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King's Bounty Multiply Success: Three New Reviews Published!

King's Bounty scored 90% and received the Editor's Choice Award in a 20-paged review in Best Computer Games magazine. "Incredibly charming game where not complicated rules come together with plenty opportunities, the story line parodies all the fantasy cliches ever, while the world lives its life and breathes. That is a true continuation of the legendary game unlike Heroes series and others", - says the first review.

King's Bounty also received 9.5 and the Editor's Choice Award on one of the biggest Russian internet portals - MAIL.RU. "No matter if you enjoy the mix of strategy and turn-base tactics you will fall in love with King's Bounty. This game is really what we were really missing so much", - says the article. Another high rank for King's Bounty came from IGRAY.RU website. The game scored 9 out of 10 in Russian. "Genius game that takes you in and will never let you go. Heroes V can't match it. Here in King's Bounty every battle is extremely interesting and there are heaps of tactical opportunities" - summarizes the review.

Avalon Style Licenses Unreal Engine 3

1C Company proudly announces that Avalon Style Entertainment, the developers of an off-road driving simulation 4x4 Hummer and one of Russia’s leading developers of interactive entertainment, today announced that it has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 to develop the latest installment in its popular “4x4 Off Road” off-road driving simulation series for PC, Xbox 360™ and PLAYSTATION®3. “4х4 Off Road III” (international title, “Off Road Drive”), will be published by 1C Company.

New Screenshots from Men of War

New set of screenshots from Men of War showing the mission in North Africa is published in the Gallery of the game. You can find the screenshots and their description here.

King's Bounty scores 93% on AG.ru

King's Bounty: The Legend scored 93% and received the Editor's Choice Award on the top Russian gaming website AG.ru. "One will never want to leave from King's Bounty. It is impossible to spend just half an hour each day playing this game, because it takes you to bright fairy tale which is full of adventures. There were no such cozy and pleasant games for many years." You can find the whole review in Russian here.

Men of War: Screenshots in Action

Screenshots showing new features of Men of War are published in the Gallery of the game. You can find the pictures and their description here.

PC Games Reviews King’s Bounty

One of the leading Russian specialized magazines, PC Games, has published a cover story review on King’s Bounty: The Legend. The game scored 9.5 out of 10, received the Editor's Choice Award and was characterized as "a fabulous, heartfelt, high-grade project… Probably the game of the highest quality that ever came from Russia". "Special effects are splendid: every time your character casts a new spell on the battlefield that is simply amazing!"- adds the author. You can find the inside of the review (in Russian) here.

4x4: Hummer Became the Best Simulation Game at Gameland Award 2008

4x4: Hummer has been chosen as the Best Simulation Game at Gameland Award 2008 that was held in Russia, Moscow on April, 19. All the awards in this ceremony are based upon the people’s choice. 4x4 Hummer is an off road driving simulation where players can test drive a range of General Motors’ sports utility vehicles (SUV’s) across challenging and exciting locations including the Grand Canyon, Crimea, Egypt, Iceland and many more.

Majesty 2: First Details

First details from Majesty 2, the game that is being produced by 1C and developed by 1C’s internal studio 1C:Ino-Co, are published on Gamespot. The interview uncovers the importance of keeping of the original Majesty’s atmosphere, the biggest and most important enhancements of Majesty 2 and other aspects of managing the kingdom full of unique characters. Please find full text of the interview here.

King’s Bounty scores 9.5 on CRPG

King’s Bounty scored 9.5 out of 10 in a review published on CRPG.ru. «The player finds himself immersed into the atmosphere of the game from the very beginning. This is a feeling of being in the real fairy tale», - says the review. «King’s Bounty: The Legend is an absolutely unique game, a true drug that simply can’t leave you insensible.» Full review in Russian can be found here.

King’s Bounty wins 4 awards at KRI 2008!

The adventure saga King's Bounty: The Legend – the highly-anticipated new game from Katauri Interactive and 1C Company became the absolute winner at the Awards Ceremony during KRI 2008 (Russian Game Developer's Conference) that was held in Moscow on April 18-20. The game has won the following prizes: KRI 2008: Best game, KRI 2008: Best role-playing game, KRI 2008: Best game design, KRI 2008: Audience choice award. General Director of Katauri Interactive, Dmitry Gusarov, has also received the KRI 2008: Award from the Press. See the prizes here.