CARY, N.C. – Korea-based Redduck, Inc., the developer of “Alliance of Valiant Arms” (A.V.A), has entered into an agreement to license Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming first-person shooter (FPS), “Metro Conflict: Presto.”
“Metro Conflict: Presto” brings high-intensity, near future warfare to the PC. In “Metro Conflict: Presto,” players can storm the urban battlefield solo or with friends. This fusion of imagination and technology is stocked with amazing visuals, engaging maps, an arms system as well as a gratifying double-weapon system that gives players the ability to wield two weapons at once.
With the launch of “A.V.A” in 2007, Redduck became the first Korean studio to release a game powered by Unreal Engine 3 in the Korean market. The game was subsequently released in Japan, the U.S. and China, and received wide recognition for the quality of its graphics and its intense military battle scenes.
“With ‘A.V.A.,’ Redduck proved its ability to create a world-class game,” said Ray Park, territory manager of Epic Games Korea. “Plus, the game was innovative – their system for in-game commerce was one of the first of its kind. We’re thrilled that they’re using Unreal Engine 3 again for ‘Metro Conflict: Presto,’ and can’t wait to see what they’re able to do with it this time.”
“Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 was a big factor in our success with ‘A.V.A.,’” said Do-Min, Ok, Redduck’s chief technology officer. “We’re looking forward to pushing ourselves even further with ‘Metro Conflict: Presto,’ knowing that Unreal Engine 3 has constantly evolved since we used it for ‘A.V.A.’”
The trailer for “Metro Conflict: Presto” is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa2Q4WN7p3M&wmode=transparent&wmode=transparent.
Established in 2009, Epic Games Korea is a wholly owned and operated business unit based in Seoul, Korea. The subsidiary drives Unreal Engine licensing and provides support resources to development teams using the Unreal Engine in the Korean marketplace. To learn more about Epic Games Korea, please visit http://www.epicgameskorea.com.
About Unreal Engine 3
The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for cutting-edge graphics and its best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 maintains those features in addition to multi-core processor support, Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION®3 optimizations, massive world support, and a highly mature tool pipeline. Unreal Engine 3’s consistently evolving toolset is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for PC and console games, visualization applications, training simulations, and linear animated content.
Additional information on Unreal Engine can be obtained through the Unreal Engine website at http://www.unrealengine.com.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its “Unreal” series, including “Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s “Gears of War” won over 30 Game of the Year awards, and the sales of “Gears of War” and “Gears of War 2” have eclipsed 12 million units.
Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the four-time winner of and Hall of Fame inductee for Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. Unreal Engine 3 has also been recognized as the number one game engine by Develop magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games website at http://www.epicgames.com.
Redduck, established in 2006, is a game developing studio specializing in online FPS games. Redduck’s flagship game, A.V.A (Alliance of Valiant Arms) is the only FPS game in Korea that has been awarded Grand Prize (Game of the year), Best Characters and Best Graphics Awards at Korea Game Awards. Commercial services are being provided in Korea, Japan, the U.S. and China. Metro Conflict: Presto, currently under development, is Redduck’s next online FPS game using Unreal Engine 3 and its open beta service is scheduled for December 2010. Additional information about Redduck Inc. can be obtained through the official website at http://www.redduck.com.
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