(November 7, 2008 New York, NY) - TriForce Sales, LLC announced today that it has finalized work on its 1:1 scale Gears of War Locust Drone design maquette. The piece was sculpted by Chris Perna, art director, Epic Games, and painted by highly respected special effects and creature creator Jordu Schell. The bust stands 19 inches high, weighs approximately 15 pounds, and will be available to ship by the first quarter of 2009. View us on the web at www.projecttriforce.com.
“We wanted to give fans a chance to own a true piece of video game history,” said Drew Seldin, a spokesman for TriForce.“By using a design maquette created by Chris Perna, we knew we were giving fans the truest version of the Locust Drone possible. To complement Chris’ design, we brought in Jordu Schell, a special effects master who has worked on some of Hollywood’s most memorable creatures.”
”It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with Jordu Schell and TriForce on the full-scale Locust Drone sculptures,” said Chris Perna, art director of Epic Games.“We hope Gears fans and science fiction enthusiasts alike will be pleased with these pieces, as we put great effort into every last detail.”
"The opportunity to work with Chris Perna, and TriForce was a unique and exciting one, said painter Jordu Schell.“I pulled out all the stops with the coloring; after all, it's not every day that you get a chance to be a part of one of the biggest games ever created."
Gears of War 2 tells the story of humanity's last stand against the nightmarish, underground Locust Horde, and is the follow-up to one of the most popular Xbox 360 games in history. Gears of War 2 blends best-in-class third-person shooter action with unsurpassed high-definition visuals, all layered on top of an engaging story of survival, loss and retribution. Gears of War 2 will be available worldwide on Nov. 7 exclusively for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. For more information, visit http://gearsofwar.com.
TriForce Sales, LLC based in New York, NY is a high-end creator of officially licensed 1:1 scale replica from some of the most recognizable video games, feature films, animation, television and comics. TriForce usesstate-of-the-art process, equipment, materials and techniques to create the most realistic products available on the market today. To view and purchase products or learn more about TriForce visit us on the web at www.projecttriforce.com
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its Unreal series, most recently shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360. Epic’s breakthrough game, Gears of War, sold 5 million copies and won over 30 Game of the Year awards. The highly anticipated sequel, Gears of War 2, releases worldwide Nov. 7, 2008. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder and three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at www.epicgames.com.
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