FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Potsdam, Germany - August 2, 2007 - Ascaron, a leading German computer game developer, is proud to reveal details about its booth at this year's Games Convention. Starting on Thursday, August 23, 2007, visitors may test the multiplayer gameplay of SACRED 2 - Fallen Angel for the first time anywhere in the world. Time slots for this one-of-a-kind event are currently available for booking.
A spectacular 1,600 square foot SACRED 2 - Fallen Angel arena will provide an authentic medieval atmosphere for gamers in attendance. Ascaron community managers and developers, who will be dressed in medieval costume, will be directly available for any questions or requests gamers may have.
In each match, 16 players on four separate networks will compete against each other simultaneously to find the best PVE and PVP players of GC 2007. More than 3,000 visitors and journalists will have a chance to test their mettle at this year's Games Convention.
Before competing,players will be treated to extensive training in a dedicated briefing room, then claim their seats while fanfares play to signal the start of battle. A ranking system will determine each day's winners and the overall champions, all of whom will be awarded exclusive prizes.
Every pre-registered competitor will receive prizes as well, including a limited-edition GC T-shirt, a copy of the original SACRED, a 5 Euro Wirecard voucher, and a SACRED novel (while supplies last).
"It is essential for us to let visitors feel like they are becoming a part of SACRED 2 - Fallen Angel," said Heiko tom Felde, director of publishing at Ascaron. "We don't just focus on the look of our booth; we want to spend time with each of our visitors and acquaint them with the game before they actually start testing it. Our booth, with its focus on a comprehensive player briefing and its staff of experienced community members and developers, is our way of extending a personal welcome to each visitor."
The SACRED 2 -Fallen Angel arena is located in Hall 4 / Booth F31.
Visitors may book a free time slot on the SACRED 2 website, at www.sacred2.com.
About SACRED/SACRED 2:
Published exclusively for PC in 2004, SACRED sold more than 1.8 million copies, making it one of the most successful action RPGs worldwide. The title was developed in-house by Ascaron and distributed globally through a network of selected publishing and distribution partners. SACRED 2 is being developed by Ascaron as the official sequel to the best-selling and hugely popular SACRED brand.
About Ascaron Entertainment
From Day One in 1989, Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European "boutique" developers and publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Anstoss, Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One, and SACRED.
Ascaron maintains development studios in Potsdam, Gütersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.
The Ascaron Entertainment publishing division, based in Potsdam (Germany), is the international publisher for Ascaron products.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing customized publishing, sales, PR, and marketing functions to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks, and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such asCall of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle, and TrackMania United.
For further information about Ascaron Entertainment visit: http://www.ascaron.com
Tel: +49 (0) 331-740 368 19
Tel: +1 415 777 4000
Tel: +44 (0) 1954 270599