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O~3 Ent. Signs 'D-Day' & 'Medieval Lords'

by Judy on July 9, 2004 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT

O~3 Entertainment today announced a deal with Monte Cristo Games to publish two PC games: D-Day, a real-time tactical game, and Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand, a city building game, in North and South America.

"Monte Cristo has made a name for itself in pushing the envelope for strategy and management games," said Bill Gardner, CEO and president of O~3 Entertainment. "We're very excited to be bringing two such highly anticipated games to the Americas and to be adding new genres to our lineup."

"We're looking forward to commencing our relationship with O~3 Entertainment, a company focused on introducing gamers to truly original, fun and quality entertainment experiences," said Jean-Christophe Marquis, chairman of Monte Cristo Games. "These two games combine unique challenges, rich and immersive gameplay, and game technologies that offer a feast for the senses."

D-Day, a 3D real-time tactical game, drops players into the role of World War II Allied forces in the final drive to liberate Europe. Throughout three campaigns and 12 missions in single player mode, D-Daychallenge players to prepare troops for battle, create combat strategies, and execute one of the largest military invasions in wartime history. Multiplayer mode uses GameSpy's online Matchmaking network, allowing up to 8 players to play simultaneously on 12 different maps using 3 different modes.

Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand is a city building game that takes aspiring city governors to the middle ages, combining rich city-building challenges with evolving military forces to defend against relentless attacks from neighboring enemies. As a first for the genre, Medieval Lords features a full 3D Engine and allows players to build without the constraints of the traditional orthogonal grid.

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