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The Heavy

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Little Orbit
Developer: Team6 Game Studios
Release Date: Q3 2010

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'The Heavy' (X360/PC) Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 14, 2010 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT

The Heavy is a British-made film directed and created by Marcus Warren - a new British talent in the world of cinema. The film is a political crime thriller about family rivalry and betrayal.

Frazer Nash Communications announced that they have signed the game’s publishing rights to Little Orbit LLC.

Boots (Stretch), is a henchman for a successful but shady businessman, and is locked into his life of crime. Newly released from prison he attempts to leave his troubled ways behind him – but to do this he must complete just one last assignment – to assassinate his own brother Christian, an MP hotly tipped to be the next Prime Minister. When Boots is given the opportunity to finally exact his revenge on the brother who testified against him and helped land him in jail in the first place – the temptation is too great to resist… As events take a downward spiral, Boots realises that he can’t take anything for granted, especially not when family is involved.

Frazer Nash, CEO of Frazer Nash Communications, said, "I'm really excited to be working with Little Orbit LLC - a young fresh publisher, full of new ideas on how to get this game to market.  They also understand what The Heavy is all about and together with the rest of the partners involved in this game’s development, we are going to make a great game which is awesome."

In the game you will play Boots; a freelance money collector whose task is to find, collect and deliver cash and goods whilst driving around the streets of London.  Boots is one of the best money collectors in town; his driving skills match his fists, fast and hard. At the beginning you are only known by a few, but as the story unfolds you become known to street hustlers, petty criminals, drug dealers, racer boys and leading crime figures – all of whom pay for your skills.

Matthew Scott, CEO, Little Orbit LLC, said, “The Heavy is exactly the kind of project Little Orbit was looking for. It’s a movie license done right. Frazer and his group have put a lot of thought into making a fun, over-the-top game with an edgy storyline that doesn’t rehash the film’s plot. He’s put together a great team, and we think there is something here for both hardcore and casual gamers alike.”

The Heavy will offer an opened, fast-paced driving action-movie experience, featuring an unfolding storyline that will develop over the next few years to include double crossing and revenge.

Packing a punch, The Heavy doesn’t hold back and exposes a world where you can trust no one and loyalty is rare.

"The Heavy" boasts an impressive British cast, led by British Independent Film Award Nominee Gary Stretch (Dead Man’s Shoes, Alexander), Vinnie Jones (X-Men:The Last Stand, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), musician Lee Ryan from ‘Blue’ in his first on-screen role, Academy Award® Nominee Stephen Rea (The Crying Game, V for Vendetta), Adrian Paul (Highlander Endgame, Alien Tracker), Christopher Lee (Alice in Wonderland, The Lord of The Rings), Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight’s Tale, 40 Days and 40 Nights) and Sadie Frost (Love, Honour and Obey). Music by Paul Oakenfold

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