EPIC GAMES OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES FORTNITE FOR PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, PC, AND MAC
JULY 25, 2017 – Frisco, TX – Epic Games is excited to announce that Fortnite, its third-person Action Building game, is available now in paid Early Access for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Fortnite invites players to team up as they build massive forts and battle against hordes of monsters, all while crafting and looting within giant worlds where no two games are ever the same.
Epic also revealed the cast of veteran voice actors lending their talents to help the story of Fortnite shine across hundreds of hours of gameplay. Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Life is Strange) stars as the voice of Ray, a quirky yet, very human, little robot that guides players through their adventures. Players will also hear Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Emerald City), Amy Pemberton (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Andrew Kishino (Bulletstorm) among the talented voices directed by veteran actor JB Blanc (Horizon: Zero Dawn).
“As we created the world of Fortnite, with its heroic moments and quirky sense of humour, we knew it would be important to have a mixture of veteran voices and exceptional new talent in order to connect the players to the game’s story,” said Creative Director Darren Sugg. “Just as we’ve built Fortnite with the players, we were honoured to have a group of amazing performers become part of our community and to help us bring this brand new world to life.”
Epic Games partnered with Gearbox Publishing as the retail publisher to bring Fortnite Deluxe Edition to store shelves around the world.
ABOUT EPIC GAMES
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of the Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic is currently building several games, including Paragon, Battle Breakers, Fortnite, Spyjinx and the new Unreal Tournament. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, the Web and VR. Unreal Engine is freely available at unrealengine.com. For more information on the studio, visit epicgames.com and check out @EpicGames.
About Gearbox Publishing
Founded in 2016, Gearbox Publishing was established with the goal of helping developers around the world bring their products to market while retaining their unique creative visions. The mission began with the critically-acclaimed Homeworld Remastered Collection for PC, followed by the first new entry in the franchise in more than a decade, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, developed by Blackbird Interactive. Gearbox went on to publish Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour in celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the iconic FPS title. With the release of 2017’s Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, developed by People Can Fly, Gearbox Publishing remains committed to its promise to entertain the world and become the most developer-friendly publisher in the industry. Learn more at http://www.gearboxpublishing.com.
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