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Milton Keynes, UK – February 15, 2013 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, today announced a partnership with Seattle-based indie developer Serellan to help them bring TAKEDOWN, their Kickstarter-backed project to a worldwide launch.

TAKEDOWN is a tactical shooter being developed by Christian Allen who was creative director of the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise. It is the successor to games like the original Rainbow Six and SWAT series and is perfect for the player who chooses to engage in deliberate and methodical gameplay as opposed to gamers who want to run in with guns blazing. Now officially titledTAKEDOWN: RED SABRE, players will experience close-quarters battles as a member of the elite Red Sabre team.  Every scenario is designed to emulate the tactics employed by SWAT teams and SOF units in taking down small numbers of dangerous adversaries. Non-linear environments allow for multiple routes and tactics and added replayability.

Serellan’s team of veteran developers, having shipped titles in the Ghost Recon, Halo, SOCOM, SWAT, and F.E.A.R. franchises, bring their considerable shooter experience to bear in creating this unique title.

Tim Woodley, Head of Global Brand for 505 Games, said “TAKEDOWN: RED SABRE is a community project, one of the latest to be born out of Kickstarter, and the team at Serellan have already garnered a significant following. Our role in this partnership is to preserve and encourage the team’s direct dialogue with the community while ensuring we leverage our global presence to grow the audience, amplify the buzz and maximise the potential we and the community of early evangelists believe that TAKEDOWN: RED SABRE has.”

Christian Allen, Founder and Creative Director of Serellan said “We are extremely pleased to be able to let our Kickstarter community know that their early faith in the TAKEDOWN dream will be rewarded with a global campaign from a committed partner who consistently launches successful global campaigns fromIL-2: Sturmovik to Sniper Elite V2.

TAKEDOWN: RED SABRE will be released on multiple platforms in 2013. For more information go to and


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