CROTONE, ITALY - October 09, 2008
World-renowned character, TARZAN, is set to swing into the world of fast moving, high powered next-gen console action, on Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™ and PC, thanks to the recent licensing agreement between TWELVE, a leading European console game developer, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company which holds all rights to the work of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers.
"Developing TARZAN, one of the most enduringly popular characters of all time, for the videogame market, will be TWELVE’s biggest challenge to date,” comments Giuseppe Crugliano, founder and Managing Director of TWELVE. "We are extremely happy that our vision of TARZAN for this millennium met with the same enthusiasm from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc..It will be a huge but inspiring task, a timeless character, timeless ideals, further enhanced by the sheer quality of next-gen technology. TARZAN has been a hero for generations, irrespective of age, and we can’t wait to get to work on what we’re sure will be truly captivating gameplay."
James J. Sullos, Jr., President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., says,“Over the years, TARZAN has represented human survival against all odds, rugged individualism, and a protector of the natural habitat - he is the First Conservationist. His physical prowess and complex personality lends itself to a myriad of possibilities in developing high powered next-gen console games, and we are pleased that TWELVE shares our enthusiasm. We look forward to collaborating with TWELVE as it develops exciting TARZAN console games.
TWELVE has chosen the Gamebryo game engine, from Emergent Game Technologies, to develop the cross-platform TARZAN title. Gamebryo’s powerful and flexible capabilities will allow TWELVE to exploit the full potential of next-gen consoles to capture the true essence of TARZAN.
TWELVE is currently looking for a publishing partner for TARZAN, the video game. For further information please contact:
Managing Director of Twelve
Tel.: +39 (0)962 29656
Twelve http://www.twelvegames.com is a leading European game development company founded in 2003 by Giuseppe Crugliano. In just a few years the company has become one of the most important console game developers in Europe, thanks to CID The Dummy (previously Crash Dummy), an action platformer for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP™., PlayStation®2 and PC, out in February 2009, published by Oxygen. The team is currently working on Martial Arts: Capoeira, a stunning fight game, to be released on Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP™., PlayStation®2 and PC by Graffiti and Party Crashers, a 25 mini game compilation and Spin-Off to CID The Dummy, to be released exclusively on Nintendo Wii, by Detn8 Games in April 2009. The company is a Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation®2, PSP™. and PLAYSTATION®3 developer, and the staff is made up of 20 full-time employees, plus external contractors.
About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.:
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., headquartered in Tarzana, California, owns all the literary creations of Edgar Rice Burroughs, one of the 20th Century's most prolific writers. He wrote over 70 novels and over 35 short stories that have been made into 48 live action movies, 133 live action television episodes, 3 animated movies and 35 animated television episodes. From Tarzan of the Apes to John Carter of Mars to Carson Napier of Venus, Edgar Rice Burroughs created many imaginary worlds. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., still owned by Burroughs' heirs, licenses Tarzan and other literary creations for worldwide distribution of movies, television, novels, comic books, interactive video games, and all types of merchandise.
For further information please contact:
James J. Sullos, Jr.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
P.O. Box 570277
Tarzana, CA 91357
About Emergent Game Technologies:
Emergent Game Technologies provides flexible technologies and services that give developers an unmatched range of integrated capabilities for building, testing and managing games. The award-winning Gamebryo game engine is used to create hit next-generation games for the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™ and PC. To date, Gamebryo has been used in more than 200 shipped games from massively multiplayer online games to high-end retail games across multiple genres to casual games. Gamebryo is the development platform for Civilization Revolution by Firaxis, Splatterhouse by BottleRocket and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning by EA-Mythic.
For further information please contact:
Derek Asato/Luis Levy
The Bohle Company for Emergent Game Technologies
(310) 785-0515 ext. 201/204