WÜRSELEN, GERMANY– FEBRUARY 19, 2010 -- Egosoft, a Germany-based game developer since 1990, announced today the PC version of X3: Gold Edition is now available at top U.S. and Canadian retailers. North American distribution is being handled by Interactive Gaming Software.
“The X3 series, including X3: Reunion and X3: Terran Conflict, has been consistently successful in Europe in several languages and it was time to bring this special edition our space adventure games to North American markets,” said Bernd Lehahn, CEO of Egosoft.“We’ve bundled these two titles and other assets into one package which offers PC gamers hours of gameplay fun.”
The X3: Gold Edition includes:
X3: Reunion 2.5 including the Bala GI Missions
X3: Terran Conflict 2.5 including The Aldrin Missions
X3: Terran Conflict Soundtrack CD
X-Universe Personal Uplink access, part of EgoSoft’s online community, allows players to compare their X-Universe statistics with one another.
The X3: Gold Edition is rated“T” for“teen” by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Review Board).
Egosoft’s games take place in the X universe– a far-flung universe populated by a number of alien races with their own agenda. The X-Universe is a living vibrant place with fast-flying space ships and colorful and deadly battle sequences. The player can Trade, Fight, Build, and Think their way to universal domination.
X3: Reunion begins in 2935 AD, eons after an ancient and long-dead species left behind a mysterious machine. The space drama quickly unfolds as Yaki pirates search the universe for this machine and for mysterious relics. The warring Kha’ak continue their aggressive attacks on the Argon fleet which is now stretched to its limit. Can you change the course of history?
X3: Terran Conflict 2.5 offers players the choice to play as a pilot of various X-Universe races and embark on exciting adventures spanning the largest X-Universe yet. Terran Conflict features a host of engaging storylines which the player can choose to get involved with or ignore. There are new Terran resources, stations, ships, and sectors for the player to discover and help to shape the future of the Terran frontier.
Egosoft’s Player Community and Game Updates
Egosoft regularly updates game content, improves game quality and offers competitions. Players can follow these updates and learn more about the vibrant community by reading the X-Universe newsletter at http://www.egosoft.com/news/current_en.php or viewing and participating in the Egosoft forums at http://forum.egosoft.com/index.php.
Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP-2), Vista SP1™
CPU: Pentium® IV or AMD® equivalent at 2.0 GHz
1 GB RAM
256 MB 3D DirectX® 9 comparable video card (not onboard) with Pixel Shader 1.1 support.
Soundcard (Surround Sound support recommended)
10 GB free hard disk space
Mouse and Keyboard or Joystick (optional support for force-feedback) or Gamepad.
X3: Gold Edition is available for $19.95 in the U.S. at Best Buy, Gamestop, Frys, Microcenter, Amazon, New Egg, Gogamer, and Nebraska Furniture Mart. The game is available in Canada at EB Games and Best Buy for $29.99. For more information about X3: Gold Edition, visit www.egosoft.com and www.igs-games.com.
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Egosoft, founded in 1990, is one of Germany’s leading game developers. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely-acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. Egosoft is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and continuing to improve the gameplay experience for fans of the X Universe. For more information on Egosoft and its products visit http://www.egosoft.com .
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Interactive Gaming Software, Inc. is a Maryland-based publisher and distributor of console and computer software games. Titles include Dogfights, X3: Terran Conflict, X3 Gold Edition, Battle Rage, Commander in Chief, The Equestrian, Baseball Mogul, Football Mogul, and Fast Lanes Bowling. Visit www.igs-games.com for more information.
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