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London, United Kingdom – December 20, 2013:
2014 promises to be a very happy New Year for fans of extreme
racing, as Nordic Games has unveiled its plans to revive the
best-selling MX vs. ATV series.
Nordic Games secured the rights to the MX vs. ATV series as part
of its agreement to acquire a range of THQ’s intellectual
property earlier this year. Now the firm can reveal it has
assembled a team of former MX vs. ATV staff along with other,
high-profile developers to properly resurrect the franchise. This
dedicated team will be taking it to even greater heights while
retaining the ingredients that made MX vs. ATV so successful. It's
no coincidence the team is based in Phoenix Arizona where it all
began in the mid-90s. Perhaps one can be forgiven for borrowing
from the well-worn cliché: the Phoenix has truly risen from
the (digital) ashes.
Led by Ken George and comprising of numerous MX vs. ATV staff
along with game development veterans including Dave Dwire, Mike
Mamula, Brad Bowling, Scott Hofmann, Justin Walsh, David Knudsen,
and Chris Gilbert, the new team’s first title will be MX vs.
ATV Supercross due for release in the first half of 2014 for
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac and Linux. As the title suggests,
MX vs. ATV Supercross is centered around the popular Supercross
sport and has the scope of a downloadable game.
The team is also maintaining the existing MX vs. ATV Alive and
MX vs. ATV Reflex code and bringing back as many features as
possible including multiplayer on consoles, Motoclub Depot, and
more to be announced soon.
"We're absolutely thrilled to be working with Nordic Games
because they appreciate the team's passion and dedication to bring
the feel of real motocross racing to MX vs. ATV fans. Not
just the adrenaline rush, but the whole experience from top to
bottom.", says Ken George, Executive Producer of MX vs. ATV
Supercross. "A lot of the original team members have been aching to
continue their passion: building the most authentic off-road racing
games possible. The hiatus is over, and the team is back to work on
MX vs. ATV with great new things to come."
“We’re all devoted fans of the MX vs. ATV
games,” adds Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product
Development Director at Nordic Games, “so being able to play
a part in continuing this brilliant series is a dream come true.
We’re absolutely committed to ensuring Ken and his team
receive the best support and the freedom to create the games they
love making – and we’re confident that the series will
continue to grow from strength to strength. Supercross is just the
start of our MX vs. ATV plans. 2014 and beyond will prove to be a
hell of a ride.”
Further details on MX vs. ATV Supercross will be announced in
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Lauren Dillon, Premier
T: +44 (0)207 292 6438
Notes to Editors:
About Nordic Games GmbH
Nordic Games GmbH is a wholly owned publishing subsidiary of
Nordic Games Group AB. Founded in 2011, the Vienna/Austria based
company puts great emphasis on its extensive game catalogue. The
core portfolio comprises products and brands which have recently
been acquired from JoWooD Entertainment AG, DreamCatcher
Interactive Inc., THQ Inc., Atari SAS, and further IPs and
trademarks will follow.
The company will pursue the long-term goal of delivering quality
products that live up to expectations of gamers worldwide. For more
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