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'Mutant Storm 2' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT

PomPom Software today announced the signing of an agreement with Microsoft that will see both a new version of its critically acclaimed Mutant Storm and a sequel appearing exclusively on Xbox 360.

Building on its success on Xbox Live Arcade, the deal will see a radically re-engineered Mutant Storm (currently code-named Reloaded) appearing on Xbox 360 Live Arcade as a launch title this holiday and Mutant Storm 2 (an exciting progression of the franchise, currently code-named Revolution) is due to appear in the second half of 2006.

Earlier versions of Mutant Storm received considerable praise on Xbox, Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms and the title is widely acknowledged as being one of the definitive pure arcade gaming experiences.

Said Miles Visman of PomPom Software, "Naturally, we are delighted to be working with Microsoft on this ambitious new project. Writing for a platform as powerful as Xbox 360 is allowing us to put in features and ideas for the game which just weren't possible previously. We're looking forward to delivering the best ever version of Mutant Storm"

Ross Erickson of Microsoft enthused, "Not only are we excited about this news, but we know our gamers will be equally enthusiastic. Mutant Storm's popularity is only growing and we look forward to offering this fantastic new title on Xbox 360."

Said John Cook of Bad Management, PomPom's representative, "This is recognition by one of the biggest companies in the world that small independent developers still have a valuable commercial contribution to make at the top table of the interactive entertainment industry."

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