Welwyn Garden City, Herts UK â€“ August 30, 2005 â€“ Video game publisher Digital Jesters announced today that its highly anticipated first person shooter, Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport has gone gold. The final version of the game has shipped today for mass production. The game will land on store shelves in the UK on September 23rd and in the United States on September 26th.
"With Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport, we are introducing to the world a new breed of first-person shooter, featuring the innovative betting system that brings a fresh perspective to the genre," said Leo Zullo, marketing director and co-founder of Digital Jesters. "We think gamers are going to really get into the involved single player story and our new take on bringing 1:1 duels to multiplayer battles online."
"This game represents years of work and a great deal of effort refining and perfecting a proprietary game engine," said Roman Vincent, CEO of Kylotonn Entertainment. "Combined with some fresh and challenging gameplay elements, I am positive Bet on Soldier will help raise the bar for PC action gaming."
Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport will be optimized to take full advantage of AMD's next generation 64-bit AMD AthlonTM 64 FX processor and AGEIATM Technologies' revolutionary PhysXTM chip and NovodeXTM Physics SDK. For more information on Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport, 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 developer 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