Shooter-MMO CrimeCraft Now Available

Shooter-MMO CrimeCraft Now Available


North Americans itching to get into a shooter-MMO… excuse me… Persistent World Next-Gen Shooter (PWNS) can finally do so with the launch of CrimeCraft from Vogster and THQ.

The game retails for $49.99 and is available exclusively at Best Buy and Future Shop (Canada), and through various online digital distributors. The initial purchase includes two free months of gaming. Thereafter, players will have to cough up an additional $9.99 which “provides an allotment of gold bars and continued access to the guns-blazing action of CrimeCraft.”

By gold bars we assume they mean in-game currency that can be used to customize your character, as CrimeCraft utilizes a number of RPG conventions in terms of character customization and power leveling.

What does the game consist of? Their mantra says it all: “Earn a reputation. Build a gang. Kill the competition.”

Press Release:

AGOURA HILLS, CA, August 25, 2009 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Vogster Entertainment, LLC, today announced the highly anticipated Persistent World Next-Gen Shooter CrimeCraft®, has shipped and will be available for purchase at exclusive retail partners Best Buy (USA & Canada) and Future Shop (Canada). Gamers can now form online gangs and compete against each other in the gritty, urban world of CrimeCraft, where guns, numbers and skill determine who climbs to the top of the heap and rules the streets.

“We are pleased to offer our customers exclusive content that will provide them with an immediate edge against their opponents, said David Benson, Merchant Director, Gaming for Best Buy. “We’re passionate about helping gamers get the most enjoyment from their gaming systems – from having the latest releases to a full complement of gaming platforms, accessories, electronics and services.”

“We believe the community that is being built by virtue of the game and Best Buy’s commitment will enhance consumers’ experience with this exciting game,” said Wim Stocks, senior vice president of strategic partnerships for THQ. “Through our retail partnerships, we plan to continue to enhance online game experiences and consumer involvement as we increase our online game presence in the US and North America.”

Adds Daniel Prousline, vice president of development for Vogster, “The streets of CrimeCraft are ready to be filled with players anxious to leave their mark and earn leader board glory for themselves and their gangs. We are pleased to work with Best Buy as our exclusive retail partner to develop a one of a kind program for their customers.”

Now available in North America for the suggested retail price of $49.95, CrimeCraft will include two months of premium subscription time and an initial stash of gold bars that players can use for in-game micro-transactions. After the two-month free subscription window, a low monthly fee of $9.99 provides players an allotment of gold bars and continued access to the guns-blazing action of CrimeCraft.

In addition to the exclusive retail package with Best Buy, CrimeCraft is also available for immediate digital download through a number of online distribution partners. Each partner offers unique in-game content. More details are available at www.crimecraft.com/offers.

CrimeCraft is a Persistent World Next-Gen Shooter that blends a gripping, action-packed shooter experience with the best community and role-playing elements found in massively multi-player games. CrimeCraft is set in a gritty fictional city of the near future, following an ecological disaster of unprecedented scale, where the price of life is far less valuable than one’s reputation. Join thousands of players online as you learn the rules of the street, build your own gang and do whatever it takes to survive amidst the chaos.

Earn a reputation. Build a gang. Kill the competition.

For more information, please visit www.crimecraft.com or www.bestbuy.com .

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