LIONSGATE AND STARBREEZE UNLEASH JOHN WICK CHRONICLES TODAY ON STEAM FOR THE HTC VIVE
Become the infamous assassin in this exhilaratingly immersive VR shooter
SANTA MONICA, CA and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (February 9, 2017) Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF.A, LGF.B), a premier next generation global content leader, and Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high-quality entertainment products, have opened the doors of the notorious Continental Hotel with the launch of John Wick Chronicles. Developed in collaboration with Grab Games, Big Red Button and GamecoStudios, this electrifying first-person VR shooter is available today on the HTC Vive virtual reality headset for $19.99.
John Wick Chronicles puts players in the role of the legendary assassin himself, out for vengeance against the criminal underworld in a land of hired guns. The game lets fans explore and interact with the characters and locales of the Continental, an illustrious assassins’ den featured prominently in Lionsgate’s hit film John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, and its sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2.
Players will have access to an arsenal of firepower to engage in intense firefights and boss battles against deadly crime lords and their vicious henchmen. But the player, as Mr. Wick, isn’t immortal, so when the bullets start flying, making intelligent use of dodges and cover is essential to surviving against such overwhelming odds.
John Wick: Chapter 2 opens in theaters worldwide starting on Feb. 10 and is distributed by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.
Players can find John Wick Chronicles on Steam at: store.steampowered.com/app/382360
Further information about John Wick Chronicles can be found at: www.johnwickvr.com
Press assets can be found at: http://starbreeze.com/presskit/johnwickvr/
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Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content.
Starbreeze’s most recent games include PAYDAY 2®, the upcoming John Wick VR shooter and upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched horror thriller Dead by Daylight.
Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR® head mounted display, to be produced together with Acer, displaying a unique field of view and a mission to bring top-end VR to large audiences. Together with IMAX, Starbreeze aspires to dominate the location based VR market with the IMAX VR centers, set to premiere in its first location in Los Angeles during 2017.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Starbreeze shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A-share) and SE0005992831 (B-share). Remium Nordic is the company’s Certified Adviser. For more information, please visit: www.starbreeze.com, www.starvr.com, and www.overkillsoftware.com.
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With the acquisition of Starz, Lionsgate adds to its portfolio of businesses the flagship STARZ premium pay network serving 24.3 million subscribers and the STARZ ENCOREplatform with 31 million subscribers. The combined company will operate five over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and the STARZ app delivering content directly to consumers.
The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me and John Wick series, the critically-acclaimed box office hit La La Land, which earned a record-tying 14 Academy Award® nominations, Hacksaw Ridge, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Roadside Attractions' Manchester by the Sea, Codeblack Films’ breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
One of the largest independent television businesses in the world, Lionsgate’s slate of premium quality series encompasses nearly 90 shows on more than 40 different networks. These include the ground-breaking Orange is the New Black, the fan favorite Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the hit drama The Royals, the acclaimed Casual, the breakout success Greenleaf and hit STARZ series including Outlander, Black Sails, Survivor’s Remorse and Power, the second highest-rated premium pay television series of 2016.
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