTC Pink Sheets (ATAR).
The Atari Group is a producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment Software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group’s extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original Franchises (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, etc.) and international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons&Dragons…).
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