Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is the sequel to Savage: A Battle for Newerth, which introduced gamers to the completely new Real Time Strategy Shooter (RTSS) gaming genre. Savage enabled players to opt for either the fast-paced, run-and-gun action of a first-person shooter (FPS) game – playing as a Warrior – or the more cerebral and tactical planning of a real-time strategy (RTS) game – playing as a Commander – working together as a team to defeat the enemy. Savage 2: A Tortured Soul builds upon the fast-paced gameplay of the original with additional squad-based features and enhanced role-playing game (RPG) elements which enable players to build their character level and abilities throughout the game.
“Steam is, without a doubt, the leader in digital distribution and they have an extremely loyal community,” said Marc DeForest, co-founder and lead designer of S2 Games. “We couldn’t be happier about being available to the Steam community and we’re confident that Savage 2 will appeal to their sophisticated tastes.”
“Savage is a cult classic amongst gamers everywhere, including many fans here at Valve,” said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve. “However, like many great PC games, finding a copy of its fantastic sequel is something of a challenge in the states and other parts of the world. As such, we’re especially delighted to offer Savage 2: A Tortured Soul and help drive awareness of this great franchise among the millions logging on to Steam each day.”
To celebrate the launch, S2 Games will be offering the Steam community a five dollar ($5.00 USD) discount on the download and purchase of a Savage 2 game account from now until May 10, 2008. This special introductory discount brings the price of the game down to $24.99 USD.
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