Swarm Escapes, Goes Gold
Swarmites To Infest Xbox LIVE Arcade And PlayStation Network This
Austin, Texas–March 16, 2011–UTV Ignition Entertainment, alongside
Hothead Games, an irreverent developer of memorable downloadable
titles, announced today that their hotly anticipated title, Swarm, has
gone gold for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStationNetwork and will
begin launching on March 22nd for 1200 Microsoft Points / $14.99.
PlayStationPlus members can purchase the title for $12.99.
Exact release dates are as follows:
PlayStation Network, North America and Japan: March 22
Xbox LIVE Arcade, worldwide: March 23
PlayStation Network, Europe: March 30
“Hothead’s passion for creating games that are both approachable and
dangerously addictive is unrivaled,” said Nigel Fox, Head of
Publishing for UTV Ignition Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see how
much players will enjoy all the content we’ve managed to pack into a
downloadable title, and we’re confident this will be the best
death-enhanced platformer players will get their hands on in a long
Swarm gives players control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and drives
them through an intense and often suicidal battle of survival. Swarm
is the first game to feature mass character control, where players
move all the Swarmites at once. Steer the flock of pudgy, clueless
little blue morons through the game and they naturally flock and flow
around obstacles. Creatively combine swarm moves to work your way
through a relentlessly dangerous and hilariously brutal environment.
Compete against friends to get the high score by deftly moving through
the world and cleverly solving puzzles the game throws your way.
“Figuring out new and creative ways of killing the Swarmites while
making the game took the whole team to a pretty dark place,” said Joel
DeYoung, Producer of Swarm at Hothead Games. “After working on the
game for the last year or so, we’re really excited to share our
insanity with the world. Let the blue squishy carnage begin!”
For more information on Swarm, please visit www.swarmites.com. You can
also follow all of the latest Swarmite mayhem at
facebook.com/swarmites and twitter.com/swarmites. The game is rated T
for Teen by the ESRB.