New York, NY, July 13, 2011– Ace Books and Offworld Games announced today the development of an all-new strategic warfare game based on the bestselling Legion of the Damned series by author William C. Dietz. The game, also entitled Legion of the Damned , will be available for download exclusively from the iTunes App Store.
Legion of the Damned (Ace Books) was published in 1993 and launched a critically acclaimed military science fiction series that would continue through eight more novels. The ninth and final book in the series, A FIGHTING CHANCE (Ace Hardcover; $24.95), will be published on November 1, 2011 shortly after the game release.
William C. Dietz said about this new venture, “Thanks to the exciting partnership between Ace Books and Offworld Games my Legion of the Damned novels are going to come alive in a very exciting way! From now on Legion fans will be able to read the books and battle each other via the game.”
In Legion of the Damned, players are charged with saving the planet Algeron from the Hudathan invasion. Offworld Games’ comprehensive design includes illustrated story art, voiceovers by professional actors and 17 different missions to play through—including a feature that allows players to build their own unique battlefield map and then share the result with fellow gamers.
Legion of the Damned will test players’ strategic skills through a tactical warfare game for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Gamers will have access to a variety of weapons such as snipers, landmines, indirect mortar fire, stealth and more. An online multiplayer option will allow players to challenge opponents all around the world, or play with friends locally via Hotseat.
Conlan Rios, CEO of Offworld Games said, “We are Legion of the Damned fans—and have been for years. So the chance to create a game based on the universe is a thrill—as is the opportunity to partner in a joint release with Ace Books.”
Legion of the Damned will be available for download exclusively for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch starting October 20, 2011.
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
On sale: October 20, 2011 exclusively at the iTunes App Store
A FIGHTING CHANCE by William C. Dietz
368 pages / $24.95
On sale: November 1, 2011 at bookstores and online retailers nationwide
Also available as an eBook