Kalypso Media USA and ATLUS Announce Retail Distribution Deal for North America

Ridgewood, NJ, October 4, 2012 - Kalypso Media USA, Inc. and ATLUS, a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc., are pleased to announce a new exclusive distribution deal for Kalypso's upcoming Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants, Tropico 4 Gold, Omerta - City of Gangsters and DARK on consoles and Windows PC for the North American retail market.

Port Royale 3 is a trading empire-building game set during the heyday of piracy in a realistically rendered version of the 17 th century Caribbean; it will ship on October 9, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Tropico 4: Gold Edition combines two multi-award winning empire-building and management simulations where the player dons the jackboots of El Presidente, everyone’s favorite dictator trying to stay in power and maximize his offshore bank account. Tropico 4 Gold Edition will ship on November 13, 2012 on Xbox 360® and Windows PC.

Omerta – City of Gangsters is the latest offering from the team behind Tropico 4, offering players a shot at building and growing a criminal empire during 1920’s Prohibition-era Atlantic City. Omerta will ship in early 2013 for Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

DARK, set for a March 2013 release on Xbox 360 and Windows PC, puts players in the role of a newly turned vampire, as he uses stunning vampire moves to battle enemies and make their way through an elaborately crafted storyline involving modern corporations and elder vampires.

“ATLUS is a very well established publisher and distributor of high quality video games and has a proven track record of sales and an excellent reach in the North American retail market,” said Mario Kroll, Vice President of Kalypso Media USA. “This partnership will provide ATLUS with additional high quality video game content while offering Kalypso Media broader distribution and more effective sales, allowing us to concentrate on what we do best: making and promoting great games.”

"For several years we have been providing limited distribution services to Kalypso Media,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ATLUS.  “We jumped at the opportunity to broaden our relationship by distributing these upcoming titles to all North American retailers and distributors.  Kalypso Media’s quality strategy games and action RPG’s fit in well with our own titles and those that we distribute from NIS America, We’re proud of our growing relationship with the marketing and product development teams at Kalypso Media.”

About The Kalypso Media Group  

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 with 120 employees world-wide.  

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. office and owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers.  

Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, and Dungeons. Upcoming multi-platform titles include Port Royale 3, Omerta - City of Gangsters, DARK and The Dark Eye - Demonicon.

Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.

About Atlus

Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei® franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona® sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine™, and the highly acclaimed Demon's Souls™, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.

ATLUS is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.

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