For immediate release
Leipzig, 19 August 2008– Prepare to enter the SACRED 2-DELL Arena and be immersed in fantasy Action RPG gaming at the Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig.
ASCARON, a leading European developer of gaming software, and Deep Silver, Koch Media's gaming label and one of the leading producers and marketers of digital entertainment products, today release details of their appearance at this year's Games Convention.
Fans will have the chance to enter the SACRED 2-DELL Arena (Deep Silver, Hall 3– Stand A02) and test out the PC and console versions of the highly anticipated release on 46 gaming stations. Gamers can reserve a personal time slot starting immediately at www.sacred2.com, helping avoid long queuing at the trade fair stand.
The arena will come equipped with high end PCs from cooperative partner DELL, allowing up to 26 players to simultaneously adventure across the world of Ancaria. Each gaming session in the arena, be it in PvE or PvP mode, lasts 20 minutes.
There will also be the opportunity for visitors to play the PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360® versions. 20 gaming stations will be set up to allow 20 minute test sessions. Fans can look forward to a brand new preview version showcasing the Seraphim, High Elf, Shadow Warrior and Dryad characters, as well as the first public outing for the cool new Temple Guardian character.
Due to the advised 12+ age restriction at the GC, ASCARON will keep spectacular magic and animation effects of the Inquisitor character under wraps.
"This is the first time that DELL and ASCARON will be presenting the fruits of our teamwork in the form of an impressive preview of SACRED 2– Fallen Angel", explains Heiko tom Felde, Managing Director of Ascaron GmbH. "Our cooperation with DELL has been the decisive pillar in substantially accelerating the development process for today's release. The standardised hardware basis not only assisted PC development, but it also empowered us to adopt a new approach to console development that is evident in the long awaited sequel. The GC Preview will excite gaming fans everywhere, and will help us to live up to the expectations raised by the success of the previous version, when SACRED 2– Fallen Angel officially hits stores from 2nd October."
Register for Multiplayer at the SACRED 2– Fallen Angel DELL Arena:
SACRED 2– Fallen Angel homepage: www.sacred2.com
ASCARON and DELL are at the Games Convention 2008 from 21st to 24th August in Leipzig:
Business Stand: Hall 2/Stand E40
Visit the SACRED 2-DELL Arena, hosted by Deep Silver, at Consumer Stand: Hall 3/Stand A02
Product information at a glance:
Title: SACRED 2– Fallen Angel
Publisher: Deep Silver
Developer: Ascaron Studio II
Genre: Action RPG
System: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
For further information, please contact:
Koch Media / Deep Silver / DELL
Koch Media– Munich Koch Media– UK
Martin Metzler, Senior PR Manager Europe Paul Bartholomew, PR Executive UK
Phone: +49 (0)89 24 245 123 Phone: +44 (0) 870 027 6530
ASCARON Entertainment GmbH DELL
Torsten Meier, International PR Manager Michael Rufer, PR Manager
Phone: +49 (0)331 740 368 19 Phone: 49 (0) 69 9792 3271
General information on SACRED/SACRED 2:
Released in 2004 exclusively for PC CD-ROM and selling more than 2 million copies SACRED is one of the most successful Action RPG's worldwide. Developed in-house by Ascaron the title was published and distributed by Take 2 Interactive. With SACRED 2 Ascaron is currently working on the official sequel to the best-selling SACRED.
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 30 countries.
About KOCH MEDIA
Founded by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz in 1994, Koch Media is a leading production and marketing company for digital entertainment products in Europe. The company focuses on publishing and licensing software products, games and films on DVD. Koch Media's sales, marketing and distribution activities cover the whole of Europe, and the company has achieved strategic cooperation agreements with numerous software and games manufacturers: G-Data, JoWooD, Lexware, Pinnacle, Square-Enix, Sunflowers, Ulead, etc. While Koch Media's head office is situated in Planegg, near Munich, the company also maintains further branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
About DEEP SILVER
Deep Silver is KOCH Media's premium games label. Deep Silver has been collaborating with international developers and publishers since 2002 to publish creative and innovative computer and video games. The multi-award-winning X2 and the daring Singles have already put Deep Silver at the top of the charts. Pipeline projects include co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (SpellForce 2, Gothic 3, etc). www.deepsilver.com
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