[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
CAMBRIDGE, UK – Wednesday 12
th December 2012: Jagex, Europe’s largest
independent games studio, today launched their much anticipated
shooter Ace of Spades.
Excitement has been building at a frantic pace since Jagex
announced their involvement in the game last month, with more than
500,000 people pre-registering on the game’s website in the 4
weeks leading up to today’s release.
Ace of Spades seamlessly combines both combat and construction
in real-time, players are able to utilise fortifications,
coordinated assaults, stealth, strategy and tactics in their
attempt to achieve one of a variety of set objectives or can
design their own bespoke games and objectives to obliterate the
enemy from the map.
The game is available to download now and will cost just
Ace of Spades will launch with four unique classes, each with
their own distinct weapon and utility set:
Commando: This one man army carries things that go
boom! With all brawn and some brains, the Commando is a heavy
weapons specialist that will rain destruction down on anyone
foolish enough to get in his way.
Marksman: An expert in covert operations, once the
Marksman gets you in his sights you better hope he doesn’t
pull that trigger, he has razor sharp accuracy and distance is no
Rocketeer: Catch him if you can! With his jet pack
the Rocketeer will be getting into all the best tactical locations,
ready to ambush you from on high! Once he’s taken out
his target he’ll fly off and wait for the next unsuspecting
Miner: The Miner is the tunnelling king and an
expert at crossing enemy lines undetected! If you don’t
post a look out he might just collapse your defences without ever
having presented a target for you to fire at.
The game will launch with a selection of game modes which can be
played on a variety of maps including:
Demolition – Destroy the enemy’s base
before they destroy yours.
VIP – Protect the VIP.
Occupation - Defend your base from the opposition,
then switch roles and try and plant a bomb in the
Hill - Both teams fight to control changing hill
Team Deathmatch - Kill more than the other team.
Nice and simple.
Zombie Mode - Survive the Zombie attack. Get
killed by one, you become one.
David Solari, Chief Marketing Officer for Jagex said: “It
has been a long time since I have been this excited about a game
launch and we really cannot wait to welcome players into the
battle. It’s been wonderful seeing the community grow and get
behind Ace of Spades and we were blown over by having 500,000
registrations for the game in such a short space of time. With Ace
of Spades we have something which is unique, challenging and fun so
let battle commence!”
Ace of Spades is the latest title from the multi-awarding UK
studio behind the leading free-to-play browser MMO RuneScape.com,
the recently announced Facebook racer Carnage Racing, and the
eagerly anticipated Transformers Universe MMO.
www.AceofSapdes.com for more information.
Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in
Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high
quality browser-based games with supporting platform and
technology. Jagex is also the largest independent games developer
and publisher in the UK.
Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's
best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality,
accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable
community experience for millions of players around the world.
Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles,
including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game,