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Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver Announce 'DAKAR 18'

Official licensed Dakar Rally-Game Coming to Consoles and PC This Year

p>12 January 2017 -- Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver/Koch Media today announced a global distribution and co-publishing agreement for DAKAR 18. The cross-country rally racing game is aiming to be one of the biggest open worlds ever made in a racing game, coming to PlayStation®4, Xbox One - the all in one entertainment system from Microsoft - and PC in 2018. Based on the world famous annual rally - organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) in South America - DAKAR 18 is a realistic simulation of the biggest cross-country rally in the world, featuring a variety of vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SxS. Players will compete in fierce online multi-player battles as well as playing offline to harness and grow racing skills.

The official announcement CGI trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uD5mNX1Omws

Download the official announcement CGI trailer: https://we.tl/kbowYxNAQ8

We are proud to be partnering with A.S.O and Koch Media in order to bring a truly realistic DAKAR racing experience to players worldwide,” said Paulo J. Games, Game Director of Bigmoon Entertainment.

As the official developer of the project, we are sure that DAKAR 18 will be the finest representation of real life DAKAR in a video game.

DAKAR rally is known as the biggest cross-country rally, so BIGMOON is creating one of the biggest open worlds ever made in a racing simulation. DAKAR 18 is focused on the realism, promising stunning visuals faithfully represent every vehicle and driver of the DAKAR 2018 rally.

The game includes the major official Dakar manufacture teams, vehicles and pilots, the 5 racing class categories (Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads and SxS), and much more.

In addition, the game will feature a single player, online and offline multiplayer experience.

Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media states ”We are delighted to work with Bigmoon Entertainment’ on this promising title and look forward to bringing all our expertise to the project: Beyond that we look forward together to establishing the Dakar franchise in the racing community.

Dakar will not be a 2 weeks adventure anymore, the fans will have the opportunity to live it all year long by playing at this new game,” said Marc Coma, Sporting Director of Dakar.

More information about the Dakar 18 can be found here https://www.facebook.com/dakarthegame or on www.dakar.com

ABOUT BIGMOON ENTERTAINMENT

Since its foundation, BIGMOON has set a simple goal: develop and publish the best games  possible. The team loves great stories, fun characters, and innovative challenges. That’s why they put all their dedication and passion into creating and developing hardcore role-playing, action-adventure, horror and simulation games. Immersive worlds to discover and great characters are in their DNA. BIGMOON is an independent publisher and developer for all major platforms, including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. BIGMOON already developed other games such as Police Simulator 18, Demons Age, Syndrome, Trapped Dead: Lockdown, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action and produced art on some well-known racing games such WRC 5, WRC 3, MotoGP 13 and Flatout4.

For more information on BIGMOON, please visit: www.bigmoonstudios.com .

ABOUT A.S.O.

Amaury Sport Organisation is a company that owns, designs and organises top international sporting events. Specialised in the ‘non-stadia’ events, it has in-house knowledge of professions linked to organisation, media and sales of sports events.

A.S.O. organises 250 days of competition per year, with 80 events in 25 countries.

A.S.O. is involved in 5 major sports including cycling with Le Tour de France, motor sports with Le Dakar, sailing with Le Tour de France à la Voile, mass events with the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris and golf with the Lacoste Ladies Open de France.

Amaury Sport Organisation is a subsidiary of the Amaury Group, media and sport group that owns the newspaper L'Equipe. More information: http://www.aso.fr/us/homepage.html

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting 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 has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com  

ABOUT KOCH MEDIA

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States.

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