SACRED 2 - Fallen Angel: Notebook Gaming for the Masses

For immediate release

Berlin, August 14th 2008– Taking wireless gaming to new heights, SACRED 2– Fallen Angel from Ascaron is set to deliver a true notebook gaming experience.

In the development of the notebook gaming technology in SACRED 2– Fallen Angel, the focus has been on 3 main areas, namely core processes, graphic optimization and notebook-specific features.

SACRED 2, the much anticipated Action RPG, will bring Ad-Hoc gaming to the masses with Wi-Fi functionality and in-game displays. Ad-hoc is the term used for game modes offering players a very comfortable and simple way to play multiplayer games“on the fly”. Players with WLAN access will be able to quickly and easily create and join SACRED 2 wireless networks with other gamers in the vicinity.

With its strong focus on notebook compatibility and features, and particular attention to mobile and onboard graphics solutions, SACRED 2 brings quality gaming entertainment to the wider notebook market. Targeting the mobile games market, from the high end 512MB graphics setup to entry level 128MB onboard chipsets, SACRED 2 will set a new trend in this often overlooked sector of gaming.

All notebook functions are actively supported by the Intel Centrino Processor Technology.

In a statement on the progress of SACRED 2– Fallen Angel for notebooks, Heiko tom Felde, Managing Director of Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, said,“Sales of mobile PCs have continued to grow, creating an expanding notebook userbase of hardcore gamers, casual gamers and general computer users. This means the PC platform has effectively become a multi-format market in itself. The feedback from focus groups has been excellent, and working closely with Intel we are in the enviable position of having a beautiful, exciting game that is accessible to everyone in terms of gameplay style, computer hardware and static or mobile location.”

Published by CDV (US) and Deep Silver (Europe) for Microsoft Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION®3 and PC, the highly anticipated AAA title will hit shelves from October 2008.

Downloads:

S2FA Notebook Press Release Pack , including screenshot comparisons (8MB)

http://download.ascaron.com/sacred2/packages/S2FA_NotebookRelease_Aug2008.zip

S2FA Notebook Press Release Pack , including video (165Mb)

http://download.ascaron.com/Community%20Management_UPLOAD/Intelvideo/IntelAscaronSacred2Video_1080i.zip

S2FA Packshot (EU version)

http://download.ascaron.com/Community%20Management_UPLOAD/Intelvideo/Sacred2-FallenAngel_Packshot_Small.jpg

SACRED 2– Fallen Angel is a vast, detailed and deeply playable Action RPG. Assuming one of 6 uniquely identifiable characters players will embark on a thrilling story across two intricate campaigns set on the paths of Light and Shadow. SACRED 2– Fallen Angel blends a seamless game world with solo and multiplayer gameplay, packed full of unsolved quests, character development, gritty adventure and deadly combat with hordes of screaming enemies.

Ancaria is a world without level boundaries, and players can freely explore without any loading delays. With its huge attention to detail and high quality graphic style, SACRED 2– Fallen Angel will enchant players from all over the world.

Your personal contacts for all information concerning our products:

Koch Media / Deep Silver (Europe) CDV (US)

Martin Metzler, Senior PR Manager Europe Mario Kroll, Director of PR and Marketing

Phone: +49 (0)89 24 245 123 Phone: +1 919 481 1402

Email: m.metzler@kochmedia.com Email: mario.kroll@cdvus.com

ASCARON Entertainment GmbH PR Agentur Indigo Pearl

Torsten Meier, International PR Manager Nils Kedeinis

Phone: +49 (0)331 740 368 19 Phone: +49 (0)40 25 33 02 70

Email: t.meier@ascaron.com Email: nk@indigopearl.de

General information on ASCARON Entertainment GmbH:

Ascaron Entertainment GmbH 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, Vermeer, Port Royale, DarkStar One and the original SACRED. Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany, and maintains an office in Potsdam, a development studio in Aachen, Germany, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 34 countries.

General information on SACRED/SACRED 2:

Released in 2004 exclusively for PC and selling more than 2 million copies SACRED is one of the most successful Action RPG's worldwide. With SACRED 2 Ascaron is currently working on the official sequel to the best-selling SACRED.


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