Deep Silver, the game label of Koch Media, and Interactive Game Group, LLC (I2G), an-nounce that they will publish the game Igor for the PC, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in the European PAL territories, the French overseas territories, the Commonwealth of Independ-ent States, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
The Igor videogames are produced by I2G and Legacy Interactive. They are based on the animated movie of the same title by Exodus Film Group, distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.“Igor” opens in the United States on September 19, 2008 and features the voice talents of artists such as John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Jay Leno and Christian Slater. The movie will benefit from a worldwide distribution for the Holidays of 2008.
“Igor” is a playfully irreverent comedy with a new twist on the classic evil scientist/monster genre and tells the story about an evil scientist’s hunchbacked lab assistant,“Igor”, who has big dreams of becoming an evil scientist in his own right and winning the coveted first place award at the annual Evil Science Fair. But, instead of creating a dangerous monster for the competition, Igor creates the amiable Eva instead. His attempts to convince Eva to behave like a real monster lead to numerous entanglements. With a lot of humour involved, both the movie and the games commemorate the monster movie genre of the classic Hollywood era.
The games will closely follow the storyline of the movie. The PC and Wii versions will become a varied action-adventure game allowing players to control all four main characters: Igor, Eva and their two friends, Brain and Scamper. The Nintendo DS version will allow players to design their monster individually by adding new body parts, and compete against other scientists’ creatures via a thrilling puzzle combat system. Hundreds of possibilities enable players to create truly individual monsters.
The Igor games are scheduled for release on all platforms this October.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all computer and video gamers who enjoy and share a passion for thrilling gameplay in modern game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to professionals and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published around 40 games since 2003, including the most successful adventure of 2006, Secret Files: Tun-guska, the bestseller ANNO 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), the challenging CrossworDS knowledge puzzle game, the horse simulation Horse Life DS, and the soccerMMO World of Soccer Online. Current developments include Warhammer® - Battle March™ (in cooperation with Namco Bandai), the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (in cooperation with Ascaron), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the sinister Chernobyl shooter for PC, and the new game from the Piranha Bytes team. Deep Silver's own developing studio Deep Silver Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Ascaron, Braingame, D3P, G-Data, Gamelife, Kaspersky Lab, Lexware, Namco Bandai, Pinnacle, Square Enix, Sony Online Entertainment, System3, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns publishing and distribution branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
About Interactive Game Group, LLC
Interactive Game Group (I2G) is a company producing and acquiring video games and other interactive entertainment proper-ties, whether packaged media, online or wireless. Created by Frederic Chesnais, former Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive, Inc. with a decade-long experience in acquiring, financing and licensing intellectual property rights in the video game industry, I2G is developing and financing a portfolio of video game properties, joining forces with the best studios, publishers and distributors for each project on a worldwide scale.
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