Planegg, Germany, December 18, 2008
Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and the developer inXile Entertainment are going to publish a brand-new version of the popular Internet game "Line Rider Freestyle" for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and PC in 2009. Koch Media has secured the publishing rights for Europe, Turkey, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
"Line Rider" is a true phenomenon, with a seemingly simple, addictive principle. Millions of gamers have already played the Internet version. Numerous "Line Rider" video clips are found on the Internet, along with fan sites and increasingly spectacular tracks. At the Game Developers Conference, "Line Rider" was awarded the innovation prize.
The Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and PC versions contain plenty of additional tools and new game modes. In "Line Rider Freestyle", the player gets to draw a random landscape on the screen with a virtual pencil. Ramps, hills, chasms and jumps may be incorporated as desired. There is no limit to the player's creativity.
By pushing a button, a virtual sledder is then released into the previously created landscape, racing down the slope at breakneck speed until he careens off the track.
In Story mode, the main character needs to solve 40 puzzles in eight chapters, hitting certain targets on the way. In Freestyle mode, on the other hand, "Line Rider" artists are absolutely free to create their own exciting tracks. A completely new set of tools is available for this. The self-designed challenges may then be presented on the official "Line Rider" website.
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: Tunguska, the bestseller ANNO 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), the challenging CrossworDS knowledge puzzle game, the horse simulation Horse Life DS, and the soccer MMO 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
InXile Entertainment was formed in late 2002 by Brian Fargo. We are located in beautiful Newport Beach just blocks from the beach. We have assembled a team of some of the most talented people in the software industry so that we can bring the highest quality games possible to your home videogame and computer systems. Our goal is to remain focused on very few titles so that the inXile name becomes one you can count on for quality games.
NINTENDO DS, Wii AND THE Wii LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF NINTENDO.
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