SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. today announced WarhammerÂ®: Mark of Chaos(TM) a revolutionary real-time strategy game set in the renowned Warhammer world. The game is set for release in late 2006 for the PC.
Developed by Black Hole Entertainment, a subsidiary of Cinergi Interactive, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos features epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor.
"It is an honor to bring a real-time strategy game of this magnitude to our top-flight PC line-up," said Nobuhiro Kasahara, President and CEO of Namco Hometek Inc. "With Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, the emphasis is centered on warring armies and mighty champions and less so on the tedious aspects of base management that can often take away from the epic battles. This outstanding license deserves the best that the genre can bring."
Additional features of the game include fully customizable units and maps, and a variety of play modes and multiplayer options.
Over a year has passed since the Great War, during which the brutal Chaos armies swept across the Empire lands. Many fierce battles still rage across the Old World.
Portions of the defeated Chaos armies have retreated to the distant Northern Wastes, while others have fallen to hostile groups. Among these tribes, new Champions rise up in an effort to reunite the Chaos forces, yet eventually all fail. None can match the power of their fallen leader, Asavar Kul.
The united Empire and High Elf forces hunt the Chaos hordes from the Empire territories, still alert because danger lurks around them in the form of smaller enemy warbands that loot the settlements of the border lands.
Now, four powerful armies - Empire, Chaos, Skaven and High Elves - along with other "dogs of war" including Orcs, Dwarfs, Vampires and Goblins, clash amidst breathtaking scenery in an epic battle for land and power.
About Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: TekkenÂ®, SOULCALIBURÂ®, Dead to RightsÂ®, Pac-Man World(TM), Ridge RacerÂ®, Time CrisisÂ® and ACECOMBAT(TM). For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
About Cinergi Interactive
Cinergi Interactive is a subsidiary of Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc. whose backgrounds include credits in box office hits The Rambo series, Total Recall, Tombstone, Die Hard With a Vengeance, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, among others. With the establishment of several development studios, including Black Hole Entertainment, the developer of Armies of Exigo, and Digic Pictures, Cinergi Interactive has now extended its creative power to the production of video game entertainment. www.cinergi-interactive.com
Games Workshop created the Warhammer world more than 23 years ago, as the setting for its wildly successful tabletop wargame of the same name. Since then the game has been released in 6 editions, had dozens of supplements, and been the basis for tens of thousands of unique model soldier designs, making it one of the most well documented and detailed fantasy settings in existence. The world itself is a dark and forbidding fantasy realm, where Elves, Orcs, Dwarfs, Undead, and many other races clash constantly in mighty battles seeking domination over each other. Meanwhile, the insidious forces of Chaos strive to undermine the basic fabric of society both from within and by the direct invasion of their legions of daemons, Beastmen and warped human champions.
The Warhammer community stretches across the world, supported by Games Workshop's 320+ Hobby Centres, 4000+ independent retailers, and many games clubs, tournaments and events such as the annual Games Days and Golden Demon painting competitions in the UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Australia. There is also a thriving web community based around the official website and many thousands of fan sites. More information about Games Workshop and Warhammer can be found at www.games-workshop.com
TEKKENÂ®, SOULCALIBURÂ®, PAC-MAN WORLD(TM), PAC-MANÂ®, Ridge RacerÂ®, Time CrisisÂ® and ACECOMBAT(TM) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries. Dead to Rights(TM) is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries