ONLINE WARMONGERS LAUNCHES FIRST EVER HYBRID
FIRST AND THIRD PERSON SHOOTER
Addition of FPS, Massive New Feature Rollout
Marks Launch of Free-to-Play Shooter War Inc. Battle Zone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – April 19, 2012—Independent game developer Online Warmongers Group Inc. today announced free-to-play online shooting game War Inc. Battle Zone has launched out of beta testing. As part of a major feature update for launch, the game is now the first ever shooter to be fully tuned for play in both first and third-person view. This is in addition to other launch updates that look to set it apart. War Inc. Battle Zone is introducing 32 vs. 32 “platoon-on-platoon” battles. It is also rolling out one of the deepest weapon modification systems available, with a unique feature where players can test their assortment of ordinance on a firing range before deploying it in real matches.
Online Warmongers has partnered with Alienware Arena to commemorate the game’s launch with a massive giveaway. New War Inc. Battle Zone players can enter to win an Alienware X51 gaming computer. They can also retrieve one of 100,000 codes for a free in-game bundle that includes high-end weapons, custom gear and the exclusive Alienware Arena branded chest plate. The contest is at www.alienwarearena.com/contests/war-inc/.
“More than two years ago we set out to make a console-quality, competition-tuned shooter that would set a new standard in free-to-play,” said Sergey Titov, President of Online Warmongers. “As our community of players came to recognize throughout our beta, we kept raising the bar for ourselves, and today we believe we’ve done it for the free shooter category as a whole.”
During the course of beta testing, War Inc. Battle Zone attracted a dedicated player corps from more than 175 countries who logged in excess of 120 million hours of game play. These players were instrumental in Online Warmongers’ constant feature additions and game play refinements. As a token of appreciation, the developers have given out more than $10 million in virtual currency to their player community in the lead up to launch.
Thanks to these tip of the spear squads, players everywhere can expect a finely balanced tactical shooter rooted in modern warfare and featuring unprecedented realism for a free to play game. War Inc. Battle Zone delivers endless fun and hard-hitting action in a session based shooter with multiple game modes. It now paves the way for an online battle theatre like never before with the freedom to play as both FPS and TPS.
The game is also one of the most feature packed shooters out there. In addition to a deep character customization system, it’s stacked tighter than a personnel carrier with weapons, accoutrements, and even heavy gear such as armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Bolstering the game’s customization options is the all-new weapons modification system. It gives players thousands of possible firearm combinations with dozens of choices per weapon and a testing range to try out different modifications. Additional launch features include clan warfare and stereoscopic and anaglyph 3D support.
The game’s developers at Online Warmongers are a world class group with decades of game making experience between them. Lead developers have worked on blockbusters such as Call of Duty Black Ops, Gears of War, Star Trek Online and Guitar Hero. The studio was founded by Sergey Titov, former technical director of Riot Games, developer of mega-popular free-to-play game League of Legends.
The technology driving War Inc. Battle Zone is Online Warmongers’ proprietary Eclipse engine, a licensable game engine designed explicitly for premium online and free-to-play PC games. In War Inc. Battle Zone, the engine delivers intense realism in a visually stunning shooter set in dynamic environments, where players can change lighting by shooting out lights and see their surroundings affected by dust, smoke, fog and other particle effects.
For more information on War Inc. Battle Zone, please visit www.thewarinc.com.
About Online Warmongers
Online Warmongers Group Inc. is an independent Los Angeles-based video game developer and publisher. The company is partnered with Cybergun (NYX: CYB) and funded through Arktos Entertainment Group’s early stage VC fund. Online Warmongers was established in 2009 to develop innovative online next-generation titles for consoles and PC. Online Warmongers was formed by a group of industry veterans from EA, Activision and Cryptic Studios with the vision of creating high quality, free-to-play online games.