Koch Media and Slitherine announce MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander– Europe at War for Nintendo DS™, PSP™(Pla

Planegg/Germany, February 2009

Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and history specialist Slitherine, a UK-based independent developer and publisher, today announced the release of the new title MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander Europe at War for Nintendo DS™, PSP™ and a PC version with new and enhanced features. This is the first release in a new series of games.

MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander Europe at War is a turn-based strategy game set during World War II. Players take command of either the Axis powers or the Allied forces, and make decisions relating to recruitment, reconnaissance and diplomacy.

MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander Europe at War was designed to be easy to play, without being simple to master. The artificial intelligence offers an exciting challenge, even for experienced gamers. And thanks to the clearly arranged, easy-to-use user interface, players will actually spend their time fighting the enemy, rather than struggling with the menus.

Features

• Turn-based battles of World War II across several European countries

• Huge hex grid campaign map

• Six epic, extensive scenarios, including Operation Barbarossa and D-Day

• 50 inventions from five different tech trees

• Recruitment of historical commanders for the player's own units

• In-game artwork by Osprey Publishing, a leading publisher of military history books

Enhanced PC Features

• Addition of six quick play scenarios for multiplayer. Those cover the same time periods

as the original maps but can be played quicker

• Frame rate has been increased

• Updates to the moddable script file system to be more friendly to windows Vista and XP

• Improved AI reacts quickly to players decisions

MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander Europe at War for Nintendo DS™, PSP™(PlayStation®Portable) and PC will be released in the first quarter of this year.

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 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

About Slitherine

Slitherine is a privately funded and independent UK developer and publisher. Slitherine is dedicated to bringing highly playable and approachable strategy games to the mass market with a specific dedication to history of all ages. Slitherine Software is uniquely placed to deliver due to its experience within the industry and also the wider gaming community.

Internet site - www.slitherine.com

About MILITARY HISTORY™

After successfully introducing a military programming block under the banner of Military History Channel™ in March 2005 on History International™, HISTORY™ has expanded that franchise with a full-scale network, the MILITARY HISTORY™, dedicated exclusively to the vast array of military history, to air 24-hours/seven-days-a-week. The new network launched Spring 2005. Internet site - http://military.history.com

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For further enquiries, please contact:

Koch Media GmbH Slitherine

Dave Harrison press@slitherine.co.uk

Koch Media Ltd

The Bull Pens, Manor Court, Scratchface Lane

Herriard, Hampshire, RG25 2PH d.harrison@kochmedia.com


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