History Channel in Shootout! with video firm

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The History Channel has partnered with video game publisher Kuma Reality Games to coordinate the release of Kuma titles with the cable outlet's shows.

Beginning November 3 with the Season 2 launch of the History Channel series Shootout!--which examines, dissects, and re-creates some of the most famous gunbattles in history, from the Wild West to Guadalcanal to Fallujah--Kuma will release video games online simultaneously, allowing the audience to watch the show and then live the historical event by playing a 3-D game re-creation of the episode.

Kuma has created nine "game-isodes" that focus on three episodes from the TV series--World War II's Battle of the Bulge and Battle of Iwo Jima and Vietnam's Tet Offensive. The online games can be downloaded at History Channel's site or Kuma Games.

On-air promotions during Shootout! will direct users who watch the series to HistoryChannel.com, where they can download the games for free.

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