London, 5th August 2010; JoWooD Entertainment and the BVT Group announce that the release of the“ArcaniA– Gothic 4” Playstation 3 version is set for the first half-year of 2011. The successor of the internationally successful Gothic series will be released on current-gen consoles for the first time, additional to PC systems. Xbox 360 and PC versions will hit the stores on Oct. 12th 2010.
The focus during development of ArcaniA– Gothic 4 laid on a well-founded quality assurance. Playstation 3 gamers will experience the same, high quality product as Xbox 360 and PC customers. This causes the adjustment of the release date and sets the course for an outstanding gameplay experience on all platforms.
About BVT Group
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, with US operations based in Atlanta, Georgia, BVT Group was founded in 1976 and, since its inception, has originated 184 closed-end funds with a total volume in excess of€ 5.6 billion and around 65,000 investors. The investment focus of the BVT funds are real estate in both Germany and the United States, alternative investments (including computer games, private equity and life settlements) as well as energy- and environment. BVT has approached the fast growing games market in 2003. Following a private placement, five public funds with a total volume of almost€ 120 million and 7,000 investors were syndicated so far. In cooperation with specialized partner Attaction, 14 game productions have been realized up to now, including three #1 hit games. In its 30-year history, BVT has repeatedly proven itself as a pioneer for new product lines. In 2005, the company was granted“Scope Investment Awards“ in the categories“closed-end real estate funds global” and“closed-end private equity funds”. In 2009, BVT founder Harald von Scharfenberg was granted the Scope Honor Award for his lifetime achievements.
About JoWooD Entertainment AG
JoWooD Entertainment AG (ATXPrime: JWD) is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna stock exchange. JoWooD is a publisher of computer and videogames, releasing international acclaimed, high-quality entertainment software for all existing and upcoming gaming systems.
JoWooD Entertainment also offers distribution services for third party developers/publishers over its global distribution network.
Visit http://corporate.jowood.com for more information.
About DreamCatcher Inc.
DreamCatcher Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. DreamCatcher Interactive is owned by JoWooD Entertainment AG, an Austrian based video game publisher traded on the Vienna stock exchange.
Established in 1996, the company markets its products under two popular labels: DreamCatcher Games, featuring the critically-acclaimed, bestselling game Painkiller; and The Adventure Company, the number one brand for PC adventure game sales worldwide including award winning titles such as Syberia and Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None.
DreamCatcher products include titles for Windows ® as well as leading hardware platforms– the Xbox 360 TM , PlayStation ® 3, Nintendo DS TM and Wii TM .
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