Basingstoke, England â€“ 29th June 2006 â€“ Koch Media UK is pleased to announce today a distribution deal with Virgin Play.
Continuing a hungry acquisition campaign Koch Media has secured the UK distribution rights for Deadâ€™nâ€™Furious on Nintendo DS and Final Armada on PSP and PS2.
â€œItâ€™s our aim to expand our console portfolio with quality titles, and the new products on DS and PSP from Virgin Play are great games to get excited aboutâ€ commented Craig McNicol, MD of Koch Media
â€˜We are very pleased to have found the best possible partner to distribute our products in the UK. We are confident that this will be the beginning of a long and prosperous relationship for both companies.â€™ said Francisco Encinas, Managing Director of Virgin Play.
Both Deadâ€™nâ€™Furious and Final Armada will be available in Q4 2007
About Koch Media UK - Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including NINTENDO. For publishers not in the UK, KOCH MEDIA exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles. Under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit www.kochmedia.co.uk
About Virgin PLAY - Virgin Interactive's Spanish office opened its doors in 1995, lead by Mariele Isidoro and Francisco Encinas. VIE Ltd. fused with Interplay Europa in February, 1999. The result was an acquisition by the group Titus in December, 1999. In May of 2002 Tim Chaney and Francisco Encinas led the purchase of the Spanish company becoming Virgin PLAY, distributing companies as Midway, Ignition (SNK), Koch Media, Koei, etc.. In line with their strategy to become a videogame publisher, the company published its first project Torrente 3: El Protector in 2005, followed by Dead nâ€™ Furious and Final Armada in 2006. The brand V.2 Play was created in 2007 to continue with its expansion into publishing. www.virginplay.es