Hamburg, Germany, February 15th, 2008– Hamburg-based dtp entertainment AG, one of the leading German game publishers, and the Hamburg development studio 49Games today announce the new sports game Summer Athletics. Players can expect an abundance of disciplines from a variety of summer sports in this title. Summer Athletics will appear summer 2008 as a multi-platform title.
Summer Athletics brings sports right into your living room: exciting competitions in more than 25 of the most popular summer sports disciplines, such as sprinting, hurdles, cycling, archery, javelin, hammer throw, and swimming, will provide long-lasting fun.
Summer Athletics will be action-packed multi-player fun for the whole family. The intuitive controls will be adapted to make the most of the individual platforms. Four different difficulty levels will make sure that both regular and casual gamers will enjoy themselves. The game will feature a character editor, career mode, lifelike 3D graphics, realistic athlete animations, and an impressive stadium atmosphere, bringing a special flair to Summer Athletics.
‘In 49Games, we have found an outstanding studio for a partner. Their sports games enjoy great success and even greater popularity,’ says Markus Windelen, COO of dtp entertainment AG.
The teaser website can be visited at www.summerathletics.com. The available screenshots are taken from the PC version of the game.
Publisher: dtp entertainment AG
Release: Summer 2008
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About dtp entertainment AG
dtp entertainment AG is one of the largest independent German games publishers. Based in Hamburg, the company employs more than80 people, is a market leader in the areas of adventures and children’s software, and publishes games worldwide for all interactive entertainment platforms. www.dtp-ag.com
49Games was founded at the beginning of 2004 by industry veterans Peter Cukierski, Florian Knappe, Thomas Mahlke, and Dierk Ohlerich (all formerly with VCC Entertainment) and Jan- Hendrik Ohl as CEO. Their business area is the development and publication of entertainment software for PCs and video-game consoles. 49Games can rely on their proprietors’ and employees many years of experience in the software entertainment industry.