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Saturday - August 10, 2013
Deep Silver - Reddit AMA
Deep Silver hosted a Reddit AMA were Creative Director Guido Eickmeyer answered questions about Dead Island. Topics included why the game was delayed so much, the Zombie Bait special edition, and will there be a Dead Island part three?
Hey everyone! I'm Guido Eickmeyer, Creative Director at Deep Silver. I worked on Dead Island and Sacred 2, both of which are available in the Humble Deep Silver Bundle right now. Happy to answer your questions, so let's get started!
Wednesday - August 08, 2012
Deep Silver - Sacred 3 Next Year
You may recall Deep Silver acquired the "Sacred" brand from Ascaron's ashes in 2009 and Sacred 3 was quickly announced - though will no real details. Deep Silver has now announced a side-scroller titled Sacred Citadel that will foreshadow Sacred 3 in 2013. The press release:
Three warriors unite against an evil that threatens to enslave the once peaceful world of Ancaria. Lord Zane’s Ashen Empire has created an army of Grimmocs, modified Orc henchmen at war with the Seraphim. Only when these heroes unite and use their skills to support each other they will stand a chance!
Deep Silver today announced the side-scrolling action brawler Sacred Citadel, a new standalone title that is set in the rich universe of Sacred. Sacred Citadel will reinvent the familiar arcade feel of classic brawlers while setting a new standard for the future of side scrolling hack and slash games.
There are several playable character classes, such as the Safiri Warrior, the Ancarian Ranger and the Khukuri Shaman, each with a different skill set that can be further individualized through RPG features and collectible items. Each character will also have the ability to dual-wield two exchangeable weapons, use combo attacks and perform double jumps. All of which combines into a fluid and unique arcade game experience with sophisticated graphics and spectacular effects. The player will also be able to ride mounts, use war machines and spend his hard earned cash in towns all over the world of Sacred Citadel.
Sacred Citadel will also offer an engrossing multiplayer mode: as up to three players can join forces against their enemies in seamless drop-in/drop-out coop mode.
The events in Sacred Citadel will act as a prologue to the next chapter of the Sacred story and will unveil an intriguing secret about the Seraphim that will directly relate to the action RPG Sacred 3, currently in development by keen games and to be released in 2013.
Sacred Citadel will be out in 2013 as a digital download title for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through PLAYSTATION®Network, through Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and through Steam and other ESD partners.
Sacred Citadel is being developed by Southend Interactive.
Source: Blues News
Thursday - January 07, 2010
Deep Silver & Southpeak Form Strategic Alliance in NA
Looks like it's a bit more than just a simple marketing cooperation. Especially the last paragraph is juicy:
SouthPeak Interactive and Koch Media's Deep Silver Announce Strategic Alliance in North America
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. & LOS ANGELES, Jan 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SouthPeak Interactive Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: SOPK) and Deep Silver, Inc., a Koch Media Company, today announced that they will team up to bring next generation videogames from Deep Silver to North America. Deep Silver is the games label of the Koch Media Group, which is one of the largest publishers and distributor of videogames and DVD movies for European markets.
"We are pleased to partner with such a well-respected and established company as Koch Media/Deep Silver and excited to join with their experienced leadership team," said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak. "This strategic alliance gives us access to a great product line-up on all current generation platforms."
"SouthPeak instantly brings a great deal of market expertise in North America to our organization," said Geoff Mulligan, COO of Deep Silver. "Their team has a strong understanding of the product lifecycle including game development, marketing and retail placement. Most importantly, this alliance allows us to leverage their well established US publishing and distribution platform."
Under the agreement, SouthPeak will become the exclusive partner for Deep Silver in the Americas. As partial compensation for entering into this strategic alliance, Koch Media/Deep Silver will receive a minority stake in SouthPeak Corp.
Maybe the reports that Risen's retail availability in North America still had room for improvement were correct. ;)
Deep Silver / Koch Media handles at least two RPG brands: Sacred and Risen. New forum posts hint they'll also continue their cooperation with Piranha Bytes.
The full PR can be found for example on Southpeak's website.
Friday - August 21, 2009
Deep Silver - Takes Over Sacred Brand, Announces Sacred 3
Deep Silver's mother company Koch Media announced at their GC press conference that they've purchased the Sacred brand out of Ascaron's ashes. Sacred 3 is already in the works. This is no surprise for our readers, but now we have the official confirmation.
Koch Media also revealed some numbers. They expect an 18% revenue boost in the ongoing business year, breaking through the 300M EUR mark for the first time.
