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  BALLISTIC OVERKILL STEAM FREE WEEKEND FROM TODAY
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04/12/2018
 


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

London, UK 12 April 2018: Aquiris Game Studio and Green Man Gaming Publishing are pleased to announce that Ballistic Overkill will be available as a free trial during the Free Weekend on Steam from 12th to 16th April 2018 to celebrate its first anniversary. The multiplayer FPS will also be receiving a major new Anniversary update and will be available for purchase at 50% off during the free weekend period.

The Anniversary Update introduces 2 new female characters, Wraith and Tank, and gives players the ability to equip multiple accessories at the same time, new weapon skins and off season crates.

“We are very excited to be celebrating Ballistic Overkill’s first birthday and would like to take this opportunty to thank all our fans who have supported the game throughout” commented Sandro Manfredini, CEO of Aquiris. “We are very happy with how well the game has been received by the community and proud to be listed in Steam’s Silver tier recognising the top games that left Early Access in 2017. The Steam Free Weekend and our 50% off promotion will hopefully introduce Ballistic Overkill to a new audience of fans helping to further support the game.”  

Game Description

Ballistic Overkill is a bombastic, brutal, and bullet-filled multiplayer shooter. It blends classic arena shooter action with modern FPS gunplay giving you a fast-paced class based shooter that'll leave your opponents bloody on the battlefield. With a progression system that means your wins actually matter and a huge map pool with 4 varied game modes, there's something for every shooter. Whether you prefer chasing team objectives or the thrill of classic deathmatch, Ballistic Overkill has the gun and the mode for you.

Pick a class, choose your gun, and dive right in, Ballistic Overkill has no barrier between you and immediate run and gun action. Designed from the outset to be 'pick up and play', Ballistic Overkill is for you regardless of your level of FPS experience.

Classes

Select one of 7 classes, each with their own style, weapons, and visuals. You get to play Ballistic Overkill the way YOU want to play it. Select from multiple loadouts with each class to tailor each character exactly the way you want to play. And remember there are no support classes, in Ballistic Overkill everyone is a killer!

  • Berserker - deadly close combat rushdown expert
  • Vanguard - master of field survival and assault specialist
  • Wraith - infiltrator and ranged assassin
  • Shadow - master of speed and stealth assassinations
  • Grenadier - bane of the campers and explosions maniac
  • Tank - towering machine-gun toting survival expert
  • Marksman - perceptive and adaptable intelligence specialist
 

Maps and game modes

From parks, to malls, to abandoned hospitals and factories, Ballistic Overkill covers a wide variety of locations in its 10 maps. Each is filled with death, either your opponent's or if you're not ready…yours.

All maps feature multiple game modes to liven things up including:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Free for All
  • Capture Point
  • King of the Hill
Steam Marketplace and Unlockables

With over 80 weapons in game, there's always a new way to kill your enemies in Ballistic Overkill, and with droppable skins that you can trade and/or sell through the Steam Market you can now do this with style and flair. The game features Class based lockboxes and drop Seasons that will change every few months so players can seek out the best skins and unlockables across 5 different rarity types. These unlockables will be dropped in keyless lockboxes so nothing will prevent you from opening them and grabbing the amazing content inside.

Find out more information about Ballistic Overkill at http://www.ballisticoverkill.com/

-ENDS-

Notes to Editor

Press Keys available now - Contact [email protected]  

Press Assets for Ballistic Overkill available here (Dropbox)

Ballistic Overkill Free Weekend on Steam available on the Steam Store Page from 12 - 16 April 2018

For more information, please contact:

David Clark

Managing Director, Green Man Gaming Publishing

E: [email protected]

Suraya Adnan-Ariffin

Head of PR and Communications, Green Man Gaming

E: [email protected]

About Green Man Gaming Publishing

Green Man Gaming is a global technology company at the heart of the video games industry.

Green Man Gaming Publishing works with independent development studios globally to market their own games and increase the visibility of games in a challenging marketplace. The industry expertise and knowledge of the publishing team provide developers with hands on and collaborative support that includes in-depth market analysis, integrated Marketing and PR campaigns, finishing finance options and global retail strategy.

Greenmangaming.com is an eCommerce store and community offering over 8,500 digital multi-platform games from 550 publishers to gamers in 195 countries in combination with the latest game insights and information. Millions of gamers worldwide have access to a single destination that allows them to discuss, discover and share all things gaming within a highly engaged community. This includes game data tracking, reviews as well as expert insights available on Green Man Gaming’s game hubs, blog and newsroom.

Leveraging its patented technology, Green Man Gaming also partners with game publishers and leading hardware manufacturers to support their marketing initiatives. Announced at CES 2017, Green Man Gaming’s digital storefront is currently being made available on millions of Lenovo laptops worldwide through the Lenovo Entertainment Hub. Green Man Gaming has also partnered with Intel to build and manage their software distribution hub which offers digital games to hundreds of hardware partners as part of the Intel® Technology Provider Gold and Platinum Partners Program.

Green Man Gaming has been recognised by leading bodies in the video gaming, business and technology sectors with over 30 awards received since it was launched in 2010.

www.greenmangaming.com