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  Asmodee Digital and Frima Studios Bring the Action, Adventure, and Heroism of the Wild West to iOS, Android and PC with the Release of Colt Express
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10/07/2016
 


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Paris - October 7, 2016 - Asmodee Digital, an international publisher and distributor of digital games, in collaboration with Frima Studios, a leader in the entertainment and innovation industry, today announced the upcoming release of Colt Express for iOS, Android and PC. Colt Express is an online, multiplayer adaptation of the Spiel des Jahres and Ace d’Or award-winning board game which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, and allows players to impersonate train-robbing bandits in the harrowing setting of the iconic American wild west.

Colt Express transports players into a lawless universe inspired by the board game. The game offers six original bandit characters fighting through a perilous journey filled with unpredictable quests of gun slinging, bullet dodging and train robbing. Players are challenged to develop ingenious tactics and schemes to successfully plunder trains filled with wealthy travelers and defeat online competitors from around the world in a real-time mission to become the wild west’s most notorious bandit.

“This is more than just an adaptation of the board game, it is a genuine revision of the physical version of the game,” said Remi Hanesse, product manager at Asmodee Digital. “We have crafted an imaginative and expansive world where players experience fast-paced, challenging gameplay, fueled by a riveting storyline which sparks competition and festivity among friends.”

Original Characters with Strategic Skills

Each of the six original bandit characters featured in Colt Express have their own custom objectives, skills, personalities and life stories. These distinct skills and personalities play a key part in the strategy of the game. For example, a character with hypnotic charm will be able to take control of an opponent at a crucial moment while a character with superhuman strength will be able to detach train cars when needed. The characters’ stories are told in exclusive graphic novel chapters which can be unlocked as players progress through the game.

New Story Mode

Colt Express’ new story mode creates breathtaking adventure captured in 30 chapters loaded with challenges, twists and exclusive unlockable content. Centered around the six characters of the game, the story mode not only reveals the rich histories of the characters, but also opens up new gameplay mechanics, items, environments, skins and game mode variants. These variants change the way the game is played and add new depth to the game and how the stories of the characters unfold.

Online Multiplayer Gameplay

Playable in single player mode or through a worldwide online multiplayer leaderboard, the digital version of Colt Express is playable anywhere, anytime and allows for interactive real-time gameplay with friends. The game even allows for the creation of a “friends list” which players can use to easily organize playing with their friends. Colt Express also hosts an online global community which includes a leaderboard that tracks the game’s best players, which is updated in real-time.

Pricing and Availability

Colt Express will be available on iOS, Android for $6.99 and on PC for $9.99 via Steam in November 2016.

For high-resolution images of Colt Express, please visit the game’s ftp:

http://bit.ly/2dWQBth

Media Contact:

HomeRun PR

Damien Sarrazin

[email protected]

+1.310.741.8659

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About Ludonaute

Ludonaute is a French publisher of board games, based in Istres. Founded in 2009 by a couple made of school teachers and passionate about games, the company has published 11 games to date. At first keeping their activities confidential and limited to the French market, the distribution of Ludonaute games quickly became global. Today, Ludonaute’s products are sold in 24 countries over three continents (Europe, Asia, North America) in more than 20 languages. Ludonaute’s editorial focus could be defined as: "Games that tell stories". The themes developed by Ludonaute summons imagination and mythology to transport players into unique playful universes.

Ludonaute published library includes :

  • Yggdrasil (cooperative table top game based on Nordic myths)
  • Crimebox Investigation (investigation game taking place in a "NCIS" universe)
  • Lewis & Clark (table top and card management game based on the Lewis & Clark expedition)
  • The Little Prince - Make me a planet, a tile management game based on the classic little Prince license
The Ludonaute games have received many game awards in France and abroad. The most prestigious of these awards (Spiel des Jahres in Germany) was awarded in 2015 to Colt Express, a turn-based train-robbing card game published in 2014.

About Asmodee Digital

Asmodee Digital, a fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, is an international publisher and distributor of digital games with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee Digital manages the creation, design, development, publishing and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms for Asmodee studios (Days of Wonder, Fantasy Flight Games) as well as for third party publishers. The Asmodee Digital catalogue includes best-selling digital games such as Ticket to Ride, Splendor, Small World 2, Spot It! Dobble Challenges and digital versions of many other well-known board games.

About Frima Studios

Frima (  www.frimastudio.com ) is a leader in the entertainment and innovation industry. Since its creation in 2003, the company has developed a wide range of digital products, from video games to visual effects to animation. Frima’s know-how also includes virtual reality, augmented reality, and connected toys. In addition to working in close collaboration with such prominent partners as LEGO, Mattel, Oddworld, Zynga, Ubisoft, Hasbro, and Electronic Arts, Frima’s original property division has released several hit titles, the likes of  Chariot, Nun Attack, Zombie Tycoon, and FATED. With over 400 industry professionals on-board, the studio launches high-quality products that stand out both artistically and technologically.