LLOYDMINSTER, Alberta and KALAMAZOO, Michigan - March 2, 2010
Iron Will Innovations and S2 Games today announced a partnership to bring the Peregrine gaming glove to players of the highly anticipated action RPG Heroes of Newerth (HoN). The partnership will result in a variety of bonuses for HoN players and Peregrine owners alike– kicking off with exclusive discount deals:
- Gamers who purchase HoN will receive a special offer to pick up the Peregrine at $20 off the retail price of $149.99.
- Customers who buy the Peregrine will be given an exclusive discount of $5 off their purchase of HoN.
“We’ve spent a great deal of time testing and refining the Peregrine to make it the best way to play PC games– and one of the games we’ve been testing with extensively is HoN,” said Brent Baier, CEO of Iron Will Innovations, the think tank founded to bring revolutionary products like The Peregrine to life.“Since HoN entered beta, we’ve been playing it non-stop– and discovered that the Peregrine is indeed the best way to play this awesome game.”
“As an independent game developer/publisher, we love seeing new and innovative creations that help evolve gameplay to the next level,” said Marc DeForest, President of S2 Games.“A partnership with Iron Will is a great example of two products that truly complement each other.”
Designed with real-time strategy (RTS) and massively multiplayer online (MMO) gamers in mind, The Peregrine is an intuitive, powerful way to gain an edge over the competition. Constructed of military grade flexible sensors, with a magnetically detachable USB connector, The Peregrine comfortably replaces the keyboard in any gamer’s command center. Gamers who add The Peregrine to their arsenal will gain access to more than 30 instantly accessible actions performed by simply tapping their fingers or palm to maneuver, strike or cast spells.
In Heroes of Newerth, two teams of up to five players each take on the role of special Hero units. With the assistance of AI-controlled armies, each team sets out with the sole objective of destroying the other team’s base. As a match progresses, players can earn experience and gold which can be used to upgrade skills or purchase items to make their character more powerful. The team-oriented design of HoN coupled with unprecedented in-game Voice-Over-IP controls and Clan Support allow for an incredibly deep, tactical team-based experience.
To pre-order the Peregrine or find out more, visit http://www.ThePeregrine.com.
Heroes of Newerth is currently in closed beta and is set to launch in Spring of this year. Gamers can pre-order the game now and receive instant access to the beta by visiting http://www.heroesofnewerth.com.
About The Peregrine
The Peregrine is a new way to control games: it is a seamless, customizable input device that you wear on your hand in order to better control increasingly complex PC games. It is designed to replace or, in some cases, augment the keyboard for game play, The Peregrine is an intuitive, comfortable way to gain an edge, taking advantage of the most powerful tool we have– the human hand. The Peregrine was developed by Iron Will Innovations, Inc., a think tank formed to bring game-changing products to the global market. With an innovative culture, IWI aims to empower people everywhere with products like The Peregrine, and change the way the world interacts with technology. For more information, visit http://www.ThePeregrine.com and follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ThePeregrineGamingGlove and Twitter at http://twitter.com/ThePeregrine.
About S2 Games
The core S2 Games team is an experienced group of developers from diverse backgrounds, including film, fine art, computer science and business. Through this mix of skill and experience, a synergy is born creating a fresh perspective in game design. The mission of the S2 Games team is to create the next level of multiplayer gaming. With the creation of the K2™ Engine, they have the freedom to take online multiplayer games to heights not reached before. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.s2games.com.
Chris Heintz, TriplePoint for Iron Will Innovations
Alex Josef, VIM Global Consulting (on behalf of S2 Games)