Deep Silver have revealed that Smoking Gun Interactive’s flying squirrel racing game, Freefall Racers, will be released for Kinect for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade on September 6th. See our previous article for footage of the game in action.
They also revealed details about 3 of the 9 playable characters in the game in the following press release:
Meet the squirrels: Deep Silver, Rubicon Organization and Smoking Gun Interactive reveal three of the characters from Freefall Racers for Kinect for Xbox 360
Deep Silver, Rubicon Organization and Smoking Gun Interactive want you to meet the stars of their upcoming motion controlled racing game Freefall Racers for Kinect for Xbox 360. This week, three out of nine reckless racing squirrels from the game are revealed: Ace, Apex and Unna.
Ace has decent all around racing abilities. He heroically leaps into any race and loves to perform dazzling aerial maneuvers – even if his abilities do not always match the legend in his head.
Apex is confident and one of the best flying squirrels of all time, and often spends a lot of her time covering for Ace’s penchant for getting in over his head.
Unna finds it hard to contain her enthusiasm for anything and loves to play, especially mid-air. She might not be the fastest of the squirrels but she can turn on a dime and collect adrenaline boosts quickly.
Each squirrel character makes every race feel different. You will encounter different power-ups and various elements of surprise while racing through demanding tracks. The easily learned controls and the competitive multiplayer mode makes Freefall Racers a fun arcade game for every age. Using Kinect, Freefall Racers offers a challenging and fun racing experience: gain adrenaline while doing audacious maneuvers and use it to get special boosts that will make the race even more exciting. The game will be available exclusively on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft from September 6, 2013 for $9.99 / €9,99 / 7.99 GBP.
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About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.
Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including own brands like the critically acclaimed zombie action franchise Dead Island, action role-playing games from the Sacred world, successful adventures such as the Secret Files series and the role-playing realms of Risen. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Saints Row IV and Sacred 3. Deep Silver also owns the development studio Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 18 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
About Rubicon Organization
Adam Kline founded Rubicon Organization in 2010 to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the growing digital publishing space. Adam was previously the President of 505 Games in North America/Latin America and head of 20th Century Fox’s New Media Enterprises at the Licensing and Merchandising Division. Rubicon Organization focuses on financing, marketing and distributing video games on all digital platforms.
About Smoking Gun Interactive
Smoking Gun Interactive (SGI) is an independent game development studio focused on delivering high quality titles and online connected experiences that challenge the conventions of games and storytelling. The studio has been creating diverse products ranging from original IP, AAA game concepts, Xbox Live titles, to mobile and online experiences. To date, SGI has successfully released 13 titles.
In 2009, Smoking Gun successfully launched its first original IP “Exoriare” through a trans-media experience delivered via an online graphic novel penned by award winning author Douglas Rushkoff, and an alternate reality game (ARG) that offered a glimpse into the IP and its story. The ARG experience concluded with a live radio broadcast from the Moon, the first of its kind that was intercepted by the online community in collaboration with HAM radio operators. In 2010 SGI has worked closely with Microsoft to co-develop and deliver game content for the worldwide launch of the Kinect sensor. In 2011, the release of technological advancements with Kinect Fun Labs and, in 2012 the introduction of the Xbox SmartGlass platform. In 2013 SGI launched Doodle Jump for Kinect and the studio is looking forward to launching another original IP “Freefall Racers” in early fall 2013.
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