505 Games has recently partnered with the devs at Serellan to make Takedown: Red Sabre a reality. Famous for its authentic SWAT action, Takedown is being developed by some of the minds who had a hand in classic tactical series like SWAT, SOCOM, and Ghost Recon.
Serellan, the development team behind the tactical shooter project Takedown, has recently announced that they have formed a partnership with 505 Games. 505 has signed up as the publisher of Serellan's popular tactical Indie shooter now officially labeled Takedown: Red Sabre, and the publisher aims to help Serellan make the game accessible to the public.
Below you can find an excerpt from Serellan's official press release:
"505 Games, a global publisher of video games, today announced a partnership with Seattle-based indie developer Serellan to help them bring TAKEDOWN, their Kickstarter-backed project http://kck.st/ysmSIW, to a worldwide launch."
The developers that comprise Serellan have quite a bit of experience in the way of tactical shooters: with industry vets such as Christian Allen, who acted as creative director of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon franchise, along with other veteran developers who had a hand in games and franchises as Halo: Reach, SOCOM, SWAT and F.E.A.R.
Takedown: Red Sabre is the successor to such tactical shooters as the original Rainbow Six and SWAT series, and is a great fit for players who choose to engage in "deliberate and methodical gameplay as oppose to gamers who want to run in with guns blazing".
The press release also reveals that Takedown will feature strategic and non-linear game mechanics that have been staples of authentic shooters of the genre, allowing gamers to experience close-quarters combat as a member of the elite force known as Red Sabre team.
"Every scenario is designed to emulate the tactics employed by SWAT teams and SOF units in taking down small numbers of dangerous adversaries. Non-linear environments allow for multiple routes, tactics and added replayability."
Last year in April project Takedown was successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign that rose over $220k spread over five thousand backers. With that kind of support, it's clear that gamers worldwide believe in Serellan's unique tactical fps.
Christian Allen, Founder and Creative Director of Serellan had this to say about the recent partnership:
“We are extremely pleased to be able to let our Kickstarter community know that their early faith in the TAKEDOWN dream will be rewarded with a global campaign from a committed partner who consistently launches successful global campaigns from IL-2: Sturmovik to Sniper Elite V2.”
Kickstarter backers will indeed be pleased to hear that Serellan has found a bona-fide publisher for Takedown, as crowd-funding projects can suddenly fall apart mid-development, and now the community's anticipation for Takedown will no-doubt grow even more.
Takedown: Red Sabre is planned for a release sometime in 2013 for multiple consoles.
For more information as well as pre-alpha screenshots, trailers, and regular news updates please visit the game's official website.