New York, NY March 28, 2011 - Viva Media, the game's North American publisher, shares the third Developer Diary for Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops. The release comes one week before the April 5th release date, and provides gamers an inside look into the creative process behind Black Lion Studios' stealth-action game. This Developer Diary profiles the character Myra Lee, the games stealth and espionage expert. The game will be available in retail stores and via digital download.
In addition to the Developer Diary, Viva Media has released a new trailer for the game highlighting the stealth and espionage elements. The trailer can be viewed here, or downloaded from Viva Media’s Virtual Press Room.
ABOUT SHADOW HARVEST: PHANTOM OPS
When tyrants and warlords threaten the well-being of International Law, it's the job of those few, of those skilled to protect the world and maintain the veil of secrecy. These men and women are the unsung heroes, the soldiers who get the job done even behind enemy lines. Often going unheard and unnoticed, but certainly felt - at least by their enemies; they fight a war of high stakes that civilians will never even know about.
Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops takes place in the year 2025 as the world is shaken by numerous conflicts over the control of dwindling natural resources. Greedy warlords and dictators of 3rd world countries thirst for advanced weapons systems and never before have arms dealers been so profitable. Players will be immersed into highly detailed environments in Somalia, Cuba and the city of Dubai. The central characters, Myra Lee and Aron Alvarez are operatives of a secret US military intervention unit, called the ISA. Both agents are relentless warriors with unique and deadly battle skills.
Platform: Windows PC
Release Date: April 5th, 2011
BLACK LION STUDIOS is a gathering of highly professional and veteran game developers with the declared goal to create the ultimate gaming experience. The company is an independent game development studio, set to exclusively create AAA-content for today’s leading entertainment platforms. Black Lion Studios was founded in early 2007 by Martin J. Schwiezer, who is in the industry since 1991 and who was also the founder, managing director and lead visionary of Reakktor, the company that developed Neocron, the world's first cyberpunk MMORPG. Martin J. Schwiezer also wrote the initial concept for Reakktor's upcoming Sci-Fi MMORPG Black Prophecy and was the executive producer of the ultra-realistic racing sims GTR and GTR2.
VIVA MEDIA, founded in 1999, has grown to be a market leader maintaining a top 10 NPD ranking for the last several years. Viva Media products are found in most mass-market retail locations. The New York based company focuses on delivering quality and is dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards on a variety of platforms.
The company's collection of over 150 games boasts more than 100 awards for excellence in interactive publishing. Recent and upcoming releases include Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops, Edna and Harvey: The Breakout, Black Mirror 2, Black Mirror 3, Gray Matter, Cargo: The Quest for Gravity, S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat, Grand Ages Rome, the wildly popular Crazy Machines series, the Learn to Play Chess series based on the world's #1 chess software engine, the renowned car racing simulation games RACE, GTR Evolution, RACE ON and a variety of casual games including North American best sellers, Farm Frenzy series, the Treasures of Mystery Island series, Natalie Brooks and many more.
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