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Risen Scheduled to Launch Worldwide on October 2nd

July 2, 2009

Risen Scheduled to Launch Worldwide on October 2nd

Epic Role Playing Game from Piranha Bytes Hits Beta

Deep Silver Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment software and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, announced today that Risen will make its international debut on October 2, 2009. The new RPG from Piranha Bytes, the developers of Gothic, has already entered Beta phase. Risen will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and Windows PC.

"We're excited to be able to announce the release date for Risen this far in advance," said Cathy Tische, VP Sales and Marketing for Deep Silver. "We've been in beta for a few weeks now and are focusing on stamping out the remaining bugs and optimizing gameplay."

The contents of Risen are already "code complete," and all voiceovers have been recorded. A total of three quality assurance teams are working on the game - one directly at Piranha Bytes, one at Deep Silver, plus an additional external studio.

About Risen:

This epic role playing game is set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, The "Risen" story unfolds over four chapters and will offer multiple ways to develop the story by his own actions and decisions. An innovative and intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers. With full world streaming support, the player will have a seamless experience while playing in a fully simulated game world with authentic characters.

 

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