War on Terror Video Game Now Available
Kuma\War: The War on Terror at Retail Outlets Nationwide
New York (Oct. 14, 2004) – Kuma Reality Games, the company that blends news coverage with interactive game technology to allow players to experience re-creations of real military events, announced today that Kuma\War: The War On Terror is now available for the PC at retail outlets nationwide.
Kuma\War: The War On Terror is a compilation of some of the most critical battles fought in Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of the war, as released on the Kuma\War online service. The CD-based retail product contains 15 playable missions featuring military hotspots around the world including Mosul, Fallujah and Sadr City and includes units from the 10th Mountain Division, 101st Airborne, and the U.S. Marine Corps as they take on well-armed insurgents, al Qaeda, Taliban fighters, and terrorists throughout the world.
Kuma\War: The War on Terror also includes one exclusive mission only available in the retail product, detailing Navy Cross Medal recipient Marine Capt. Brian R. Chontosh and his comrades’ extraordinary contribution to Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 25, 2003. Capt. Chontosh, who assisted in the Kuma\War re-creation, is currently stationed in Iraq on active duty with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. Buyers of the retail product will also get many improvements over the version previously available online, including speed optimization, Win98 compatibility, new weapons and models, and gameplay enhancements to previously released missions.
Kuma\War has been available online since March 2004, and there are currently 23 missions available for play through the online service. Later this week, players will be able to download “John Kerry’s Silver Star,” the first-ever realistic re-enactment of the controversial events surrounding John Kerry’s Silver Star and Vietnam service.
Kuma\War provides players with intelligence gathered from news sources around the world and expert military analysis by Kuma’s decorated team of military advisors who provide strategic and tactical perspectives on the events. At the start of each mission, players watch a video news show about the event and can view technical specifications for weapons used, a detailed chronology of the battle, and even satellite photos used to model the actual battlefield. Worldwide sources for the intelligence include the Associated Press and declassified Department of Defense documents, among others.
Kuma\War: The War on Terror is available at Best Buy and other fine retail outlets nationwide for a MSRP of $19.99 and is rated “M” for mature. An internet connection is not required to play.
Also included with purchase is a one-month FREE subscription to the Kuma\War online service at www.kumawar.com
<http://www.kumawar.com/> , a $9.99 value. Each month, subscribers can expect to receive at least three new missions online that further explore the explosive situation in Iraq and other conflicts from the war on terror. As a salute to the men and women in uniform who have served their country, Kuma Reality Games will donate $1 of all paid online subscriptions to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which was created to assist the families of the nation's fallen heroes killed in duty.
ABOUT KUMA REALITY GAMES
Kuma Reality Games builds re-creations of real-world events using advanced gaming tools. Kuma\War is available online to subscribers for free trial and download at www.kumawar.com
and is available at retail nationwide at $19.99 MSRP. Owners of the retail product will also receive a free month of the Kuma\War online subscription service (a $9.99 value). Each month Kuma\War online subscribers receive 3 new playable missions, video news shows, extensive intelligence gathered from news sources around the world, and insight from a decorated team of military veterans. Kuma\War is a first and third-person tactical squad-based military PC game that provides multiple updates monthly to the player's computer to reflect unfolding events in the real war. As of today, there are more than 23 playable missions online available for download. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York is a privately held company.