The developers of Alekhine’s Gun announced today the Cold War stealth game originally slated to hit shelves next week will now see a February 9th launch. The Bay Area video game publishers cite their desire for a comprehensive, synchronized global launch as the reason for the delay.
“With Alekhine’s Gun being our first intellectual property as publishers, we want its unveiling to match the excitement generated around this title,” said Christina Seelye, CEO of Maximum Games. “Given the support we are seeing from gamers around the globe who are eagerly awaiting Alekhine’s Gun, we feel this game deserves an all-encompassing worldwide launch.”
Alekhine’s Gun takes place during the Cold War – from the end of WWII through the 1960s – and puts players in the shoes of ex-KGB assassin, Agent Alekhine, as he teams up with the CIA to unravel a deadly conspiracy. Featuring classic stealth maneuvers, choice-based gameplay, wide-open levels, and a range of weapons and disguises, Alekhine’s Gun adds an intriguing layer to the stealth genre by placing characters in a historical framework.
Maximum Games will release Alekhine’s Gun on PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC in North and South America on February 9, 2016. Partnered with Kiss Ltd., a UK-based digital distribution company, the game will be available globally on STEAM the same day. European distribution of the console versions is also set for February 9th, and the partner for that release will be announced at a later date.