With SuperHuey III, Cosmi Corporation Becomes First to Release Its Own Retro Game
Rancho Dominguez, CA., July 29, 2000 -- Retro-chic has hit the gaming software business as publishers incorporate yesterday's hottest titles with today s cutting edge technology. Sixteen years ago, Cosmi Corporation launched the world's first microcomputer helicopter flight simulator. Designed for the now extinct Commodore 64, Super Huey, quickly took off, breaking all sales records. The first commercial software to incorporate 3D technology, Super Huey was adopted by helicopter training schools that embraced the program's realistic flight simulations and operation requirements. This month, with the launch of Super Huey III, Cosmi makes software-publishing history by becoming the first company to release its own retro game.
The original Super Huey sold millions of copies and achieved a market penetration of close to 12 percent, stated Cosmi Corporation President and CEO George Johnson. Super Huey was one of the few games in the eighties to actually capture a loyal audience and achieve worldwide name recognition. We trust that the re-release of this popular title will capture both old fans and new ones with real time 3D technology that makes the game incredibly lifelike and exhilarating.
3D graphics enable users to see both outside and inside of the cockpit. State of the art graphics and stunning visual effects duplicate the sensation of actual in-flight combat missions and dogfights. A unique missile-cam enables users to ride the fired missile to its target. The soundtrack is a carefully composed combination of exhilarating drumbeats and the military chopper theme reminiscent of Apocalypse Now.
Super Huey III will also be released with a reformatted version of the original Super Huey, stated Herb Kraft, Vice President of Cosmi Corporation. Although the original Super Huey garnered a large audience, pilots found it especially useful. The updated version is all about game play. Super Huey is perfect for thrill seekers that don't want to risk their lives for an adrenalin rush. Now you can get the same feeling by sitting in your living room. With Super Huey III, gaming has taken a giant leap into the 21st century.
Started in 1982, privately held Cosmi has made their mark selling high-quality, inexpensive software titles at bargain prices. Sold under the brand names Swift and Star Shine, Cosmi products are available through America's foremost retailers including: Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart; computer stores such as CompUSA and Fry's Electronics; super stores like Target and Best Buy; office supply chains including Office Depot, Office Max and Staples; and club stores such as Sam's Club and Costco.
Super Huey's retro versions are available from http://www.cosmi.com or http://www.cosmiretro.com
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