Glendale, CA - November 18, 2010- UTV Ignition Entertainment Ltd. and Hothead Games today announced that Swarm is coming to both PlayStationNetwork and Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360Ž video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. UTV Ignition and developer, Hothead will launch the new comedy action game in early 2011.
Swarm lets players take control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drive them through an intense, entertaining and often suicidal battle of survival. Run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push and throw your way through gauntlets of death and destruction in an attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure that at least one Swarmite survives.
"Swarm is perfect for PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 because of its unique art direction and gameplay," said Nigel Fox, Head of Publishing for UTV Ignition. "We're thrilled to be partnered with Hothead because we share their passion for bringing unique experiences to gamers through these innovative digital platforms."
"We've been working hard on Swarm for a while now and think it's our most addictive game yet," said Joel DeYoung, Director of Game Technology for Hothead Games. "The Swarmites are both lovable and deliciously expendable at the same time-the game's creation is proof positive of the dangers of excessive exposure to Saturday morning cartoons we were warned about so many years ago. Swarm is exactly the genocidal romp your parents hoped you'd grow up and marry someday."
Swarm is the first game to feature mass character control, where you move all 50 Swarmites at once. Steer your swarm through the game and they naturally flock and flow around obstacles. Creatively combine swarm moves to work your way through a relentlessly dangerous and hilariously brutal environment. Compete against your friends to get the high score by deftly moving through the world and cleverly solving puzzles the game throws your way.
More information about Swarm is available at www.swarmites.com. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB.
ABOUT UTV IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LTD:
UTV Ignition Entertainment Limited is a UTV Media Communication company. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Recent titles include Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Deadly Premonition, and Blacklight: Tango Down. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit http://www.utvignition.com
ABOUT UTV SOFTWARE COMMUNICATIONS LTD:
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is India's foremost Media & Entertainment Company with leadership position in four Verticals that includes Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, TV Content and Interactive (i.e. Animation and Gaming). Listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange with the Motion Pictures business listed on the AIM, London Stock Exchange. Walt Disney Inc. holds a strategic stake in UTV. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, the UK and USA. More information on the group is available at www.utvnet.com
ABOUT HOTHEAD GAMES:
Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an emotionally secure independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Maybe we don't have a "make your own ice-cream sandwich bar" like some other game companies, but Hothead has brought to life original games such as the scientist-approved DeathSpank and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is partnering with cool indie studios to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. We also like to stand near really ugly people so that we appear more attractive ourselves. Check us out at www.hotheadgames.com.