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Wanted: Weapons of Fate

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: GRIN
Release Date: March 24, 2009 (US), April 3, 2009 (EU)

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'Wanted' Fan Immersion MMO Game Launches Today

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT

Armed with iconic moves from rigorous assassin training, including "Curving Bullets" and "Bullet Explosion," as well an arsenal of powerful, high-tech weapons, players will explore Wesley's quest to becoming an unmatched uberassassin in fast-paced, action-packed combat against the world's most notorious killers.

The browser-based, free-to-play, massively multiplayer game is steeped in the mythology of the film, which tells the story of an office drone recruited into a fraternity of assassins -- a ruthless secret society charged with carrying out the will of destiny. As they progress through the game, players will build their character from an assassin in training to a powerful Fraternity leader. They will use strategy to carry out exciting missions delivered by the Loom of Fate, and utilize micro-transactions to upgrade weapons and ammunition, gain healing abilities, and fortify their fraternity. Social networking aspects of the game allow players to recruit others into their fraternity, assign "hits" on competing players, and team up to take out unsuspecting rival targets.

"We are extremely excited to be part of Universal's Wanted franchise," said Marco Ahlgren, CEO Stillfront AB. "The concept of different fraternities of assassins lends itself perfectly to the design of a casual MMOG, and the unique objects ingrained in the property -- from ancient weapons to intricately woven hit orders -- are well-suited for a microtransaction model. The Wanted FIG provides an addictive game play experience for fans while generating online brand awareness leading up to the film release, and well beyond."

"Wanted delivers an in-your-face attitude set against the epic backdrop of a secret society of lethal killers carrying out assassinations through the ages in order to maintain balance in the universe," said Bill Kispert, VP and General Manager, Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group. "Stillfront's Fan Immersion Game format encourages players to explore this mythology as they build and manage their own fraternity and also provides a fantastic online forum for fans to discuss their exploits in the game and the Wanted property in general.

To quote a line from the Fraternity leader in the film, "Join us!"

The film, directed by acclaimed Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov and starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, will be released in theatres on June 27.

The WANTED FIG will be live at www.wantedthegame.com beginning 27th of June.


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