Online Game Sheds Light on North Korean Crisis
New York (Sept. 28, 2004) - Kuma\War, the revolutionary online game that blends real
world news coverage with interactive game technology to re-create authentic military
missions, has launched its newest operation "Korea: The Enemy Within." The timely
release provides perspective on this week's warning, printed in North Korea's
foremost newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, and its official Korean Central News Agency, that
the North could "turn Japan into a nuclear sea of fire."
"Korea: The Enemy Within" models an actual event from 1996 when, like today, America
was preparing for its presidential elections. A North Korean spy submarine, in an
effort perhaps to gain concessions from a distracted US administration, ran aground
on a South Korean beach. 26 North Korean spies escaped into a nearby National Park
area, prompting a massive manhunt and bringing the Korean peninsula, once again, to
the brink of war.
In the Kuma\War mission, viewers play South Korean paratroopers hunting the rugged
Odaesan National Park area for the heavily armed commandos. They will use lightly
armored vehicles and authentic weaponry while attempting to stop the dangerous
attackers from reaching any civilian areas, or making it to safety across the
De-militarized Zone (DMZ.).
Players gain an in-depth experience as part of "Korea: The Enemy Within." The
stunning re-creation features immersive 3D technology, high-quality video news
reporting, and dozen of pages of in-depth, real world intel. It details the
long-standing conflict between communist North Korea and the democratic South, and
provides context for understanding today's crisis with an illustration of what North
Korea's current leader, Kim Jong Il, has done in the past.
The Kuma\War service is available for free trial online at www.kumawar.com. For just $9.99 monthly, subscribers get access to all 21
missions which re-create current events from the war on terror. Kuma\War: The War
on Terror, a compilation of 15 missions from the online service, will be available
in stores in October 2004 for $19.99.
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
Kumawar.com and will be available at retail in October 2004. Each month, Kuma\War
online subscribers receive playable multiplayer 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
consumer's computer to reflect unfolding events in the real war. There are more than
21 playable missions online available for download including: Uday and Qusay
Hussein's Last Stand in Mosul, Iraq; Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan; Samarra Bank
Heist; Iran Hostage Rescue; Fallujah Police Station Raid; Fallujah Abizaid Attack;
Samarra Stryker Brigade; Multiplayer Mission Pack; Fallujah Vigilant Resolve; Mosul:
The al Qaeda Connection; Battle in Sadr City, Baghdad Mahdi Army Assault; al Qaeda:
The Battle for Mosul; World SWAT Challenge, Freedom's Heroes: Rangers Lead the Way
and Korea: The Enemy Within. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York
is a privately held company.
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