FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
S2 games AND IGAMES PUBLISHING Announce
Savage: THE BATTLE FOR NEWERTH HAS GONE GOLD
HOBOKEN, NJ – (August 27, 2003) – S2 Games and iGames Publishing today
announced that the highly anticipated PC game Savage: The Battle for Newerth™
has gone gold. The first-ever RTSS (real-time strategy shooter) recently
completed successful beta testing and will be released on September 9th.
“The beta testing was extensive and went brilliantly,” said Jesse Hayes,
COO of S2 Games. “Savage benefited tremendously from the excellent input of
the beta testers and we’re excited to deliver the gold master.”
Savage will ship to retail in early September and can be pre-ordered online
at Electronics Boutique, Gamestop and Amazon.
With the creation of a new gameplay genre, the RTSS, Savage expertly
redefines the first-person shooter and real-time strategy genres by combining
elements of both into one cohesive experience. Set in a unique fantasy world
eons from now where Humans and Beasts violently battle for their very existence,
Savage transports PC gamers to the next level in multiplayer gaming. The result
of this meld is a truly unique experience that enables the player to opt for
either the fast-paced, run-and-gun action of a FPS (playing as a Warrior) or the
more cerebral and tactical planning of a RTS (playing as a Commander). Because
Savage offers fully developed aspects of each genre, players must work together
as a team in order to defeat their opposition.
Players choose to fight on the side of Humanity, armed with science and
technology, or take the side of the Beast Horde, masters of nature and magic.
Savage can host up to 64-players in a single game; two players undertake the
role of Commander, to lead team initiatives in tactical combat strategy,
resource management and “base building,” while another 62 battle in a
first-person Action-Mode and must execute the Commander’s tactical
instructions and secure their team’s advancement.
The Silverbackä Engine was designed specifically for Savage so both RTS and
FPS viewpoints go through the same 3D rendering process, creating fluid,
team-based gameplay and amazing, immersive environments.
Savage: The Battle for Newerth features phenomenal graphics and beautiful,
expansive environments that depict lush outdoor scenes, complete with gorgeous
skies and blades of grass that wave in the wind to truly immerse players in the
alternate reality of the dangerous world of Newerth.
For more information on Savage: The Battle for Newerth, please visit www.s2games.com/savage.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Savage:
The Battle for Newerth “T” for Teen. For more information about the ESRB,
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