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GUNSLINGER STRATOS comes out all guns blazing with Umbra rendering optimization

"GUNSLINGER STRATOS arcade action game developed by ByKing and published by Square Enix, chooses Umbra as it's rendering optimization middleware"

Helsinki, Finland (March 1st, 2012) - Umbra Software, the premiere provider of rendering optimization middleware, announced today that ByKing (Tokyo, Japan) has chosen to power it's GUNSLINGER STRATOS arcade game with Umbra's rendering middleware. GUNSLINGER STRATOS is published by Square Enix Co., Ltd.

The four player arcade game is built using Silicon Studio's brand new Orochi game engine.

GUNSLINGER STRATOS is a fast-paced, third person action game featuring four man teams battling each other. The game features hundreds of different weapons and some real world locations like the world-famous Shibuya area of Tokyo, which are being rendered with the help of Umbra’s integrated occlusion culling middleware.

GUNSLINGER STRATOS is released in the arcades in the summer of 2012 in Japan.

Developers taking full advantage of Umbra’s automated software occlusion culling include:

Bungie, 38 Studios, IO Interactive, Sony Online Entertainment, Tripwire, CCP, Specular Interactive, Remedy and many others.

Umbra is a rendering optimization middleware that is used to improve frame rates and help to create visually striking game worlds. Umbra does this by optimizing critical parts of a game such as rendering, audio and game logic. Umbra automatically generates portals in preprocess which are used for highly-efficient occlusion culling taking away tedious manual work traditionally required from artists.

Umbra’s latest rendering optimizing suite, Umbra 3.1, is available for PlayStation?3, Xbox 360™, PC, iOS™ and other handheld platforms for evaluation.

For more information on Umbra, please visit www.umbra3.com

For more information, please contact Umbra Software "Visibility optimizer"

Thomas Puha


About Umbra Software

Umbra Software Ltd. ( www.umbra3.com) is a graphics software technology company founded in 2007 and based Helsinki, Finland. Umbra Software specializes in occlusion culling, visibility and rendering optimization technology and provides middleware for all major console hardware platforms, mobile devices and the PC.

Copyright? 2011 Umbra Software Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX?, EIDOS? and TAITO? branded entertainment content around the world. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY?, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST? which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER?, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS?. Square Enix is a Japan-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd

More information on Square Enix Co., Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/jp/company/e.

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