NEW YORK, NY. – MAY 6, 2013 — Microprose, together with publisher Atari, Inc., announced today that " Special Forces: Team X" will go on sale next week for the exceptional price of $4.99 (£3.99/€4.99).
This temporary price drop will be available from May 6th starting at 10am PDT and will last for one week. At the end of the sale week, there will be a permanent price point of $9.99 (£7.99/€8.99).
Launched in February, Special Forces: Team X ( STX) is a fast-paced tactical 3rd person cover based shooter with a twist. By throwing customization fully into players’ hands with its real time map selection system, the battlefield is divided into three distinct areas, with the layout of each determined by the teams in the pregame lobby. Over one hundred possible combinations give every match a unique look and feel, for a constant tactical challenge. The game also features 5 multiplayer modes that include new game types like Hot Zone and High Value Target and asymmetrical gameplay supporting 2, 3 or even 4 teams.
In a statement, Microprose said "Initially, the game launched with a bug that could randomly reset character XP under certain conditions, and we deeply apologize to any of our players that had to experience this. However, since then multiple patches have been released on Steam to address the issue and also to subtly alter the play mechanics based on customer feedback, which we believe now delivers a faster paced and smoother experience. We are hoping that this price drop will bring players into the game that may have been scared away by the initial launch problems." A Title Update for the XBLA version is currently in the final stages of testing.
Since release, multiple Steam community groups have set up to support the game offering regular events, competitions and a ready roster of comrades to do battle with. These groups include SFTXEvents, Special-Forces-Team-X and SFTXPG.
Microprose (formerly Interactive Game Group, LLC. (I2G)) produces and acquires video games and other interactive entertainment properties, whether packaged media, online, or wireless; joining forces with the best studios, publishers and distributors for each project on a worldwide scale. Microprose has revived a brand with a long history in the videogame space, visit us at https://www.facebook.com/SpecialForcesTeamX.
ABOUT ATARI INC.
Atari is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®. Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smart phones and tablets and other connected devices. Atari also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories. Atari has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Lyon and London.
As a special partnership, Microprose has teamed up with Gameservers who are hosting dedicated servers 24/7 for the Windows-based PC version, available in North America, Europe, and Australia.
WORLD WIDE STEAM PRICING
Weeklong Promotion 5/6/13 to 5/13/13
EU Zone 1
EU Zone 2
Post 5/13/13 Price Adjustment
EU Zone 1
EU Zone 2
EU Zone 1:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland
EU Zone 2:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Vatican City
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