X2: The Return Screens #3

Eleven screenshots from X2: The Return, the expansion pack for X2: The Threat, have been added in our gallery. This expansion pack, which adds many exciting new features and involves players in a thrilling new storyline", will be available in February 2005.
X² - THE RETURN "The best space game ever . . ." returns BASINGSTOKE, England (August 19th 2004) - International software publisher DEEP SILVER and German games developer EGOSOFT are delighted to announce at Leipzig Games Convention, their continued collaboration over the X² franchise. The launch of the new expansion pack, X²- THE RETURN is set for FEB 2005. Enhancing and extending the gameplay of the award winning X²- THE THREAT; the expansion pack adds many exciting new features and involves players in a thrilling new storyline. "We are delighted to be working once again with EGOSOFT and furthering the X² franchise," commented Craig McNicol, Managing Director of DEEP SILVER's parent KOCH MEDIA. "X²- THE THREAT was a phenomenal success across Europe, achieving high sales positions and receiving acclaim from specialist press. The expansion pack will further players enjoyment of this fantastic game." "EGOSOFT are excited to continue their relationship with publisher, DEEP SILVER," said Bernd Lehahn, Managing Director of EGOSOFT. "X² - The Return will further extend the free roaming universe, combining it with a greatly improved, intense storyline and innovative new game play styles. X² - The Threat took space trading gaming to the next level. X² - The Return will give players an even greater experience." "The best space game ever" "... the finest game to strap on its space-trading boots since Elite." - PC ZONE 92% FEB Developed by EGOSOFT and published by DEEP SILVER, X²- THE RETURN is exclusively distributed world wide (excluding North America) by KOCH MEDIA. For additional information visit the official X² website at: www.x2thethreat.com -ENDS- ABOUT DEEP SILVER: Deep Silver is the recently established games publishing division of KOCH Media. Headed up in the UK by Geoff Glendenning (ex-head of marketing for SCEE UK), the label launched in 2003 with a policy of recruiting passionate gamers to work closely with International developers and publishers to bring groundbreaking and creative projects to market. Recent launches include the award winning X2: The Threat along with the innovatively quirky; Singles: Flirt up your Life. For further information on DEEP SILVER and their upcoming products, visit www.deepsilver.net About EGOSOFT: EGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of the oldest game development companies from Germany. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and constantly improves the level of freedom in the X Universe. For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit http://www.egosoft.com