SouthPeak Games Ships Velvet Assassin
April 30, 2009
SOUTHPEAK GAMES ANSWERS THE CALL TO ACTION: ACTIVATES ‘VELVET ASSASSIN’
Violette Summer Stalks Her Prey on Xbox 360 and Windows PC, Redefining the Stealth Genre
SouthPeak Games announced today that Velvet Assassin, their stealth-action WWII title has departed on its final mission to retail shelves in North America. Released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, Velvet Assassin chronicles the life and times of Violette Summer, a British secret agent behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany. Sneaking through the shadows, armed only with a knife and firearms procured on-site, Violette faces some of the most heart-stopping missions the world never knew.
“Velvet Assassin is one of the rare cases where players get the chance to delve into World War II and see the atrocities of war that often escaped the mainstream eye,” said Richard Iggo, VP of Marketing at SouthPeak Games. “The ability to bring this visceral and realistic view of the world into a video game was incredibly important to us and will undoubtedly prove instrumental in the immersion of the player into the world of Violette Summer.”
Inspired by the real life secret agent Violette Szabo, Velvet Assassin tasks players with stealthily infiltrating Nazi strongholds to complete missions most would deem suicidal. Playing through the memories of the now hospitalized Violette, players will experience each mission with a sense of remembrance only enhanced by the surreal art style and intense musical accompaniment. The heart of gameplay keeps players in the shadows, using stealth kills and the virtue of patience. Utilizing items and weapons found during missions, Violette is completely alone in a world of sheer madness and macabre scenery. Completely alone in the heart of darkness, facing the greatest war-machine ever created, Violette must use everything to her advantage; including environmental traps and enemy weapons against themselves.
Velvet Assassin is now available on Xbox 360 for the suggested retail price of $59.99, and $49.99 for Windows PC. Velvet Assassin is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.