There’s a video game coming that will allow anyone to be a firefighter. It’s something that I dreamed of when I was a kid, and I’m sure that many others also dreamt of. I am excited to give this game a shot, as it appears to be a way into that world. It should also serve to inspire people to pursue that line of work.
The press release follows more screenshots after the break.
Conspiracy Entertainment Partners with Epicenter Studios to Distribute Wii ‘Real Heroes: Firefighters’
Conspiracy Entertainment, a developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software in North America and Western Europe, announced today that it has entered into a publishing agreement with Epicenter Studios, developer of Real Heroes: Firefighters (“Real Heroes”), the fire-fighting action game exclusively designed for the Nintendo Wii. According to the agreement, Conspiracy has the rights to market, sell and distribute Real Heroes in the US, Canada, Mexico and South America. Conspiracy expects to begin distribution in the 2nd Quarter of 2009.
Real Heroes emphasizes non-violent, game-integral puzzles that mirror the challenges and on-the-fly choices firefighters face every day. Featuring Epicenter’s proprietary “Thinking Fire” technology, Real Heroes’ blazes will seem almost alive as they not only attack structures, potential victims and firefighters, but also cause unexpected changes to the environments that will suddenly alter the player’s options and strategies. No two scenarios will play out the same way.
“The motion sensing capability of the Wii Remote, combined with Epicenter’s intuitive fire technology, equips anyone to step into the role of rookie firefighter,” said Sirus Ahmadi, CEO of Conspiracy Entertainment. “Not only is this game thrilling, but its realistic action pays homage to the nation’s real firefighters and is appropriate for the whole family.”
Epicenter CEO Nathaniel McClure, “We are favorably impressed by Conspiracy’s flexibility and industry expertise in reaching the North American marketplace. We look forward to a successful product launch next year.”
Keith Tanaka, CFO of Conspiracy Entertainment, said, “We are pleased to add Real Heroes to our product line up for 2009. Designed by some of the world’s top gaming producers, the early buzz on Real Heroes has been very positive. We anticipate a very busy year into 2009, including distribution of this highly-anticipated release.”
About Epicenter Studios
Epicenter Studios, headquartered in Southern California, was founded in March 2007 by talent from, among other titles, the commercially successful, critically acclaimed Call of Duty franchise. Epicenter Studios recently released its first title Critter Round-Up (Animal Panic in Japan) at the Japanese Nintendo WiiWare Launch on March 25th. Critter Round-up was the only game in the group developed by a US team. Critter Round-Up will be available worldwide in May. For more information, visit http://www.epicenter-studios.com/.