Piranha Bytes and Deep Silver come together

Basingstoke, 18-06-2007– The German development team Piranha Bytes and Koch Media's premium games label Deep Silver will be working together in future. Deep Silver has already acted as a co-publishing partner for Gothic 3, the most recent title developed by the team from Essen. Further details concerning the two companies' cooperation will be released at a later date.

"We came to appreciate Koch Media as a competent, reliable and strong partner during the development of Gothic 3. We look forward to continuing and extending our cooperation with them with our work on a new joint title," says Michael Rüve, Commercial Manager for Piranha Bytes.

"We are very happy about this collaboration with Piranha Bytes. The team possesses a lot of experience, maintains close relations to its community, has established a successful brand within Germany and beyond its borders and captivated countless players. We're very excited to be able to exclusively accompany Piranha Bytes' work," Koch Media's Managing Director Klemens Kundratitz comments on the forthcoming cooperation with the team.

For further information, please contact:

Stefano Petrullo s.petrullo@kochmedia.com

Head of PR

Tel: 0870 027 6502

Mobile: +44 7828 692315

Stephanie Baker s.baker@kochmedia.com

Pr Executive

Tel: 0870 027 6505

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 2001. 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

About Deep Silver:

Deep Silver is the premium games label of Koch Media. Working together with international developers and publishers, Deep Silver has been publishing creative and innovative computer and video games that have achieved top chart positions since 2002. The portfolio also includes co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (among others SpellForce 2, Gothic 3). From A for Anno to X for X³, from action games through racers, RPGs and simulations to Massively Multiplayer Online Games, Deep Silver offers all that a gamer's heart desires.

www.deepsilver.com

About KOCH Media

Koch Media, founded by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz in 1994, is a leading producer and marketer of digital entertainment products in Europe. The focus is on the publishing and licensing of software products, games and DVD movies. The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with a number of software and games manufacturers: G-Data, JoWooD, Lexware, Magix, Pinnacle, Square-Enix, Sunflowers, Ulead, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.


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