SAN MATEO, Calif.— March 13, 2008— Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced Plunder™ for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PLAYSTATION®Network and Windows PC. Developed by Certain Affinity™, known for their previous work on the Halo series, Plunder is a real-time multiplayer strategy game that puts players in command of a pirate ship with the goal of destroying your enemies and capturing towns for your pirate faction. Plunder is currently scheduled for release this summer.
“With Certain Affinity at the helm, Plunder has the makings to be an instant classic for the downloadable games market,” said Nique Fajors, Vice President of Marketing at Capcom Entertainment.“Plunder will engross players with its intuitive online multiplayer gameplay, captivating replayablity, and a planned price point that will be lower than most MMO’s monthly dues.”
“Plunder goes beyond the next generation, from 3D to 6D, with cutting-edge hex-based environments that make traditional 3D games weak,” said Max Hoberman, President of Certain Affinity and former Lead Multiplayer Designer for Halo 2 and Halo 3.“If you only get to try one downloadable pirate Action / RTS this summer, check out Plunder.”
Set in a swashbuckling pirate era, Plunder is a casual real-time strategy game that transports players to the turbulent seas of perilous pirates and booty. Players team up with other online players or AI-controlled pirate ships to raid villages, sink merchant ships, seize towns and steal gold, all for the goal of upgrading and customizing your pirate ship and sending your foes to the briny deep. Players will also be able to test their strategic skills against 25 unique challenges and seven of the most devious Pirate Alliances on the high seas.
Plunder also enables up to four players to connect on a single console or up to eight players over LAN or internet to join in on the pillaging fun as you build your notoriety amongst the community and fight your way up the leader boards. Players can also master 25 multiplayer maps or create their own and share them with their friends.
ABOUT CERTAIN AFFINITY
Certain Affinity, Inc. is a cutting-edge company developing games for the Xbox360®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows® video game systems. Founded in 2006 by industry veterans from numerous high-profile development studios, including key leaders from Bungie's Halo team, the Austin based studio is committed to crafting superb online, cooperative, and multiplayer experiences. Certain Affinity has produced a multiplayer map pack for Halo 2 and is currently developing the Xbox 360 version of Valve Corporation's cooperative online shooter, Left 4 Dead. Plunder, the company's first original title, is being developed through a partnership with Capcom Entertainment. Plunder is a trademark of Certain Affinity, Inc.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Korea, and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
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