Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas Hits Mobile Devices May 2

You can't beat an 8-bit game, much less one that's free. That's exactly what Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is, a brand new game for iOS and Android, slated to hit on May 2. The retro-styled sidescroller will give players the opportunity to play as either Bloodshot or Harbinger's Peter Stanchek as they fight their way out of a classified Project Rising Spirit compound and directly into the crosshairs of an epic superhuman showdown on the Vegas Strip.

"With Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas, we were very much trying to create a throwback to the greatest games of the late 80s and early 90s, and our partners at Storm City and Gameshastra have managed to strike the perfect balance between nostalgia and cutting-edge mobile utility," said Russell A. Brown, Valiant's President of Consumer Products, Promotions and Ad Sales. "A cross-promotion like this has never before been attempted by a major comics publisher, and it's our hope that it gets fans and retailers all the more excited for the exciting storytelling that Valiant has in the offing with Harbinger Wars."

Out of the pages of Valiant's smash-hit summer crossover event and onto your favorite mobile device, Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is a first-of-its-kind gaming experience that mirrors the events of the ongoing Valiant comic book storyline by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski and Clayton Henry. Developed in concert with Storm City Entertainment and Gameshastra, Valiant's first mobile game comes complete with an all-original 8-bit soundtrack, a wide array of Easter eggs for longtime gamers and Valiant fans, and gameplay that emulates some of the most well-remembered console classics of the 1980s.

"Everything that we do starts with producing the best, most accessible comics we can and Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is an extension of that philosophy," said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "This free mobile game will let fans engage with the story behind Harbinger Wars firsthand, and we've already seen new readers get excited about the game and jump on board the comics."

A 12-issue crossover event from an all-star cast of visionary talent, the defining Valiant Universe storyline of the year continues on May 1st in Harbinger Wars #2 (of 4). Fans can get a sneak peek at things to come this Free Comic Book Day with the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars FCBD Special – available in participating comic shops everywhere this May 4th.

Full press release below.


HARBINGER WARS: BATTLE FOR LAS VEGAS 
Hits iOS and Android for Free on May 2nd!

Valiant is proud to announce that its much anticipated free 8-bit mobile game, Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas, will be hitting iOS and Android devices everywhere on May 2nd!

Available as a free app via the App Store and Android Marketplace, Valiant's action-packed, retro-styled sidescroller gives users the ability to control Bloodshot or Harbinger's Peter Stanchek as they fight their way out of a classified Project Rising Spirit compound and directly into the crosshairs of an epic superhuman showdown on the Vegas Strip! 

Out of the pages of Valiant's smash-hit summer crossover event and onto your favorite mobile device, Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is a first-of-its-kind gaming experience that mirrors the events of the ongoing Valiant comic book storyline by Joshua Dysart, Duane Swierczynski and Clayton Henry. Developed in concert with Storm City Entertainment and Gameshastra, Valiant's first mobile game comes complete with an all-original 8-bit soundtrack, a wide array of Easter eggs for longtime gamers and Valiant fans, and gameplay that emulates some of the most well-remembered console classics of the 1980s.

"With Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas, we were very much trying to create a throwback to the greatest games of the late 80s and early 90s, and our partners at Storm City and Gameshastra have managed to strike the perfect balance between nostalgia and cutting-edge mobile utility," said Russell A. Brown, Valiant's President of Consumer Products, Promotions and Ad Sales. "A cross-promotion like this has never before been attempted by a major comics publisher, and it's our hope that it gets fans and retailers all the more excited for the exciting storytelling that Valiant has in the offing with Harbinger Wars."

"Everything that we do starts with producing the best, most accessible comics we can and Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is an extension of that philosophy," said Valiant CEO and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "This free mobile game will let fans engage with the story behind Harbinger Wars firsthand, and we've already seen new readers get excited about the game and jump on board the comics."

A 12-issue crossover event from an all-star cast of visionary talent, the defining Valiant Universe storyline of the year continues on May 1st in Harbinger Wars #2 (of 4). Jump on board the series that IGN calls "one hell of a ride" right here, then get a sneak peek at things to come this Free Comic Book Day with the Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars FCBD Special  – available in participating comic shops everywhere this May 4th!

For updates on Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas, sign up for Storm City's weekly newsletter at http://www.stormcityentertainment.com/HarbingerWars

For more information on Harbinger Wars, Harbinger, Bloodshot and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.

About Valiant Entertainment


Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Harbinger, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. In 2012, Valiant was named Publisher of the Year by numerous press and industry sources, including Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.




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