Soldner Secret Wars Ships

Encore announced that Soldner Secret Wars, a tactical military multiplayer shooter delevoped by Wing Simulations and released already in Europe (story) has shipped to North American stores - check full story for press release). "SOLDNER – Secret Wars is a tactical military multiplayer shooter offering adrenaline-filled action in numerous and varied team-based battles. Thanks to a dynamic single-player campaign mode equipped with a mission generator, it is an excellent choice also for solo gamers, providing them with the opportunity to treat themselves to some extensive training". Related downloads: second multiplayer demo, second multiplayer demo patch. Check also our interview and our preview for details about the game.
SOLDNER™: SECRET WARS SHIPS TO RETAIL Tactical Squad-Based Multiplayer Action En Route to America Los Angeles, CA - June 22, 2004 - Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR) and Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software AG, today announced that Soldner™: Secret Wars has shipped to retail stores in North America. Featuring fully destructible 3D environments, traditional multiplayer FPS players will find their tactics sorely tested in Soldner; buildings can be reduced to rubble by missile or cannon attack, a series of well-placed C4 charges, or even by having a tank dropped on it from helicopter. With the available Commander Kit, an elected squad leader can access an overhead view of the total map in Commander Mode, identify and designate enemy targets to his team, and a well placed volley of ordinance reduces the area and (targets) to kindling. Developed by Wings Simulations, this team based tactical FPS pits up to 32 online mercenaries against each other on a virtual battlefield measuring over 18 million square miles (in scale), created using actual satellite topography. Players will have access to a lethal arsenal of over 60 personal weapons incorporating handguns, automatic rifles, sniper rifles and launchers, all based on current military technology. Teams will also have access to over 70 assault and transport vehicles, including helicopters, jets, trucks and tanks. Soldner: Secret Wars' single player campaign challenges players to secure a variety of randomly generated objectives, from hostage extraction (where rescued members join your assault team) to vehicle/item theft and assassination missions. The multiplayer component includes standard modes like Deathmatch/Team Deathmatch, Conquest and Capture the Flag, and adds Hostage Rescue, Extraction, Capture the Vehicle, Bomb Run and Conquest mode. These modes can be fully customized to incorporate daytime/nighttime combat as well as weather effects (rain, snow, fog/cloud cover). Published for Windows® PC, Soldner: Secret Wars should arrive on store shelves by the end of this week at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The game is rated "T" (for Teen) by the ESRB. For more information on the game, visit the website at www.secretwars.net. About Encore Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), and a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD-ROM and videogame markets. As a result of strategic relationships, the company publishes a complete range of productivity, utility, education and game titles. Publishing brands include Family Tree Maker™, Transparent Language, Sesame Street™ and Advantage™; as well as the Riverdeep family of brands including The Print Shop™, PrintMaster, Zone Alarm, Reader Rabbit™, Mavis Beacon™, and 3D Home Architect™. Encore also offers top-tier entertainment titles through agreements with JoWooD Productions, Ascaron and Monte Cristo. Navarre is a Minneapolis MN-based publisher and distributor of a broad range of home entertainment and multimedia software products. For more information on Encore and Navarre Corporation, visit www.encoreusa.com and www.navarre.com. About JoWood JoWooD Productions Software AG, a publicly traded company on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is rapidly establishing itself as a leading force in the video games industry. Its strategy is to identify, develop and publish internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all existing next-generation gaming platforms. JoWooD Productions has in-house development facilities in Vienna and Ebensee, Austria, and a fast growing roster of exceptional subsidiary studios, including Wings Simulations and Massive Development in Germany. JoWooD Productions Software AG's head office is based in Austria with wholly owned subsidiaries operating out of the UK, Germany, Japan and the USA.