October 31st 2008
Deep Silver, the game label of Koch Media, and Gammick Entertainment, today announce the signing of a publishing agreement for the game Elite Forces: Unit 77 for the Nintendo DS™ in North and South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and the French overseas territories, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.
In Elite Forces: Unit 77 a series of mysterious disappearances of high profile personalities from the worlds of science, industry and entertainment reveal a horrific global terrorist threat. With the clock running and the lives of the hostages and millions of others in danger, the international community’s last hope lies with an extremely covert and highly specialized military team: Unit 77. Made up of four professionals who are the best in the world at what they do, Unit 77 must combine their skills to stop world destruction at the hands of terrorists.
Elite Forces: Unit 77 for Nintendo DS is a game of action and strategy in which the player must wisely use the abilities of all four members of Unit 77 to overcome the terrorist threat and they are: Bill "The Drill" Matic technology specialist and legendary hacker; Kendra Chase, ex-government black-ops agent and the most accurate sniper on Earth; TK Richter, jet pilot and explosives expert, and Dag Hammer, a hulking heavy artillery soldier capable of incredible physical feats.
The group must infiltrate the bases where terrorists hold the famous hostages, each base is set up in one of the most treacherous and remote places on Earth. Unit 77 must battle their way through inhospitable jungles, scorching deserts and endure harsh and deadly arctic conditions as they fight to rescue the hostages and defeat the terrorists.
The countdown has begun, and it’s time for the brave and the few. Will you become a terrorist’s victim or do you have what it takes to be on the team of Elite Forces?
The game is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2009.
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
About Gammick Entertainment
GAMMICK Entertainment S.L. is a videogame production company at the heart of the growing Spanish videogame sector. Gammick aims to oversee and nurture the productions of international video game development companies.
Gammick is based in Barcelona and is supported by one of the top five communications groups in the world. Gammick is committed to working with both development teams and international publishers. Our team includes specialists with up to fifteen years' experience in video game development, production and international distribution.
The production company has solid backing, extensive know-how and attractive production projects that confirms it’s potential. The twin premises of fun and profitability underline the company’s commitment to produce titles that are easy to play, with direct and immediate satisfaction for the player which ensures success for the publisher.
Abylight, a videogame company based in Barcelona, was founded in 2004 by 4 professionals with more than 20 years of experience. Since its creation, Abylight has developed 11 successful Mobile Phone games, which includes the latest 2 editions of the Dakar rally championship published by Electronic Arts. All Abylight products are developed in-house, including conception, design, development, Q.A. and porting. The company is now focusing on the development of console games, including the Nintendo DS platform.
NINTENDO DS IS A TRADEMARK OF NINTENDO.
For further information, please contact:
Koch Media / Deep Silver
Amy Curtin ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head of Marketing and PR
Tel: ++44 870 027 6524
Christopher James Stevens ( email@example.com)
Tel: ++44 870 027 6505