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Republic of Gamers® Hit New Heights with the Launch of SCAR Runner™, An All-New Chapter in the ROG SAGA Universe

Taipei, Taiwan – May 19th, 2022 – Republic of Gamers (ROG), creators of the world’s best gaming experiences, announced today the launch of SCAR Runner, an all-new standalone first-person parkour game, available to download for free on Steam® starting today.

An expansion of ROG Citadel XV, SCAR Runner follows the story of ‘X’, our mysterious hero engaged in a race against time to recover critical information. A unique blend of high-octane gameplay and real-world puzzle solving, the launch of the game ties in with the shipping of the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE gaming laptop where resourceful gamers can locate hidden clues embedded on the chassis of the laptop, aiding them in the progression of the game.

Set within the sprawling Goeman City, a thriving metropolis with a criminal underbelly, gamers must traverse this urban landscape to discover what PKD so desperately needs to share with the Republic of Gamers. Players will require razer-sharp reflexes to safely traverse the rooftops and industrial zones of the city before time closes in and disaster prevails. A series of fiendish puzzles await gamers brave enough to discover the truth, holding the true key to reaching PKD before he disappears forever.

SCAR Runner releases in tandem with the shipping of the Strix SCAR 17 SE, a new ROG flagship gaming laptop with a unique ROG chassis, chassis and powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i9 processor, certain to turn-heads wherever you game. Adventurous players will find hidden clues on the chassis itself, helping them solve in-game puzzles hidden in plain sight beneath invisible ink on the hardware. A world-first, the integration of game and hardware combine to create something wholly original, furthering ROG’s goal of delivering memorable gaming experiences by bridging the gap between virtual and real worlds like never before.

The ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE is a no-compromise, tournament ready gaming machine. Cutting-edge components paired with high-end cooling, set a new standard for high performance gaming laptops. The improvements start at the beating heart of the machine, powered by the brand-new Intel® Core™ i9-12950HX, an incredibly powerful 65 W, 16-core mobile processor. With boost frequencies of up to 5.2 GHz on its Performance cores, single-threaded performance never falters, leading to ultra-high framerates in the latest esports titles. When set to Manual mode in Armoury Crate, this 65 WCPU can boost to a staggering maximum turbo power (PL2) of 175 W for a limited time, allowing the SCAR 17 SE to pull double duty as a powerful content-creation machine when the discrete GPU is disabled. The SCAR 17 SE was able to achieve an incredible score of 22,257 in the Cinebench R23 multithreaded test when in Turbo mode, a result rivaling desktop performance.

The ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE also features all of ROG’s intelligent Cooling innovations. A custom vapor chamber, paired with ROG’s exclusive Conductnaut Extreme liquid metal applied to both the CPU and the GPU, allow this machine to push its hardware further than ever before.

To celebrate the launch of SCAR Runner and the new laptop, ROG is pleased to announce a global giveaway campaign running from May 17th, 2022, through June 30th, 2022. Gamers stand the chance of winning a whole host of ROG products from gaming monitors, headsets, mice and more, including the grand prize featuring a ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE gaming laptop and a complete ROG peripheral bundle. Gamers can enter the contest by signing up to Steam® and playing the new SCAR Runner game. Full contest rules can be found here: https://rog.gg/SCARrunnerhmpr

Further information on ROG and ASUS products can be found here: ROG FacebookROG TwitterASUS Global NewsASUS Global FacebookASUS Global Twitter.

About ROG:

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

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