Found on GamesMarkt.de.
Monday - August 11, 2008
Deep Silver - GC Lineup
Deep Silver sent over their GC lineup - no surprises (unless you weren't counting on seeing Horse Life 2 yet ;) ):
Deep Silver & Partners at the Games Convention 2008
Larger exhibition spaces in the exhibition hall and the Business Center
Deep Silver & Partners are presenting a broad range of different games for every taste at the Leipzig Games Convention 2008. From long-awaited action RPGs to thrilling adventures, from the fantastic Japanese RPGs to dark RPG first-person shooters, from educational handheld games for a young audience to challenging strategy games – Deep Silver and its Partners will offer all of this to the visitors of the Games Convention 2008.
On each day of the convention, there will be live presentations with the game developers, trailers and video shows as well as numerous other surprises that will take place at Deep Silver's exhibition booth, on an area of over 440 sqm (approx. 4736 sq.ft), which is even larger than in the previous year.
Visitors can experience the following titles at the Deep Silver booth in Hall 3, Booth A02:
Cursed Mountain: For Wii™ only: The survival horror game that takes place in the Himalayas gives the ultimate thrill. The presentation at the Deep Silver booth will give visitors a chill – guaranteed! (Action adventure; Wii) Publisher: Deep Silver
Secret Files 2 – Puritas Cordis: The second part of the Secret Files series (Adventure; PC) Publisher: Deep Silver
Risen: The developers of the Piranha Bytes team will be on stage in several presentations to answer questions about their new RPG hit. Publisher: Deep Silver
Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel: The sequel to the most successful German role-playing game of all time (Action RPG; PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / Deep Silver
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky: A unique blend of action-packed first-person shooting and complex role-playing against the backdrop of the contaminated zone surrounding the Chernobyl power plant (FPS; PC) Publisher: GSC Game World / Deep Silver
X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system. (space strategy; PC) Publisher: Deep Silver
Deep Silver will be presenting exciting new games for young gamers at a separate booth in the children's area, Hall 2, Booth K12:
Let's Play range: Titles such as Let's Play Teacher, Let's Play Vet, and Let's Play Fashion Designer (Nintendo DS) Publisher: Deep Silver
Horse Life 2: The sequel in the horse simulation series, exceptional in both visuals and game-play (Nintendo DS) Publisher: Game Life / Deep Silver
Baby Life: In Baby Life the player takes care of its own, unique baby. As a parent your task is to help the baby grow from 9 months until it is 15 months old. (Nintendo DS) Publisher: Game Life / Deep Silver
More information and current news on Deep Silver and its partners is available from the website http:/live.deepsilver.com.
Wednesday - May 07, 2008
Deep Silver North America Opens
It seems we have forgotten to post this interesting news for RPG fans last week. You have probably seen it everywhere else:
Deep Silver North America
Hermosa Beach, Calif. -- Apr 30, 2008 -- Deep Silver, Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment software for PC and consoles and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, today announced the opening of their office in the Los Angeles metro area. The office will serve as headquarters for US sales and marketing activities, as well as North American developer relations.
"The opening of our United States office represents an important milestone in the development of Koch Media," commented Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. "In the last five years, Deep Silver was able to successfully position itself as a quality brand, and now enters the North American market with its own branch office. With a presence in the USA, we can market our own products more efficiently, all over the world."
"Opening an office in America means establishing Deep Silver in the world's largest market for games," said Cathy Tische, vice president of sales and marketing at Deep Silver. "The geographical location right in the center of the American games industry is ideal for future growth, and for building a network of business partners."
Deep Silver, Inc. is located at 2615 Pacific Coast Highway #225, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2250, USA.
In the past years, Koch Media recorded continuously growing sales. The overall turnover of the entire Koch Media group grew by double-digit percentages each year. The Koch Media group's annual sales volume for the year 2007 came to 231 million euros [That´s circa $331M; ed.]. In 2007, Deep Silver Vienna was founded as the first own development studio; the focus is clearly on own brands and multi-platform products with global market potential. The US expansion reinforces Koch Media's position as a leading independent publisher.
Deep Silver is a mayor player on the German market and an increasing force in many other European countries. Their listed titles include:
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R - Clear Sky
- RPB (working title) by Piranha Bytes
- Sacred 2
- A lot of games by Square Enix.
- Their own adventure line (Secret Files: Tunguska, Perry Rhodan)
- Titles from just about every bigger publisher for their budget line.
Source: Blues News
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