|ASC GAMES PULLS OUT THE BIG GUNS
The Most In-Depth Hunting Experience Ever With The Revolutionary Unreal 3D Technology and the TNN Outdoors license.
DARIEN, Conn.--(BW SportsWire)--Sept. 16, 1998-- Note to
editors: Game play screenshots of TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter are available for download at
the official Web site at www.tnnprohunter.com.
Sure to break new ground in the video game industry's
hottest-selling genre, the hunting simulation, ASC Games announces the launch of TNN
Outdoors Pro Hunter for PC CD-ROM available this November. TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter will
raise the stakes by incorporating the revolutionary Unreal 3D technology, the expertise of
one of the nation's premiere media and entertainment companies, The Nashville Network
(TNN) and ASC Games' Active Wildlife Environment (A.W.E.). TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter is
being developed by Dreamforge Intertainment - the same development team responsible for
ASC Games' critically acclaimed PC title, Sanitarium.
``Since TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter is using the most advanced
3D technology available, I believe that the game will not only appeal to the casual gaming
market and the hunting enthusiast, but also attract fans of 1st person shooters and other
hardcore gamers,'' said Steve Grossman, CEO of ASC Games. ``With life-like 3D environments
to explore, a vast selection of prey, and the ability to hunt with others online in
tournament style play, TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter will provide gamers with the most realistic
hunting experience ever.''
The powerful Unreal Engine, developed by Epic MegaGames
Inc., allows ASC Games to create the incredible Active Wildlife Environment in TNN
Outdoors Pro Hunter -- adding depth and detail not found in other games. As the player
scouts for prey, other animals indigenous to the environment such as chipmunks or birds,
will directly affect gameplay by either startling the prey or distracting the player and
becoming a target. Other TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter features include a wide selection of
terrain types, seasons, maps and gameplay modes including training, tournament, Local Area
Network and Internet play.
TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter players can hunt for nine different
types of animals, including small game (rabbit, quail, squirrel), big game (deer, elk,
turkey), and migratory birds (duck, dove, geese). Players have the option of using 12
different types of weapons, attachments, hunting gear and equipment, and for the first
time ever, players will be able to flush out their prey with hunting dogs. Adding to the
thrill of the chase, TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter will introduce animal ``hit regions.'' For
example, a player who takes careless shots may strike game in a less critical hit region,
wounding the animal and causing it to run off.
``We're thrilled that ASC Games has decided to use the
Unreal Engine for TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter. Ever since the recent success of hunting games,
we've felt that the Unreal Engine could make this type of game so much better, now we're
finally getting to see that happen,'' stated Mark Rein, vice president of Epic MegaGames,
Inc. ``By using the Unreal Engine for TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter, ASC Games will seriously
raise the bar in the hunting game genre.''
ASC Games is supporting the launch of TNN Outdoors Pro
Hunter with an in-depth marketing campaign including extensive print advertising, online
and in-store promotions and innovative merchandising utilizing the TNN Outdoors
partnership. The partnership agreement with TNN - allows ASC Games to publish games under
the TNN Outdoors and the TNN Motorsports license, enabling ASC Games to tap into TNN's
strong brand recognition and its 74 million subscribers.
TNN is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Cable, is the
number one source of country music entertainment, offering original concert specials,
high-quality entertainment news and interviews, live variety, music videos, country
lifestyle information, and exclusive sports coverage. Having celebrated its fifteenth
anniversary on March 7, 1998, TNN is now seen in over 77 million cable television homes in
North America. Programming for this 18-hour-a-day advertiser-supported service is provided
by TNN. Visit TNN on the worldwide web at www.country.com.
About Epic MegaGames Inc.
Epic MegaGames Inc. is a privately held company based in
Rockville, Maryland with a wholly owned subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Established in
1991, Epic produces, markets and distributes cutting-edge PC games. Previously known for
Jill of the Jungle, Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball, the company is now best known as the
creators of the hit PC 3D action game Unreal and the Unreal Engine which it has licensed
to several top PC game developers for games in a variety of genres. Epic distributes its
products directly to end users using the shareware model and through worldwide retail
distribution with major game publishers. Additional Company information can be obtained
through Epic's World Wide Web site at www.epicgames.com.
About ASC Games
With its corporate headquarters in Darien, Connecticut, ASC
Games has quickly emerged as a creative force in the video game industry as a developer,
publisher and distributor of products for the PlayStation and PC CD-ROM platforms. In
1999, ASC Games will continue its growth with products for the Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast.
Visit ASC Games on the worldwide web at www.ascgames.com.