4th February 2009
King’s Bounty: The Legend, a knight saga that blends role-playing adventure and battle strategy in a fantasy land, will be released on February 13th 2009 by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment. The critically acclaimed* game requires players to command an army as they siege castles, conquer enemy territories and battle with ruthless beings. Supernatural allies, known as the Spirits of Rage, can be called upon to defeat ruthless armies and achieve victory for King and country.
The army will travel across land and sea, as well as underground, journeying through forests and caves to get to castles, villages and swamps. Hostile castles must be stormed for the player to expand the King’s realm and create a base, where supplies, extra troops and skills can be acquired. A hexagonal battle strategy sequence is played out, with a diverse army of humans, pirates, dwarves, hyenas and other species able to use their unique skills to slay enemies and ensure victory.
To triumph against complex enemies during more intense and arduous battles, players may need to summon the Spirits of Rage, a set of gods that can be commanded to destroy anything that lies in their path. The Spirits of Rage include:
• Zerock, Stone Spirit - A huge creature, whose attacks inflict massive physical damage, breaching any defences and crushing even the most brutal enemies.
• Lina, Ice Spirit - Battle sorceress from a magical world who has lost her body in a brutal battle. She will fire magical ice orbs and thorns at the enemy.
• Reaper, Death Spirit - Sinister and powerful keeper of the Temple of Time, the Reaper has power over time and space.
• Sleem, Swamp Spirit - This scaly monster has the power to poison swamps and its inhabitants.
For more information on King’s Bounty: The Legend visit the website
Publisher: Nobilis / Ascaron Entertainment
Release date: February 13th 2009
Genre: RPG / Turn Based Combat
Notes to Editor
*Critically acclaimed: http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/939197.asp?q=Kings%20bounty
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, SACRED and SACRED 2.
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 andBlitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, TrackMania United and City Life 2008.
Nobilis, a Lyon based producer, publisher, and distributor of video games (PC, Xbox360TM, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and Interactive DVDs) and video game accessories, was founded in 2001. Nobilis Publishing has developed successful games such as:“My Baby Boy®” and“My baby Girl®” (Nintendo DS™),” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2),“The Secrets of Da Vinci™”(PC),“Cleopatra™” (PC), and the famous franchises:“Hotel Giant” and“Moto Racer” with over 8 million units sold to date. Nobilis has several distribution subsidiaries in France (Lyon), Spain (Madrid), Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg (Bruxelles), and an office in Italy (Rome). Nobilis Publishing games are already sold in over 40 different countries with the most prominent partners. Nobilis is also a producer/distributor of accessories thanks to its own brand: Subsonic, a symbol of quality and innovation. These accessories are available for the following platforms: Xbox 360™, PSP™, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, and Nintendo Wii™. Official website: www.group-nobilis.com
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