BASINGSTOKE, England (September 12th 2005) â€“ KOCH MEDIA announce their partnership with DREAMCATCHER GAMES and THE ADVENTURE COMPANY to distribute a diverse range of entertainment titles throughout 2005. Titles include the conspiracy thriller COLD WAR for PC CDROM / XboxÂ® and the XboxÂ® adaptation of the award winning first-person shooter, PAINKILLER. KOCH Media has secured the rights for UK.
"We are positively delighted to partner with Koch Media" says Simon Vivien, Marketing Director EMEA for DreamCatcher/The Adventure Company. "Koch has an undisputable track-record in the marketing and distribution of games in the UK. This offers the perfect ramp for our Christmas hits, from Painkiller on Xbox to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None for the PC."
â€œWe are extremely pleased to be working with Dreamcatcher and The Adventure Companyâ€ commented Craig McNicol, Managing Director of KOCH Media. â€œThe portfolio offers quality, entertainment titles, with a delectable mixture of gaming genres across multiple formats.â€
PAINKILLER: HELL WARS
Stranded in a place between Heaven and Hell, your time of judgement is at hand. The underworld is on the verge of unholy war, and you are but a pawn in the infernal battle. As you fight for your purification, the truths behind the deceptions are revealed.
Painkiller is an award-winning, first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy a gamerâ€™s hunger for intense, fast-paced action. Itâ€™s an adrenaline addictâ€™s nightmare, where hellish monsters swarm in seemingly endless mobs. The proprietary PAIN Engine puts out an unbelievable high polygon count, while adding increased texture quality within a totally fantastical setting. Rag-doll physics, deformable and interactive environments, combo weapons and full multiplayer support breeds a new existence into the afterlife.
Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter, a freelance journalist, who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Twelve hours after arriving in Moscow for a routine story, Carter has been stripped of all his possessions, beaten unconscious and thrown into the KGBâ€™s political prison. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.
Featuring strong espionage and stealth gameplay, interact within a non-linear 1980â€™s Soviet setting complete with hidden paths, secret passageways, assassination plots and government conspiracies
AGATHA CHRISTIE: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Agatha Christieâ€™s world-famous novel, And Then There Were None, is brought to the PC with all of its original baffling suspense!
10 people, strangers to each other, are invited to a lavish estate on an island. Through a recording, their mysterious host accuses each of his â€˜guestsâ€™ of murder and proceeds to exact â€˜justice.â€™ The tension mounts as, one-by-one, the number of people are reduced through the ingenious plotting of the unseen killer. Prepare to play the video game based on the Best Selling Murder Mystery of All Time!
Featuring breathtaking third-person graphics designed to immerse your senses into this thrilling mystery and stretch the furthest limits of your imagination.
JULES VERNE: JOURNEY TO THE MOON
Open your mind and let your imagination run wild as you embark on a fascinating journey to a far off star...
An epic graphic adventure set in the 19th century of the fantastic and extravagant universe of Jules Verne. Following the best-selling adventure game â€œReturn to Mysterious Islandâ€ comes a new and enthralling instalment in the Jules Verne collection inspired by novels â€œFrom the Earth to the Moonâ€ and â€œAround the Moonâ€.
SECRET OF THE LOST CAVERN
In 15,000 B.C., strange symbols found while hunting remind Arok of an encounter with a charismatic traveller a long time ago. In order for him to find his long-forgotten friend, the most brilliant painter of Prehistoric times, Arok begins a long and perilous journey.
Play as Arok and enter a fascinating and bewitching Stone Age adventure. Learn about Prehistoric life, follow the path of your mentor and work with him to recreate the paintings of the renowned Lascaux Cave.
Will you be able to come through our ancestorsâ€™ secrets and survive in this wild and harsh world? Secret of the Lost Cavern was Nominated by Gamespot as E3â€™s 2005 finalist â€œBest of Show - Adventureâ€.
SQUAD ASSAULT WEST FRONT
Enter a massive, World War II, real-time, 3D strategy game and master all the tactical aspects of the battlefield to the battlefield to defeat your enemy!
As a commander donâ€™t let loose of any detail between terrain topography, armour resistance, strategic placements and even troopsâ€™ morale for the enemy wonâ€™t forget to take advantage of it. Check out the superior A.I. as soldiers react realistically to situations and the environment around them, but keep in mind your men will require your entire focus to lead them to glory!
METALHEART: REPLICANTS RAMPAGE
After a magnetic storm, Sheris Sheridan and Lanthan Signey find themselves lost on an unknown planet. Protion, as they soon discover itâ€™s called, is the most valuable asset of a tyrannical empire for it is the only source of Tactonium, a super powerful combustible. Compose with the 4 races populating the planet, unite the humans, mutants, cyborgs and nomads and lead them to overthrow the evil Empire so you can get back home.
Explore the depth of a doomed planet in an epic quest to get back home. In-between you and the spaceport stands a tyrannical Empire enslaving the whole population.
Metal Heart will bring you to the edge of civilisation, where cold steel humanoids border with humanity, where humanity becomes cold steel.
UK RELEASE SCHEDULE
SECRET OF THE LOST CAVERN 23rd September 2005
SQUAD ASSAULT WEST FRONT 23rd September 2005
METALHEART: REPLICANTS RAMPAGE 23rd September 2005
COLD WAR 21st October 2005
AGATHA CHRISTIE: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 25th November 2005
PAINKILLER: HELL WARS November 2005
JULES VERNE: JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE MOON November 2005
Published by DreamCatcher Games and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA, additional information can be found by visiting the official DreamCatcher Games website at: http://www.dreamcatchergames.com
ABOUT KOCH MEDIA UK:
Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a range of titles for home console gaming systems, and personal computers. Based in Basingstoke, under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming, lifestyle and educational software. Additionally it has exclusive distribution contracts with both games and software publishers who utilise KOCHâ€™s expansive sales, press and marketing resources to maximise sales success. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit www.kochmedia.co.uk
About DreamCatcher :
DreamCatcher Interactive is a fast-growing worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for both core and casual gamers. Established in 1996, the company markets its products under two popular brands: DreamCatcher Games, featuring the critically acclaimed, best-selling PC game Painkiller; and The Adventure Company, one of the worldâ€™s leading publishers of PC adventure games. DreamCatcherâ€™s head office is located in Toronto, Canada. The company also services European, Middle Eastern and Australasian territories through its international office based in Paris, France. Visit http://www.dreamcatchergames.com for more information.