LONDON, UK - (August 12, 2010). Hi-Rez Studios and publisher Iceberg Interactive today announced the UK retail release of the award-winning shooter massively multiplayer online game Global Agenda. After a highly successful digital-only release in February 2010, the boxed product of Global Agenda launches September 10, 2010 at GAME retail outlets throughout England and Ireland as well as Play.com, Zavvi, TheHut.com, Shopto.net and Amazon.co.uk. Global Agenda is available for pre-order at those destinations starting today.
Global Agenda allows players to create and customize multiple agent characters, complementing FPS skills with accessible RPG-style progression. Players can co-op with friends online, compete in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches, and conquer persistent territory with player-formed groups called agencies.
The release also includes Global Agenda's Sandstorm expansion. Sandstorm introduces new and varied player weapons, craftable consumables, a Mission Giver system, a story-driven mission experience within the Sonoran OpenZone, and high-level Raid content.
Players can enjoy all current content, including Player-vs-Player combat, Player-vs-Environment solo and co-op content, and Agency-vs- Agency seasons, without any required monthly payment. Future content updates will be delivered via optional paid expansions.
“We have a very passionate Global Agenda community in Europe”, said Global Agenda Executive Producer Todd Harris.“And with the Sandstorm expansion, the upcoming UK retail release, and European servers we’re excited to grow that community further”.
Global Agenda operates London-based servers today to support its European customers. The game's unique single-shard server design allows all customers worldwide to compete inside the same game universe, with the ability to play with or against anyone, while at the same time allowing European players the freedom to choose a European Data Center from which to load mission instances.
Erik Schreuder CEO of Iceberg Interactive said,“We’re very excited about the approaching street-date for Global Agenda as this promises to be a massive release for us. Hi-Rez has created a huge buzz for this as a digital download product and they have added a huge amount of new free content which will also be included in the boxed game.”
Future localized versions of Global Agenda are planned, including a German retail version on October 29, 2010. For more information, visit www.globalagendagame.com
About Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios, Inc. was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment and is located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is a premier videogame publisher set to make a splash in the interactive entertainment industry. The company is staffed with a mix of industry veterans and upcoming talent, has offices in key locations across Europe and, having established partnerships all over the globe, both for direct downloads and retail releases, Iceberg is a great alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. Iceberg focuses foremost on PC gaming and is among the market leaders for the following niche genres for PC: simulators, adventure and MMO/action games.
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