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  MICROPROSE ANNOUNCES "SPECIAL FORCES: TEAM X"
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01/31/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

PARIS, FRANCE. – January 31 st, 2013 — Microprose, a division of Cybergun S.A, has announced its latest title "Special Forces: Team X", a team based 3rd person tactical shooter. It will be available for both the XBox 360 and PC and as a digital download, later this year. Atari will publish and distribute all versions of the game under an exclusive license agreement.

Special Forces: Team X (STX) is a team centric 3rd Person cover based shooter, featuring brutal firefights between elite squads of special force operatives. STX takes place in tomorrow's world, one that is infested with conflicts amongst the geo-political power brokers. A world in which conventional warfare is dead, diplomacy is an affront to the hidden agenda of national objectives, and global strategy is accomplished using clandestine military power.

Initially revealed at by G4 at Gamescom in July, it has since won two show awards at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle in August for "Best Surprise Reveal" and runner up for "Best Shooter".

Created by world renowned independent developer Zombie Studios, STX puts you in the role of an elite soldier in a Special Forces squad. The game features a unique map selection system, enabling players to shape the battlefield by selecting individual environmental pieces, resulting in over 100 combinations of combat zone. STX allows players to vault, mantle and traverse through the environment with the game’s intuitive cover and clambering system.

Featuring exclusively licensed weapons including Kalashnikov, Colt, Famas, Sig Sauer and Mossberg, thanks to our partnership with Cybergun SA. Each weapon offers a large variety of upgrades and all are fully customizable.

STX supports asymmetric game play with 2-4 teams and 5 frenetic game types. Cooperative play between team members is richly rewarded, giving small coordinated teams an advantage in the battle. Players also can choose to take dogs into the firefight with them. Use the dogs of war to guard your back or eliminate the enemy.

ABOUT MICROPROSE

http://microprose.com/  

Microprose (formerly Interactive Game Group, LLC. (I2G)) produces and acquires video games and other interactive entertainment properties, whether packaged media, online, or wireless; joining forces with the best studios, publishers and distributors for each project on a worldwide scale. As a member of the Cybergun group, Microprose has revived a brand with a long history in the videogame space.

ABOUT ATARI

http://www.atari.com 

Atari is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Ghostbusters®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®. Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices. The Company also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories. Atari has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Lyon and London.

ABOUT ZOMBIE STUDIOS

http://www.zombie.com/ 

Founded in 1994, Zombie Studios is a leading independent video game developer located in the heart of Downtown Seattle. With over 30 shipped products, Zombie has built a track record of being on the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry creating award winning products for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and mobile devices, including the recently released Free to Play game, Blacklight: Retribution.

In addition to entertainment games, Zombie Studios has been an industry leader in Serious Games development since its inception. Zombie has successfully deployed over 20 Serious Games products in the last five years alone, with applications for basic first aid instruction, data visualization, land navigation, US Army recruitment, weapon familiarization, helicopter and tank simulations, multi-vehicle convoy trainers, live fire CQB training, and many others.

ABOUT CYBERGUN

http://www.cybergun.com  

Cybergun is a world leader in creating replica AIR SOFT GUNS®. These are safe replicas, firing 6mm plastic pellets. AIR SOFT GUNS® faithfully reproduce the real firearms under which they are licensed. Initially obtaining licenses from the top manufacturers Smith & Wesson® in 1997, followed by COLT®, SIG SAUER®, DESERT EAGLE™ and many others, today, the portfolio contains over twenty world-exclusive licenses, ensuring the company's position as a global leader. The acquisition of I2G-Microprose last year, has opened the door for Cybergun to position itself in the world of video games.

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