Hermosa Beach, Calif.- March 25, 2009 - Deep Silver, Inc. and Apogee Software today announced an open search for the next live-action Duke Nukem actor. One outstanding North American Duke will be chosen to represent the Duke Nukem Trilogy™ games hitting retail shelves this September. The talent contest will travel to three cities this spring, culminating at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June with the naming of a new Duke Nukem representative.
The three city contest will kick-off in New York in April and then move west to Los Angeles. The final leg of the contest will be in Dallas in May. Each stop will bring one finalist closer to being named the new live-action Duke Nukem. Aspiring Dukes will be judged on how well they personify the character's take-no-prisoners attitude. The final three Dukes will compete at a special event surrounding E3 and will end with the announcement of the new Duke.
For more information on the search for Duke and the Duke Nukem Trilogy, visit dukeisback.com.
The Duke Nukem Trilogy is comprised of three episodes: Critical Mass™, Chain Reaction™, and Proving Grounds™, and will be released sequentially beginning in September 2009 for Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.
About Apogee Software
Apogee Software, LLC, is a privately held Texas company, with a core team of industry experts in game development, publishing, and distribution. Apogee builds franchises around original IP, publishing content for retail and digital distribution on next-generation consoles, the PC, and mobile platforms.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all computer and video gamers who enjoy and share a passion for thrilling gameplay in modern game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to professionals and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published around 40 games since 2003, including the most successful adventure of 2006, Secret Files:Tunguska, the bestseller ANNO 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), the challenging CrossworDS knowledge puzzle game, the horse simulation Horse Life DS, and the soccer MMO World of Soccer Online. Current developments include Warhammer® - Battle March™ (in cooperation with Namco Bandai), the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (in cooperation with Ascaron), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the sinister Chernobyl shooter for PC, and the new game from the Piranha Bytes team. Deep Silver's own developing studio Deep Silver Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Ascaron, Braingame, D3P, G-Data, Gamelife, Kaspersky Lab, Lexware, Namco Bandai, Pinnacle, Square Enix, Sony Online Entertainment, System3, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns publishing and distribution branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the USA.www.kochmedia.com.
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Michael Meyers Public Relations
For Deep Silver, Inc.