28th September 2010. London, UK.
Playerthree, a creative production studio specialising in branded content, original games and interactive toys for use in the digital sphere, is to launch its first foray into self-publishing on the console market with“Apache Overkill”.
The“Apache Overkill” web site, featuring trailer and screenshots:
“Apache Overkill” is an intense side-scrolling helicopter shoot‘em up based on Playerthree's original Flash game“Overkill”, which has been played over 100 million times on the web. This PSN Minis version is a fully re-coded and enhanced version of the game, featuring new graphics and environments, end of level bosses, a unique combat wave bonus mechanism and 99 levels of non-stop explosive action.
The aim of the game is simple: Blast away waves of choppers, trucks, jets, and tanks before facing the bombers, armoured airships and Special Ops on each level, before progressing to the next assault. You can collect upgrades to boost your firepower with missiles, bombs, lasers and nukes, blitzing the enemy in a torrent of destruction.
Playerthree’s Managing Director Pete Everett, said:“It’s very exciting to finally launch our first Minis title, and to see some of our own IP come alive on a console. We’ve been pouring our experience of Flash games development into the PSP and squeezing as much out of the platform as we can to enhance the gameplay and visuals to bring Apache Overkill to a new platform. We’re committed to the PSP and also to developing more of our own IP in the future with two more original titles already in development.”
Creative Director David Streek, said:“Apache Overkill is a relentless shoot‘em up crammed full of explosive action that anyone can pick up in seconds. Overkill by name and nature, it's a perfect fit for gamers looking for pure, addictive fun.”
You can download a press pack including screenshots from here:
Available in Europe on September 29th and America from October 5th,“Apache Overkill” is playable on both the Playstation Portable (PSP) and Playstation 3 (PS3). It is priced at just $2.99 /£1.99 /€2.49 , downloadable from Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN) Store.
The game is PEGI rated 7+ with a‘Violence’ indicator, and ESRB rated 10+ with a‘Mild Violence’ descriptor.
Game Features Summary:
- <*>Intense side-scrolling shoot‘em up*> <*>Four different environments*> <*>99 levels of non-stop explosive action*> <*>A wealth of weapons upgrades*> <*>Unique combat wave bonus multiplier*>
For further information, please contact Pete Everett:
+44 (0) 207 242 6447
About Playerthree - Purveyors of fine games since 2001
Playerthree is an award-winning creative production studio specialising in the creation of branded content, original games and interactive toys for use on web, mobile and handheld. Being platform independent, Playerthree has the creative thinking and technical expertise to breathe life into any ideas or brands they are tasked with. With a wide portfolio of clients including Coca-Cola, BBC, Cartoon Network, Sega, Sony, Unilever, the UN and agencies such as Poke London, Hi-Res, TBG and Collective London. Playerthree offers a wealth of experience to give users, viewers and consumers something to really get their teeth into and keep coming back for more.
For more information and portfolio, please visit http://www.playerthree.com