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2K and Firaxis Games Announce Haunted Hollow Now Available Worldwide on iOS
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
2K and Firaxis Games Announce Haunted Hollow Now Available Worldwide on iOS08:00 EDT Thursday, May 02, 2013
NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- 2K and Firaxis Games, the critically acclaimed studio responsible for the award-winning XCOM®: Enemy Unknown and Sid Meier's Civilization® series, today announced the availability of Haunted Hollow , their first title to be designed exclusively for the iPad and iPhone.
2K and Firaxis Games, the critically acclaimed studio responsible for the award-winning XCOM(R): Enemy Unknown and Sid Meier's Civilization(R) series, today announced the availability of Haunted Hollow, their first title to be designed exclusively for the iPad and iPhone. (Photo: Business Wire)
Staying true to Firaxis' strong history in creating deep, strategy-driven games, Haunted Hollow is a competitive, spooky, turn-based game that's sure to please gamers of all ages. Players build a mysterious mansion to summon popular monsters, like vampires, mummies and werewolves, who fight their opponent's collection of creatures while simultaneously attempting to possess an unsuspecting town - in order to win.
“Haunted Hollow exemplifies the ways in which 2K and Firaxis are working to produce creative and original content aimed at both our long-time fans and mobile gamers everywhere,” said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing at 2K. “This title showcases how our mobile offerings can provide deep and rewarding experiences, while attracting a range of players with iconic characters and a fun art-style that speaks to gamers of all ages and types.”
“As Firaxis explores the potential of the mobile platform, our teams remain committed to creating content that is fun, innovative, and true to our core,” said Steve Martin, president and studio head at Firaxis Games. “ Haunted Hollow represents the heart of the Firaxis studio in providing an in-depth strategy experience that speaks to our core fan base, while simultaneously appealing to a broader audience with its casual graphics and eclectic gameplay features.”
Key features include:
- Build and rule a mysterious mansion that spawns freaky monsters, including vampires, zombies, mummies, witches and reapers;
- Go head-to-head with rivals to scare townspeople, battle enemies, avoid angry mobs and seize control of the town;
- Level-up with each monster's own menacing skills and powers, in addition to a selection of power enhancements;
- Play single-player or multi-player by challenging friends, both through the Game Center and with Pass & Play;
- Choose from varying Haunted House architecture styles such as the ‘Lost Temple' and ‘Mad Scientist'.
Haunted Hollow is now available for free to download from the App Store on iOS devices worldwide. For more information on Haunted Hollow , please visit the App Store here, and tell us who your favorite monster is at twitter.com/2KGames #WhosYourBoo.
2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Take-Two Interactive Software
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Firaxis Games™ is one of the world's premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning computer and video games on the market today including: the award winning Sid Meier's Civilization® V for the PC, as well as the critically acclaimed expansion pack, Sid Meier's Civilization® V: Gods and Kings, Sid Meier's Civilization® Revolution™ for console, iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® and Nintendo DS, 2005 PC Game of the Year - Sid Meier's Civilization IV®, the expansions Civilization IV: Warlords®, Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword™, and Civilization IV: Colonization™, the blockbuster Sid Meier's Civilization® III series, Sid Meier's Pirates!® (PC, Xbox® and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system), Sid Meier's SimGolf™ and Sid Meier's Railroads!™. Firaxis legacy titles include the Sid Meier's Civil War Series!™ (Gettysburg!, Antietam!, and South Mountain), and the Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri® series. In 2005, Firaxis Games was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining its 2K publishing label. The company has just released XCOM®: Enemy Unknown for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system to much critical acclaim.
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