Ascaron and Koch Media announce "Ice&Blood" add-on for "SACRED 2– Fallen Angel"

Basingstoke, UK, August 11th, 2009

Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and Ascaron's Studio II today officially announced an add-on for "SACRED 2– Fallen Angel" for PC: "Ice&Blood" will be distributed by Koch Media world-wide– except for the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Russia– and published under the Deep Silver label, with Ascaron acting as a co-publishing partner.

With "Ice&Blood", SACRED and action RPG fans can look forward to an elaborate new development with numerous new features, promising many additional hours of exciting gaming fun, and adding to the value and replayability of the original game. The expansion introduces the Dragon mage, an additional main character, as well as interesting quests and stories that whisk the player away to new adventures in Ancaria. Moreover, the add-on contains two new, unique locations and previously unknown enemies, who will challenge action RPG gamers with unique tactics of their own. Add to that new in-game items for each main character of "SACRED 2– Fallen Angel", and plenty more useful, innovative features. "Ice&Blood" requires an installation of the original game.

"We are very pleased that, together with Ascaron, we now get to publish the expansion of the extremely successful 'SACRED 2– Fallen Angel' for PC as well. We know how fervently the fan community is yearning for new adventures, and we are confident that we will be able to release 'Ice&Blood' within a matter of months," says Georg Larch, International Marketing Director Koch Media.

"As a leading publisher and distributor, Deep Silver has shown what is possible in a good partnership, and thus made a major contribution to the success of Sacred 2 on all platforms. Therefore, it makes sense to continue the successful cooperation, and market the Sacred 2 add-on 'Ice&Blood' together with Koch Media," says Ascaron CEO Heiko tom Felde.

The "SACRED 2– Fallen Angel" add-on "Ice&Blood" for PC is due for release in the second half of 2009. Besides the retail version, the add-on will also be available for download.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.

Deep Silver has published more than 80 games since 2003, including Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD), the successful Secret Files adventure series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (co-published with Ascaron), and the Horse Life series of horse simulations. The company's own brands Risen (Xbox 360 and PC), the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team, the urban MMO 7Million, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii), and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed. Deep Silver's own production company in Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, Blade Interactive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany,England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

About Studio II Software GmbH

Ascaron's Studio II is the developer of the Sacred brand. With more than 2 million copies sold of the original Sacred, and more than 750K copies sold of SACRED 2 for PC, Xbox 360®, and PLAYSTATION®3, Studio II is among the leading developers in the action RPG genre. Studio II is a fully-owned subsidiary of Ascaron.

International Press Contact:

Suzanne Panter

Koch Media GmbH Tel: +44 870 0276534

Lochhamerstr. 9 Fax: +44 870 0276634

82152 Planegg– Munich/Germany s.panter@kochmedia.com


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