Publisher: Noviy Disk/ND Games
Developer: Lesta Studio
Street Date: Q2 2008
Expected Rating: M/16+
ND Games, a production and development division of Noviy Disk announces 9th Company: Roots of Terror– a new action-oriented RTS developed by the award-winning Lesta Studios, creators of Pacific Storm, using their brand new proprietary engine.
The game is based on actual events that took place during the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan. 9th Company follows the story of a ragged band of young recruits undergoing brutal training in Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley and culminates with a bloody stand against the Mujahideen warriors on a nameless mountain top in Afghanistan. It’s the Battle of Thermopylae all over again: one Russian fighter against 10 Afghanis!
9th Company recreates in detail the events that took place during the last large-scale Soviet military operation. Few know the history: the 9th Company of the 345th Guards Airborne Regiment came under heavy fire on“Hill 3234” on January 7th, 1988. They managed to stop several attacks by an estimated 400 Mujahideen and Pakistani mercenaries and held their position for two gory days. The company lost 6 men, and the remaining 28 of the total 39 were wounded. Two 9th Company soldiers were posthumously awarded the Golden Star medal and the title of Soviet Hero.
- <*>Warfare on two tactical levels: use the area operations map to choose your mission or explore 12 unique and highly detailed tactical maps of Afghanistan.*> <*>Stunning 3D graphics and a spectacular physics engine guarantee a one-of-a-kind experience in destroying any mechanized unit or building.*> <*>Merit reward and in-combat morale system for every character and advanced hit location system for mechanized units make tactical battles even more realistic.*> <*>A complex system of tactical behavior and firepower control for mechanized infantry, assault, reconnaissance and special operations units. More than 80 different unittypes.*> <*>Nonlinear mission structure.*>
Established in 1991 and headquartered in Moscow, Russia, Noviy Disk is the leading Developer, Producer, Publisher and Distributor of software and games in the Russian-speaking territories. In 2006 Noviy Disk was appointed by Nintendo of Europe to become the official and exclusive distributor of Nintendo in the Russian market, which includes marketing and distribution of Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii hardware, as well as software.
The company’s division ND Games is a development and production house established in 2004 to bring innovative and hi-quality products developed internally, or by some of the best studios in the Russian-speaking region to worldwide markets.
About Lesta Studio:
Lesta Studio is a full service game development and video production company. It is one of the leading studios in the field of digital animation and visual effects for broadcast, and video games in Russia.
Lesta Studio was founded in 1991 and made its way to success by high quality and innovative approaches to providing digital graphics and multimedia solutions to meet the enhanced needs of our partners and friends. Growing and becoming more mature and original, we entered advertising and postproduction markets, successfully carrying out huge projects for film and TV postproduction, shooting film and making animation for world-famous brands and creating epic computer games. Our award winning games include such names as Pacific Storm, Aggression: Europe 1914.
Our team of over 50 talented and experienced artists, animators, game designers, managers, programmers, sound and video editors work on unique projects pushing liveliness and realism into games, films and other digital imagery.
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