LONDON, UK, 21st June 2005: French developer Kylotonn and Britsoft publisher Digital Jesters, who have been working closely with AMD throughout the development of their forthcoming FPS Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport, today announced that the game will ship with a 64-bit version that has been specifically optimised to take full advantage of the processing power of the 64-bit AMD AthlonTM 64 FX processor.
The AMD Athlon 64 processor family continues to exceed expectations in facilitating the creation of dramatically enhanced and accelerated gaming experiences, with more and more developers taking advantage of the evolution in processing power.
Developing the game with built-in 64-bit capability enables much faster access and processing of data for PC games, allowing developers the freedom to create larger, more immersive game worlds, faster and smoother frame rates and, ultimately, a noticeably enriched gaming experience.
"As a developer we are delighted to be able to work with AMD. The state of the art tools and technology they've provided allows us to realise our creative vision in the best possible way," Roman Vincent, CEO, Kylotonn commented. "We've worked incredibly hard to make Bet On Soldier a solid and engrossing game, and it's fantastic to be able to further enhance that experience by optimising everything for the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor."
"AMD64 computing is taking the gaming community by storm by offering players the most eye-popping, blood-pumping experience imaginable," said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Marketing Segment, Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS) at AMD. "AMD led the charge into this new gaming realm with the introduction of its innovative AMD64 technology more than two years ago, and Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport promises to be a riveting addition to the growing line-up of 64-bit games."
About Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport
Two massive federations manage the war like a business. Their employees are mercenaries, valued on the stock market and paid per kill. But for the elite soldiers in this war, that pay is not enough.
The "Bet on Soldier" programme was created to entertain and to make a greater profit from the greed of the elite warriors. When two such soldiers compete, wagers may be placed on the outcome... providing a healthy income for battle-hardened veterans and sport for the masses.
FeaturesÂ· Hand to mouth gameplay â€“ players must kill and bet to earn enough money to survive. No money. No bullets. No armour. No chance.
Over 40 Bet On Soldier champions to defeat on your way to the top.
Engrossing multiplayer - Up to 32 players spread over 6 warrior classes â€“ each player with the ability to bet on each other!
Spectacular battles â€“ this war is to entertain the masses â€“ everything is in an epic scale.
Strong story mode with a deep scenario and non linear progress.
Twenty missions in four distinctive environments â€“ Alaska, Europe, Nevada and Cuba.
Over 40 different weapons including a gas launcher, acid gun, 5-barrelled shotgun, hand-scythe, and rocket launcher.
Advanced Artificial Intelligence â€“ enemies fight in packs and protect each other with shields. Mercenaries help you out when under fire.
Two endings â€“ choose your own destiny.
Uses the innovative KT graphics engine â€“ with over six years of R&D. Cutting edge Novodex physics engine. Optimized for Nvidia and AMD64 chipsets.
Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport (PC CD-ROM) will be launched worldwide in September 2005. For further information please visit www.betonsoldier.com
About Digital Jesters
Founded in 2003, Digital Jesters is a British-based publisher of computer and video games. Set up by the duo responsible for launching and establishing the Sudden Strike and Cossacks series of games in the UK, the firm's remit is simple: to source and publish the best games available. The company's commitment to originality resulting in it snapping up the original TrackMania game from French developer Nadeo and DJ's ethos of community development strategy resulted in the game becoming one of the sleeper hits of the year. A tie-in with record-breaking yachtswoman Ellen Macarthur for the firm's second release Virtual Skipper 3 ensured the game received widespread attention among the elusive non-gamer, and firmly placed the publisher on the map. The firm has enjoyed three top 10 PC hits, one of which is from the developers Cyanide, creators of Pro Rugby Manager and now DJ is expanding its operation to cover additional territories. It has also published its own comic book to widespread critical acclaim. For additional information on Digital Jesters, please visit www.digitaljesters.com or www.djmediacentre.com