MechWarrior Game Coming to iOS; New Version to Launch in 2012

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Singapore-based game developer, Personae Studios, announces the upcoming release of a new MechWarrior game, designed for the iOS platform.

MechWarrior will now be available on a mobile platform - this is history in the making for the franchise.

Singapore-based game developer, Personae Studios, announce the release of their secretive "Seattle Project,” a project which will unveil as a new addition to the popular MechWarrior series: MechWarrior: Tactical Command. The new game, designed for the Apple iOS platform, is scheduled to make its debut in the iTunes App Store in 2012.

With more than eleven million game copies sold since its launch in 1989, the MechWarrior game franchise boasts a vast fan base, and recognition as one of the best-selling PC games of all time. Ten years have passed since the launch of MechCommander 2 in 2001, and with MechWarrior: Tactical Command, Personae Studios plans to bring strategic game play back into the MechWarrior franchise.

“Maintaining the discipline of secrecy has been monumental,” states Personae Studios’ Director, Edmund Koh. “But we've finally come to the point where we are comfortable with the quality of our offering, which is keeping with the expectations of our fan base for the pedigree of this franchise. The game will now be available on a mobile platform – this is history in the making for the [MechWarrior] franchise.”

Gamers can anticipate the upcoming release due to the partnership formed between Personae Studios, and Smith & Tinker in 2009. Other collaborative partners include Catalyst Game Labs; publishers of the BattleTech table-top games. Loren L. Coleman and Randall N. Bills, writers of numerous novels set in the BattleTech / MechWarrior universe, were the chosen scriptwriters for the game’s storyline set in the game period of 3050.

The game, which has been under development since the fall of 2009, will employ touch centric game play and Real Time Tactics (RTT). Players can also expect the same components that have made previous MechWarrior versions so popular among users, including: more than thirty mech options, highly detailed mission assignments, and an advanced weapons system, to name a few. Early focus group testing conducted during the 2010 Indianapolis Gen Con Convention proved positive, with many testers commenting on how MechWarrior: Tactical Command is to be the next installment of the MechCommander franchise.

To learn more about the upcoming release, view MechWarriorTC game trailers on YouTube, or visit MechWarriorTC.com. For more information on game progress and release schedule follow MechWarrior: Tactical Command on Facebook, and on Twitter @MechWarriorTC.

About the Company

Personae Studios is the first and largest game developer in Singapore to specialize in game design, development, and supporting infrastructure on the Apple platform. Since October of 2007, the company has launched over a dozen game titles – many of which have received top-rankings and recognition throughout Singapore, and around the world. For more information on the company or upcoming releases, please visit PersonaeStudios.com.

About Smith & Tinker

Smith & Tinker develops and distributes widely appealing mobile games for today’s connected generation. Founded in 2007, S&T’s leadership and management teams have deep experience in games, entertainment and software development. More information is available at http://www.smithandtinker.com.

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