An Update on Alekhine’s Gun’s Release Date

Hello Alekhine’s Gun fans,

Over the past week, many of you reached out to us on social media with questions about a supposed change for Alekhine’s Gun’s release date. This is totally understandable. Retailers updated their sites with different dates, many of which differed from our official launch date of February 9, 2016.

On one hand, it was incredibly encouraging to see how many of you have pre-ordered our game and can’t wait to play it for yourself. You are all awesome, and we love hearing from you. But on the other hand, it was difficult to read your questions and concerns (and believe me, I read them all) and not be able to give you an official answer. I apologize for that, and with Maximum Games’ first worldwide launch nearly complete, we’re learning a lot and using that experience to improve for next time.

Now, for the news you came here for!

We’re happy to announce that Alekhine’s Gun will be released on March 1, 2016 to North America, Latin America, and to Steam worldwide. In Europe, the physical and digital console versions are coming very shortly after. When a date is finalized, you’ll hear it from us on Facebook, Twitter, and right here on our official Alekhine’s Gun website.

Because of your positive feedback on our last video, we’re also releasing a brand new Alekhine’s Gun Let’s Play, in which producer Andrew Nguyen guides first-time player (and fellow Maximum Games employee!) Lauren Helling through a level of the game.

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You can also watch the original Let’s Play, in which Andrew challenges himself to get the highest mission ranking in the shortest time possible.

Thank you for your support and understanding,

-Brian Albert
Manager of PR and Social Media

New Alekhine’s Gun “Ghost Ranking” Speedrun Video

Alekhine’s Gun will certainly challenge stealth game fans, but for the truly hardcore among you, we have a special challenge.

At the end of each mission, you’ll be given a ranking depending on how well you did. The rating is based on several factors, including noise made, your number of non-target kills, bodies found, and more. The ultimate achievement here is “Ghost Ranking,” the mark of a truly masterful spy.

One of our producers, Andrew Nguyen, attempted not only to achieve Ghost status on Mission 1 of Alekhine’s Gun, but also to speedrun the level at the same time. Watch the video below to see if he made it.

New Details About the Characters, Missions, and World of Alekhine’s Gun

Who is Agent Alekhine? What are his missions? Who will help him face the dangers of a nuclear Cold War conspiracy, and who are the villains that will stop at nothing to see him fail?

We have the intel, and starting next week on January 11, we’re going to share exclusive background information about the characters, missions, story, development, and history of our upcoming Cold War stealth shooter, Alekhine’s Gun.

Check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on Maximum Games’ Facebook and Twitter accounts in the weeks leading up to our February 9 launch date for exciting new information on the game.

If you don’t want to wait, you can grab the intel for yourself early by signing up for the FREE Digital Game Guide DLC. You’ll also receive our eNews emails, so you’re never in the dark about Alekhine’s Gun.

Next Monday, we’re kicking things off with a closer look at the game’s first mission, in which you must infiltrate a castle in Norway. See you then! 

PRESS RELEASE: Maximum Games Moves Alekhine’s Gun Release Date to the New Year

The developers of Alekhine’s Gun announced today the Cold War stealth game originally slated to hit shelves next week will now see a February 9th launch. The Bay Area video game publishers cite their desire for a comprehensive, synchronized global launch as the reason for the delay.


“With Alekhine’s Gun being our first intellectual property as publishers, we want its unveiling to match the excitement generated around this title,” said Christina Seelye, CEO of Maximum Games. “Given the support we are seeing from gamers around the globe who are eagerly awaiting Alekhine’s Gun, we feel this game deserves an all-encompassing worldwide launch.”


Alekhine’s Gun takes place during the Cold War – from the end of WWII through the 1960s – and puts players in the shoes of ex-KGB assassin, Agent Alekhine, as he teams up with the CIA to unravel a deadly conspiracy. Featuring classic stealth maneuvers, choice-based gameplay, wide-open levels, and a range of weapons and disguises, Alekhine’s Gun adds an intriguing layer to the stealth genre by placing characters in a historical framework.


Maximum Games will release Alekhine’s Gun on PlayStation®4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC in North and South America on February 9, 2016. Partnered with Kiss Ltd., a UK-based digital distribution company, the game will be available globally on STEAM™ the same day. European distribution of the console versions is also set for February 9th, and the partner for that release will be announced at a later date.

For more information on Alekhine’s Gun, visit Press inquires about the PC version of Alekhine’s Gun should be addressed to Dave Clark – [email protected].


About Maximum Games

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Maximum Games is a boutique publisher of video games spanning all genres and delivered through all channels in the digital entertainment industry. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the company’s website at


About Kiss Ltd.

Established in 2012, Kiss Ltd offers PC gamers the best indie developed games from the UK and around the world. As fans of indie games themselves, Kiss recognizes that to developers, their games are more than just content that needs to be monetized. These games are an expression of the developer’s creativity and commitment. For more information about Kiss Ltd. and their portfolio of games, please visit

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Alekhine’s Gun Gets a Murderous Trailer

See what people are saying about the new trailer, “Taking Down the Enemy in Alekhine’s Gun,” on TrueAchievements.

Putting the stealth kill techniques of Agent Alekhine on display, the trailer features 30 murderous seconds that will get stealth fans pumped for the game’s November 10th release.

Maximum Games Redefining Stealth Action With Alekhine’s Gun

It’s not often that a company gets a chance at redefining a whole genre, at making a mark for themselves that can stand the test of time and define who they are in the game industry. With these things it’s often a before and after situation where they go from almost obscurity to common nomenclature on everyone’s lips in the game industry. Rockstar Games did it with Grand Theft Auto. Bethesda did it with Oblivion. And now Maximum Games has a chance to perform a similar feat in November with the release of Alekhine’s Gun.

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