Acclaim Told it Can't Ship Combat Elite

Acclaim Told it Can't Ship Combat Elite

BattleBorne Entertainment announced that a preliminary injunction has been entered in its favor against Acclaim Entertainment by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau. The preliminary injunction restrains Acclaim from shipping BattleBorne's Combat Elite : WWII Paratroopers for the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox platforms. BattleBorne Entertainment has sued Acclaim for breaching the parties' development agreement by failing to make payments when due and by threatening to release Combat Elite prior to making all required payments.

The first title for the Combat Elite franchise begins during World War II. June 6, 1944 - D-Day - The downfall of Nazi Germany's occupation of Europe begins with the Allied invasion of France. The campaign is supported by more than 17,000 U.S. and British paratroopers, dropped behind enemy lines prior to the assault on the beaches of Normandy. These brave troops pave the way for the Allies by attacking the German forces from inside occupied Europe, fighting their way through enemy territory to thwart the Nazi war machine from within. Their battles lead them through rolling hills, open plains, small farms and war-torn cities throughout France, Holland and Belgium.

Eventually some prove themselves worthy of the ultimate challenge: preventing German development of a weapon that could forever change the face of Europe; the atomic bomb. This dangerous mission takes them into the very heart of the Axis; The Fatherland.

Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers will include an array of features, including:

- More than 40 varied and immersive missions that recreate the toughest battles of WWII, including D-Day; Operation Market Garden and the bitter winter defense of Bastogne;

- Two-player, same screen co-operative game play;

- Rise through the ranks - begin as a Private and through battle experience earn promotions and that allow the customization of characters with new skills and abilities;

- Pick-up-and-play controls for ease of play;

- Incredible assortment of historically accurate weapons, equipment and devices;

- Built with the award-winning Snowblind Studios engine.

Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers will be available soon for the next-generation video game systems at suggested retail prices to be determined. The official Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers site can be found by following the download tab above.