Sci-Fi Lasers And Medieval Swords Clash In Thrilling Action And Adventure

25th January 2008

Hard To Be A God, the new role play game from Ascaron to be released in April, uniquely combines the science fiction and medieval fantasy genres with a mix of‘hack&slash’ and RPG gameplay. Be prepared 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 Arkanar 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. Arkanar 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; at your disposal is a vast array of weaponry and knowledge, 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 Arkanar, 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

Release date: April 2008

Price:£29.99

PEGI: 12+

Format: PC

Genre: RPG/Hack&Slash

About Ascaron Entertainment

>From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

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™.

For further press information please contact:

Matt King / Stephen Denton

Media Safari

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: stephend@mediasafari.co.uk


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