KALYPSO MEDIA ANNOUNCE HIRED GUNS: THE JAGGED EDGE

Worms / Bracknell, 7th April 2009

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge is the unofficial successor of the cult series Jagged Alliance. You are at the diamond coast, a region submerged in chaos and wars, governed by an unprincipled dictator. They are ruled by a state of emergency and you must decide for whom you put the life of your mercenaries at risk.

Your Mission

Your task is to stop a ruthless dictator on the west coast of Africa. In order to achieve this goal, you command an elite unit of 30 well-trained mercenaries and have access to over 150 different weapons. To dispossess the dictator is a tactical challenge: Five hostile fractions are raging in the African country, so you have to interact carefully between the warring parties.

It is essential to plan your operation well, therefore you will be provided with various background information from different in-game sources. You should carefully consider the order of the missions as well as the formation of your team of different combat specialists– the mercenaries all have specific powers. And finally, you should be thorough in choosing between the large number of weapons– from handguns and assault weapons to sniper rifles, machine guns, and grenade launchers.

Once you have picked your team, you choose the next operation site on a clearly laid out map. In turn-based battles, each of your mercenaries has over 25 action points at the start of each round, that they will use for shooting, running, changing weapons or further actions. How many actions a mercenary can perform depends on their specific attributes and on the type of weapon they use. In addition, you should consider which body zones a mercenary aims at as each hit causes a different degree of damage, and the hit probability varies.

Features:

- Real time and round-based strategy (round based in fight applications)

- More than 30 striking mercenaries with specific strengths and individual characters

- Complex role play system

- 23 different scenes in front of detailed formed background

- High level-interactivity by destroyable buildings and objects

-5 main parties: UN troops, rebels, soldiers loyal to government, the Butsi tribe and the mysterious client

- More than 150 weapons and other equipment objects (pistols, sniper, machine guns and more)

- Rousing campaigns with the most different mission sighting

- and freely to eligible alliances (alternative play courses possible)

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge will be available from 15.5.09 at a RRP of£24.99

For further Information please visit www.kalypsomedia.com

Kalypso Media are publishing Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge from Morphicon in selected European Territories

About Kalypso Media

Specialising in the publishing of interactive media– primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd. was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team.

For further Information contact

Ruth Fraser/Keiron Fraser/Sally Robinson/Martyn Abbott

Chaloner Associates (Cambridge) Ltd

Tel +44 (0) 1954 270599 or 270598

Mob +44 (0) 771 517 1788

firstname@chaloner-associates.co.uk


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