Haarlem, The Netherlands– 22 September 2009– Premier videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive is proud to announce that the retail version of the critically acclaimed PC action/fighting game Zeno Clash, has gone gold. The retail version will ship with the Zeno Clash comic plus all available updates for the game and will be released in the UK, Scandinavia and the Benelux in October 2009 with other European territories to follow soon after.
Nominated for 'Excellence in Visual Art' at the Independent Games Festival, the spectacular graphics and visual style breathes new life into the fantasy game genre. The gameplay has a strong focus on melee fighting blended with ranged combat using unconventional weapons. The innovative close combat mechanics are also a deviation from traditional action in the first-person genre that will feel fresh for new and veteran players alike.
Zeno Clash is set in the punk fantasy world of Zenozoik, a land of exotic places and bizarre creatures. Players take on the role of Ghat, a man banished by his own brothers and forced to begin a desperate journey for survival through the forbidden desert and to the end of the world.
Andres Bordeu, cofounder of ACE Team says:“At ACE Team we’re very happy that the game will soon be reaching a broader audience through retail distribution. The boxed version will be a great addition to anyone’s library of PC games and a great treat for any Zeno Clash enthusiast.”
Erik Schreuder, CEO of Iceberg Interactive added:“ Zeno Clash has received worldwide acclaim from the press and rightfully so. Labelled as an experience rather than just a game, gamers should be prepared for a combination of some weird looking creatures, stunning alien environments and unique first person fisticuffs. With the English retail version having gone gold, we’re really looking forward to the upcoming boxed release of the game throughout Europe.”
To find out more about Zeno Clash and to keep up with the latest news on the game, visit www.iceberg-interactive.com
•Engaging melee combat in first person:
◦The combat in Zeno Clash is up, close&personal. The new melee combat system allows players to perform a variety of movements like deflect&elude combos, knockback finisher punches and punishing grab attacks. The depth of the combat system will put player's skills to the test. Learn new attacks as the game progresses and confronts you with more formidable foes.
•Fantastic visuals powered by the source engine:
◦Players will be immersed in a fantastic world, beautiful and disturbing at the same time. The unprecedented art style brings a fresh new approach to the first person genre. The surreal environments and characters will keep player's wanting to discover more.
•Survival mode challenges:
◦Jump right into the action in engaging unlockable "tower challenges". The player must overcome enemy waves to progress through the tower levels. The game will rate the player in different categories like speed and performance. A leaderboards system will rank you against your friends, so the challenge never ends.
◦ Zeno Clash is a story driven game. Player's will play the role of Ghat; the son of a impressive hermaphrodite creature called Father-Mother, whose children form the most powerful clan in the city of Halstedom. Ghat must escape from his family and start an incredible journey with his female companion Deadra, who will aid him in the dangerous lands of Zenozoik.
◦An unusual arsenal of weapons is available for those who can manage to keep the enemy in range. The eccentric weapons are built from scrap and junk, but they are most effective when used properly. Hammers and clubs will be the most effective when fighting heavy characters that can only be brought down with extreme force.
◦The beautiful musical score is as varied as the game's settings. The original soundtrack will keep players immersed in the different environments and key parts of the story.
About Ace Team
ACE Team is an entertainment software developer based in Santiago, Chile. Most of our members have worked in the videogame industry for years, but just recently we have decided to found our own independent company and make the kind of games we really want to play. The team is composed by several professionals, some of us having years of experience working on games for both PC and XBOX 360 Live Arcade. ACE Team has licensed the award winning Source Engine to develop and distribute its debut game Zeno Clash.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is a brand new videogame publisher set to make a splash in the interactive entertainment industry. Staffed with industry veterans and with offices in key locations around the world, Iceberg Interactive is anew alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. Iceberg Interactive's portfolio of products includes titles for both the PC and console platforms, with a special focus on the casual gamer and specialty niche products. This is reflected in our launch line-up which includes simulators, tycoon, adventure, action and brain-training games.
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