Basingstoke April 16, 2010
Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and Funcom, a globally leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online games, announced the upcoming release of a combined retail package containing both‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’ and the expansion‘Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer’. The agreement covers all PAL territories world-wide (except Poland).
‘Rise of the Godslayer’, the first expansion to the critically acclaimed, best-selling‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, introduces the player to the lands of Khitai with several new world regions filled with new dungeons, quests, and rewards.‘Rise of the Godslayer’ will also introduce new gameplay features, such as an alternate advancement system, factions, and even new mounts that are an integral part of the storyline. With its new content and features, this complete set will capture the interest of experienced adventurers and newcomers to the world of Conan alike.
Besides the expansion pack, the retail box also includes the award-winning full version of‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, complete with the numerous updates that have been added to the game since launch, such as new gameplay features, entirely new lands to explore and more. Thanks to these updates, online gaming website MMORPG.com awarded‘Age of Conan’ with the‘Most Improved MMO of 2009’ award earlier this year. Also included is the puma, an exclusive in-game pet that will not be available for purchase online. Players will also get access to an exclusive starter’s package containing several in-game items that will help them on their adventures through Hyboria.
"Funcom's 'Anarchy Online' was the first Deep Silver game we ever published," says Georg Larch, International Marketing Director of Deep Silver. "It's a great honor for us to be able to continue our cooperation with the expansion of such an extraordinary MMO as 'Age of Conan'. We're certain that new and experienced players alike will be able to enjoy countless hours of fantastic adventures with this retail version and the regions included."
“We are very pleased to be working with Deep Silver on bringing this unique‘Age of Conan’ offering into retail,” says Morten Larssen, Funcom Vice President of Sales and Marketing.“We are proud and excited about‘Rise of the Godslayer’, and combining the expansion pack with the very latest version of the original game makes for what is undoubtedly the ultimate retail release of‘Age of Conan’. Not only does this show support for our existing player base, it is also a great opportunity for new players to explore the massive setting and immersive gameplay that is‘Age of Conan’.”
About Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures:
Launched in May of 2008, "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In the weeks after launch, "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from the gaming press across the globe. "Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Polish localized versions, and is being prepared for launch in Korea.
Visit www.riseofthegodslayer.com for more information about the expansion and the main game.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting 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 pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 100 games since 2003, including S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, and the X series of space combat trading games. Plus own brands like the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, the survival horror game Cursed Mountain and the role-playing game Risen. Furthermore, in March 2010 there followed the action adventure game adaptation of the popular TV series Prison Break on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Nintendo, Mindscape, Dark Energy, Asylum, bitComposer, Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, Accountz, Tuneup Utilities, AVG Technologies, Mr Site, and many more. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
About Conan Properties International
Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by many acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.com.
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