LOS ANGELES - March 25, 2008 - Starting today gamers can unleash the power and become the hero as D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, has shipped Dark Sector to retail stores in North America for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system. Developed by acclaimed developer Digital Extremes, co-creators behind Epic Game's award-winning Unreal franchise, Dark Sector is an all-new and original action-thriller that immerses players in a dark, gritty experience packed with heart-pounding action, incredible superpowers and stunning environments that offer unprecedented high-definition graphics. Dark Sector is available for the suggested retail price of $59.95.
"The time has come at last to raise the pulse rates of game players everywhere," said Yoji Takenaka, executive vice president and chief operating officer, D3PA. "Dark Sector is a game about evolution, and we are confident gamers are going to be very happy to see exactly what that means as D3Publisher and Digital Extremes evolve the next-generation experience with a brand new game engine and superhuman abilities unlike anything before."
Utilizing the Evolution Engine, proprietary next-gen technology developed by Digital Extremes, Dark Sector is designed exclusively for next-generation gaming. The game thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him inhuman abilities; now he must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero.
Gamers around the globe can expect to find Dark Sector on store shelves in nearly every territory over the next few weeks. Dark Sector is rated "M" (Mature - blood and gore, intense violence and strong language) by the ESRB. For more information about Dark Sector, please visit the game's official website at www.darksector.com.
About Digital Extremes
Founded in 1993 by industry visionary, James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent development studios in the interactive entertainment industry. The Canadian based developer is best known for its co-creation of Epic Games' Unreal, the multi-million unit selling franchise which includes the award-winning PC series Unreal and Unreal Tournament as well as Xbox hit Unreal Championship. Digital Extremes recently completed production on its next-generation title, Dark Sector using its proprietary next-gen technology, the Evolution Engine. For more information visit the company website at www.digitalextremes.com.
About D3Publisher of America, Inc
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems including Wii, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS Game Boy Advance, PlayStation game console, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, the Xbox video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.