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Ascaron UK sign next batch of Titles prior to E3

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) Ltd have again signed with SG Diffusion to publish their next two titles: Dark Star One and Tortuga - Pirates' Revenge. Ascaron's objective last spring was to work with a partner who could create and reach the local market efficiently and effectively, SG proved themselves on both expectations very positively and so Ascaron have decided to extend their successful partnership with their next titles.

After extensive research of the French marketplace Ascaron Entertainment (UK) Ltd signed Sacred and Sacred Plus to SG Diffusion for the French speaking markets. last spring, and SG went ahead with an ambitious sales and marketing plan that resulted in Sacred and Sacred Plus both becoming commercial successes in the French market place. Further to this SG will launch the eagerly awaited add on, Sacred Underworld, in May.

Roger Swindells, Managing Director for Ascaron UK said "SG managed the localisation and marketing of both titles in a very timely and professional manner. It is a real pleasure to be working with Pierre and Christian after so many years, we first traded together over 15 years ago and to be working together again so successfully is a real bonus after so many changes in the market place"

M. Pierre Ortolan added "Ascaron has proven its ability to develop ongoing excellent intellectual properties, creating a high level of expectation on the French market, The Sacred Brand is probably the strongest licence in its genre. The vast experience and support from Roger Swindells and his team has helped us to achieve a fantastic sell through, SG Diffusion is fully committed to Ascaron, and will provide a high level of focus to preserve the best possible sales and marketing operation for Ascaron in the French speaking territories."

If you would like to see the forthcoming products from Ascaron at E3, please contact to arrange a meeting with the Ascaron Team

Ascaron Entertainment

Ascaron GmbH is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Vermeer, Port Royale and SACRED.

Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh and Germany maintains a development studio in Aachen and Gütersloh (Germany). Ascaron also have an expanding international department in Birmingham (UK). Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries. For further information about Ascaron Entertainment Ltd, please visit

SG Diffusion

SG Diffusion distribute and publish video games and software in French Canadian and Pan-European markets. They represent a comprehensive range of publishers such as Ascaron, Empire Interactive, Koch, Oxygen, Phoenix, Sold out plus many more. Thanks to their experience working on all platforms, they are able to service all requirements in these territories. Utilising their undeniable experience they are able to successfully market, distribute and deliver their products to market. Most recent releases include Sacred (PC), Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders (Xbox), Franklin (GBA) plus many more....

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