Complete boxed Alien Breed™ Trilogy coming to retail for the first time for the Xbox 360

Friday 25th February 2011: Mastertronic Group, the UK’s leading independent publisher of computer and video games, today announced the full Alien Breed Trilogy is coming to retail for the Xbox 360. Part of a gaming legacy, Alien Breed Trilogy was developed by Team 17 Software Ltd., the creators of the original Alien Breed and Worms™ games. With previous releases on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation®Network and digital download platforms for the PC, this is first time the full collection will be available to buy at retail, as a complete series for the Xbox 360, from the 18 th March 2011.

The Alien Breed Trilogy is a collection of three explosive science fiction arcade-shooters that resurrects a much revered franchise with an epic narrative, swarms of intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weapons, highly detailed and rich environments; all implemented with superb technology in a state-of-the-art gaming experience, developed using Epic Games' Unreal® Engine 3. With classic isometric arcade shooter gameplay, players can run and shoot in all directions, and collect a number of different weaponry, grenades, gun turrets and health packs to help them defeat vicious enemies and advance through the game, taking on thrilling alien bosses. In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign and“survivor” modes, the game also offers relentless, action-packed, two-player online and offline co-operative battle modes.

Mastertronic’s Product Director Neil McKenna said:“With the Alien Breed games developed as AAA titles, and originally only being available to download, we’re very pleased to offer gamers a chance to play the complete boxed trilogy collection for the first time.”

Alien Breed Trilogy is the complete collection of redeveloped Alien Breed titles originally released on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and for the PC. This is the first time that the complete series will be available off the shelf for the Xbox 360, featuring the full series of redeveloped episodes: Evolution, Assault and Descent. The original Alien Breed was released for the Commodore Amiga in 1991, with the first in the redeveloped series released in 2009.

Alien Breed Trilogy will be released as a boxed copy for Xbox 360 on 18 th March 2011

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About the Mastertronic Group Limited

Mastertronic Group offers a range of publishing services which help content creators and owners reach consumers via both packaged goods in high street and online retail and in the digitally only space. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established  PC titles are re-published through the Sold Out and M.A.D. (Mastertronic Added Dimension) ranges , Indie developed games from the digital space are published through Great Indie Games and casual games through Everyone Can Play . Specialist PC simulations are published under the Just Flight & Just Trains labels and console/ mobile formats (Wii, DS, Playstation, Xbox,, iOS and Android) via Blast Entertainment (children’s titles) and Mastertronic.  The Group also offers a‘cradle to grave' total turnkey service for physical product, from marketing through packaging and warehousing, to retail and digital distribution, through The Producers  as well as specialist PC download site, Get Games.  For content owners who have their own brands and need access to retail markets, Mastertronic has access to 15,000 retail accounts via its innovative partnership with Sony DADC, Mastertronic powered by Sony DADC.

About Team17 Software Ltd. (All)

Team17 Software Limited (Team 17), celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010 and headquartered in West Yorkshire, England, is a leading independent developer and digital publishing company. Founded in 1990, the company develops and publishes interactive software worldwide for digital game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. More information about Team17 products can be found at www.team17.com.

About Alien Breed™ (All Formats)

Alien Breed™, recognised as one of the foremost Amiga games ever released, was launched in 1991, developed and published by Team17 Software Ltd. It proved an instant success with the Special Edition version spending an incredible 33 unbroken weeks at the top of the UK Sales Charts. A sequel was released in 1993 (Alien Breed 2) and a 3D edition, both of which won numerous awards. The well-loved series had lain dormant for 14 years, until December 2009, when it arrived in stunning fashion with the production-heavy 'Alien Breed Evolution' on Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade achieving Christmas No. 2 sales position on Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade.

About the Unreal® Engine.

Unreal® Engine, Copyright 1998 - 2010, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Unreal® is a registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 


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