Hard To Be A God Ventures Into Retail

11th April 2008

Hard To Be A God, the new action and adventure game from Ascaron is released to retail today. The game uniquely combines the science fiction and medieval fantasy genres with a mix of‘hack&slash’ and RPG gameplay. Prepare for horseback jousting and sword fighting in an ancient time as a secret agent from the distant future!

How it all began…

The planets of Earth and Tsurinak were once very similar, maintaining a peaceful and friendly existence for centuries. After a terrible war between the planets, the two became distant and secluded.

Earth prospered and grew, mastering advanced technologies. Tsurinak became stagnated, barely evolving, remaining rooted in a medieval society; a planet of mystery. Intrigued by the situation of their former patriots the Empire decided to send in a secret agent from Earth…

Hard To Be A God

You are the secret agent with a vast array of knowledge and weaponry at your disposal, from the medieval sword to the most technologically advanced laser cannon. Use your weapons wisely as you discover the secrets surrounding the mysterious planet of Tsurinak, revealing why it has remained a medieval society for so long.

Try your luck at survival by visiting www.hardtobeagod.com to download the demo.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / Nobilis

Web: www.Ascaron.com / www.hardtobeagod.com

Developer: Akella/ Burut CT

Release date: 11thApril 2008

Price:£29.99

PEGI: 12+

Format: PC

Genre: RPG/Hack’n’Slash

For further press information please contact Media Safari:

Stephen Denton / Matt King

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: stephend@mediasafari.co.uk / mattk@mediasafari.co.uk

About Ascaron Entertainment

From 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has been one of the leading European“boutique” distributors and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles released including DarkStar One, SACRED and more recently, Call of Juarez, American Civil War and City Life 2008 Edition.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Germany, and an International Department in Birmingham (UK).

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) has a professional reputation and a wealth of experience in the games industry. The UK office manages the international releases of Ascaron's catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners.

About Nobilis

Nobilis Group, founded in Lyon in 2001, is specialized in the publication and distribution of video games and video game accessories. Nobilis produces multi-platform games for PC, XboxTM, Xbox360TM PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DSTM, and Interactive DVD.

Nobilis has distribution subsidiaries in France (Nobilis France in Lyon), Spain and Portugal (Nobilis Iberica in Madrid), Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg (Nobilis Benelux) and Italy (Rome).

Some of the most prominent partners that feature in Nobilis’ catalogue feature 1C Company, Akella, Capcom, Cenega, City Interactive, Enlight Software, Focus, JoWooD, Lago, Lighthouse, RTL Enterprises GmbH, ZUXXEZ Entertainment AG…

Nobilis’ own games include“Destination Treasure Island™”(PC),“The Secrets of Da Vinci, the forbidden manuscript™”(PC),” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2),“Moto Racer 3 Gold Edition”(PC),“Coffee Break™” (PC),“Destination: Treasure Island™”,“Cleopatra: a Queen’s Destiny™” (PC),“Emma® at the farm” (Nintendo DS™) ...

Nobilis France is also a manufacturer/distributor of accessories thanks to his own brand: Subsonic™. Nobilis produces multi-platform accessories for Xbox360TM, PSPTM, PSPTM Slim&Lite, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DSTM&Nintendo DSTM Lite and Nintendo Wii™.

About Akella

Akella, founded in 1993 and headquartered in Moscow, Russia is a leading Eastern European developer, publisher and distributor of PC, console games and multimedia products. Akella’s own distribution network is rapidly growing and, to date, it covers all the CIS countries. A true world leader in naval games development, Akella is committed to constant capacity building. Currently more than 200 qualified employees and top managers are engaged into increasing Akella’s position as a powerful, reliable and interesting partner for Russian and international companies. Akella’s shareholders include Quadriga Capital (EBRD fund) and Intel Capital.

About Burut CT

Burut CT is one of major Russian companies in the sphere of PC game development. Today Burut CT owns a few development studios, a sound production and animation departments, localization and programming studios. As a whole, Burut CT unites more than 100 professionals– game designers, 3D modellers and designers, 2D designers, animators, programmers, script programmers, vizualizers, sound engineers, translators, artists, and testers.


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