TORONTO - January 25, 2005 - After almost a year since its unveiling, Groove Games, a global interactive entertainment software publisher, today announced the official ship date for the highly touted first-person action game, Pariah. The game, being developed by First-Person Shooter (FPS) aficionados, Digital Extremes will hit retail worldwide on May 3, 2005 for the XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft and the PC.
"Pariah is looking impressive," said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Games. "The team at Digital Extremes has really pulled out all the stops to make a mark in the FPS genre with Pariah. And, on May 3rd gamers everywhere will get to experience the polish and hard work that has gone into making Pariah the next big, must-have FPS."
Announced last March, Pariah has steadily gained awareness as a game to watch after it was awarded Biggest Surprise at the industry's Electronic Entertainment Expo by IGN.com last spring. It has been revealed that the game intertwines a compelling story, evolutionary gameplay and stunning visuals to create an impressively immersive single-player campaign as well as a fully loaded multi-player component.
Groove Games is publishing the game in North America while Hip Interactive Europe will distribute and publish the title in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For more information on the game visit the official website at www.pariahgame.com.
About Groove Games
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Groove Games is a global publisher of interactive entertainment software. Groove's mission is to partner with leading developers and publish great games for avid gamers everywhere. Currently Groove is publishing Digital Extremes' new first-person action game, Pariah as well as co-publishing the highly anticipated multi-platform game, Playboy The Mansion scheduled to release January 25, 2005. For more information visit www.groovegames.com.
About Digital Extremes
Founded in 1993 by industry visionary, James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. The Canadian based developer is best known for its creation of the multi-million unit selling UnrealÃ‚Â® franchise
which includes the award-winning PC series Unreal and Unreal Tournament as well as XboxÃ‚Â® hit Unreal Championship. Digital Extremes is currently in
production on two games based on new originally created intellectual properties. For more information visit the company website at www.digitalextremes.com.
Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment
experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new
tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now
available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
Xbox is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
UnrealÃ‚Â® is a trademark of Epic Games.
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