theHunter: Call of the Wild – astragon Entertainment & Avalanche Studios Announce World-Wide Co-Operation
Today astragon Entertainment has officially announced a world-wide cooperation agreement with Avalanche Studios. astragon will receive global distribution rights for the open-world hunting experience theHunter: Call of the Wild created by the Swedish developer Expansive Worlds.
theHunter: Call of the Wild is not the first game by Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds to be published and distributed by astragon: The franchise has been a reliable constant in the retail portfolio of the astragon group since 2011.
Julia Pfiffer, Head of Sales & Marketing astragon Entertainment GmbH:
We are looking forward to an even closer cooperation with Avalanche Studios and the team at Expansive Worlds. theHunter: Call of the Wild is an impressive game and we are convinced that a great number of players will enjoy this next-generation hunting experience.
Anna Bouveng, Executive Producer at Avalanche Studios added:
After years of successful collaboration with the astragon group, the decision to continue this partnership around theHunter: Call of the Wild felt like the natural step
astragon knows our game, understands our audience and provides great support in the gaming industry. We are looking forward to work with them for years to come on this groundbreaking title.
theHunter: Call of the Wild offers the most immersive hunting experience ever created. Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison, down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness. Every inch of the 50-square mile world is crafted using APEX, an award-winning technology crafted during a decade of developing explosive action games. In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options – cooperative and competitive – for up to 8 players. Share the ultimate hunting experience, and earn those bragging rights!
A Next-Generation Hunting Experience.
- theHunter: Call of the Wild offers the most immersive hunting experience ever created. Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness.
- Experience complex animal behavior, dynamic weather events, full day and night cycles, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics, scents carried by a sophisticated wind system and much more. All systems work together to increase immersion and bring out the hunter in you.
Explore a Vast Open World.
- Explore 50 square miles of varied terrain, ranging from wetlands and dense forests to lush valleys and open farm fields. The vast world of theHunter: Call of the Wild is split up into separate and distinct hunting reserves, each one filled with surprises and memorable moments.
- Take on missions and challenges from the locals or go off the beaten path. Discover lookouts, hunting towers and outposts. They will allow you to move swiftly and effortlessly throughout the massive open world.
A Decade in the Making.
- theHunter: Call of the Wild is the evolution of theHunter, Expansive Worlds’ stand-out hunting game with over 6 million registered players and 7 years of live operations.
- Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds bring hunting to a new generation of players. theHunter: Call of the Wild is built using APEX – Avalanche Open World Engine, an award-winning technology crafted during a decade of developing explosive action games.
Become a Hunter. Design the Hunt.
- Acquire and equip a range of rifles, handguns and bows and customize them with scopes and different ammunition types. Find and master your favorites. Develop your character by unlocking various skills and equipment. Learn how to use callers and scents, but above all else, study your prey: pay close attention to animal behavior, traits and patterns of movement.
- New to hunting? Not a problem. Intelligent systems will aid and assist to make sure you get the most out of your hunt whether you’re a hopeful novice or grizzled veteran.
Share Hunting Experiences. Earn Bragging Rights.
- In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options. Join up to 8 friends (or complete strangers!) in cooperative and competitive modes. Enjoy a wide range of in-game challenges and events. Hunting is more rewarding and exciting with friends, so share your experiences and earn those bragging rights.
- theHunter is a franchise built around its community. True to that legacy, the evolution of theHunter: Call of the Wild will be shaped by the deep knowledge and unrivaled dedication of its players. Together, we’ll make it an even richer experience over time.