Ascaron and Deep Silver sign agreement for Sacred 2– Fallen Angel

Basingstoke, 17th August - Ascaron and Deep Silver, Koch Media's game label, today announce their signing of an agreement for the action RPG Sacred 2– Fallen Angel. Sacred 2– Fallen Angel is being developed for PC and is planned for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. The agreement includes the rights for the PAL and SECAM countries (with the exception of the PC version in Germany, Austria, the German-speaking part of Switzerland and the Commonwealth of Independent States).

"Sacred has developed into an international top seller and one of the strongest names in the action RPG segment. We are therefore particularly proud to be able to publish this title with Ascaron. Sacred 2 is already receiving much praise in the special interest press and will be able to set new standards on the console too", says Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. "We are happy to be able to present this title to the public at our stand at the Games Convention."

Holger Flöttmann, Managing Director of the Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, says: "In Koch Media, we have found a Europe-oriented partner with a German background who has proven its distribution strength many times over. Koch Media's sales and distribution concept is oriented towards multiple platforms, distribution and marketing. 'Sacred 2– Fallen Angel' will profit from this. We are looking forward to working with them."

Six unique characters, a breathtaking story told in separate Light and Shadows campaigns and a comprehensive multiplayer part are sure to provide players with a truly superb virtual experience. In the gigantic game world, which may be explored without loading times, a vast variety of enemies and adventures await players. The NPC's realistic behaviour and individual daily routine provides Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel with an authentic flair and fills its game world with life. With its dynamic day and night cycle, weather effects, wind animations, intricate ragdoll elements and breathtaking surprises Sacred 2– Fallen Angel has all the ingredients to captivate players with its unique atmosphere.

For further information, please contact:

Stefano Petrullo s.petrullo@kochmedia.com

Head of PR

Tel: 0870 027 6502

Mobile: +44 7828 692315

Stephanie Baker s.baker@kochmedia.com

Pr Executive

Tel: 0870 027 6505

About DEEP SILVER

Deep Silver is KOCH Media's premium games label. Deep Silver has been collaborating with international developers and publishers since 2002 to publish creative and innovative computer and video games. The multi-award-winning X2 and the daring Singles have already put Deep Silver at the top of the charts. Pipeline projects include co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (SpellForce 2, Gothic 3, etc). www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media, founded by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz in 1994, is a leading producer and marketer of digital entertainment products in Europe. The focus is on the publishing and licensing of software products, games and DVD movies. The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with a number of software and games manufacturers: ACDSystems, D3Publishing, Digital Publishing, G-Data, JoWooD, Lexware, Namco Bandai, Pinnacle, Sony Online Entertainment, Square-Enix, Sunflowers, System3, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

www.kochmedia.com

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Anstoss, Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Potsdam, Gütersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

The Ascaron Entertainment publishing division, based in Potsdam (Germany), is responsible for meeting the requirements of the international publishing activities of the Ascaron product range.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

For further information about Ascaron Entertainment visit: http://www.ascaron.com

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