Legendary Independent Film Director and Long-time Friend of Founding Motörhead Member Lemmy Kilmister Officially Honored for Incredible Bar Wiping Prowess
Watford, U.K. — April 13, 2017 — Wired Productions, an independent games publisher, is today proud to confirm legendary independent film director Lloyd Kaufman’s starring role in Motörhead: Through the Ages , the heavy metal content expansion for Victor Vran , the award-winning action RPG developed by Haemimont Games. Headed to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC this spring, Motörhead: Through the Ages will be sold separately for existing owners of the standalone Victor Vran game or as part of the content-packed Victor Vran: Overkill Edition .
Each of the Victor Vran worlds contains a hub - somewhere for demon hunters to lay low, relax and recharge. For Motörhead the band, that was always a pub. Heavily inspired by the Rainbow Bar & Grill, where Motörhead founding member Lemmy spent much of his time, in-game visitors to The Pub at the End of Time have the ear and advice of pub steward Lloyd Kaufman. Lloyd and Lemmy were great friends, with Lemmy even appearing in several Troma films. Brought together by their mutual love of art, Lemmy never asked for a fee to appear in a Troma movie; all he asked for was a bottle of bourbon and a couple of “Tromettes” to keep him company, because as Lloyd will tell you, “it’s very boring on set for a Troma film!”
Lloyd Kaufman, considered an institution by many film lovers, is President and Co-founder of Troma Entertainment, one of the universe’s oldest independent movie companies. He’s best known for his iconic film The Toxic Avenger as well as a long lineage of protégés and collaborators, including Matt Stone and Trey Parker, as well as James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy – a film in which Lloyd has a two-second cameo as Prisoner #2.
Achim Heidelauf, executive producer and creator of Motörhead: Through the Ages said, “Lloyd always had to be a part of this game, he and Lemmy were such great friends and it just felt right. Also, Lloyd ‘convinced’ me during our time in prison, back then we worked on the Toxic Mayhem video game. Seriously -- I truly believe that you couldn’t have a Motörhead game and not include Lloyd!” When asked about the project, Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment said “Toxie and I love this game. Can't stop playing it!"
A brand new adventure for Victor Vran , Motörhead: Through the Ages is a wild tour through the mythos of the loudest band in the world! Bring the mighty Snaggletooth back to life with the help of Lemmy and Lloyd Kaufman, and harness the powers of the immortal Motörhead to defeat frightening new enemies in three demon-infested worlds intertwined with the songs of the band. Motörhead: Through the Ages was conceived back in 2014, with all three members of the band having been active consultants in its design and development. Further details on the content expansion will be announced in the coming weeks ahead of its release this spring.
About Victor Vran
Victor Vran is an award-winning, isometric action RPG that encourages players to venture and vanquish to their liking. Players can forge their own personal version of Victor by utilizing a vast array of powerful weapons, game-changing outfits, and wicked, spell-like demon powers. Take on waves of demons and clever boss monsters alone, on the couch alongside an ally, or online as a team of four – and emerge victorious. The upcoming console version has been built from the ground-up using developer Haemimont’s proprietary engine, delivering outstanding performance at 60fps along with local co-op for 2 players and online co-op for 4 players, which includes daily and weekly maps.
Victor Vran: Overkill Edition promises more thrills than ever before. Players and fans can experience the all-action game in full, alongside two brand new adventures: the ethereal Fractured Worlds – a challenging and empowering new expansion featuring a new chapter in the story of Victor Vran, and Motörhead: Through the Ages – a wild, rock adventure, inspired by, officially endorsed by, and starring, the loudest band in the world.
Developed by Haemimont Games AD and co-published with Wired Productions, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition , Fractured Worlds , Motörhead: Through the Ages and the console editions of standalone Victor Vran are slated to release simultaneously in Spring 2017. Physical distribution will be handled by THQNordic. Victor Vran and its associated expansions have been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.
For more information and to stay versed with the latest news on Victor Vran , please visit the official website at www.VictorVran.com , Like the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VictorVran , and follow the official Twitter account at https://twitter.com/VictorVran.
About Haemimont Games AD
Haemimont Games is Bulgaria’s largest independent video game developer. Founded in 1997 by CEO Gabriel Dobrev, the award winning studio is home to more than 50 passionate designers, programmers and artists who have been brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. The studio has developed multiple titles including the highly acclaimed Tropico series, Grand Ages: Rome, Omerta: City of Gangsters and Victor Vran on a variety of platforms – MS Windows, MacOS, Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PS4, using its proprietary multi-platform engine.
For more information visit www.HaemimontGames.com .
About Wired Productions Ltd
Wired Productions is an established independent computer games publisher based in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK. Founded in 2008, Wired have produced over 40 titles for many global publishers and are part of the team responsible for the 1.5 million unit selling We Sing franchise. In 2013, Wired moved into console publishing on all major platforms. Notable launches to date include Let’s Fish! Hooked On, Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, Last Inua and Super Dungeon Bros. Victor Vran and The Town of Light are the latest titles to be signed for 2017.
Wired Productions are also a founding member of We Sing Productions, which is a collaboration between THQ Nordic, Wired Productions and Le Cortex, with the sole mission to establish a new range of We Sing products for all formats.
For more information visit www.wiredproductions.com or follow at: www.facebook.com/WiredPro and on Twitter https://twitter.com/WiredP.
About Troma Entertainment
Established in 1974 by Yale friends Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, Troma Entertainment is arguably the longest-running independent movie studio in the world, and it's one of the very few genuine brand names in the industry. World famous for movie classics like Kaufman's "The Toxic Avenger", "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead", "Class of Nuke 'em High", "Tromeo & Juliet", Trey Parker's "Cannibal! The Musical", and Charles Kaufman's "Mother's Day", Troma's seminal films are now being remade as big-budget mainstream productions by the likes of Brett Ratner, Richard Saperstein, and Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman. Early work of many of today's luminaries can be found in Troma's library of 1000 films, cartoons, TV shows and shorts. Jenna Fischer, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Costner, Fergie, Vincent D'Onofrio, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gunn and Eli Roth are just a few. Troma's latest in house productions are "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volumes 1 & 2".
Founded by Lemmy Kilmister in 1975, Motorhead would become one of the most popular bands in the world with a fan-base that is second to none.
Having released 22 Albums over their 40 year career and sold over 30 million records, their most recent of which [“Bad Magic”] went to #1 in Germany and entered the Top 10 in the UK Album charts is testament to the strength of the band’s influence and popularity in modern music. Their brand of uncompromising heavy rock has seen them widely acknowledged as one of the most influential, and iconic, bands in rock music history.
About Global Merchandising Services Ltd
Global Merchandising Services are music artist, celebrity and brand merchandise experts. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Global is a licensing powerhouse with best in class design, product development, and manufacturing and direct-to-consumer sales. Global executes and delivers business through all channels of retail distribution, live events, web stores, pop-up stores, brand origination and development, sponsorship, endorsements and third-party licensing. As the exclusive partner for its extensive roster of musical artists and brands, Global develops unique and innovative merchandise programs for its clients. Winner of 5 consecutive Licensing Industry Awards, 2011-2015 for best celebrity license program, re-affirms Global’s expertise and ability to deliver on a worldwide basis for its clients.
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About THQ Nordic
Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. Based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden with subsidiaries in Germany and the USA, THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction, Titan Quest and many more. THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve. The company’s internal development studios are Grimlore Games based in Munich, Germany and Rainbow Studios based in Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information visit: http://www.thqnordic.com