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DAWN OF MAGIC

An epic battle set in a world of magic and sorcery

Basingstoke, England, 12th February - Deep Silver today announces details concerning the new combat system of the eagerly anticipated hack 'n' slay title Dawn of Magic.

The innovative combat system employed by Dawn of Magic warms every gamer's heart. It offers countless opportunities to hurl powerful spells at enemies and defeat them using infernal magic. The player chooses from among no less than 12 schools of magic, containing 8 spells each. This gives us a total of more than 90 different spells that can be combined almost entirely as the player wishes. Thus, there are hardly any limits set for players: They can combine two different spells and use them effectively in combat - e.g. by raining down a Blizzard on the imaginative enemies, which will stun or poison them. The player character also has the ability to teleport within the field of vision. The player is healed in the process, and can defeat even seemingly invincible monsters by proceeding with tactical prowess and playing a game of cat and mouse with them. Aside from all these magical means of attack, the player can also enter into hand-to-hand combat with conventional and unconventional thrashing and stabbing weapons. These can include anything from clubs, swords and spears to ... umbrellas! The blend of physical effort and fantastic spells makes Dawn of Magic a unique experience for any demanding gamer.

The title is scheduled to be released in Q1/2007.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver is the premium games label of KOCH Media. Working together with international developers and publishers, Deep Silver has been publishing creative and innovative computer and video games since 2002. The award-winning X² and the saucy Singles earned Deep Silver top chart positions. The portfolio also includes co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (among others SpellForce 2, Gothic 3). From A for Anno to X for X³, from action games through racers, RPGs and simulations to Massively Multiplayer Online Games, Deep Silver offers all that a gamer's heart desires. For more information see www.deepsilver.com.

Koch Media, founded by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz in 1994, is a leading producer and marketer of digital entertainment products in Europe. The focus is on the publishing and licensing of software products, games and DVD movies. The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with a number of software and games manufacturers: G-Data, JoWooD, Lexware, Magix, Pinnacle, Square-Enix, Sunflowers, Ulead, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. For further information, please visit www.kochmedia.de.

About 1C

The company 1C specializes in distributing, publishing and developing interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991, 1C has earned renown as a leading publisher and distributor of games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C also enjoys a good reputation as a games developer and possesses several company-owned developing studios. 1C's internal developments include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, the Aces expansion and Pacific Fighters. As a publisher and producer, 1C works with more than 30 independent studios and has created more than 100 projects for the PC and consoles.

For further information concerning 1C, please visit http://int.games.1c.ru

About SkyFallen

SkyFallen was founded in the Russian city of Voronezh in 2003, and specializes in the development of games software. The company's first project Blood Magic/Dawn of Magic appeared in Russia and the CIS in December 2005. SkyFallen is a team of experienced professionals who have already achieved considerable success publishing several projects. Blood Magic/Dawn of Magic earned the titles "Best Game of 2005" and "Best RPG of 2006" at the annual GameLand Awards. The Blood Magic engine was licensed for the development of five new titles.

For further information, please contact:

Stefano Petrullo( s.petrullo@kochmedia.com)

PR Manager

Tel: +44 870 027 6502

Mobile: +44 7828 692315

or

Stephanie Baker ( s.baker@kochmedia.com)

Pr Executive

Tel: ++44 870 027 6505

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