Slitherine/Matrix Games News Release
For Immediate Release
Epsom, UK, September 6, 2012 – The German distributor dtp entertainment and expert strategy game publishers Slitherine and Matrix Games are proud to announce future co-operations. In the third quarter of 2012, dtp is going to distribute well-known titles such as Panzer Corps and Distant Worlds in several different editions. Gamers will be happy to know that expansions and special editions of the games will be available as well.
Sören Laß, Business Development Director from dtp entertainment: “We have already received numerous awards for Panzer Corps and Distant Worlds. For those titles we find a highly dedicated fan community of formidable size, indicated by the high sale figures. We are more than happy to continue the success story of these titles together with Slitherine and offer the expansions for the first time in German.”
JD McNeil, Chairman of Slitherine adds: “We are convinced that we have the perfect partner on our side for the upcoming releases. The previous success resulting from the cooperation with dtp entertainment made the decision fairly easy for us. We are more than happy to market the expansions for Panzer Corps and Distant Worlds, as well as further titles with dtp.”
First of all, Panzer Corps fans, and anyone who wants to join the party, can look forward to the long-awaited add-on Panzer Corps: Afrika Korps, which will be published as a stand-alone game. In addition dtp entertainment will also publish 4 successful add-on packs, Panzer Corps’ Grand Campaigns ’39 - ‘42. The Panzer Corps: Gold Edition will pack a punch for those who want to have the full Panzer Corps experience as this edition features both the full game of Panzer Corps as well as the 4 Grand Campaigns ’39 - ’42 in one box.
dtp entertainment will also publish the first add-on to the highly-successful space strategy game Distant Worlds: Return of the Shakturi. Fans of the full version of Distant Worlds will love Return of the Shakturi as it brings new campaigns, tons of improvements, new units, and lots more. For the full Distant Worlds experience, players who have waited until now will be able to get both the full game as well as the expansion in the brand-new Distant Worlds: Gold Edition.
With Legends of War, dtp entertainment will publish the German version of the latest upcoming title from Slitherine’s strategy stable. Legends of War features brilliant graphics, a huge diversity of units and focuses on the best-known military campaigns and generals of WW2. Legends of War will be released on PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation Vita.
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About dtp entertainment:
dtp entertainment is one of the leading German publishers, developers, and distributors in the entertainment software industry. The company is based in Hamburg and employs over 140 staff. dtp entertainment develops and publishes entertainment software for all interactive entertainment platforms incl. the entertainment systems by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo as well as mobile platforms (smartphones, tablets) and the internet browser. In the German speaking territories dtp entertainment is also a strong distribution partner for application software and movies (DVD, Blu-ray).
ABOUT SLITHERINE LTD. AND MATRIX GAMES LTD.
Slitherine Ltd. and Matrix Games Ltd. are the world’s leading video games producers and publishers of historical and strategy titles. Since 2000, both brands have published literally hundreds of games with many award-winning titles in their portfolio spanning all digital and console platforms. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, and board gaming and work with a wide array of key licensing partners such as HISTORY™, MILITARY HISTORY™, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Casemate Publishing and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. The two companies merged in May 2010 and formed the world’s largest organization specializing in this niche but important market sector. Slitherine’s mission over the coming years is to lead the way in innovation and growth in this expanding industry sector.