I've been keeping an eye on Zoo Entertainment--we don't have many game publishers right here in Ohio--and now they've announced something I'm really interested in. It's a downloadable title called Wanted Corp coming to the PC and PS3 (Move support included) and the premise has me intrigued. A prison ship full of ruthless criminals has crash landed on an alien planet, and you play as one of two bounty hunters tasked with recapturing or eliminating the lot of them. The game will feature both single and multiplayer modes and run for about $10 on PC download services and PSN this summer.
It looks like a fun top-down shooter and has definite co-op potential. My only issue is the voice acting; it sounds like it might get a little annoying.
ZOO ENTERTAINMENT INVITES YOU TO JoiN THE bounty hunt THIS SUMMER WITH THE DEBUT OF WANTED CORP FOR PC AND PLAYSTATION® NETWORK
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Third-Person Shooter Game To Feature PlayStation® Move Functionality and Cooperative Gameplay
Cincinnati, OH - May 4, 2011 - Zoo Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ CM: ZOOG), a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software, today announced plans to release Wanted Corp, a third-person shooter game for the PC and PlayStation® Network, this summer with additional functionality for PlayStation® Move.
"Embracing new genres is important for our continued growth," said Mark Seremet, CEO of Zoo Entertainment. "As our first entry in the third-person shooting game genre, Wanted Corp is a thrilling, multiplayer action title that moves us into new territory."
In Wanted Corp, players become bounty hunters to capture ruthless fugitives who have escaped from a prison ship that crash-landed on an alien planet. Taking on the roles of Neal H. MadDogg, a heavy weapons expert, and Irina Zimoy, a psychic powerhouse, players can toggle between characters and choose to play in single-player, local or online co-op gameplay modes.
Traversing dangerous terrain through four different campaigns, players wield a variety of weapons and kinetic powers - machine guns, grenades, telekinesis, protective shields and lightning - to eliminate or arrest more than 26 various kinds of enemies including fierce bosses, sentry robots and mechanical spiders. Environments also pose challenges as shooters must navigate obstacles while battling opponents in diverse settings such as hostile jungles, murky swamps and a secret, underground base. Additionally, players can earn credits for capturing enemies, finding hidden objects and completing secondary missions, which can be used to upgrade abilities, change weapons, pay for treatments and more.
Wanted Corp will be available Summer 2011 for PC and PlayStation Network priced at $9.99. For press assets, please visit:
Zoo Entertainment is a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software targeted to family-oriented mass-market consumers. With a strong network of leading national mass-market retailers, its casual and value-focused titles span categories including sports, family, racing, game show, strategy, action-adventure, and more. Zoo Entertainment software is developed for all major consoles, handheld gaming devices, PCs, and mobile devices as well online and download game services.
Zoo's innovative content creation site, indiePub (www.indiepub.com), was designed to capitalize on opportunities in the emerging and high growth digital entertainment space. The site fosters the independent gaming community by playing host to independent game developers and players and providing developers with the resources they need to collaborate and create great games. A destination site for gaming enthusiasts and consumers, indiePub takes an active role in helping independent developers create innovative entertainment software.