SAN DIEGO, Calif. July 15, 2010– Today, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and independent videogame developer Ronimo Games announced a collaborative effort to bring Swords&Soldiers, a side-scrolling, real-time strategy game, to the PlayStation ® Network.
Swords&Soldiers is an innovative strategy game featuring lush graphics, smooth controls, strong online integration and fresh gameplay. Commanding the armies of the burly Vikings, the vicious Aztecs or the cunning Chinese, players create powerful units, cast devastating spells and travel the globe in search of the ultimate trophy.
“ Swords&Soldiers is the perfect blend of real-time strategy and bold 2D graphics and will include innovative features,” said Micah Loucks, Senior Producer at SOE.“Collaborating with Ronimo Games is a great opportunity for SOE to continue to bring interesting and unique titles to the PlayStation Network.”
In Swords&Soldiers, players can acquire resources, assemble armies, thwart enemies and dominate opponents, while earning up to 20 PlayStation Network trophies. As players advance, new modes and minigames will be unlocked. Gameplay is available in single and local and online multiplayer modes. To play online, players can enter Matchmaking Mode at any time. Once a suitable opponent is found, the current gameplay will be paused until the battle is completed. With Matchmaking Mode, there is no waiting to battle and no break in the strategy action.
“PlayStation Network is an ideal platform to bring fresh gameplay experiences to a broad audience,” said Fabian Akker, Co-Founder and Game Designer at Ronimo.“And SOE has been great to work with in terms of getting the game on PSN.”Swords&Soldiers is scheduled to launch on the PlayStation Network early this Fall. For more information, please visit www.swordsandsoldiers.com.
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest ® , its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath ® , as well as the recent kids' phenomenon Free Realms ® , SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver and Tucson, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all audiences.
About Ronimo Games
Ronimo Games is a Dutch game development Studio, founded in 2007. The team is focused on creating innovative quality games with broad appeal. Swords&Soldiers was their first title, which met lots of critical acclaim when it was first released in the summer of 2009. For more information on Ronimo Games and its games visit www.ronimo-games.com.