ValuSoft Announces 'The Haunted: Hells Reach' for PC

CHASKA, Minn., Aug 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Battle your way through the depths of hell as ValuSoft, a division of THQ Inc.,a leading worldwide publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced  The Haunted: Hells Reach will be available for PC at major retailers nationwide this October and is scheduled to be available in early 2012 as a download on Xbox LIVE ®  Arcade for the Xbox 360 ®  video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and also on the PlayStation ® Network for the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system. Developed by the 2010 grand prize winner of the  '$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest,'  The Haunted: Hells Reach is a third-person survival horror shooter that uses Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3.

"The winners of the contest are an extremely talented group of individuals and we are thrilled to bring their first video game to the market," said Maleea Barnett, Managing Director ValuSoft Division. " The Haunted: Hells Reach is a suspenseful thriller that delivers a rich blend of combat and action/adventure, set in eerily dark environments and is guaranteed to have horror enthusiasts and hardcore gamers at the edge of their seats throughout the entire nail-biting experience."

In  The Haunted: Hells Reach, the forces of evil plan to invade earth and only a small group of humans stand in their way. Use a huge arsenal of deadly weapons and melee combat moves to battle the minions of hell in several different game modes.

The Haunted: Hells Reach includes intense gameplay and rich multiplayer modes as well as other death defying features such as:

  • 30 stages spread over eight terrifying locations;
  • More than 20 enemies;
  • Four Human playable characters;
  • Masses of upgradable weaponry: the knife upgrades to a chainsaw, witch hammer and glaive;
  • Six secret weapons on each level;
  • Four exhilarating and distinct game modes:  Survival, Cooperative, Battle and Demonizer;
  • Level events such as meteor showers and lightening storms affect game play;
  • Restore your health and respawn your comrades by destroying the soul stones.

The Haunted: Hells Reach is scheduled to be available for PC in October for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

For additional information about  The Haunted: Hells Reach,please visit the official Web site at www.thehauntedhellsreach.com, "like" the Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/The.Haunted.Hells.Reach, follow us on Twitter at @HauntedOfficial or access the site through your mobile device at  http://mhaunted.com.

About THQ

THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at  www.thq.com. THQ, ValuSoft and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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