Twain Harte, California – October 4, 2012 – Ratloop Asia and Reverb Publishing announced today that their upcoming bird ‘n brawn shooter involving conspiracy, fowl play and an insane amount of bullets – Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken – will be coming home to roost on PC Wednesday, October 15. Rocketbirds will be available on Steam, GamersGate, Rain Digital Games and GameStop – gamers can preorder now from GamersGate, Rain Digital Games, and GameStop to receive four songs from the original soundtrack as well as an extra co-op character (Agent H.) and weapon (Photon Blaster).
“October has always been a great month for gaming, and what better way to start it off than with a hilariously unique side-scrolling action shooter featuring fantastic and addictive gameplay,” said Ted Lange, executive producer with Reverb Publishing. “There’s something deeply satisfying about unloading clip after clip into a hapless horde of evil birds, and it’s only made better with a friend on co-op.”
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (which is also available on the PlayStation®Network) expands the Rocketbirds universe with new characters, missions, puzzles, exclusive music videos, retro cut scenes, an enhanced Hard difficulty mode and more. Set in Albatropolis, a land full of birds taken over by a totalitarian penguin regime, Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War, must assassinate the evil penguin leader Putzki. His mission will unlock the secrets to his mysterious, hard boiled past and uncover the real enemies of Albatropolis. In single-player mode, take on the role of Hardboiled Chicken and destroy your enemies with a slew of weapons you collect and unlock in each chapter. Master fowl play in the co-op campaign as a pair of Budgie commandos on a mission to save the general’s daughter. Many lives will be destroyed, countless penguins will die, and an astonishing past will be unveiled through a series of unlockable cut scenes and videos.
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a part of Reverb Publishing’s growing roster of titles, which includes the massively-successful Dungeon Defenders, as well as the upcoming fall 2012 line-up of Ravaged, Primal Carnage, Edge of Space, Cognition and much more. For more information on Reverb Publishing and its line-up of titles, please visit us at www.reverbpublishing.com. For more information about Ratloop Asia and Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, please visit http://www.ratloop.com/?games/hardboiled.
Additionally, review codes are now available. If you would like a review copy of Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken on PC, please contact Steven Hopper (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Reverb Publishing.
ABOUT RATLOOP ASIA, INC.
Ratloop Inc. is a US based Independent game studio that has created innovative entertainment products since 1997. Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd was incorporated to support a development team based in Singapore to work on Rocketbirds, a new brand of titles. No stranger to independent games Development, Ratloop and Ratloop Asia have been awarded Independent Games Festival (IGF) nominations for their games for three consecutive years: Mightier, an autorigging puzzler game received a finalist nomination for the game Innovation Award at IGF 2009; in 2010, Rocketbirds:Revolution! received three finalist nominations for Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Visual Art and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Last year, Ratloop Inc. won the Best Mobile Game category at the IGF 2011.
ABOUT REVERB PUBLISHING
Launched in 2010, Reverb Publishing offers digital publishing to independent game developers on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, PC, iOS and Android, combining production and business development support paired with the proven public relations and marketing agency expertise from its parent company, Reverb Communications. Reverb Publishing’s unique business model is form fitted for studios, ensuring that they receive the majority of the game’s revenue and maintain ownership of their titles while Reverb handles all the non-developmental tasks including production support, navigating QA, and preparing for product submission.
The PR veterans at Reverb Communications have worked on recognizable brands like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band, Dance Central, Star Trek Online, as well as stellar digital titles like Battle Slots, Army of Darkness, BloodRayne: Betrayal, Kung Fu LIVE and the critically-acclaimed Dungeon Defenders.
For more information about Reverb Publishing, please visit www.reverbpublishing.com.