[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Frankfurt, Germany, April 7th 2010 – Today,
the Slovak development studio Games Distillery officially announces
that their upcoming naval shooter “AQUA” will be
released in summer 2010 by Microsoft Game Studios on Xbox LIVE®
Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system.
“AQUA” is a stylish arcade-action shooter with numerous
tactical elements, driven by an entertaining story with beautiful
hand-drawn comic sequences. The thrilling campaign mode and various
exciting multiplayer modes are on the top level of audio-visual
presentation for the target platform. The game itself is presented
in a fictional Imperial Victorian setting.
In “AQUA” the player will take control of an elite
cruiser and steer into the middle of a raging naval war where
masses of enemies and allies engage in real-time operations. Being
attacked from above and below the water surface the player has to
destroy masses of enemies’ troops to be victorious. By
unlocking new ship-types, weapons and upgrades, the player will
have the opportunity to enhance his ship and gear up for the next
fight. Choosing from various tactics and forming special supporting
squadrons, the player will also have the option to command
offensive and defensive troops in order to overcome large enemy
formations and defensive installations.
“We are proud that AQUA will be released by Microsoft Game
Studios for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, as this underlines our
philosophy to deliver products of excellent quality and with a
distinguishing mark within their segment. With AQUA, we want to
take the genre of dual-stick arcade shooters an evolutionary step
forward and deliver a story driven gaming experience on the
vanguard of audiovisual quality compared to available arcade
titles”, Juergen Reusswig, CEO and Development Director at
Games Distillery comments.
AQUA is funded and co-produced by fiftyeight Productions.
International Marketing & Sales Director
IEM Consulting | Interactive Entertainment & Multimedia
Hanauer Landstrasse 192
Mobile: +49 162 3090308