World War II Combat: Road to Berlin Announced
Company: Groove Games
Toronto, ON - August 11, 2005 - Groove Games today announced World War II Combat: Road to Berlinâ„¢ a high-intensity first person shooter (FPS) set in and around the chaotic battle grounds of Berlin during the final days of World War II. Developed by Direct Action Games, creators of the best-selling SPEC OPS series, Combat: Task Force 121, and Spearhead, World War II Combat: Road to Berlinâ„¢ features single player and multiplayer action modes on Xbox Live.

World War II Combat: Road to Berlinâ„¢ takes place at the close of WWII, where there was a dramatic race between U.S. and Russian forces to capture German prototypes, research and top scientists. The spoils of this race altered the direction of the Cold War and the world at large for decades to come.

All of the German weapons research and systems featured in World War II Combat: Road to Berlinâ„¢ are based on actual designs, prototypes and wind tunnel models that were completed before the war ended. Several of the advanced weapon systems featured in the game were actually produced and saw combat against the allies. Much of what was captured remains classified to this day, 60 years after the end of the war.

"With World War II Combat: Road to Berlinâ„¢, Direct Action Games has once again delivered an engaging storyline based on some of the most exciting historical events of WWII," said Jon Walsh, CEO, Groove Games. "Gamers of all skill levels will love the quick pick-up and play action and amazing gameplay variety delivered at a great value price."

Players are cast as Stephen Moore, a young officer in the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. Moore's mission is to race into Berlin and beat Stalin's armies to the highly-advanced German "Vengeance Weapons" research. Players scrounge for weapons, hide from patrols, and fight against both the Russian and German armies in 10 exciting single-player levels in a variety of environments. Single player levels include document retrieval and delivery, close contact skirmishes and stealth missions. Players can access authentic WWII military weapons throughout the game including the Thompson Submachine "Tommy" Gun, Mk2 Pineapple Grenade and Panzerfaust rocket launcher.

Based on the Unreal engine, the full-feature single-player campaign in World War II Combat: Road to Berlinâ„¢ is supported by complete Xbox Live gameplay features. On Xbox Live, gamers can confront the enemy with up to 16 other players in eight distinct multiplayer modes including VIP Escort, Deathmatch and single or Team King of the Hill. In addition, gamers can join in multiplayer action over System Link and four player Split-Screen to ensure that the fun never stops. World War II Combat: Road to Berlinâ„¢ also features Bots that can be utilized in the single-player training and online multiplayer game play modes.

World War II Combat: Road to Berlinâ„¢ will be available September 27, 2005 for a suggested retail price of $19.99 (USD). For more information about WWII COMBAT: ROAD TO BERLINâ„¢, please visit www.groovegames.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. Most recently Groove published Digital Extremes' new first-person action game, Pariahâ„¢ and co-published the multi-platform game, Playboy The Mansion. For more information visit www.GrooveGames.com.

About Direct Action Games
Based in Seattle, WA, Direct Action Games is developer of action oriented games with a focus on military shooters. Founded by industry veterans, each with over 8 years of experience on a wide variety of platforms, Direct Action Games has it sights on delivering action packed games with great production values at an affordable price. For more information visit www.directactiongames.com

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