Swarmites To Infest Xbox LIVE Arcade in Europe This Month
Austin, Texas-March 16, 2011 – UTV Ignition , alongside Hothead Games, an irreverent developer of memorable downloadable titles, announced today that their hotly anticipated title, Swarm, has gone gold.
The game will launch in Europe for Xbox LIVE®Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft ™ on March 23rd for 1200 Microsoft Points, and then PlayStation ® Network on March 30th for £9.99 or €12.99.
“Hothead’s passion for creating games that are both approachable and dangerously addictive is unrivaled,” said Nigel Fox, Head of Publishing for UTV Ignition. “We can’t wait to see how much players will enjoy all the content we’ve managed to pack into a downloadable title, and we’re confident this will be the best death-enhanced platformer players will get their hands on in a long time.”
Swarm gives players control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drives them through an intense and often suicidal battle of survival. Swarm is the first game to feature mass character control, where players move all the Swarmites at once. Steer the flock of pudgy, clueless little blue morons through the game and they naturally flock and flow around obstacles. Creatively combine swarm moves to work your way through a relentlessly dangerous and hilariously brutal environment. Compete against friends to get the high score by deftly moving through the world and cleverly solving puzzles the game throws your way.
“Figuring out new and creative ways of killing the Swarmites while making the game took the whole team to a pretty dark place,” said Joel DeYoung, Producer of Swarm at Hothead Games. “After working on the game for the last year or so, we’re really excited to share our insanity with the world. Let the blue squishy carnage begin!”