TORONTO - May 3, 2005 - Groove Games, a global interactive entertainment software publisher, today announced the shipping of the highly touted first-person action game, Pariah. Developed by top independent development studio, Digital Extremes, Pariah hits store shelves this week on the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft and the PC.
"We're really excited to see gamers get their hands on Pariah this week," said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Games. "It's a great year for the first-person shooter genre and Pariah is a must-have for any gamer who loves the rush of fast-action fun gameplay and with Pariah's MAP Editor, the replay-ability is infinite."
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. The game intertwines a compelling story, evolutionary gameplay and stunning visuals to create an impressively immersive single-
player campaign as well as fully loaded multi-player features including the exclusive Make-And-Play (MAP) Editor.
Pariah puts the power in gamer's hands to create their own playable environments using the tools provided in the MAP Editor. From manipulating terrain to changing weather effects to adding pre-made art objects and more, the MAP Editor harnesses the power of game developer's tools while simplifying them for anyone to use. Once created, gamers can share their maps with their friends via the internet with the PC version or through
Xbox Liveâ„¢, memory unit, split-screen multi-player or system link with the Xbox version.
Groove Games is publishing the game in North America while Hip Interactive Europe will publish and distribute the title in Europe, Australia and New
Zealand. Pariah will be in most major retail stores this week for an estimated retail price of US$49.99 on Xbox and US$39.99 on PC with an ESRB
rating of 'M' for Mature. 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. Groove most recently published Digital Extremes' new first-person action
game, Pariah as well as co-published the highly anticipated multi-platform game, Playboy The Mansion. 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 co-creation of Epic's UnrealÂ®, the multi-million unit selling
franchise which includes the award-winning PC series Unreal and Unreal Tournament as well as XboxÂ® hit Unreal Championship. Digital Extremes just
completed the highly anticipated first-person shooter, Pariahâ„¢ and is currently in production on the next-generation title, Dark Sectorâ„¢. For
more information visit the company website at www.digitalextremes.com.
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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.
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