Use the Forces of Nature to Dominate the Battlefield in Kalypso Media’s New RTS Game–“Elements of War&rdq

Bracknell, UK– 14 th March 2010 - Kalypso Media, a global publisher of award-winning PC and console games is pleased to announce Elements of war, a real time strategy game unlike any other– where armies manipulate the forces of nature to rain down destruction on their foes or gain a tactical advantage by transforming the battlefield with hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Players will battle across the United States in this futuristic title, which features dozens of real-world and unconventional units. Elements of War is currently in development by Lesta Studios for Windows PC and is scheduled for a February 2011 release. 

Set on Earth in the not-so-distant future, Elements of War focuses on a conflict for the survival of humanity that ensues after a secret military weather control experiment sets in motion a near-complete global climate collapse. Three factions battle on American soil for control of fearsome weather-based weapons, granting them the power to use tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, torrential rains and other forces of nature as weapons of war.

Features

    <*> Three Diverse Factions– Battle in a near-future America as the“Ravens” (the U.S. military trying to protect the secret experiment), the“EEB” (a European coalition that invades to capture the nature-based weapons) and the“Patriots” (a paramilitary force, fighting for their country’s survival) collide <*> Control the Weather, Control the World– Six weather-based weapons allow players to dominate and transform the battlefield with tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and other elements of war, impacting supply lines, slowing troop movements and devastating the enemy <*> A Visually Stunning Battlefield– A modern graphics engine beautifully renders highly detailed units, while realistic destruction physics create a believable theatre of war <*> Conventional and“What If” Weaponry– More than 40 realistic and fictional units and weapons from the American, Russian and European military arsenals <*> Challenging Campaign, Massive Theatre of War– Fight across a challenging 12 mission campaign, each massive map offering diverse tactical challenges <*> Fierce Multiplayer Action– Control Russian or American military units with 25 upgrade options, while defeating marauder gangs in 10 diverse PvE multiplayer game types
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For more information please contact

Mark Allen

Head of PR, Kalypso Media

T: +44 (0) 1344 382 148

E: mark.allen@kalypsomedia.com

About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns three development studios– Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, DarkStar One– Broken Alliance for Xbox 360, Disciples III: Renaissance and Patrician IV: Conquest by Trade  for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include DUNGEONS, The First Templar and Tropico 4.


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