Wanted: Dead has taken The South by Southwest Gaming Awards (SXSW), which celebrates the wide reach of gaming across areas such as art, design, narrative, gameplay, cultural innovation, and more, by storm with the in-ceremony debut tonight of a new trailer for 110 Industries’ and Soleil’s high-octane action game that blends melee sword combat with exciting gunplay.

The new Wanted: Dead trailer is a perfect embodiment of the game’s unique mix of slick limb-severing violence, tongue-in-cheek humor, and bombastic action – an expertly orchestrated cacophony of violence that offers a taste of the spectacular combat encounters to come.

Hosted by two of TV’s freshest faces — Jana Morrison (“Astrid”; Dragalia Lost video game, voice talent, English version) and Samantha Aucoin (“Lilly”), the heroic leads of Astrid & Lilly Save the World, SYFY network’s new, critically acclaimed series.

In addition, a diverse roster of presenters from entertainment and sports has been assembled (see below), as well as some special partnerships and premiere content that’s shaped the ninth annual gaming industry celebration into a distinct, must-stream awards-season event. Produced by Georgia-based Peach Maria Productions (pronounced muh-RY-uh), executive produced by Laurie Lockliear (upcoming esports reality competition series GameMaster), the Awards are available to watch at SXSW Online.

Each year the SXSW Gaming Awards honor excellence throughout the industry, celebrating the talent that influences the medium and culture of gaming. The annual Gaming Awards celebrate the technical, artistic, and design achievements of each year’s best titles and their creators. Following a rigorous process of nominee selections, this year’s awards feature 40 unique games contending for honors in 12 categories.

Created by 110 Industries and developed by Soleil, Wanted: Dead is a deep action title inspired by the mechanically rich combat systems found in titles like Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, and Ninja Gaiden. Set in a dark and dangerous vision of cyberpunk Hong Kong, it places players in the role of Lt. Hannah Stone, leader of an elite team known as the “Zombie Squad”,  who work outside the purview of the traditional police force.

Stone’s elite combat skills combine style and substance to deliver cool slow-motion sequences,  badass John Wick-style finishers, a limb severing mechanic that changes enemy attack patterns, and light tactical elements in the ability to issue orders to teammates.

About 110 Industries

110 Industries is a company that develops, publishes, and distributes video games for gaming consoles and cloud gaming services; provides strategic, transparent, and tailored solutions for successful long-term investments in the video game market.

About Soleil

Founded in Tokyo, Japan in 2008, Soleil is a studio with a lifelong passion and expertise in making action games. They tackle risks head-on, challenging themselves to make unique and original titles from Japan. Soleil creates games to reawaken the lost enthusiasm we had as kids, triggering the sense of wonder and curiosity people of all ages have within to create memorable moments for those that play their games.

About SXSW

This year, SXSW will offer a hybrid event (in-person with online viewing and participation options). Recognizing that the Covid-19 landscape is changing rapidly, SXSW has updated its Covid-19 guidelines and will continue to coordinate with both the City of Austin and Austin Public Health on further guidance.

The online SXSW Schedule provides a complete rundown of 2022 programming, broken down by time and event category, with the ability to build a customized schedule.

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2022 will take place March 11–20, 2022.

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