[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
7th October 2013, Bristol, UK: Games Workshop's classic
boardgame 'Chainsaw Warrior' launches today
on PC via Steam with other PC stores to
follow soon. The game was originally released in its physical form
back in 1987 and has been recreated as a PC title by Bristol based
indie developer, Auroch Digital.
The PC version was announced back in July and it caused
excitement and nostalgia with fans who fondly remembered playing it
and interest in those new to the game. In 'Chainsaw Warrior' the
player takes on the role of the eponymous cybernetic soldier as he
attempts against all odds, to save New York from dire peril. The
city is under threat from the twisted forces spewing forth from a
strange spatial rift which has opened up in the heart of New York.
This extreme warping power is attempting to rip the city from this
reality into its parallel nightmare realm.
The original was noted for its challenging solo gameplay –
an aspect that has been preserved in the version as Auroch
Digital's Design & Production Director, Tomas Rawlings notes:
"When I first played this game in the '80s, I knew of its
reputation as a seriously challenging game and that's why I wanted
to take it on, to win where others had failed. We've kept that
level of challenge and added to it in this version that both
references the original styling and refreshes it for PC.”
The Steam version of the game comes with Steam achievements, a
new leaderboard system and exclusive Steam trading cards.
‘It’s wonderful to see this great game re-worked for
today’s platforms’ said Jon Gillard, GW Head of
Licensing ‘I can’t wait to get my pistol grip chainsaw
revved up and stuck into some zombies’.
The game launched on
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch,
Google Play and
Amazon Appstore for Android to an
enthusiastic fan reception and is expected to follow suit on PC.
The game is
out on Steam for $4.99/€3.99/£
2.99.To keep in the loop with the project
you can like Auroch Digital on
Facebook or follow them on
Twitter. The game's information page can be found
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