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1C Publishing EU brings Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 to new markets

1C Publishing EU signed a distribution deal with Tripwire Interactive for their World War II first-person shooter Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45.

This historically accurate and realistic game aimed primarily at multiplayer combat has its fans all over the world and has already received many awards.

“We will be bringing Red Orchestra to the markets where the game has not yet been released, so that even gamers in these countries can enjoy the intense action on the Eastern Front and join their comrades online in the huge RO multiplayer community”, says Daniela Buryánková, 1C Publishing EU managing director.

Official game description: Fight in the theatre of war that changed the world forever. Battle alongside your compatriots on some of the most inhospitable environments of the Eastern Front in Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. RO places you in the most realistic WWII first-person multi-player combat to date on the PC, allowing the player to fight through some of the most intense combat of the war. You can play as infantry, using a wide range of infantry weapons, or crew one of the many armoured combat vehicles available in the game, from half-tracks all the way through to the most famous German and Soviet heavy tanks. You can engage the enemy with everything from your bayonet at close quarters up to the massive 122mm cannon on the Soviet IS-2. And if that isn't enough, find an officer and a radio to call in thunderous artillery strikes to shake the enemy loose.

And, since launch, the game has been continuously updated, bringing FREE new content to keep the game fresh and the community alive – new maps, new weapons and new vehicles. More free extra content will continue to be made available.

For more info go to www.redorchestragame.com

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1C Company Purchases the Ino-Co Development Studio

1C Company, the leading Eastern and Central European publisher, officially announced today that it has completed a deal to purchase one of the most famous Russian developers, Ino-Co. Ino-Co is creator behind the award-winning Star Wolves and Fantasy Wars.

With this purchase 1C has increased its number of internal studios and recruited a team of highly experienced professionals. 1C: Ino-Co is working on the sequel to Fantasy Wars called Elven Legacy. This game is scheduled for a 2008 release. 1C: Ino-Co has also started working on two undisclosed projects based on world class IPs.

King's Bounty – Most Wanted 2008

King's Bounty: The Legend became one of the twenty most anticipated games of 2008 according to the Game world navigator magazine.

"First of all, the nominee is direct successor of a super popular game that was the foundation of the famous HoMM series. We heard nothing about the good old King's Bounty for 18 years and finally the successor of the old school genre appeared. Secondly, members of the development team already did two world-renowned games - Space Rangers and Space Rangers 2: The Rise of the Dominators. That is why The Legend has good chances to become a perfect game. Moreover it is full of original features and boasts good balance between role-playing, strategy, adventure, fascinating quests and a classic battle mode. So we will certainly wait for King's Bounty: The Legend to be released", - says the text.

You can read the full version of the article (in Russian).

1C Company and 505 Games Launch New Label

505 Games today announced plans to significantly bolster their PC portfolio by signing a new deal with Russian games giant 1C Company to exclusively publish their PC games and to launch its new label, under the 1C Company brand across Europe. The agreement grants 505 Games European co-publishing rights in conjunction with 1C’s Western European team, 1C Publishing. 1C’s current range of titles falls under this new deal, as well as new games currently in development. The new label aims to reinvigorate the PC market with exciting, high technology titles being developed in Eastern Europe.

Working with the 1C Europe team, 505 Games will launch, promote and build the 1C brand across Europe. 505 Games will manage the marketing, PR, sales and distribution across the 1C Company range, including eagerly anticipated titles including Cryostasis, NecroVisioN, and Death Track in the first cycle of launches. Over a dozen titles are scheduled for release in 2008.

"We are incredibly excited to be working with 1C Company to bring the fantastic range of top quality titles to a PC-hungry European market," commented Ian Howe, Managing Director of 505 Games. "1C's PC portfolio further enhances our release schedule for 2008 and offers the PC gamer something new and stimulating."

"We are delighted to be working so closely with 505. Not only does our range complement its portfolio perfectly, but its team's long term experience, creative drive and personality matches ours and fits the way we like to operate to a tee," said Darryl Still, 1C's International Marketing Director. "Having worked closely with the key 505 Games people in the past, we confidently look forward to a long term and successful partnership that will have a real impact on the industry," added Peter King, Managing Director at 1C UK.

The first PC titles from 505 Games and 1C Company are scheduled for a Q1 2008 release.

Fantasy Wars on Gamespot

Fantasy Wars received 7.5 out of 10 on Gamespot.

The review mentions that "Fantasy Wars is aimed at veteran gamers who remember the days before the real-time revolution. But more than just nostalgia buffs will appreciate its intricate mission design, detailed units, and outstanding interface. It sure helps if you're old enough to have played such classics as Fantasy General back in the day, especially because the difficulty is aimed at turn-based vets. Still, you don't need to have any previous experience to get into such timeless game concepts as these".

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Fantasy Wars Review on IGN

IGN published a review of turn-based strategy Fantasy Wars which received 7.8 out of 10.

IGN published a review of turn-based strategy Fantasy Wars. "A great use of terrain, decent number of units, and large number of unit upgrades make the strategic decision about where and when to attack both important and interesting. The turn countdown is a decent idea as well and forces players out into the field a little quicker, but can tend to cut off the chance to fully explore a map in some cases", says the review. The game received 7.8 out of 10 and the overall rating Good. Read the full text.

Death to Spies gets high rates

Two more websites have posted reviews of Death to Spies. The game scored 80 out of 100% on Game Vortex and 7.5 out of 10 on GameZone.

"One of my favorite parts of Death to Spies is the fact that it is not a Sunday stroll in the park. It is a difficult and methodical game, the way a stealth game should be", says the Game Vortex review. "The design came through and showed great care to really cover many aspects of the genre that are lacking in other stealth titles". Full text can be found here.

Another review at GameZone mentioned that: "Death to Spies stands out in two different ways, by offering a Hitman-esque approach to the timeframe, and offering a unique perspective that many games don’t touch on, that of the Soviet SMERSH agents and their missions throughout Germany". The game received 7.5 out of 10. You can read the review here.

Fantasy Wars Official Website

Fantasy Wars official website launched.
From now on you can read all the last news about the game, overview and description of its world, heroes and units, see screenshots and sketches, download demo, videos, wallpapers or music theme, and learn everything about the Fantasy Wars tournament and wining a custom painted PC case here.

Fantasy Wars US Tournament

1C Company starts the US tournament dedicated to the new award-winning game Fantasy Wars. The tournament begins at midnight, December 3, 2007 and ends at midnight, January 21, 2008.

1C Company starts the US tournament dedicated to the new award-winning game Fantasy Wars. The tournament begins at midnight, December 3, 2007 and ends at midnight, January 21, 2008.

Participate in the tournament and win a unique painted Cosmos 1000 case with original Fantasy Wars artwork! Simply beat the "The King and the General" level in the fewest moves. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive stylish T-Shirts and a copy of one of the 1C’s recent releases.

Find out more information and read the rules of Fantasy Wars tournament here.

Game Over Reviews Death To Spies

Death to Spies scored 78 out of 100% on Game Over Online. "In the 10-mission campaign that comes with Death to Spies, you get to visit some expected locations, like a prison camp where you need to rescue a captured soldier, and a military compound where you have to assassinate three enemy captains, but there are some oddities, too", says the review.

"In many ways, Death to Spies plays like the Commandos games from a few years ago. Although it’s given to you as an option, you can’t really just shoot your way through the missions."

You can read the full review here.