HERMOSA BEACH, CA - January 18, 2010– Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a worldwide producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, announced today that RISEN® will be published for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in North America this February. RISEN features an epic story with over 60 hours of exploration and adventuring.
RISEN is a massive, open-world RPG where every decision counts and every action continuously shapes a player’s reputation. In a medieval setting, the game begins with the player shipwrecked on an island in turmoil, rocked by mysterious ruins rising from the ground. Players will battle dangerous creatures yet the promise of ancient treasures will lead them on an adventure where they must choose to align with either the native Rebel faction, or the mysterious Order and its Inquisition. Only then will they determine just what is truly happening on the“forbidden isle.”
“We’re incredibly excited about RISEN and the opportunity to publish it in North America,” said Geoff Mulligan, Chief Operating Officer at Deep Silver.“What we bring to market is a deep, immersive RPG that Xbox 360 gamers have been clamoring for. RISEN is going to start off this year for RPGs in an amazing way.”
RISEN features a seamless streaming environment that players can explore however they choose, using intuitive controls designed to make exploration and combat easily accessible to both RPG fans and newcomers alike. The game’s central story can be experienced in different ways, depending on the in-game decisions players make.
RISEN is being developed by Piranha Bytes and scheduled for release in February 2010. For more information visit risen.deepsilver.com.
About Deep Silver
Since 2003, Deep Silver has developed and distributed interactive games for all leading videogame platforms. In all, the company has published more than 80 games. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to a wide audience, from kids to adults. Deep Silver's own production company in Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
About Koch Media
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formedstrategic alliances and distribution relationships with numerous software and games manufacturers: Avid Technology, Blade Interactive, Braingame, Capcom, Cyberlink, Dofus, DTP Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive, G-Data, Kaspersky Labs, Magix, Mindscape, Nero, Paradox Entertainment, Playlogic, RTL Interactive, Square Enix, System 3 etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordics, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
About Piranha Bytes
The Piranha Bytes development team, residing in the Ruhr Area, was established in 1997. Approximately 20 people have been a part of this team in its current form since 2002. Piranha Bytes has so far acquired fame even beyond German borders with its RPG successes“Gothic“(2001),“Gothic II“(2002),“Gothic– Night of the Raven“(2003) and“Gothic 3“(2006). www.piranha-bytes.com
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