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Bethesda to publish Hunted: The Demon's Forge

Posted by: Chad at 3/15/2010 3:23 PM
Hunted: The Demon's Forge is being developed by inXile Entertainment and it's caught the eye of Bethesda.  Today, Bethesda announced that they will publish Hunted: The Demon's Forge and it will be released on the 360, PS3 and PC.  The game is a third-person co-op dungeon crawler powered by the Unreal 3 engine. 

Read on for all the juicy details and take a look at some screens while your at it!



FACT Sheet
 
HUNTED: THE DEMON’S FORGE

PUBLISHER:     Bethesda Softworks
DEVELOPER:    inXile Entertainment
RELEASE DATE:    TBA
PLATFORM:    Xbox 360™ / PLAYSTATION®3 systems / Games for Windows
GENRE:    Third-person Co-op Action

DESCRIPTION:   
Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies.  Taking control of either E’lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons, powerful spells, and cover tactics to battle your way through menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns. Discover secrets and complete co-op-based puzzles whilst exploring the sinister world to discover answers to the game’s deep, dark mysteries.

STORY OVERVIEW:
The dark ages have become corrupted. Heinous creatures have emerged from underground. Townsfolk across the land are disappearing. Upon the promise of their fortune in gold, mercenaries E’lara and Caddoc take on the daunting task of discovering where the innocent villagers have been taken. Their journey will lead them on a dark and twisted path where they will encounter death, slavery, and sacrifice. Travel deep within the world of Kala Moor...and to the secrets of The Demon’s Forge.
KEY FEATURES:

Dark Fantasy Shooter
Powered by the Unreal 3 engine, the world of Hunted comes to life in a third-person dungeon crawl with the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter.

Co-op at a Distance
Combine E’lara’s ranged attacks with Caddoc’s melee expertise to pull off gruesome co-op kill moves, perform special attacks, and heal one another regardless of where they in relation to one another on the battlefield.  The characters’ differing combat methods allow player strategy to vary from one playthrough to the next.

Two Ways to Fight
Wade into the thick of the fight using melee skills, or tactically use cover combat to dispatch hordes of creatures with bows and spells.

Spell-Powered Combat
Powerful magic spells can be used to boost your partner’s combat effectiveness and even the odds against increasingly formidable enemies.




BETHESDA SOFTWORKS TO PUBLISH
HUNTED: THE DEMON’S FORGE™
 
Next Gen Co-Op Dungeon Romp Being Developed by inXile Entertainment
for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Games for Windows

March 15, 2010 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that it will publish Hunted: The Demon’s Forge™, a third-person co-op fantasy action game. Hunted is being developed at inXile Entertainment for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows.

inXile Entertainment was founded in 2002 by industry veteran Brian Fargo. During his distinguished tenure in the video game business, Fargo has been behind some of the greatest fantasy game franchises of all time including The Bard's Tale®, Baldur's Gate®, and Fallout®. Hunted’s development is being overseen by Fargo while Michael “Maxx” Kaufman serves as the game’s Director. Previously, Kaufman served as Art Director on such titles as Kingpin™: Life of Crime™, Redneck Rampage™ and the award-winning Return to Castle Wolfenstein® at Gray Matter.

“We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda Softworks on this upcoming release that takes us back to our roots,” said Brian Fargo, Founder of inXile Entertainment. “Bethesda’s track record speaks for itself and the game we are developing for them is no exception.”

“inXile has an extremely talented team and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them working on one of our upcoming titles,” said Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks. “We believe gamers will be really excited about what these guys have in store for them.”

In addition to Hunted, Bethesda Softworks’ roster of upcoming games includes Fallout®: New Vegas™, the next chapter in the blockbuster Fallout franchise being developed at Obsidian Entertainment, Brink™, a ground breaking shooter being developed at Splash Damage and RAGE™, the new first-person shooter being developed by id Software.

For more information on Bethesda Softworks and Hunted, visit www.bethsoft.com.
To learn more about inXile Entertainment please visit www.inxile-entertainment.com.


About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from two of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios and id Software – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein® and RAGE™. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, Brink, ZeniMax, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, The Elder Scrolls and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fallout and Fallout: New Vegas are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries. ID, id Software, DOOM, QUAKE, Wolfenstein, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, RAGE and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

About inXile Entertainment
Located in Newport Beach, California, inXile Entertainment is a game development company that focuses on both licensed and original intellectual properties. Formed in late 2002 by Interplay Entertainment founder Brian Fargo, inXile Entertainment develops for personal computers and the major console platforms including the Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.