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September 17th, 2010, 14:46
Alrik points to a post on the Demonicon forums from PR Manager Kabuto, who says an investor has been found and development has been secured. The Google translation isn't very good and the investor is unnamed but it sounds like good news for fans of this TDE game.
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September 17th, 2010, 14:46
It also says there'll be an announcement soon.

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September 17th, 2010, 15:35
Good news (thanks for enlightening me about Demonicon, Marc - always thought it'd be a dump Diablo Clone Action Title ;-)
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September 17th, 2010, 18:21
Great. I hope they don't fuck up the game, because of console port. Otherwise it looks like a real nice game…



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September 17th, 2010, 22:42
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that's some serious photoshopping at work.
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September 18th, 2010, 05:32
Those are pre-alpha screens. Not too surprised at the shop job. They were released several months ago. Di-spite the shop job, I really like the art direction. Looks good.
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September 18th, 2010, 12:18
German mag "Gamestar" still descrfibes it as an [Blizzard Action-RPG]-like game, whereas the TGC still denies that.

It reminds me very much of a similar thing happening to Armalion.

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September 18th, 2010, 12:53
Originally Posted by Ergonpandilus View Post
Great. I hope they don't fuck up the game, because of console port. Otherwise it looks like a real nice game…
Style of the second picture looks very much like Drakensang…which can only be good.
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September 21st, 2010, 13:41
Kalypso has bought them.

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September 21st, 2010, 13:48
Yes, it's official. Silver Style will probably be closed. The team moves to a new studio owned by Kalypso. Release: Q1/12.
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September 21st, 2010, 14:57
YADC (Yet Another Diablo Clone)
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September 21st, 2010, 15:28
Is that a bad or a good thing? I've had no bad experience with Kalypso, although I'll admit I've had almost zero experience.
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Originally Posted by wolfing View Post
YADC (Yet Another Diablo Clone)
Still undecided. we just know too little about it.

@Dwagginz : Kalypso is relatively stable, but I must admit that they are indeed buying a bit too much too fast.

They have revived several good-running franchises, for example Tropico.

Plus, they are working on "Dungeons" now.

My - purely personal - impression is that of a stable, a tiny bit conservative company … I have the impression that they only buy what seems to look relatively successful for them, like The Patrician, which is a relatively well-known game series within Germany.

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September 22nd, 2010, 05:02
Originally Posted by Dwagginz View Post
Is that a bad or a good thing? I've had no bad experience with Kalypso, although I'll admit I've had almost zero experience.
I don't see a reason why this should be necessarily bad.

Kalypso seems to (a) grow quickly but (b) develop quite conservative products based on established franchises (Tropico, Patrician, etc.).
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September 22nd, 2010, 10:48
I see, I see. I think the only Kalypso "product" I have is the Space Unlimited Compilation (Although I do want to try The First Templar).

I've seen them around a little bit, especially lately with (As you said, Gorath) Tropico and Patrician, so I wasn't entirely sure if they were a "good" company (Like 1C or Paradox) or a "bad" one.
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