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·  The Last Oricru  - New trailer

·  Pathfinder – One million copies sold

·  Maneater – Truth Quest out now

·  Clid the Snail – Out now on PS4

·  Hot Wheels Universe – Ongoing content plan + image

Clid The Snail is out now for PlayStation 4

Thestory-focused top-down shooter is now available on the PlayStation Store. 

Theale, UK, 31August 2021 –Koch Media, a leading global publishing partner,and developer Weird Beluga, are proud to announce that the top-down shooterClid The Snailhas officially been released and is now available on the PlayStation Store.

Thetrailer forClid The Snail can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63IaQT4VGiM

Clid The Snail is an innovative top-down shooter with a narrative focus and a methodical, mindful approach to combat. Players will join the troublesome snailClidand help him and a peculiar gang of outcasts defeat the slug plague that is ravaging their world.

In addition to a delightfully grim environment ready to be explored, players will experience a vast array of weapons, mechanics, and puzzles that will encourage creative and strategic gunplay.

Clid The Snail is now available exclusively on the PlayStation Store for £15.99.

Title: Clid The Snail

Platform:  PlayStation 4
Genre: Top-down Shooter
Developer: Weird Beluga
Co-Publisher: Koch Media
Release Date: August 31st, 2021

About Weird Beluga Studio

Weird Beluga Studio S.L. is a video game developer company from Madrid, founded in 2019 by 5 friends from college. WBS is developing its first game, winner of the VI edition of PlayStation Talents Awards: ClidThe Snail.Weird Beluga's twitter: https://twitter.com/BelugaWeird

About Koch Media

The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.

The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong. 

The Koch Media Group owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków,Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.  

Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.

Uncover the Mysteries of the Deep in Maneater: Truth Quest

Out Now for PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S

Tripwire InteractiveLaunches Meaty First Downloadable Content for Maneater the Award-winning, Action-RPG(shARKPG)

Developer and publisherTripwire Interactiveannounced today the launch ofManeater: Truth Quest, the firstdownloadable content (DLC)for Maneater, the award-winning Action-RPG (shARkPG) where you play as a shark!Outnowfor the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S console systems, and PC (via Steam andEpic Games Store), the Maneater: Truth Quest DLC requiresthe completed base game, Maneater, to play, and isavailable for £12.99 MSRP with aPEGI 18 rating. Players looking for the best bang for their bite, can also look forward to the Maneater Apex Edition, which includes the base game, Maneater,plus the Maneater: Truth Quest DLC, available for £42.99.

Following the dramatic conclusion in Maneater, the titular and evolved bull shark protagonist and journalist/narrator Trip Westhaven return in Maneater: Truth Quest, an all-new adventure that takes players to Plover Island off the coast of Port Clovis – and comes packed with new evolutions, challenges, wildlife, and more! Players will once again take control of the apex predator of the sea to Eat, Explore and Evolve their way to the top of the food chain. 

“The long wait is finally over! Over a year ago we launched Maneater, and the community response has been fantastic,” said Sean McBride, Creative Director at Tripwire Interactive. “The team has been hard at work and Truth Quest is finally here! With it, we have tons of new challenges, an entirely new area to explore, lots and lots of new things to eat, and evolutions unlock. Find out what Scaly Pete was referring to when the locals talked about 'Gub'ment Experiments' lurking the waters of Port Clovis. Bring a tin foil hat, because you are about to swim deep down the rabbit hole of conspiracy and military coverups. Trip Westhaven is going to blow this whole thing wide open!”

Maneater: Truth Quest Key Features Include:        New Story

o   Play through a new full narrative, story-based expansion as Trip Westhaven (voiced by Chris Parnell; SNL, 30 Rock, Rick and Morty) is back to narrate, having now been relegated to the online video streaming platform “ViewTube.”

The originalManeater is a single player, open-world action-RPG (ShARkPG) where YOU are the shark. Starting as a small bull shark pup you are tasked with surviving the harsh world while eating your way up the ecosystem. To do this, you will explore a large and varied open world encountering diverse enemies -- both human and wildlife. Find the right resources and you can grow and evolve far beyond what nature intended, allowing the player to tailor the shark to their play style. This is fortunate, because to get revenge on the cruel fisherman that dismembered you will take evolving into a massive shark, an apex predator of legends. Eat. Explore. Evolve. 

For more details on Maneater: Truth Quest, please visit the official website – and follow the developers at Tripwire Interactive on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch.tv, and Instagram

Maneater ©2020-2021 by Tripwire Interactive; Maneater: Truth Quest ©2021 by Tripwire Interactive. Maneater® is a registered trademark of Tripwire Interactive in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and their logos belong to their respective owners. All rights reserved. 

Maneater: Truth Quest is downloadable content for Maneater; may be sold separately. Maneater is required to play associated downloadable content. Players must have completed the main game in order to access and play the Maneater: Truth Quest DLC.  

