European SAGA Online Closed Beta has started!

Basingstoke, Hampshire - March 16th, 2010

Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, announced that the European Closed Beta phase for the free-to-play real-time strategy game SAGA Online has started today.

Participants can now test the game from Silverlode Interactive in English on a European server. The estimated duration of this Closed Beta phase is four weeks, and interested gamers may still register at www.playsaga.eu even after the start of the program. Each player will receive a starting in-game credit to the amount of 5.000 SAGA Credits, which can be invested in Booster Packs, Premium Items etc.

The SAGA Online world is a traditional fantasy setting with characters such as elves, orcs, dragons, dwarfs, and giants. In this free-of-charge, persistent massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game players create their own realm, fight or trade with each other, and cooperate with friends to complete quests and win experience and loot. Among other things, the free-to-play MMORTS game SAGA Online offers more than 1,000 quests and six factions, each with their own individual units and unique playing styles. SAGA Online includes many successful features of massively multiplayer online games, such as guilds, raids, a live auction house for exchanging cards, equipment upgrades, joint team quests, treasure raids, etc. In addition, the game offers real-time strategy features such as city construction, resource management, and warfare.

SAGA Online combines challenging real-time strategy gameplay and digital collectible cards in a persistent online world.

Deep Silver will launch the massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game SAGA Online in Europe probably in the second quarter of 2010.

Watch a video of the game on the teaser website now: www.playsaga.eu.

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), 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 company’s own brands like the successful Secret Files adventure series, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii) and Risen, the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team for Xbox 360 and PC. Own brands like the Urban MMO 7Million and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed. Furthermore, in 2010 the action adventure game adaptation of the popular TV series Prison Break will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. 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 region, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

About Silverlode

Silverlode Interactive is a growing game studio outside Salt Lake City, Utah, founded by movie industry professionals. Silverlode’s flagship title, SAGA, is set to revolutionize RTS gaming.

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For further enquiries, please contact:

Suzanne Panter

UK PR Manager

s.panter@kochmedia.com

Tel: 0870 027 6534


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