For immediate release
Berlin, July 18th 2008– ASCARON, one of the leading European computer game developers, in association with the world’s largest CPU manufacturer Intel, today announce their audience enhancing masterpiece with the unveiling of SACRED 2– Fallen Angel as a true notebook gaming experience.
The Action RPG will boast a new level of optimization specifically targeted at gaming on notebooks from the hardcore gaming rigs down to the 128Mb onboard chipsets.
In the development of the notebook gaming technology in SACRED 2– Fallen Angel, the focus has been on 3 main areas, namely core processes, graphic optimization and notebook-specific features.
Notebook-specific features include essential items such as in-game battery and wi-fi indicator displays, and the Ad-Hoc multiplayer mode (AMM) which is an innovative approach to gaming“on the move”, delivering fast Ad-Hoc wireless game creation and joining. All functions are actively supported by the Intel Centrino Processor Technology.
Commenting on SACRED 2– Fallen Angel for notebooks, Heiko tom Felde, Managing Director of Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, explained,“Mobile PCs now account for over 60% of all PC hardware sales. Over the past few years this has created a huge market growth which is often disregarded by other major releases. The philosophy behind Sacred has always been to be accessible to everyone, in terms of gameplay, entertainment and system requirements. Notebooks and SACRED 2– Fallen Angel go hand-in-hand, allowing everyone to participate in the enjoyable and rewarding game Ascaron has developed.”
In respect of the partnership between Intel and Ascaron, tom Felde says,“Our relationship with Intel has been superb. The level of support and professionalism provided by Intel is reflected in the performance of SACRED 2 on notebook systems. We are pleased that Intel opened their doors for Ascaron to work so closely and feature SACRED 2– Fallen Angel as the leading showcase for Intel’s exceptional new Centrino2 platform.”
Published by CDV (US) and Deep Silver (Europe) for Microsoft Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION®3 and PC, the highly anticipated AAA title will hit shelves from October 2008.
S2FA Notebook Press Release Pack, including video (165Mb)
S2FA Notebook Graphics Comparison (3Mb)
S2FA Packshot (EU version)
SACRED 2– Fallen Angel is a vast, detailed and deeply playable Action RPG. Assuming one of 6 uniquely identifiable characters players will embark on a thrilling story across two intricate campaigns set on the paths of Light and Shadow. SACRED 2– Fallen Angel blends a seamless game world with solo and multiplayer gameplay, packed full of unsolved quests, character development, gritty adventure and deadly combat with hordes of screaming enemies.
Ancaria is a world without level boundaries, and players can freely explore without any loading delays. With its huge attention to detail and high quality graphic style, SACRED 2– Fallen Angel will enchant players from all over the world.
Your personal contacts for all information concerning our products:
Koch Media / Deep Silver (Europe)
Martin Metzler, Senior PR Manager Europe
Phone: +49 (0)89 24 245 123
Mario Kroll, Director of PR and Marketing
Phone: +1 919 481 1402
ASCARON Entertainment GmbH
Torsten Meier, International
Phone: +49 (0)331 740 368 19
PR Agentur Indigo Pearl
PR Manager Nils Kedeinis
Phone: +49 (0)40 25 33 02 70
General information on ASCARON Entertainment GmbH:
Ascaron Entertainment GmbH is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Vermeer, Port Royale, DarkStar One and the original SACRED. Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany, and maintains an office in Potsdam, a development studio in Aachen, Germany, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 34 countries.
General information on SACRED/SACRED 2:
Released in 2004 exclusively for PC and selling more than 2 million copies SACRED is one of the most successful Action RPG's worldwide. With SACRED 2 Ascaron is currently working on the official sequel to the best-selling SACRED.
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