Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tide of Iron and Wings of War to XBL

Rock-and-roll.

PR:

Fantasy Flight Games partners with Big Rooster to publish select games for the console video game market.

Plans first releases to be Wings of War: Famous Aces, Tide of Ironfor Xbox Live Arcade and Sony PlayStation NetworkIndianapolis IN (August 15, 2008) –

Fantasy Flight Games announced today that they have partnered with videogame developer Big Rooster to create electronic game versions of board and card games."We searched long and had to find the best company to work with us in our first big step into electronicgames," said Jeremy Stomberg of Fantasy Flight Games. "Tim Gerritsen and the rest of the team at Big Rooster are who we've been looking for, and we expect great things to come from the partnership between our companies."

"We're absolutely thrilled to be working with a company of Fantasy Flight's stature and bringing their games to life for video game audiences," said Timothy Gerritsen, Executive Director of Big Rooster, LLC. " The quality and caliber of Fantasy Flight's products are a terrific fit for the burgeoning downloadable console game market."

The first games in production are Wings of War: Famous Aces and Tide of Iron. "We worked with Big Rooster to find games that have different themes and mechanics," said Christian T. Petersen, founder and CEO of FFG."We're thrilled to have the opportunity to bring them to the wide audience of Xbox Live and the SonyPlayStation Network." Wings of War: Famous Aces is scheduled to be available for download in Winter 2008, with Tide of Iron following in Spring 2009.

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Tide of Iron is a lot of fun, but it's fiddly and very hard for me to find people to play with. Mary loves to play 2-player games with me, but ToI didn't fly. -- this might fix that.

Here's Mike's review of ToI from an old LCD article.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Wings of War was on display, it was ok looking.

Being a huge TOI fan I was excited by this announcement.