Bounty Hounds Online Kicks Off Beta with Exclusive Gameplay Trailer on G4TV.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

First Look at Buzzed-About MMORPG Sequel That Brings Triple-A Quality to the Free-to-Play Genre

TORONTO, ON August 5, 2011--The closed beta of Bounty Hounds Online begins today with a gameplay trailer available only at G4TV.com. Bounty Hounds Online is the free-to-play MMORPG sequel to the popular PSP title from Namco Bandai. In development for more than 4 years, the game, published in North America by Wicked Interactive, has been garnering a great deal of buzz in the past few weeks for the triple-A quality gameplay it brings to the free-to-play genre.

"We are proud to bring this exclusive content to the G4 community," said Eric Eckstein, Director, Gaming Editorial, G4TV. "From what we've seen of Bounty Hounds Online, it looks like a game that's going to surprise a lot of people." 

"G4TV is always top of mind when it comes to the best in gaming news and reviews," said Sam Ho, Director, Wicked Interactive. "The MMO Report in particular is a must-watch for anyone serious about the latest in the massive multiplayer genre. It is a great validation of the quality of Bounty Hounds Online that G4TV is featuring the game."

In addition to offering a first-look at the level of gameplay that the title offers, G4TV will also begin giving away beta keys for Bounty Hounds Online on Thursday, August 11.

What You Need to Know:

Bounty Hounds Online is a sci-fi MMORPG where players take command of their own

mercenary in multiple worlds and environments. Players can select up to 5 different mercenary class types: The capable Trooper, the deadly Agent, the supportive Bioengineer, the destructive Artillery, and the eccentric Scientist. Assisting the player is the CTU, or Combat Tactical Unit, which is a robotic pet capable of transforming into a combat mech in case things get tough.

Players also have to choose which Mercenary Company they are aligned with. Although all the mercenary groups are working towards the same goal, they are still separate entities and so a few conflicts between its operatives may arise. PvP between mercenaries or whole groups of them are possible as well as forming specific groups called Wolfpacks which allow you to further lay claim to your fame and glory!

The game starts in the serene world of Empyrea where players unravel political corruption as well as other organizations trying to control the scene. Fight criminals, or aliens as you progress into a fully fledged Bounty Hunter capable of traversing other worlds where more dangers and treasures await.

Unique to Bounty Hounds Online is the CTU systems where players acquire a robotic partner capable of helping them in combat. They will fight and die with you and can also be the difference between life and death on the field. Players can build them up, make them stronger, and dismantle them to use the parts on other CTU's to make a stronger partner than before! These robots are here to help you and it's up to you on how you build them up!

Bounty Hounds Online brings the MMORPG genre into its own unique world unlike any other. Those familiar with the Playstation Portable prequel of the game may see a number of familiar faces in this online variant.

System Requirements:

·         Minimum Requirements:

Intel Pentium IV 2.8GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2800+

1GB RAM

Nvidia 6600 GT (256MB) or Radeon X1650

·         Recommended Requirements:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz, AMD Phenom X2

2GB RAM

Nvidia 9600 GT (512MB) or Radeon HD 3600

About Wicked Interactive

Wicked Interactive Ltd. is a video game publisher, founded in 2008, and based in Toronto, Canada -- the tech capital of Ontario. Through its SUBA Games platform, Wicked Interactive has created a centralized destination where North American gamers can access a range of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game experiences. The Wicked Interactive Mission is to provide an exciting and robust MMO game experience that is free and enjoyable to everyone. For more info, visit: www.wickedinteractiveltd.com .

About SUBA Games

SUBA Games is Wicked Interactive’ s online gaming portal. Through SUBA Games, Wicked Interactive provides a library of free-to-download and free-to-play massively multiplayer online games. SUBA Games users enjoy a unified login and a unified currency across all SUBA properties, in addition to a friendly and active community space with unparalleled customer communication and support. For more info, visit: www.subagames.com.  


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