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  Velocity Ultra Teleports onto Steam on December 12th
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

LONDON - 03.11.13 – Velocity Ultra touches down on the Steam Store on Thursday December 12 th, priced at £6.99 / $9.99 / €8.99.

Originally released simply as Velocity, the game had a full remake this year as a Vita exclusive and achieved some of the best review scores ever seen on the Sony portable achieving a more than respectable Metacritic rating of 87 and receiving 9/10 scores from publications such as Edge and Pocket Gamer.

Velocity Ultra is an arcade shooter that defies the convention of both terms, using the game’s unique teleportation mechanic to add an extra dimension to the action and a puzzle-like element without slowing down the pace.

Running on the PC at a smooth 60 FPS and featuring a phenomenal electronic soundtrack, it’s a game best viewed in motion, which we suggest doing right away.

Originally designed and developed by Brighton based FuturLab, it’s being brought to the PC by Curve Studios, the developer responsible for the elegantly named PC title ‘ Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole’ and published by Curve Digital, the indie publisher formed in 2013 that’s already published games like Thomas Was Alone and Lone Survivor on console formats.

The PC version features every single explosion, level and secret area as the PlayStation Vita original while taking advantage of customisable controls, and full Steamworks support including leaderboards, trading cards and achievements.

Praise for Velocity Ultra (PlayStation Vita):

“It’s a game that leads by example, never keeping still while making sure you do likewise, and is every bit as essential now as it was 12 months ago.” – Edge

“Velocity Ultra looks, plays, and sometimes feels like a traditional vertical scrolling shooter, but has a level of accessibility and innovation that separates it from comparable games” – Game Informer

“It looks great, it sounds great and it plays great. It is, quite simply, just a great game, and a must-have for Vita owners.” – Gaming Age

About Velocity Ultra:

Released on PlayStation Vita in 2013 and quickly rising to become one of the highest rated PlayStation Vita games ever, Velocity Ultra is a high-definition remake of the original PlayStation Mini title, Velocity. Combining traditional vertical shooter gameplay with puzzle elements, players take control of the Quarp Jet – a teleporting spacecraft – to fight and dodge their way through ever more challenging levels and teleportation puzzles.

About Curve Digital:

Founded in 2012, Curve Digital publishes original IP and enhanced conversions of popular independent video games. Working with high profile developers such as Jasper Byrne (Lone Survivor) and Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone), Curve Digital helps individuals and small teams bring their games to a larger audience on popular console formats, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Wii-U.

For more information about Curve Digital, Curve Studios and Velocity Ultra please contact:

Rob Clarke, PR and Marketing Manager

Tel: 020 7566 0095


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