BURBANK, CA - February 1, 2008 - Codemasters®, a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment software, announced today the launch of a nationwide pre-sell program to support its upcoming action/FPS game, Turning Point®: Fall of Liberty™.
The pre-sell program enables consumers to reserve a copy of the game and ensure its availability, prior to the game's launch in late February. Consumers who participate will receive a pre-sell pack that includes war propaganda post cards featuring art from the game, exclusive access codes to enhance the game experience, a DVD with behind-the-scenes video features, concept art and gameplay footage, and a 1931-53 timeline poster, which fictionalizes the alternate WWII events that lead to the game's opening moments. Participating retailers include GameStop, GameCrazy, Blockbuster (Game Rush) US and other key retail outlets. Select retailers will be offering pre-sell packs with exclusive items to their customers.
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is set in 1953 in the midst of an alternate reality where Nazi forces win World War II and opens as the Third Reich launches a decimating attack on New York. Nazi battleships quickly take the harbor, monstrous Zeppelins fill the skies, jet aircraft execute bombing runs and, as armed paratroopers descend on to the streets, the city is taken block by block. With New York falling to pieces, and Washington D.C. in enemy sights, it's time to fight afresh in a new battleground.
Developed by Spark Unlimited, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty will deliver an explosive F.P.S. experience in a world where famous locations and landmarks appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation. Turning Point: Fall of Liberty also presents a very personal battle for players. As Dan Carson - a reluctant New York City construction worker turned freedom fighter - gamers must survive the initial invasion before regrouping with other resistance members to take the fight back to the Nazis. Always outmanned and outgunned, players must use guerrilla tactics as they attempt to stop the world's most notorious war machine.
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows®, and is rated "T" (Teen - Language, Violence - Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB.
About Spark Unlimited
Spark Unlimited is a developer of high-quality video games for consumer game systems and originators of creative franchises for cross-media development. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California, Spark Unlimited is an employee-owned company that uses artistry through technology to create entertainment for a global audience. For more information about Spark Unlimited, please visit our website at www.sparkunlimited.com.
Codemasters® is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include DiRT, Overlord, Clive Barker's Jericho, GRID, and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Burbank, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com
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