Milton Keynes, UK– 26th March 2008– 505 Games, Chris Taylor’s Gas Powered Games, co-developer Hellbent Games and North American publisher Aspyr Media today announced a collaboration to bring the acclaimed RTS Supreme Commander to Xbox 360®. Due for release later this year, 505 Games will be European publishers of the multi-award winning RTS game’s first outing on a next generation console. Winner of numerous PC nods including the E3 2006 Official Game Critics Award for Best Strategy Game, Supreme Commander puts gamers in control of one of three factions fighting to control the future of mankind.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing Supreme Commander to market in Europe” said Ian Howe, Managing Director of 505 Games.“It’s a product of exceptional quality with a fantastic pedigree, we are delighted to be working with Aspyr, Hellbent and Gas Powered Games, and look forward to great success for the title in Europe.”
“Chris Taylor and Gas Powered Games have an incredible talent for producing great games, and judging by the amazing reviews, Supreme Commander is no exception,” said Ted Staloch, Executive Vice President, Publishing for Aspyr.“The RTS genre reaches new levels of excitement on consoles with each new release. Hellbent Games, Gas Powered Games, 505 Games and Aspyr have combined forces to produce an Xbox 360 title that will ensure retail success to match the critical praise.”
“We believe that we’ve raised the bar for RTS gaming on the PC and now, co-developing with Hellbent Games, we know that we can do the same on consoles” said Chris Taylor, CEO and Creative Director of Gas Powered Games and Lead Designer of Supreme Commander.“Hellbent brings a talented, veteran team together to deliver Supreme Commander to the Xbox 360 platform.”
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About 505 Games
505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk
About Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media, Inc. is a leading video game publisher that creates, packages and delivers fun to millions around the world. Hailing from Austin, Texas USA, Aspyr strives relentlessly to ensure a quality experience for consumers and industry partners.
To fall deeper in love with Aspyr and its amazing line of products, visit www.aspyr.com and see just how much fun you can legally have.
About Gas Powered Games
Gas Powered Games was founded in May 1998 by acclaimed game designer and industry visionary, Chris Taylor. The founding principle for GPG was to create immersive AAA games that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment.
The company's first project, Dungeon Siege, was released in April 2002, and its sequel, Dungeon Siege II was released in August 2005. Both games were critical and commercial successes, selling in excess of 1.7 million copies. Other games in the Dungeon Siege franchise include Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony for the PSP (developed cooperatively with SuperVillian Studios) and Dungeon Siege II: Deluxe Edition.
GPG's most recent release is Supreme Commander, a revolutionary RTS game that has been hailed by critics for its innovative gameplay, Strategic Zoom and streamlined Command&Control system. Supreme Commander has received numerous Editors' Choice awards and went on to critical and commercial success.
Visit www.gaspowered.com for more information.
About Hellbent Games
Hellbent Games is an independent game developer based in Burnaby, British Columbia. Founded in 2006 by a group of industry veterans, Hellbent is devoted to creating innovative and challenging games.
Visit www.hellbentgames.com for more information.