War on Terror Video Game Available This Fall
Kuma Reality Games Announces Release of KumaWar: The War on Terror at Retail This Fall
New York (September 15, 2004) – Kuma Reality Games, the company that blends news coverage with interactive game technology to allow players to experience re-creations of real military events from the war, today announced that KumaWar: The War On Terror will be available at retail outlets nationwide in October.
KumaWar: The War On Terror is a compilation of some of the most critical battles fought in Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of the war, as released on the KumaWar online service. The CD-based retail product contains 15 playable missions featuring military hotspots around the world including Mosul, Fallujah and Sadr City and including units from the 10th Mountain Division, 101st Airborne and the U.S. Marine Corps as they take on well-armed insurgents, al Qaeda, Taliban fighters, and terrorists throughout the world.
KumaWar: The War on Terror also includes one exclusive mission, only available in the retail product, detailing Navy Cross Medal recipient Marine Capt. Brian R. Chontosh and his comrades extraordinary contribution to Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 25, 2003. Capt. Chontosh, who contributed to the KumaWar re-creation, is currently stationed in Iraq on active duty with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
“The KumaWar retail product is an awe-inspiring collection of recent battles from the frontlines of the war on terror,” said Keith Halper, CEO Kuma Reality Games. “The product chronicles real military events in a way never-before-seen, and will give the average person a perspective and appreciation for the bravery of our men and women in the Armed Forces, like no other media format has been able to provide.”
KumaWar has been available online since March 2004 and there are currently 21 missions available for play. KumaWar provides players with intelligence gathered from news sources around the world and expert military analysis by Kuma’s decorated team of military advisors, providing a strategic and tactical perspective of the historical event. At the start of each mission, players watch a video news show about the event, and can view technical specifications for weapons used, a detailed chronology of the battle, and even satellite photos used to model the actual battlefield. Worldwide sources for the intelligence include the Associated Press and declassified Department of Defense documents, among others.
KumaWar: The War on Terror will be available in October at retail outlets nationwide for a MSRP of $19.99, and is rated “M” for mature. An internet connection is not required to play.
Also included with purchase is a one-month FREE subscription to the KumaWar online service at www.kumawar.com , a $9.99 value. Each month, subscribers can expect to receive at least three new missions online that further explore the explosive situation in Iraq and other conflicts from the war on terror. As a salute to the men and women in uniform who have served their countries, Kuma Reality Games will donate $1 of all paid subscriptions to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which was created to assist the families of the nation's fallen heroes killed in duty.
ABOUT KUMA REALITY GAMES
Kuma Reality Games builds re-creations of real-world events using advanced gaming tools. KumaWar is available online to subscribers and will be available at retail in October. Each month, KumaWar online subscribers receive playable multiplayer missions, video news shows, extensive intelligence gathered from news sources around the world, and insight from a decorated team of military veterans. KumaWar is a first and third-person tactical squad-based military PC game that provides multiple updates monthly to the consumer's computer to reflect unfolding events in the real war. There are more than 21 playable missions online available for download including: Uday and Qusay Hussein’s Last Stand in Mosul, Iraq; Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan; Samarra Bank Heist; Iran Hostage Rescue; Fallujah Police Station Raid; Fallujah Abizaid Attack; Samarra Stryker Brigade; Multiplayer Mission Pack; Fallujah Vigilant Resolve; Mosul: The al Qaeda Connection; Battle in Sadr City, Baghdad Mahdi Army Assault; al Qaeda: The Battle for Mosul; World SWAT Challenge and Freedom’s Heroes: Rangers Lead the Way. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York is a privately held company.