Koch Media signs global co-publishing deal with 1C for King’s Bounty II
Koch Media and 1C Entertainment team up to release Kings Bounty II, the upcoming successor of the critically acclaimed King’s Bounty. The unique RPG strategy mix is set to release for PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The game will hit retail shelves and digital stores across the globe thanks to a physical and digital co-publishing deal between 1C and Koch Media.
Developed by 1C, King’s Bounty II is a long awaited sequel to the legendary King’s Bounty video games franchise, one of the most iconic representatives of turn-based RPG/tactics genre. Koch Media will be fully responsible for publishing and distribution activities covering markets worldwide through its local offices.
“I am very happy to team up with Koch Media for our upcoming release of King’s Bounty II game. I believe that this is a classic example of partnership when the result is much better than just the sum of two parts”, says Nikolay Baryshnikov, CEO of 1C Entertainment.
“We are delighted to team up with 1C Entertainment for this upcoming release. King’s Bounty II fits perfectly into our broad portfolio of quality games for gamers. Our teams in Munich and around the world are going to support the dev team at 1C with all of our local and global publishing and marketing experience.” says Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Koch Media.
About King’s Bounty II
Offering a fresh take on the acclaimed fantasy series, King’s Bounty II expands upon its tactical turn-based battles to offer players a truly immersive RPG experience that adds weight to their every decision, whether leading an army into battle against unliving horrors, or building relations with local townsfolk. Experience a rich world that blends realism and fantasy, filled with compelling stories, memorable characters and moral choices aplenty!
Players take on the role of one of three heroes - each a personality with their own background - and experience a non-linear adventure in an open and vibrant fantasy world. Split into two distinct phases, players traverse the realm from a third-person perspective, picking up quests, exploring the wilderness, and getting to know the people they meet. When conflict arises, however, the perspective shifts to tactical, turn-based combat. Players must then make smart use of their units as they fight to win.
1C Entertainment is an international group with offices located in Warsaw, Gdansk, Prague, Budapest and Moscow and operating in the segments of game production, distribution and services for video game developers. The company releases video games for all platforms through its global network of partners digitally and in retail. 1C Entertainment has successfully launched over 100 game titles including critically acclaimed series - IL-2 Sturmovik, King’s Bounty, Men of War and Space Rangers. Recent releases include such games as Ancestors Legacy, Deep Sky Derelicts, Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark, Ion Fury and Secret Government (in Early Access) . For more information about 1C Entertainment and their games, please visit the official 1C Entertainment website www.1cpublishing.eu.
About Koch Media
Koch Media is a global developer, publisher and distributor of computer and videogames, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The company's publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America and Australia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading games publishing partner. Koch Media runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned content providers, including the labels Deep Silver, Milestone and Ravenscourt which publish games for consoles and PC across all physical and digital channels.
Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Konami, Koei Tecmo, NC Soft, Sega, Square Enix, Warner 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 and the United States.
The Koch Media group owns six 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) and Voxler (Paris / France). Additionally Koch Media collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Koch Media also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading games merchandise company in Langenfeld, Germany and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomuc, Czech Republic. Furthermore, with Koch Films the Koch Media Group runs an established film business. Koch Films is a European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor.
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.