Awhile ago, Sega did a very soft release of Spiral Knights to the world and it went about its way quietly in the realm of Free-to-Play MMORPG’s. Now Steam and Sega have partnered up to revitalize Spiral Knights by injecting some Steam Achievements. As an added bonus, players who give Spiral Knights a whirl before 12pm Central Standard Time on Thursday (6/16/2011 will get a free Mist Tank and a free “Spiral Sallet” helmet for your Team Fortress 2 account (as long as you get the “Mission Accomplished” achievement for the helmet). Steam is featuring 4 more Free-to-Play games all week with more free perks to come. Check out Sega’s official press release about the Steam injected features that are now in Spiral Knights!
SEGA and Three Rings’ Spiral Knights Gets Steam-Powered
FREE, ONLINE ACTION-ADVENTURE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE PREMIER DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – JUNE 15, 2011
SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. have announced that Spiral Knights™ is now available for download on Steam, the top digital distribution platform worldwide. The retro-styled, online action-adventure game now offers the benefits of Steam’s robust community and technical features, while still remaining free for players everywhere. To download the game on Steam and start diving into the Clockworks of Cradle today on PC and Mac, visit the Steam store.
“Joining the prestigious library of games on Steam doesn’t just mean that Spiral Knights is now available to a wider audience, but also that players now have the added support of a fantastic, deeply-established gaming community,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We know the millions of new adventurers who can now easily access the game through Steam will enjoy it every bit as much as our existing players do.”
“A game with strong co-operative and social elements like Spiral Knights is, put simply, a great fit for Steam,” said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings. “Beyond the convenience of automatic game updates and easy Energy purchases through Steam, our players will be able to enjoy their time in the Clockworks with their existing Friends List members, aided by built-in voice chat and instant messaging.”
Spiral Knights pits players against the creatures of Cradle, where they must fight to survive by scavenging materials from the ever-changing dungeons beneath the surface. The game features:
* A constantly changing world brought to life in a vibrant, retro-inspired visual style
* Intuitive pick-up-and-play controls (including both mouse-only and gamepad control)
* Opportunities for players to create guilds, craft new gear, and customize the looks and abilities of their characters
* Easy matchmaking for co-op mayhem with parties of up to four players
* Gear and weapons upgradeable through adventuring or through the purchase of Crystal Energy
Players who download Spiral Knights on Steam today, June 15, will also receive a one-of-a-kind Spiral Knight helm wearable by the Soldier class in Team Fortress 2. To find out more about this Red- and Blu-ready headgear today, as well as the official Spiral Knights Steam Starter Pack, head to the Steam store.
To learn more about Spiral Knights, visit the official website at http://www.spiralknights.com.