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Highly Anticipated New Game from Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios to Be Released Exclusively For Xbox LIVE Arcade on August 19th
Cary, NC – July 16, 2009 – Epic Games, Inc., creators of the award-winning Unreal and Gears of War video game franchises and the industry leading Unreal Engine, and Microsoft Game Studios today announced the original new story for the forthcoming Shadow Complex video game has been created by Peter David, one of the most prolific and best-known comic book writers of all time. The renowned author’s vast credits include an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk and other popular titles such as Supergirl, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Star Trek, and Wolverine, among many others.
Published by Microsoft Game Studios and developed by Epic’s Chair Entertainment studio, Shadow Complex will be released exclusively for Xbox LIVE Arcade on August 19 and cost 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).
In support of his work on the game, Peter David will be in attendance for the Shadow Complex autograph signing at San Diego Comic-Con, July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. The signing will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 25 at the Xbox 360 booth, Hall G #5225. Joining Peter David will be Shadow Complex creators Donald Mustard and Cliff Bleszinski from Epic Games.
David created an original new story for Shadow Complex that runs parallel to the events in Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel, Empire. The game delves further into the hollows of government conspiracy, dark politics, military upheaval, and the sinister plan of a rogue paramilitary group called the Restoration.
Winner of several “Best of E3” awards, Shadow Complex combines the best of classic side-scroller design with modern, cutting-edge gameplay and incredible high-definition graphics powered by Unreal Engine 3. Players collect power-ups, discover new abilities and evolve their character into a super-powered engine of destruction as they thwart legions of enemies throughout the massive, dynamic game world.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s breakthrough game, “Gears of War,” won over 30 Game of the Year awards, and the sales of “Gears of War” and “Gears of War 2” have eclipsed 11 million units. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award and is this year’s Hall of Fame inductee. Unreal Engine 3 has also been recognized as the number one game engine by Develop magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at www.epicgames.com.
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