About Tripwire Interactive

Formed in 2005 as a humble independent developer founded by gamers who found success in the video game modding community, Tripwire Interactive has developed and self-published multiple critically acclaimed titles in the wildly popular Killing Floor and Rising Storm franchises, which have collectively sold over 20 million units to date. The studio’s latest project, Maneater, breaks new ground in the popular action RPG genre and finds players taking on the role of a deadly shark with the uncanny ability to evolve as it feeds. 

Since then, Tripwire Interactive has expanded its business with the publishing division, Tripwire Presents, turning its experience and resources to include publishing titles spanning multiple platforms and genres from other talented independent studios. Tripwire Presents aims to help like-minded independent studios bring their titles to market, including Chivalry 2 developed by Torn Banner Studios, Espire 1: VR Operative developed by Digital Lode, and Road Redemption developed by EQ Games and Pixel Dash Studios. 

All product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.

PATHFINDER: KINGMAKER HITS ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous revealslaunch trailer during gamescom 2021 

Prime Matter and Owlcat Games are excited to announce that critically acclaimed CRPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker has reached 1 million sales worldwide on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. 

Launched in September 2018 Pathfinder: Kingmaker started out as a Kickstarter project and is based on the tabletop Pathfinder Adventure Path campaign of the same name.

This announcement coincided with the unveiling of the launch trailer for the upcoming indirect sequel Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. https://youtu.be/rVmMe0GVvm0  The trailer was revealed during gamescom 2021 and features brand new gameplay footage. 

Owlcat Games and META Publishing will launch Pathfinder: The Wrath of the Righteous worldwide on PC on 2 September 2021; with the PlayStation 4 andXbox One editions hitting stores 1 March 2022.  

Pre-orders for the PC version are available onSteam, Epic Games Store, andGOG for £42.99.

Prime Matter, Koch Media’s premium gaming label, will distribute the physical console versions.

About Owlcat Games

Owlcat Games was founded in 2016 by a group of developers united by their love of CRPGs. The team is led by veteran game designers behind titles like Heroes of Might and Magic V, Silent Storm, Etherlords, Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul and other games. Team members also took part in the development of popular MMO titles, Allods Online and Skyforge. The first project unveiled by Owlcat Games was 2018’s Pathfinder: Kingmaker, an isometric computer RPG based on the highly popular Pathfinder pen-and-paper roleplaying game by Paizo Inc. The success of Kingmaker has allowed them to continue working with Paizo on a new Pathfinder adventure, Wrath of the Righteous. 

About META Publishing

META Publishing is a rising video game label powered by industry veterans and gaming enthusiasts worldwide. We do not only publish games but create unique relations between the game and the players. With love and passion for games, we cater to developers’ needs and help them make each game shine! 

About Prime Matter

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Prime Matter is the premium gaming label dedicated to delivering a range of diverse and immersive games from amazing game development talent all around the globe. Working across projects of all styles, scopes and sizes, single-player, co-op to live ops, from producing to publishing, from ambitious teams taking their first step that need full support without compromising their dream to larger established successful studios searching that next step in the global market and building of brands. Prime Matter looks to lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences. Prime Matter is a proud member of the Koch Media Group. 

About Paizo

Paizo Inc. is one of the world’s leading hobby game publishers. Since 2002, millions of players have joined the goblin army by playing the Pathfinder® and Starfinder® roleplaying games across tabletops, at conventions, at their favorite local game store, and digitally on virtual tabletops. Paizo.com is an online retail hobby destination for millions of gamers that carries the latest products from top hobby game publishers. Players also find accessories, like dice and maps, miniatures, T-shirts, goblin plush toys, and the newest releases to quickly replenish those adventuring supplies for the next dungeon run.

Studio GoldKnights reveals brand new “The Last Oricru” Gamescom trailer 

Prime Matter and GoldKnights are excited to reveal a newglimpse of gameplay of their upcoming debut title, the action RPG “The Last Oricru”. The Last Oricru releases digitally in 2022 on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and drags players into the bloody civil war of supremacy on Wardenia. The singleplayer and co-op experience combines meaningful story choices with a demanding and skill-based combat system that will challenge players both 1-on-1 and in mass battles against multiple enemies. 

It’s dangerous to go alone – The Last Oricruoffers a Co-op system that can be accessed after the tutorial for the entirety of the game. Ahop-in/hop-out system allows a second player tojump into the action at any time and drop out again just as easily.A level match makes sure to offer a smooth experience. The Co-op system offers another integral layer to the game and allows for special chain reactions with your co-op partner, new paths& puzzles that can be tackled and even special boss traps that couldn’t be activated alone. 

To celebrate the occasion Prime Matter and GoldKnightslaunched the TLO Steam page and once again invite player to check it out for more info and to wishlist the game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1663640/The_Last_Oricru/

The new “The Last Oricru” Gamescom trailer gives another taste of what awaits us in 2022! 

