NEW YORK - June 23, 2009
GamersGate and Epic Games, Inc. have signed an agreement to offer Epic's complete, multimillion-selling Unreal series of games for download through GamersGate, a premier digital distribution service for PC games. All titles covered under the agreement are now available to all GamersGate users at www.gamersgate.com.
Under the agreement, the Unreal catalog will be available through GamersGate for full purchase. The library includes Unreal Gold, Unreal II: The Awakening, Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor’s Choice Edition, Unreal Anthology (which includes the previous four titles) and Unreal Tournament 3 Black. Unreal Tournament 3 Black is the fully updated version of UT3 that includes the massive Titan Pack title update and bonus downloadable content.
“This arrangement will bring the timeless Unreal collection of games to a huge new market and also expand Epic’s player base and mod community,” said Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic Games.“GamersGate will be offering the bestselling editions of each classic Unreal title as well as Unreal Tournament 3 Black, which includes the massive Titan Pack released earlier this year.”
“Epic Games and the Unreal franchise are two monumental icons in the gaming world and having the opportunity to work with both of them is a privilege,” said Theo Bergquist, CEO of GamersGate.“Our priority is to provide our customers with the best library of PC games there is and no library is complete without the Unreal franchise.”
To celebrate this agreement and the release of the Unreal catalog, GamersGate is offering all six Unreal titles for 15% off. Users can take advantage of these savings until the sale ends on June 28, 2009. For more information, or to purchase the Unreal games, please visit www.gamersgate.com.
GamersGate is a leading digital distribution platform creating easily accessible gaming experiences for gamers worldwide– anytime, anywhere. Viewed as a strong contender in the digital download arena, GamersGate continues to redefine the download industry and future strategies including the launch of several accompanying services and comprehensive tools, in addition to an aggressively growing product portfolio from a wide range of internationally recognized publishers. http://www.gamersgate.com
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its“Unreal” series, most recently shipping“Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PLAYSTATION™3 and Xbox 360™. Epic’s breakthrough game,“Gears of War,” won over 30 Game of the Year awards, and the sales of "Gears of War" and“Gears of War 2” have eclipsed 11 million units. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award and this year's Hall of Fame inductee. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at www.epicgames.com.
Epic, Epic Games, Unreal, Unreal Tournament and Gears of War are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Joe Ziemer, TriplePoint