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Bloodthirsty Fun Expected At Launch Event For Three New Dark And Mysterious PC Games

TRIPLE ADVENTURE GAME LAUNCH THIS THURSDAY IN LONDON

22nd April 2008

Ascaron Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive have invited gaming journalists to a triple game launch in London on Thursday 24th April, for three highly anticipated PC games. A Vampyre Story is a classic humorous adventure game with rich graphics, following a young vampire heroine’s exciting escapades; Dracula: Origin follows Professor Van Helsing around the world on his chilling quest for Dracula; and Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is a puzzling adventure, featuring the most famous detective in a battle of wits against a renowned and talented burglar.

A VAMPYRE STORY

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron / Focus Home

Web: www.vampyrestory-game.com

Developer: Autumn Moon Entertainment

Release date: September 2008

Price: TBC

PEGI: TBC

Format: PC

Genre: Point&Click Adventure

Mona De Lafitte is captured by vampire Baron Shrowdy Von Kiefer. Accompanied by her mischievous bat Froderick, Mona must escape the evil Baron’s clutches, facing a number of puzzling challenges on her way. In order to return to Paris and follow her dream of becoming a famous opera singer, Mona must learn to take advantage of her newly acquired vampire abilities. Point&Click gameplay and a highly refreshing graphical style make A Vampyre Story a compelling and engaging adventure.

DRACULA: ORIGIN

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron / Focus Home

Web: www.Dracula-Origin.com

Developer: Frogwares

Release date: 23rd May 2008

Price:?19.99

PEGI: 12+ (Expected)

Format: PC

Genre: Point&Click Adventure

Inspired by the world imagined by author Bram Stoker, Dracula: Origin features a rich storyline taking the player from London to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania. The game puts you in the role of the infamous vampire hunter, Van Helsing. Use Point&Click gameplay to explore the many gothic settings, solving puzzles and collecting clues in order to kill Dracula before he raises the dead.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: NEMESIS

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron / Focus Home

Web: www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com

Developer: Frogwares

Release date: 9th May 2008

Price: TBC

PEGI: 3+

Format: PC

Genre: Point&Click Adventure / Puzzle

Renowned French burglar Ars?ne Lupin comes to 19th century London with one goal in mind– to defy Scotland Yard and Sherlock Holmes. He will do this by stealing five priceless objects in five days from prestigious locations. Players will spend hours exploring an atmospheric 19th century London setting, interacting with over 40 characters from the Victorian era, and solving the many puzzling clues.

For further press information please contact:

Sarah Holden / Stephen Denton

Media Safari

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: sarahh@mediasafari.co.uk / stephend@mediasafari.co.uk

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 and SACRED.

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 and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, TrackMania United, and City Life 2008. www.ascaron.com

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France. www.focus-home.com

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