SouthPeak Games Ships Velvet Assassin

April 30, 2009


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.

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