April 16, 2009
Slitherine Software Ltd, an independent developer and publisher based in the UK, and Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, today announced the release of the video game, HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval, for Xbox 360®, the video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3, and PC. Koch Media will distribute the title in Germany, Austria, Switzerland (including French and Italian versions), Spain, Scandinavia, Benelux, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval is set against the background of the historic Hundred Years' War, spanning various conflicts between England and France in the 14th and 15th centuries. HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval allows players to assume complete control of huge armies with more than 40 different units. From knights on horseback to infantry, French crossbowmen and English longbow archers, all units of the two warring factions are represented in the game, historically correct. Whether in campaign mode, a brief skirmish, or multiplayer mode, HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval offers precise, realistic recreations of medieval battles.
To round out this authentic, true-to-detail gaming experience, the game features video clips from the award-winning HISTORY programming library.
HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval is the second title in the highly successful Great Battles series, which saw its first appearance with the release of HISTORY™ Great Battles of Rome in 2007.
• Advanced graphics engine optimized for the capabilities of each platform
• Free form quest map that allows players to decide when and where to fight within a historical framework
• 70 Medieval battles, including 26 historical encounters from the Hundred Years war (like the well-known siege of Orléans or the Battle of Crécy)
• More than 40 different units all accurately researched and carefully modeled
Weapons and shields are added to each unit by the player, giving an almost infinite number of equipment combinations
• Over 100 unique skills to customize your squads.
About Koch Media
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 regions, and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
Slitherine is a privately funded and independent UK developer and publisher. Slitherine is dedicated to bringing highly playable and approachable strategygames to the mass market with a specific dedication to history of all ages. Slitherine Software is uniquely placed to deliver due to its experience within the industry and also the wider gaming community.
Internet site - www.slitherine.com
About History TM and History HD TM
HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning, original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture.
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