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POSTED BY ltucker ON Nov 10, 2010

Independent Developer Vanguard Games Partners with EA to Release Gatling Gears

Action-Packed Shooter ‘Gatling Gears’ Coming in Spring 2011

EA Partners, a division of EA today announced an exclusive agreement with independent developer, Vanguard Games, to publish the new dual-analogue shooter, Gatling Gears. From the team that created the award-winning Greed Corp, comes the new game Gatling Gears, set within the same Mistbound universe featuring signature elements like collapsing land, walker units and warring factions, but now with twin-stick shooter controls and a new hero, Max Brawley. In this eclectic steampunk setting, players fill the air with lead as they try to defeat a monopolistic corporation that is depleting the world of its natural resources. Gatling Gears will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC in Spring 2011.

Martin de Ronde, Chief Commercial Officer of Vanguard Games, commented, “It is very exciting to be part of an indie studio again, and bringing best practices from my experience at Guerrilla Games to the development of downloadable games. We feel Gatling Gears is a great representation of what our incredibly talented team is capable of and we can’t wait to bring this game to market together with a strong publisher like EA Partners.”

“When Vanguard Games first showed us Gatling Gears, it was clear we were looking at a best-in-class title developed by people who are passionate about making fun, accessible games,” said Jamil Moledina, Outreach Director, Business Development at EA Partners. “Given our strategy of partnering with the top developers in the world, we are very excited to work with Vanguard as they advance the classic twin-stick shooter genre with new gameplay and beautiful visuals.”

Gatling Gears will be available for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system and the PC. For more information on Vanguard Games, visit their Official Website, and follow the development team on Twitter at vanguard_eg.