EGOSOFT Announces X Superbox On Steam; First Trailer Released

Würselen, Germany - October 08, 2010– Egosoft, a Germany-based game developer since 1990, announced today the release of the  X Superbox through STEAM, a market-leading Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) technology with over 25 million accounts worldwide.

A video showcasing the X Superbox is available as high quality download from http://www.egosoft.com/download/other/files/X-SuperboxTrailer(720p).wmv

and can be seen directly on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/XUniverseChannel

The X Superbox contains the full catalog of EGOSOFT PC games; from the first X-series game, X- Beyond the Frontier, which chronicles the adventures of Kyle Brennan in the X Universe to the very latest version of X3: Terran Conflict, for which a new set of missions, entitled‘ Balance of Power’ has been specially developed.

All of the titles included in the X Superbox have been specially updated to ensure compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista (SP1) and Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit). A comprehensive contents and features list can be found below.

In addition to all of the X-series titles, the X Superbox also contains an all-new and exclusive X Encyclopedia, written by Helge Kautz, the author of Farnham’s Legend and other X Universe books. This 300-page encyclopedia, which covers historic events and personalities in the X Universe, amongst many other items of interest, represents the ultimate reference for all avid fans of the X-series of games. This book is being made available in PDF format exclusively for ESD versions of the X Superbox.

EGOSOFT is particularly pleased to announce that the download version of the X Superbox features the full Superbox BONUS DVD, a plethora of bonus content, most of which has been created and developed by players and fans of the X games, as well some other previously-unreleased exclusive materials added by EGOSOFT.

The community-created content includes guides, artwork, music, videos and modding tools as well as many of the most popular scripts and mods for X2: The Threat, X3: Reunion and X3: Terran Conflict. The scope and scale of this content is testament to the loyal dedication and the passion of the EGOSOFT gaming community.

Although the X Superbox is available from retail outlets in Europe and from the EGOSOFT online shop, we are particularly pleased to be able to offer this complete ultimate collector’s edition via digital download. For the very first time the X-Series classics X: Beyond the Frontier and X: Tension will also be made available for separate purchase and download via STEAM.

The X Superbox will be available on Steam starting October 8 th 2010.

FEATURE LIST:

The latest versions of all games of the X Series in one package and with many new expansions, including:

X: Beyond the Frontier: 

            Updated to version 2.2 with improved screen resolutions

            Languages: English (Voice+Text), German (Voice+Text)

X: TENSION

            Updated to version 2.2 with improved screen resolutions

            Languages: English (Voice+Text), German (Voice+Text)

X2: The Threat

            Updated to version 1.5 and includes UPLINK online ranking

            Languages: English (Voice+Text), German (Voice+Text), French (Text), Italian (Text)

X 3: Reunion

            Updated to version 2.5 and includes: "Bala Gi's Research Missions" and UPLINK.         Languages: English (Voice+Text), German (Voice+Text), French (Voice + Text), Italian (Text)

X 3: Terran Conflict

            Updated to version 3.0 featuring all new: " Balance of Power" missions

            Includes all new: " Dead is Dead " mode - exclusive to STEAM users.

            Includes Steam online achievement system - exclusive to Steam users.

            Also includes "A New Home" and "Aldrin” mission sets and UPLINK online ranking.     Languages: English, German and French (all with Voice + Text), Italian and Spanish (Text)

All games compatible with Windows XP (SP2+), Windows Vista (SP1+), Windows 7(32 and 64 bit).

All-new exclusive book: The X Encyclopedia (in PDF format for ESD versions only)

The ultimate compendium of X universe knowledge, written by Helge Kautz, author of Farnham’s Legend and many other books about the X universe. This 300-page encyclopedia covers historic events, technology, the important personalities and much much more.

Superbox BONUS Material:

A collection of material created by EGOSOFT's fan community, bonus EGOSOFT content from previous collector's editions and bonus CDs, including exclusive, previously-unreleased material. This includes:

            Many scripts and mods for X2: The Threat, X3: Reunion and X3: Terran Conflict

            "Plugin Manager" helps with installation and management of mods and scripts.

            MP3 Soundtrack

            Guides, walkthroughs and tutorials for beginners and advanced players alike.

            Artwork, fan-stories, screenshots, music and videos created by the community.

            Official Concept Art Collection.

            Many game-modding tools.

            And much more…

 

About EGOSOFT

EGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of Germany’s leading game developers. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely-acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and continuing to improve the gameplay experience for fans of the X Universe. For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit http://www.egosoft.com .

About STEAM

The leading online platform for PC games and digital entertainment, STEAM delivers new releases and online services to over 25 million PC users around the world. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com.

Contacts:

For EGOSOFT inquiries, contact, info@egosoft.com

For media inquiries only, contact Doug Mealy at Online Marketing and Public Relations dmealy@om-pr.com.


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