Hip Games let us know that Ghost Wars
, a modern-warfare RTS, will be making its way to the PC early next year. Players will control Special Forces units in their battle against terrorism using ultra-modern weapons and technology.
HIP GAMESâ„¢ ANNOUNCES GHOST WARSâ„¢
A New Era of Real Time Strategy Gaming begins
Toronto, CANADA â€“ May 13th, 2004 â€“ Hip Gamesâ„¢, a wholly-owned division of Hip Interactive Corp. (TSX:HP), today announced it has signed â€œGhost Warsâ„¢â€ a new Real-Time Strategy game for its ever-growing portfolio of brands and franchises. Developed by Digital Reality â€œGhost Warsâ„¢â€ is scheduled for release on PC CD-ROM in early 2006.
Based on the Government Special Operations Group, â€œGhost Warsâ„¢â€ takes players into the clandestine and secret war against terrorism. Players take control of air, land and sea units of an Elite Special Forces group across multiple top secret missions. With the graphical quality of a first person shooter, â€œGhost Warsâ„¢â€ will offer gamers the most accurate depiction of modern day warfare to date.
Through Battlefield View, â€œGhost Warsâ„¢â€ brings the theatre of war to life. Gamers are not only tested on their strategic senses, but also on their ability to react quickly under enemy fire by directly controlling individual units. By setting up, equipping and planning troopsâ€™ activities, gamers will need to utilize state-of-the art weapons and technology to defeat terrorist networks.
â€œWe are very excited by this new franchise and the technology that it will bring to the Real-Time Strategy gamer,â€ said Arindra Singh, Hip Interactive's President & Chief Executive Officer. â€œHip Gamesâ„¢ will continue to pursue an aggressive growth strategy by building its catalogue of games through a mix of worldwide licenses and internal franchises developed by the most talented teams in the industry.â€
Possibly the most uniquely, realistic, RTS experience in the making.
About Hip Gamesâ„¢
Hip Gamesâ„¢, Hip Interactiveâ€™s Publishing division, leverages the Companyâ€™s existing distribution infrastructure to move up the video game supply chain. Hip has entered into distribution and publishing arrangements with publishers and developers from around the world. The licenses give Hip the exclusive right to publish and/or distribute PC and video game titles in North America, with Hip Interactive Europe acting as the publishing and distributing arm of Hip Gamesâ„¢ in Europe. As well, with the acquisition of ARUSH Entertainment, Hip has acquired all of ARUSHâ€™s rights to current projects, including Playboy: The Mansionâ„¢ and Fear Factor: Unleashedâ„¢ video games.
About Hip Interactive Corp.
Hip Interactive (www.hipinteractive.com) is a leading provider of electronic entertainment products, including PC and video games, movies, video arcade games, and proprietary games, branded as Hip Gamesâ„¢, and accessories, branded as Hip Gearâ„¢. The Company distributes all first party products, including SCEA, Microsoft and Nintendo hardware, software and accessories, as well as third party licensed video game software. With offices across North America and in Europe, Hip uses its distribution business to leverage into higher margin, higher growth areas of the electronic entertainment industry, such as licensing, publishing and its proprietary games and accessories. Hip Interactive trades on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol â€œHPâ€.
About Digital Reality
Digital Reality was established in 1995 and is the largest game developer in Hungary, simultaneously producing four games and employing more than 70 people on its projects. All games use the brand new "Walker 3â€ engine, which is a huge step forward at Digital Reality. This technology allows games to be played from traditional RTS view using high-definition textures and models allowing extreme close-ups and richly detailed objects.