San Diego-Based Veteran Development Studio, Psyonix, Launches First Mobile Title in True Triple A Style
For Immediate Release
San Diego, CA - October 18, 2012 - Independent development studio, Psyonix, today announced its first title for mobile ARC Squadron. Developed with the Unreal Engine, ARC Squadron presents a Triple-A video game experience for tablet and smartphone with fast-action gameplay and impeccable graphics. Featuring nine complete missions with nine wormholes and nine boss battles, ARC Squadron also offers three difficulty modes, six ships available at launch with unlockable skins and ten upgradeable weapons with different characteristics and destruction options. Continuing the push for superior quality gaming on mobile, ARC Squadron is slated to launch in the coming weeks. For more information, visit: http://www.psyonix.com
"Unreal technology has been the backbone of our studio from inception. This is the first time that we've developed our own mobile title using this engine, and we couldn't be happier with the results", said Dave Hagewood, Studio Director at Psyonix. "We are excited to once again partner with Epic to release a Triple A-type game experience on mobile. ARC Squadron represents everything that we think a mobile game should be - fast, fun and truly immersive".
"Psyonix is a long-time Unreal Engine licensee, and we're excited to see them move into the mobile space," said Joe Kreiner, Epic's head of North American licensing. " ARC Squadron pushes the visuals on mobile, with a thoughtful control scheme for touch devices."
About ARC Squadron:
In the far-reaches of the galaxy the epic battle for freedom wages on. An evil race known as the Guardians is taking over the universe, ravaging planets and killing all peaceful life forms. As the sole remaining members of the ARC Squadron, players are tasked with discovering weaknesses in the Guardian defenses and bringing about its downfall. With simple one-touch controls, players can shoot, blast and annihilate enemy forces to hunt down each of the nine Guardian lords and destroy the evil empire once and for all. Hours of gameplay await, with nine complete missions - each of which contains a wormhole for an added challenge, along with a huge boss battle at the end of each mission - three difficulty modes, six ships to choose from and ten upgradeable weapons with different characteristics and destruction options.
Founded in 2001, Psyonix is an independent game development studio focused on original IP creation and cross-platform Unreal Engine based productions. Located in San Diego, the studio has contributed to a number of blockbuster titles including XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Mass Effect 3, Bulletstorm, and Gears of War. Clients include EA, Epic Games, Microsoft, Sony, 2K Games, and Square Enix.
About Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics, best-of-breed toolset and scalability across major platforms. Operating on nine platforms, including PC, consoles and mobile devices, Unreal Engine 3 is designed to accelerate developers' productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Powering hundreds of games and integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including seven Game Developer Front Line Awards and five Develop Industry Excellence Awards. The Unreal Engine also holds a seat in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame. Epic recently revealed Unreal Engine 4, winner of multiple Best of E3 2012 awards, which offers unprecedented workflow improvements and graphical capabilities that provide unparalleled accessibility for developers building the next generation of games and applications. For additional information, please visit http://www.unrealengine.com.
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