Kalypso and Haemimont Launch Invite-only Beta for "The First Templar"

Ridgewood, NJ, September 2, 2010 -- Kalypso Media and Haemimont Games are pleased to announce a closed beta test for their upcoming action-adventure game with RPG elements -- The First Templar. Gamers interested in helping test the Windows PC version of the game need to visit the link below to apply for an invite to the beta. The First Templar features furious cooperative combat set in Middle Ages Europe -- a time of darkness and encroaching evil. Players will take on the role of an honorable Templar and a brave noblewoman as they fight to restore order and their honor.

- Apply for the beta

( http://haemimontgames.com/tft/beta/betatest.php)

In development by Haemimont Games, The First Templar is a co-operative action-role playing game in development for Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The game portrays a dark and gritty view of the late 13th century where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and fallen knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.

The First Templar follows the story of two main characters– a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn, in the face of the Saracen, King Philip IV of France and the Inquisition.

The First Templar features both single player and co-op modes. When playing solo, the player can switch between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any moment a second player can join in and take control of the AI controlled hero.

For more information about The First Templar, please visit www.kalypsomedia.com.

About Kalypso Media

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns two development studios– Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH, and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, DarkStar One– Broken Alliance for Xbox 360 and Disciples III for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include Dungeons and The First Templar.

About Haemimont Games

Haemimont Games is an independent games development team brought together by a common passion: to thrill, engage and provoke gamers worldwide. Since 1997, the studio has developed nine original titles with numerous add-ons, including Tropico 3. For more information on the company can be found by visiting www.haemimontgames.com

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Ted Brockwood

Head of PR, Kalypso Media USA

ph. 503 342.8067

e: ted.brockwood@kalypsomedia.com


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