PREPARE FOR PENGUIN BLOOD AS ROCKETBIRDS: HARDBOILED CHICKENIS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER

Twain Harte, CA – August 30, 2012 – Brought to the PC by Ratloop Asia, published by Reverb Publishing and available now for preorder on Rain Digital Games ( http://raindg.com/title/rocketbirds/) and GamersGate ( http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-RBHC/rocketbirds-hardboiled-chicken), Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken comes with a slew of preorder exclusive content.

For $9.99, gamers who preorder Rocketbirds will instantly receive four tracks from the game written and performed by New World Revolution – “The One,” “Illuminate Me,” "Double Agents," and “Once I Was Lost (KF Remix)” – the remix being a version of the song that's only available by preorder. The game will then later release with an exclusive Budgie Commando, Agent H, who will wield the totally unique and devastating Photon Blaster. This opportunity is limited up until the day before the official launch date, which will be announced in the near future – in the meantime, check out the brand-new trailer featuring one of the New World Revolution songs, “Double Agents,” featuring Agent H. himself!

Download the video here: https://www.yousendit.com/download/TEhVK3BBcG9rWS9WUThUQw

Or click above to watch it on YouTube HERE!

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (currently available for the PlayStation®Network) expands the Rocketbirds universe with new characters, missions, puzzles, exclusive music videos, retro cut scenes and more. Set in Albatropolis, a land full of birds taken over by a totalitarian penguin regime, Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War, must assassinate the evil penguin leader Putzki. His mission will unlock the secrets to his mysterious, hard boiled past and uncover the real enemies of Albatropolis. In single-player mode, take on the role of Hardboiled Chicken and destroy your enemies with a slew of weapons you collect and unlock in each chapter. Master fowl play in the co-op campaign as a pair of Budgie commandos on a mission to save the general’s daughter. Many lives will be destroyed, countless penguins will die, and an astonishing past will be unveiled through a series of unlockable cut scenes and videos.

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a part of Reverb Publishing’s growing roster of titles, which includes the massively-successful Dungeon Defenders, the recently-released Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad and JAM Live Music Arcade, as well as the upcoming Sanctum 2, Primal Carnage, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Beatbuddy, Black Knight Sword and much more. For more information on Reverb Publishing and its line-up of titles, please visit us at www.reverbpublishing.com. For more information about Ratloop Asia and Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, please visit http://www.ratloop.com/?games/hardboiled.

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ABOUT RATLOOP ASIA

Ratloop Inc. is a US based Independent game studio that has created innovative entertainment products since 1997. Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd was incorporated to support a development team based in Singapore to work on Rocketbirds, a new brand of titles. No stranger to independent games Development, Ratloop and Ratloop Asia have been awarded Independent Games Festival (IGF) nominations for their games for the three consecutive years: Mightier, an autorigging puzzler game received a finalist nomination for the game Innovation Award at IGF 2009; in 2010, Rocketbirds:Revolution! received three finalist nominations for Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Visual Art and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Last year, Ratloop Inc. won the Best Mobile Game category at the IGF 2011.

ABOUT REVERB PUBLISHING

Founded in 2010, Reverb Publishing offers digital publishing to independent game developers on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, WiiWare, PC, iOS and Droid, by combining production and business development support paired with the proven public relations and marketing agency expertise from its parent company, Reverb Communications. Reverb Publishing’s unique business model is form fitted for studios, ensuring that they receive the majority of the game’s revenue and maintain ownership of their titles while Reverb handles all the non-developmental tasks including production support, navigating QA, and preparing for product submission.

The PR veterans at Reverb Communications have worked on recognizable brands like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band, Dance Central, Star Trek Online, as well as stellar digital titles like Battle Slots, Army of Darkness, BloodRayne: Betrayal, Kung Fu LIVE and the critically-acclaimed Dungeon Defenders.

For more information about Reverb Publishing, please visit www.reverbpublishing.com.

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