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And here's the full press release:
gamigo announces The Witcher: Versus for Europe and North America
Hamburg, 9th April 2010 - Hundreds of thousands of players in Eastern Europe are already competing in exciting duels in the dark world of The Witcher. gamigo and the Witcher experts at one2tribe now present a version of the game, The Witcher: Versus, that is playable not only in your web browser, but also soon on Facebook and iPhone. In celebration of the global release (minus Eastern Europe) of the browser-based English and German games, gamigo is announcing some brand new features. Players can now unlock items for the highly anticipated upcoming role-playing game from CD Projekt RED, The Witcher 2!
Patrick Streppel, member of gamigo's executive board said "Millions of players have already immersed themselves into the world of The Witcher and we are very excited to be opening a new chapter of this success story in collaboration with one2tribe. The Witcher: Versus is based on the fascinating concept of action-packed strategic combat in a familiar RPG setting. We are also proud to be one of the first publishers to announce a cross-platform game playable in browser, on Facebook, and on iPhone."
Wojciech Ozimek, chief executive officer of one2tribe said "We are very excited to be able to introduce The Witcher: Versus to players worldwide with gamigo as our partner in the process. We believe that through this collaboration we will create new standards in the gaming market by creating a truly multi-platform free-to-play experience."
A number of new features have been introduced, such as the chance for guilds to conquer fortresses. New towns and travel routes have also been added, as well as dozens of quests about guilds and castle warfare. Players can also learn more about the fascinating world of The Witcher in story quests. Players can enter the fray of battle as a Witcher, a Sorceress, or a Frightener and put the wealth of skills that each class of character comes equipped with to good use. Once they have reached a certain level, players can leave the keep, Kaer Morhen, and set out in search of new and dangerous realms, where more powerful opponents await. Players can access more regions of the gameworld with as their experience increases.
Official Website: http://witcher-versus.gamigo.com
About gamigo AG
gamigo AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axel Springer AG, was founded in 2001 and has grown to become one of the leading publishers of free-to-play MMOGs in Europe. Since 2010, gamigo also publishes its games globally. Gamigo currently has a team of 100 employees working at its Hamburg headquarters, with a New York City presence in planning. The key to success is the emphasis on publishing high-quality games supervised by first-rate community management. The portfolio includes games across the entire gaming spectrum - from Facebook games to elaborate MMORPGs.
In everything we do, we try to connect people with each other. one2tribe's main business is the creation of innovative MMOGs, combining many technological platforms. Most of our products are available simultaneously on the Internet, on mobile phones including the iPhone, and on social networking sites. Our portfolio contains many innovative projects, the most successful of which have been Xyber Mech - one of the world's first MMORPGs for mobile phones with unique location-based gameplay, The Witcher: Versus - a browser-based game based on the PC game The Witcher, and Leposy - Poland's biggest MMOG for mobile phones. In development are even more innovative products, including The Witcher: Versus for the iPhone and Facebook.