FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHAPEL HILL, NC– August 25, 2008– Merscom announced today’s release of Righteous Kill: The Game, inspired by the upcoming feature from Overture Films, Righteous Kill, which has a theatrical release date of September 12, 2008.
The movie stars Robert De Niro and Al Pacino as two veteran New York City detectives who are on the trail of a vigilante serial killer. Similarly, the game centers around Officer Erica Dean as she tries to determine who is killing criminals known for committing crimes against women.
Players step into the shoes of Officer Dean and, with the help of Sergeant Vasquez, make their way through 16 different crime scenes populated with more than a thousand objects. With each clue they collect and piece together, Players come closer to discovering who is responsible for the string of murders.
The first casual game based on a major theatrical release, Righteous Kill: The Game features:
• Animated cut scenes featuring clips from the movie.
• Voice acting throughout the entire game.
• A beautiful and realistic visual style conveying the New York City setting.
• Multiple mini-games bases on detective activities.
“This game is perfect for the casual games audience. It is a cutting-edge hidden objects title but also captures the spirit of what we believe will be one of the biggest films of the year,” said Lloyd Melnick, Merscom’s Chief Customer Officer.
“We’re very excited about this game and its release so close to the movie’s theatrical release,“ said Marc DeBevoise , senior vice president - digital media, business development and strategy for Starz Media, which handles digital and on-demand distribution of Overture’s releases.“We see this a unique opportunity for the movie and causal game audiences to cross-over and cross-promote to each other.”
For more information on the game or to download a free demo, go to http://www.righteouskillgame.com
Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade . Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including GO! Games, Reflexive Entertainment, Absolutist and Overplay. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information visit www.merscom.com.
About Starz Media
Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming– including theatrical films– and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media ( www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.
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