Hard Reset: Extended Edition Will Bring Cyberpunk To Retail In March

It seems like gamers who waited on Hard Reset will benefit, as Kalypso Media and Flying Wild Hog have reached an agreement to publish an extended retail version of the cyberpunk first-person shooter. Set to release early next year (March, in fact,) the physical copy will bring with it an impressive amount of new content:

Five new single player levels
Four new enemies
One new boss battle
New back story
Two new survival maps
Updated graphics engine
New gameplay elements

This second release of the critically well-received shooter, will be dubbed the Hard Reset: Extended Edition. It will be available for the PC. Pricing details are noticeably absent at this time, but we’ll keep you posted.

Kalypso Media USA, Inc. today announced a publishing deal with developer Flying Wild Hog to release an expanded and exclusive retail edition of their cyberpunk First-Person Shooter, Hard Reset, to North American retail in March 2012. Hard Reset: Extended Edition for Windows PC will drop players into a dark dystopian cyberpunk world where they’ll enjoy frantic FPS styled gameplay combined with upgradable weapons, insane boss fights, physics-based combat and an intense new storyline.

Features of Hard Reset: Extended Edition include –

A fast-paced, “old school” styled FPSExperience-based weapons upgrade system
Five new levels (adding approximate two hours of gameplay to the original game)
Four new enemies, one new boss character
Updated graphics engine
Additional gameplay elements
New back-story
Two new levels for survival mode

“We are very pleased to work with Flying Wild Hog to bring such an exciting and innovative title to our customers, ” said Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Partner of Kalypso Media. “The team at Flying Wild Hog is known for crafting excellent experiences, and we are pleased to expand our catalog of games with Hard Reset: Extended Edtion.”

In the only remaining human city of Bezoar, Major Fletcher, an Army Combat Veteran, is dragged into a conflict between two of mankind’s greatest enemies. He is to discover that nothing is what it seems to be. Hard Reset: Extended Edition is an action-packed, single-player shooter for Windows PC. With over-the-top destruction, loads of enemies, incredible weapon variety and a beautifully realized cyberpunk setting, Hard Reset: Extended Edition takes classic FPS gaming and cranks it up to all new levels.

What the media says about the original Hard Reset:
“…worth checking out” – Worthplaying
“…in terms of quality, it’s on the same level as any AAA shooter out there” – GamesRadar
“…Hard Reset is truly a great experience” – Destructoid

About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Subsidiary, and owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media’s recent titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars and Boulder Dash XL for Xbox 360, and Dungeons – The Dark Lord for Windows PC. Upcoming multi-platform titles include The Dark Eye – Demonicon and Port Royale 3, along with Legends of Pegasus and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action for PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.