Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel: Ascaron And Dell Join Forces

MEDIA ADVISORY

Ascaron, a leading German computer game developer, is proud to announce its partnership with leading worldwide PC manufacturer Dell for the entire development cycle of the upcoming action role-playing game (RPG) SACRED 2 - Fallen Angel.

Dell will support the development of SACRED 2 - Fallen Angel through the title's release. Thanks to the all-new SACRED 2 engine, used in the eagerly-awaited sequel to the most successful German action RPG of all time, SACRED 2 will feature many new and never-before-seen game elements.

An analysis based on the experience gained during the development of SACRED 2's Xbox 360 version shows that a uniform hardware base guarantees optimum quality. At the beginning of 2007, the use of Dell computers in the development of SACRED 2 - Fallen Angel had already produced decisive results, and thus the cooperation of both companies was a logical step for both sides.

"To us, the development of gaming machines to fully satisfy the gaming community's high standards is a particularly attractive task," said Georg Zedlacher, Desktop&Notebook Brand Manager at Dell. "The close cooperation with Ascaron during the development phase is also very important to us, because that way we can ensure that our customers will enjoy the long-awaited SACRED 2 even more."

"Dell's support of the development of SACRED 2 - Fallen Angel has already had a positive impact," said Heiko tom Felde, Director of Publishing at Ascaron. "As with console development, a unified hardware base leads to higher product quality on release."

About SACRED/SACRED 2

Published exclusively for PC in 2004, SACRED sold more than 1.6 million copies, making it one of the most successful action RPGs worldwide. The title was developed in-house by Ascaron with Take 2 Interactive acting as publisher and distributor. With SACRED 2, Ascaron currently has the official sequel to the best selling SACRED in development. Take 2 Interactive will once again publish and distribute the title.

About ASCARON Entertainment GmbH

Ascaron Entertainment is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Port Royale, DarkStar One, and SACRED.

Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany, and maintains a development studio in Aachen (Germany) and Berlin, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). The UK office provides customized publishing, sales and marketing functions to selected European affiliate label partners. Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries.

About Dell

Dell is one of the leading worldwide providers of products and services for creating complex internal IT and internet infrastructures. Based on its direct sales business model, Dell develops, produces, and configures its products and services to match clients' individual requirements and offers a comprehensive range of software and peripheral devices. Dell is ranked 34th on the Fortune 500 list. For more information on Dell and its products, please visit www.dell.com. At www.dell.com/conversations you may also contact Dell directly. Visit www.dell.com/RSS for Dell Lives News.

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CONTACTS:

Europe&International

Torsten Meier

PR Manager

Ascaron Entertainment

Tel: +49 (0) 5241 9666 220

t.meier@ascaron.com

USA

Rannie Yoo

Kohnke Communications

Tel: +1 415 777 4000

rannie@kohnkecomm.com

United Kingdom

Ruth Fraser

Chaloner Associates

Tel: +44 (0) 1954 270599

ruth@chaloner-associates.co.uk


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