San Mateo, Calif.– Sept. 30, 2009– Military Madness: Nectaris, the classic turn-based strategy game published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, is now available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This new title features the same strategic gameplay that Military Madness players have come to expect, along with new features such as 3D graphics, four player online or local team / vs. multiplayer, an all-new Commander unit that can be customized with various abilities, leaderboards and more.
“The military is back and madder than ever now that it’s on a modern-day game system,” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Digital Download at Hudson Entertainment.“In any military-themed game, players want to enjoy blowing their opponents to kingdom come, so we gave these armchair generals high-def graphics, online multiplayer, and an added level of strategy with the customizable Commander unit.”
With up to four-person online or local multiplayer available in vs. or team battles, Military Madness experts can compete with each other across the world. Multiplayer maps are also specifically designed to be balanced for 2, 3 or 4 players. The addition of the multiplayer-specific Commander unit allows players to customize their strategies before a battle by spending points to select abilities that improve the Commander unit itself, improve friendly units or disrupt enemy units.
Within a year of its original release on the TurboGrafx-16 in 1989, Military Madness won awards for“Best Military Strategy Game” and“Best War Game.” The game features two opposing forces with near-future military equipment battling it out on the Moon. Each level is a distinct map with a hex grid, on which players take turns moving their units in an effort to win by destroying all enemy units or taking over the enemy headquarters. Like the original game, Military Madness: Nectaris players strategize by the placement and movement of units, make use of terrain advantages and predict enemy movements to outsmart the enemy. Military Madness: Nectaris has been rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
For more information on Military Madness: Nectaris, please visit the official website: www.MilitaryMadnessGame.com.
About Hudson Entertainment, Inc.
Hudson Entertainment is the North and South American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console retail games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness and Deca Sports. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of digital music and video content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.