Developed by Game Refuge, known for Rampage World Tour and General Chaos, Arctic Stud Poker Run is a decidedly irreverent, over-the-top reinvention of real-life cross-country "poker runs" in which players race from place to place picking up playing cards in an effort to assemble a winning hand. The action-packed “full contact poker” game includes everything from heat-seeking missiles and dynamite-filled snowmen to spell-casting goblins and bullet-proof long-johns.
“Some have described ‘Arctic Stud Poker Run’ as ‘Twisted Metal’-meets-Texas Hold ‘Em, while others find it a thinking-man's free-for-all with gambling principals to add strategy, depth, and nuance to an otherwise mindless genre,” said Game Refuge CEO Brian Colin. “We just call it flat-out fun.”
Arctic Stud Poker Run allows players to employ trickery, intimidation, bravado, deceit, speed, stealth, and brute force to bankrupt their opponents and win. In this “friendly” game of cards, players can use high-powered vehicles to rush out and grab any card they see, engage machine guns, dynamite, and heat-seeking-missiles to steal opponent's cards, and put a "bounty" on the head of troublesome adversaries.
- 37 characters from which to choose
- New single player progression
- Event trophies and award ceremonies
- Progressive betting
- No-limit poker and "all-in" options
- Spectator speech and "side nets"
- New bot settings
- User-customizable controls
- Remote server controls
- New game duration options
- Additional incendiaries
- Secret incantations
- Instant access to online games
- Enhanced AI
- Expanded print documentation
“No gentle taps on green felt and quiet tinkling of cocktail glasses in this poker game,” said Got Game Entertainment President Howard Horowitz. “’Arctic Stud Poker Run’ doesn’t just up the game ante, it chases it down and explodes it.”
Arctic Stud Poker Run, rated T for Teen, is scheduled for release March 2008 and will retail for $19.99 (USD).
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