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MindScape Reveals 'Kasparov Chessmate' & 'Hard Rock Casino'

by Thomas on April 9, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT

Mindscape is pleased to announce the May 30th 2003 release of Kasparov Chessmate and Hard Rock Casino, under license from Hexacto Games. Both of these premium PC titles have robust online multiplayer and mulitplatform capabilities combined with exceptional depth of gameplay and eye-popping graphics. Kasparov Chessmate and Hard Rock Casino are bundled with bonus Pocket PC and Palm versions that enable players to save games and transfer play effortlessly between formats.

Endorsed by Garry Kasparov, widely considered to be the greatest chess player of all time, Kasparov ChessmateTM is designed to satisfy chess lovers of all skill levels. Kasparov ChessmateTM enables players to seek out live opponents worldwide for head-to-head battles on Zone.com, MSN's exclusive games channel and home of one of the largest online chess communities. With Kasparov ChessmateTM, the entire chess community benefits from advanced technology that gives both seasoned and novice players the opportunity to challenge each other in a true-to-life chess adventure," says Kasparov. ``It's a very exciting development for the game and for players." Kasparov ChessmateTM is competitively priced at £24.99.

The other enthralling title being released is Hard Rock CasinoTM, which combines the frantic roar of a rock concert with the intense excitement of the most popular casino table games like blackjack, slots, poker and roulette and many more. As players advance, they acquire access to VIP gaming rooms each with different musical themes spanning from the 50s to the present. Vibrant visuals and sound is enhanced by an authentic game experience that allows multiple players to share the same game table and gamble with virtual money. Hard Rock CasinoTM will retail for £19.99.

Paul Howes, UK Sales and Marketing Director at Mindscape, explains that "this deal demonstrates our ongoing commitment as a leading publisher of games for the whole family. Both games combine well-known brands in popular genres."

Alexandre Taillefer, President of Hexacto Games, agrees: ``Our core focus is to create high quality gaming experiences that can be enjoyed by everyone. Kasparov ChessmateTM and Hard Rock CasinoTM are prime examples of what Hexacto Games do best.?

Kasparov Checkmate and Hard Rock Casino will be available on 30 May 2003 for PC CD-ROM, Pocket PC and Palm Devices

Kasparov Checkmate will be priced at £24.99, Hard Rock Casino will be priced at £19.99.

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