What the trailer here: https://youtu.be/8w0S8KfUaM4 [youtu.be]

About The Last Oricru 

The Last Oricru is an action RPG with a strong emphasis on dynamic storytelling and player choices. Waking up in the living and breathing Sci-Fi/Medieval world of Wardenia, players find themselves in the middle of a massive civil war over supremacy on the planet. Tough combat, massive fights and a dark conspiracy overshadow the once so peaceful area. Choose your own path, side with the different factions or betray them, influence the outcome of the war as Your Choice Matters! The Last Oricru is designed as both a single-player and a coop experience.

About GoldKnights

GoldKnights was founded in 2015 by Creative Director Pavel J. Strnad with a vision to build an epic gaming saga, joined later by Executive Producer Vladimir Gersl (Activision, Sony) to help utilize the potential of the studio to the fullest. A nearly 40 heads strong team, combines experienced professionals (PUBG, Keen Software House, NapNok Games, Ubisoft) with go-getting juniors, creating a unique mix of know-how and passion. Together they are working on their first title, action RPG The Last Oricru. 

About Prime Matter

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Prime Matter the premium gaming label dedicated to delivering a range of diverse and immersive games from amazing gaming development talent all around the globe.

Working across projects of all styles, scopes and sizes, single-player, co-op to live ops, from producing to publishing, from ambitious teams taking their first step that need full support without compromising their dream to larger established successful studios searching that next step in the global market and building of brands.

Prime Matter looks to lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences. Prime Matter is a proud member of the Koch Media Group. 

About Koch Media 

The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  

The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Prime Matter, Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels. 

Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong. 

The Koch Media Group owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków,Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands), DigixArt (Montpellier, France).Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.  

Koch Media is an Embracer Group company. 

Mattel and Milestone Reveal OngoingContent Plan for Hot Wheels Unleashed™

Featuring iconic brands such as Barbie®, DC™, Masters of the Universe®, Street Fighter and OEMs like Aston Martin, BMW and many others, the post-launch plan will expand the popculture universe of Hot Wheels Unleashed™!

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Milestone, a leading global racing game developer, today unveiledplansto unlock ongoing special content forHot Wheels Unleashed.Three Hot Wheels™ Passes will unlock a set of special DLC content fromHot Wheels originals as well as from Barbie, DC™, Masters of the Universe, Street Fighter™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and OEMs like Aston Martin, BMW and McLaren™ and many others.Free and premium DLCs will also be released periodically, and may feature vehicles, track builder modules, customization items and exclusive themed expansion sets introducing new environments. Players will also have the chance to join Racing Seasons, limited-time challenges with new vehicles and special rewards.

Hot Wheels Pass Vol. 1will be available at launch and includes ten vehicles coming from brands like Barbie, DC™, Street Fighter™and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, three customization packs and three track builder modules.It will alsoinclude aBatman DLCexpansion from DC™.Details on HOT WHEELS - Batman Expansion and Hot Wheels Passes Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 will be announced at a later date.

Hot Wheels Unleashed will feature 66 vehicles from some of the most iconic pop culture brands at launch such as the Batmobile from DC™, Party Wagon from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Snoopy from Peanuts, K.I.T.T. from NBC’s Knight Rider and the Time Machine from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Back to the Future and more.

As the #1 selling toy in the world*, Hot Wheels is the global leader of vehicle culture. For the last fifty plus years, Hot Wheels has proven its influence on car culture with legendary design and epic performance. Today, Hot Wheels has become a global powerhouse franchise, with immersive live and virtual events across the globe, highly sought-after consumer products and top-tier collaborations, a #1-rated content channel on YouTube, and more. While 16.5 Hot Wheels are sold every second and over 8 billion cars have been sold to date, the brand continues to expand its presence in digital gaming, with success across mobile, console and PC platforms.

Hot Wheels Unleashed launches globally on Sept. 30, 2021 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store).

For more information and where to pre-order, visit hotwheelsunleashed.com. Drivers can also join the #HotWheelsUnleashed conversation online at Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

* Source: The NPD Group/ Retail Tracking Service, U.S. Dollar Sales, January-December 2020

About Mattel

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, UNO®, and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us online at mattel.com.

About Milestone

Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is one of the leading and longest established racing game developers in the world.  The 200+ people team is responsible for hit series like MotoGP™, MXGP and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame, as well as RIDE and Gravel, Milestone’s own IPs. For more information, please visit  www.milestone.it

HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™ © 2021. Published and Developed by Milestone S.r.l. All rights reserved. HOT WHEELS™ and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. ©2021 Mattel. All manufacturers, accessory suppliers, names, tracks, sponsors, brands and associated imagery featured in this game are trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners.

 

 

 

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