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Wicked Launches Bounty Hounds Online in North America


Free-to-Play MMORPG Sequel to Popular PSP Title Goes Big with Takeover of Alienware Arena, Exclusive Beta Key Giveaway, July 29-31

TORONTO, ON July 28, 2011--Wicked Interactive, an independent North American video game publisher, has collaborated with Alienware Arena for the North American launch of Bounty Hounds Online ( http://bountyhounds.subagames.com), the free-to-play MMORPG sequel to the popular PSP title from Namco Bandai. Activities will include a site-skin takeover of Alienware Arena, July 29-31, as well as an exclusive beta key giveaway.

"We are thrilled to have Alienware Arena participate in the launch," said Sam Ho, Director, Wicked Interactive. "Their gamers are among the Web's most influential and discerning. We know that they will not only go crazy for Bounty Hound Online's sci-fi theme, they will also appreciate the four years of development that went into creating what will stand alongside such classic Namco Bandai titles as Pac-Man, Tekken, Ace Combat, Armored Core and Katamari."

"Alienware Arena is really about the gamers, and has been the place for gaming fans everywhere to access great gaming content for almost two years," said Claudina Lopez, Game Partnership Manager at Alienware. "Bounty Hounds Online is an innovative and immersive game that we’re proud to bring to our community, and with the grand style the game truly deserves."

Why You Should Check Out BHO:

????????? Rare Find: The game is a rare-find as a science-fiction MMO. In a gaming landscape overcrowded by shooters and fantasy-titles, BHO fills the void for all sci-fi fans. Plus, it's absolutely free!

????????? Robot Pet System First of Its Kind: Players build the pet, upgrade the pet, and then if you need to, disassemble the pet for parts to install them into a new pet to make it into a whole new beast. Truly a first for free-to-play MMOs.

????????? Epic Graphics: The game's graphics offer an epic experience, with a number of updated shaders, effects and post processing that have not previously been used for free to play games. The game's graphics is on par with Rift and Tera.?

????????? Extensive Item-Crafting and Creation: Almost everything in the game can be used to create items or equipment. Items can be harvested on the field or acquired from mobs on the field. Anything the players can find can be used to better themselves in many different ways!

What You Need to Know:

Bounty Hounds Online is a sci-fi MMORPG where players take command of their own

mercenary in multiple worlds and environments. Players can select up to 5 different mercenary class types: The capable Trooper, the deadly Agent, the supportive Bioengineer, the destructive Artillery, and the eccentric Scientist. Assisting the player is the CTU, or Combat Tactical Unit, which is a robotic pet capable of transforming into a combat mech in case things get tough.

Players also have to choose which Mercenary Company they are aligned with. Although all the mercenary groups are working towards the same goal, they are still separate entities and so a few conflicts between its operatives may arise. PvP between mercenaries or whole groups of them are possible as well as forming specific groups called Wolfpacks which allow you to further lay claim to your fame and glory!

The game starts in the serene world of Empyrea where players unravel political corruption as well as other organizations trying to control the scene. Fight criminals, or aliens as you progress into a fully fledged Bounty Hunter capable of traversing other worlds where more dangers and treasures await.

Unique to Bounty Hounds Online is the CTU systems where players acquire a robotic partner capable of helping them in combat. They will fight and die with you and can also be the difference between life and death on the field. Players can build them up, make them stronger, and dismantle them to use the parts on other CTU's to make a stronger partner than before! These robots are here to help you and it's up to you on how you build them up!

Bounty Hounds Online brings the MMORPG genre into its own unique world unlike any other. Those familiar with the Playstation Portable prequel of the game may see a number of familiar faces in this online variant.

How to Get Connected to BHO Beta:

Beta keys will become?exclusively available through Alienware Arena starting July 29. Stay tuned for additional updates.

For game info, trailers and other goodies, go to the official BHO site: http://bountyhounds.subagames.com.

System Requirements:

????????? Minimum Requirements:

Intel Pentium IV 2.8GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2800+


Nvidia 6600 GT (256MB) or Radeon X1650

????????? Recommended Requirements:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz, AMD Phenom X2


Nvidia 9600 GT (512MB) or Radeon HD 3600

About Wicked Interactive

Wicked Interactive Ltd. is a video game publisher, founded in 2008, and based in Toronto, Canada -- the tech capital of Ontario. Through its SUBA Games platform, Wicked Interactive has created a centralized destination where North American gamers can access a range of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game experiences. The Wicked Interactive Mission is to provide an exciting and robust MMO game experience that is free and enjoyable to everyone. For more info, visit: www.wickedinteractiveltd.com.

About SUBA Games

SUBA Games is Wicked Interactive’ s online gaming portal. Through SUBA Games, Wicked Interactive provides a library of free-to-download and free-to-play massively multiplayer online games. SUBA Games users enjoy a unified login and a unified currency across all SUBA properties, in addition to a friendly and active community space with unparalleled customer communication and support. For more info, visit: www.subagames.com.


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