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Hoffman Estates, IL– May 12, 2008 - High Voltage Software, Inc., one of the world's largest independent developers, announced that V.I.P. Casino Blackjack™, a revolutionary new 3D card game, was released today as a launch title for Nintendo's WiiWare™ downloadable service.
V.I.P. Casino Blackjack offers the richest and most realistic blackjack experience available today. Unlike the static 2D interfaces found in other titles, V.I.P. Casino Blackjack breaks new ground with fully realized characters, cards, and casinos rendered in real-time 3D on High Voltage Software's proprietary Quantum 3 Game Engine technology. The game offers four-player multiplayer as well as 20 challenges for players to unlock on their own.
"We were aiming for the most realistic blackjack experience possible," said Kerry J. Ganofsky, CEO and founder of High Voltage Software. "This is a game that will be instantly familiar to anyone who's ever set foot in the top casinos in Las Vegas, but we also expect it to draw new fans who have never tried the card game."
The game takes full advantage of the Wii™ hardware, with multiple control schemes, including a point-and-click option that makes it easy for anyone to jump in and play. No other game offers such an immersive casino experience.
V.I.P. Casino Blackjack™
Launch Date: WiiWare Launch
ESRB: E (Everyone)– Gambling
Game Type: Simulation
Developer: High Voltage Software, Inc.
V.I.P. Casino Blackjack features the most realistic blackjack experience to date. While increasing your bank roll in single-player, you also receive awards for accomplishing challenging and fun goals. Have a few friends over and enjoy the luxurious private room where you battle against the dealer and each other in the ultimate game of skill.
• The world’s most played casino card game makes its Wii™ debut with highly detailed characters, true-to-life animations, and advanced artificial intelligence making this the most realistic blackjack game ever made.
• Challenge up to three of your friends to see who can gain the biggest bank roll within a certain number of hands.
• Gain rewards for completing deviously fun challenges in solo-play while pitting your skills against the Dealer.
• New players rejoice as you learn the intricacies of the game through our detailed in-game guide and easily accessible quick-view strategy cards.
How to progress through the game: V.I.P. Casino Blackjack is an exciting game of strategy and skill. Players compete in either solo-play or multiplayer games in order to gain the most money. In solo-play, players try to accomplish achievements in order to progress. In multiplayer matches, it’s a competitive battle of wits against the dealer. Players race to acquire the most money before time runs out.
Achievements: In addition to the traditional blackjack game play, the player earns rewards for accomplishing a challenging set of goals. Achievements enhance the single-player experience by giving more than twenty fun goals for the player to focus on and obtain. Acquire $50,000; win 10 hands in a row; and win both hands of a split are but a few. The achievements have been crafted to entice players to keep coming back for more.
Multiplayer: When playing multiplayer, players square off in a race for the cash. Up to four players can join in, and whoever gains the largest bank roll in a pre-determined number of hands, wins!
Controls: There are three distinct ways to control the game. Use the Wii Remote™ to point-and-click, press the hot-keys to quickly place your bets, or even use the Wii Remote’s motion controls to Hit or Stand. With three diverse control systems, the game is easily accessible to everyone from the mass-market Wii enthusiasts to experienced gamers.
Realism: V.I.P. Casino Blackjack is like a training simulator for actual Casino-style blackjack! With realistic characters, authentic animations, and a rich artificial intelligence system, nothing else even comes close. By breaking-the-mold of traditional card games and their static 2D interface, we integrated our animated 3D interface into the table creating a non-obtrusive, visually impressive look that feels just right. No other card video-game offers such a natural way to experience the real thing.
Contact: Kevin Sheller
Phone: 847-490-9567 x232