MTV Networks Launches 345 Games, Readies Deadliest Warrior: Legends And Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
MTV Networks Entertainment Group is launching 345 Games, a new video gaming arm of Comedy Central and Spike TV. The new gaming unit will develop products based on the Entertainment Group’s franchises and brands and be fully supported on-air, off-air and online. The first two titles to be released under this new label will be from Comedy Central’s hit animated show “Ugly Americans” and Spike TV’s successful multi-platform series “Deadliest Warrior,” which has already spawned the video game “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” and has sold nearly 400,000 downloads to date since its launch on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation. This summer, 345 Games will be releasing two new titles – the mid-July launch of Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” and the August launch of Comedy Central’s “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon”. The first Deadliest Warriors game wasn’t that bad and if they don’t take themselves too seriously then I think this could actually work out really well for them. If they try to hard to compete with the big boys then its not going to end well.
Building on the wildly successful Spike TV show and warrior-based fighting video game franchise, “Deadliest Warrior: Legends”will reach beyond weapons and armor and put gamers back on the battlefield with the most legendary warriors in history. This version will feature new heroic warriors, new fighting options, a more precise projectile system, more arenas and a new campaign mode. Players are armed with signature weaponry and combat skills unique to each warrior. As players complete challenges and destroy rivals, they will unlock new weapons, enhance their fighting skills and encounter the brutal realities of gritty, true-to-life combat. “Deadliest Warrior: Legends” will be available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network for a retail price of $10.
In conjunction with Comedy Central’s season two launch of its hit animated series “Ugly Americans,” 345 Games will release “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon.” The game will be a four player co-op side scroller shooter game featuring an exclusive script written by the show writers and creators – including a new character unique to the game and custom voiceovers from the show’s actors. Players will hit the streets to clean up the chaos and prevent the impending apocalypse by resolving case files and fighting otherworldly citizens. “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon” will be available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network for a retail price of $10.