London, 9 th October 2012: The gates of the eternal reigning fire will be opened for Windows PC on the 31 st October when Nordic Games unleashes Painkiller Hell & Damnation in its uncut version. The PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft uncut versions, and Windows PC cut versions will be available on the 22 nd January 2013.
The eagerly awaited Painkiller Hell & Damnation will be available as both a Standard Edition and Collector’s Edition for Windows PC only, priced £17.99 and £24.99 respectively. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions will be available priced £24.99.
The Collector’s Edition will include stickers, postcards from hell, ten tracks from the heavy metal soundtrack, a making of DVD, in-game tarot card for Single Player Power-Up and an exclusive multiplayer skin. The high value package will also comprise of all the material from the Standard Edition including game disc and A3 size poster.
“We’re committed to offering games of the highest quality and rewarding the fans with additional content that truly adds depth,” says Peter Hercher, PR & Marketing at Nordic Games GmbH. “It’s fantastic that we can offer this at a price which is superb value for money. The game is an explosive action classic that has been packed full of the darkest parts of hell and fantastic bonus material, for an extreme, demonic experience.”
A modern remake of the original, Painkiller Hell & Damnation takes players on a visceral, explosive all-action shooter campaign to fight past hordes of demons and fiends.
Developed by Polish studio The Farm 51 and powered by Epic’s world-renowned and highly-respected Unreal Engine 3, Painkiller Hell & Damnation recreates the sensations and hardcore gameplay of the original Painkiller, in stunning and painstakingly redrawn high definition.
Originally released in 2004, Painkiller won high praise and many accolades and fans for its fast and unique gameplay. Keeping true to the old-school FPS ideology, lightning-fast movement enables skilful players to get into the heart of the fast-paced gameplay, topped off with stunning enormo-boss fights requiring sneaky tactics.
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About Nordic Games GmbH
Nordic Games GmbH is a wholly owned publishing subsidiary of Nordic Games Holding AB. Founded in 2011, the Vienna/Austria based company Nordic Games GmbH puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. The core portfolio comprises products and brands which have recently been acquired from JoWooD Entertainment AG and DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., and further IPs and trademarks will follow.
The company will pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nordicgames.at.
About The Farm 51
The Farm 51 is a Polish video game developer focused on high quality action games for both Windows PC and current generation of gaming consoles. Founded in 2005 by industry veterans, The Farm 51 currently employs persons responsible for such titles as the original Painkiller, The Witcher and Two Worlds II.
The Farm 51 is best known for its first person shooters NecroVsioN and NecroVisioN: Lost Company as well as, the extremely successful PC casual game StoneLoops! and Time Ace for the Nintendo DS. Currently, the company is headquartered in Gliwice, Poland with additional offices in Katowice and employs nearly 50 people. The Farm 51 is listed on NewConnect (a share market run by the Warsaw Stock Exchange) as of March, 2012.
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across platforms. Unreal Engine 3’s highly mature toolset and content pipeline consistently evolve along with its advanced mobile features, multi-core processor support, optimizations for iOS, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 and massive world support. Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers' productivity for computer and video games, mobile games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated television shows. Additional information on Unreal Engine 3 can be obtained at www.unrealengine.com.
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