MMORTS Announces Retail Distribution Partners
on: February 5, 2008, 4:33 pm
Release Author: Silverlode Interactive
Release Summary: Silverlode Interactive announced today a retail
product for its online collectable game SAGA and the names of distributors
to hobby stores in the US and Canada.
Release Body: Silverlode Interactive has partnered
with Alliance Game Distributors, GTS Distribution, Diamond
Comics and ACD Distribution to distribute its collectable
online MMORTS SAGA to over 4000 hobby and comic
book stores in the US and Canada. SAGA will be
distributed in a retail display containing the game CD, a registration
code and 3 booster packs. Individual booster packs will also be
available. Each booster pack will include a card with a code that
may be unlocked online to receive a virtual pack that will contain
a random assortment of spells and troops.
what happens when you open a SAGA booster: you’ll
reveal one of ten random cards, each representing a specific pack
type, some of which are less common than others. Some of the specialty
packs are the five faction packs, double-rare packs, dragon packs,
spell packs… This makes the retail version more exciting than
the online purchase.
the success of Eye of Judgement and MapleStory,
the SAGA retail product will allow Hobby store
owners to carry a virtual collectable game. “Hobby Stores
who first spurred our imaginations with role playing games have
seen a decline in sales with the proliferation of online MMO worlds,
and the same decline is now being seen in collectable game sales
as more and more games move online. But SAGA turns
the tables, providing a retail product to the people who brought
us collectable games in the first place,” said
Jason Faller, Executive Producer for Silverlode Interactive.
traditional RTS games that have 10 or 20 different
units, the first SAGA set contains over 100 unique
troops and over 50 spells in varying rarities. The common troops
may be used by any of the five warring factions while most of the
uncommon and all rare troops and spells are faction specific. Only
the War faction can use Fiery Catapults, for example. Unlike traditional
RTS games, troops in SAGA gain
levels through questing and may be equipped with powerful weapons
are encouraged to contact their distributor before the pre-order
deadline of February 22nd. Both products are currently scheduled
to ship to distributors on March 14th.
SAGA – SAGA is a persistent world
RTS in an epic fantasy setting. Players collect
troops, build armies, conquer new lands and build up kingdoms, complete
with resource collection, city building and peasant management.
SAGA’s features include massive armies, multiplayer
questing, guild wars, espionage, and an auction house for trading
troops and spells.
has no subscription fees. Players pay as little or as much as they
decide, by purchasing ‘booster packs’ of random troops
and spells, which are traded and customized to create the strategic
army of choice for each player. Visit www.PlaySaga.com
Details: Slava Zatuchny
Tel. (617) 905-8482
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