It has been announced that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will handle North American publishing duties for Cyanide Studio‘s upcoming fantasy RPG, Of Orcs and Men.
Headed to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, the game will have players controlling an orc and a goblin who are battling against their human persecutors, in an attempt to free both of their races. To succeed, one must switch back and forth between the two protagonists, in order to use their unique abilities.
Of Orcs and Men will be released this fall.
For more information, check out the game’s latest trailer and press release combo:
BURBANK, Calif. – June 4, 2012 –Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Cyanide today announced a distribution agreement for the fall 2012 release Of Orcs and Men for Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3 and Windows PC in North America.
Of Orcs and Men is a role-playing game set in a medieval fantasy world where gamers step into the unique perspectives of an orc and a goblin, battling their human persecutors and fighting for the freedom of their races. The appointed veteran orc soldier, Arkail, joins together with the stealthy goblin, Styx, to complete the ultimate mission to end the war: kill the Emperor who is leading the humans’ quest to extinguish both races. Single players can switch back and forth, playing both races at different times, allowing players to utilize the fighting styles and strengths of both the orc and the goblin. Of Orcs and Men was jointly developed by Cyanide and Spiders Games.
“We are very pleased to partner with Cyanide to distribute Of Orcs and Men,” said Kevin Kebodeaux, Senior Vice President, Sales, Americas, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The distribution of this strong fantasy title will make a great addition to our fall line-up of games.”
“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is definitely one of the best partners in the industry,” said Patrick Pligersdorffer, President, Cyanide. “We are very excited to collaborate with them, as we work together to make Of Orcs and Men a success in North America.”
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will distribute Of Orcs and Men, lending sales and marketing resources throughout North America. More information about the project can be found at www.oforcsandmen.com.
Cyanide is an independent and privately held video game studio. Based in Paris, it was created in 2000 and has risen to become one of the most productive game development studios in France. The studio is best-known for its “Pro Cycling Manager” series of games. However, it has more than one string to its bow, as games such as “Loki”, “Blood Bowl” and “Dungeon Party” have proved. These titles offer a rich pool of characters drawn from a wide variety of game universes. Cyanide also secured the video game adaptation rights to George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. As a result, a tactical, strategy game was released for the PC in the 3rd quarter of 2011 and an RPG will be released on PC and next-gen consoles in the first half of 2012.
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