Ridgewood, NJ, May 10, 2011– Kalypso Media, a global publisher of award-winning Windows PC and console games, is thrilled to announce the North American release of the highly anticipated action/adventure game The First Templar for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The First Templar will also be available as a digital purchase through multiple portals in the coming days. For more information please visit http://home.thefirsttemplar-game.com/us/index.php. ;
The First Templar is a co-operative action adventure game, set in a dark and gritty portrayal of the late 13th Century during the Crusade where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and once noble knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.
Follow the path of two unlikely heroes on their search for the Holy Grail. The young French Templar Celian teams up with the noble lady and proclaimed heretic Marie to unveil a grand conspiracy within the Order of the Knights Templar. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn including the Saracen, King Philip of France and the Holy Inquisition.
The First Templar offers a captivating campaign that can be enjoyed alone or cooperatively with a friend. When playing solo, the player can switch freely between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any time, a second player may join in and take control of the second hero.
About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns three development studios– Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.
Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, and Dungeons for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include The First Templar, Tropico 4 and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.
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Head of PR, Kalypso Media USA
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