London: 23rd July 2010: PQube and Slitherine Software are pleased to announce they have signed a new partnership for the release of HISTORY TM Great Battles Medieval for Xbox 360 ® , the video game and entertainment system from Microsoft ® , PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. PQube will publish and distribute the title in the UK.
HISTORY TM Great Battles Medieval is the second title in the highly successful Great Battles series, which saw its first appearance with the release of HISTORY TM Great Battles of Rome in 2007.
“HISTORY TM TV channel is a popular, well known and trusted brand,” said PQube Marketing Manager, Rob Noble.“Working closely with this strong license we will be running a UK nationwide TV campaign and sponsorships through Sky to leverage on HISTORY’s extremely committed and loyal audience”.
Planned already for the TV campaign is a spread of two weeks with heavy rotation spots in prime time and shoulder prime. Over one hundred 30 second spots and 5 second promo bumpers will be airing on HISTORY and MILITARY HISTORY. On top of that special Middle Ages Medieval programming is planned on the channel for the week of launch and this will be sponsored by the game. This is never-seen-before TV coverage for a single game with a TV channel giving so much focus on a title. HISTORY’s website will also be giving dedicated space to the game’s release and more promotional activities to further support the release are in the plans”.
JD McNeil, Chairman of Slitherine, commented:“We are delighted to work with PQube on this title. We feel they are by far the best partner to launch HISTORY TM Great Battles Medieval in the UK. Current market conditions require knowledge, focus and dedication and that’s just what we find with the team at PQube.”
HISTORY TM Great Battles Medieval is based on the historical events of the Hundred Years War, the most famous conflict of medieval times fought between France and England that shaped the future of both countries for centuries to follow. It features Slitherine’s cutting edge graphic engine and a brand new game play system that allows players to be in complete control of massive armies. From the thunderous charge of the knights to the men-at-arms fighting for their lives in hand-to-hand combat, the game will recreate the epic feel of medieval battles, featuring thousands of characters simultaneously.
“PQube is proud to be working with Slitherine on HISTORY TM Great Battles Medieval. Slitherine is well known for quality historical fact based titles and the predecessor was a huge success on which we can build with Medieval. This franchise fits well with our strategy of focusing in on a small number of high quality franchises and we look forward to strengthening Slitherine’s successes in this exciting sector” said Dave Pain, Managing Director at PQube.
This strategy RPG is the most detailed and realistic medieval combat model ever created. In these epic encounters players must lead armies through the greatest of medieval wars and make history live again. Famous figures like The Black Prince, Joan of Arc and Henry V all take their turn in this epic conflict deploying new weapons and battle tactics that finally left England as an island nation.
- <*>Licensed and TV supported by History TM , one of the best known brands for factual historical programming.*> <*>As the English you will fight under the Black Prince, Henry V and other heroic characters from history, and as the French you fight for Joan of Arc and the King.*> <*>70 Medieval battles, including 26 historical encounters from the Hundred Years war, 1337-1453.*> <*>Command more than 20 different units all accurately researched and carefully modelled in amazing detail.*> <*>Customise your squads of archers, cavalry, knights, etc with over 100 unique fighting, combat and weapon skills.*> <*>Free form quest maps that allow players to decide when and where to fight within an historical framework.*> <*>Innovative Battle Card system that gives realistic bonuses and penalties in battle.*> <*>Multiplayer: join a game or host your own in 2 player head to head.*> <*>Extensive added historical documentary clips from the library of HISTORY TM TV channel.*>
HISTORY TM Great Battles Medieval will be released in store 24th September 2010
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For more information, assets, trailers, promotions and media enquiries please contact Rob Noble: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 (0)7802 848166
About PQube Ltd
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Slitherine is a privately funded and independent UK developer and publisher. Slitherine is dedicated to bringing highly playable and approachable strategy games to the mass market with specific dedication to history of all ages. Slitherine is uniquely placed to deliver due to its experience within the industry and also the wider gaming community. Internet site - www.slitherine.com
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