GOOD SHEPHERD ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE ITALO GAMES’ 1970s CRIME FILM ACTION MASTERPIECE MILANOIR ON MAY 31
Hunt for the Truth in an Underworld of Violence and Betrayal on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC
AMSTERDAM and MILAN – May 9, 2018 – Good Shepherd Entertainment and independent developer Italo Games have have revealed that Milanoir, the bloody action homage to the masterpiece Italian crime movies of the 1970s, will launch on May 31, 2018. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC, as well as two previously unannounced platforms: the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.
Inspired by classic films like Caliber 9 and Almost Human, Milanoir is a story of greed, betrayal and revenge drawn to life with stylish pixel art graphics and a funky ‘70s soundtrack. Sneak, choke and shoot through the violent criminal underbelly of Milan on the hunt for the man who framed you, surviving breathtaking vehicle chases and gunfights while taking out anyone who stands in your way.
Milanoir’s action-packed campaign can be experienced alone or with a partner in crime with two-player local co-op. This feature has even been designed with the unique capabilities of the Nintendo Switch™ in mind, as it allows two players to complete the entire campaign in co-op mode on one console with each player using one Joy‑Con™ controller. The game also features a fast-paced arena mode that will put your death-defying talents to the test.
About Good Shepherd Entertainment
Good Shepherd Entertainment publishes video games from independent artists worldwide and operates a proprietary investment platform for a growing global network of qualified investors seeking risk-mitigated participation in the $130B video game industry. Originally established in the Netherlands in 2011 as an equity crowdfunding platform under the name Gambitious BV, the Company became a publisher in 2014 with the release of Train Fever, which was the first game ever successfully published with equity crowdfunding. The Company has since funded and released over a dozen original games across eight digital platforms. The founders of Devolver Digital and Croteam, two very successful companies in independent game development and publishing, invested in the Company and joined its management in 2012. The Company rebranded in 2017 as Good Shepherd Entertainment following an investment by Advance/Newhouse, having established a track record of success with both independent developers and investors. www.GoodShepherd.games
About Italo Games
Italo Games was born from the chance meeting of a developer and a designer who were working at the same mobile game company in Milan. They soon realized that they shared a common vision on the game they wanted to make. Hence they decided to put everything else aside: they found an Italian investor, hired a great freelance pixel artist from Bari and started working tirelessly to make the Milanoir dream come true. Italo Games is a young team which aims to make games with a strong focus on aesthetics and narratives.