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Dawn of Magic

Deeps silver unveil details on two opposing schools of magic

Basingstoke, 14/03/2007 - Deep Silver today announces details concerning two particularly imposing schools of magic in the impatiently awaited action RPG Dawn of Magic, namely the School of Fire Magic and the School of Air Magic.

Besides the "classic" hack 'n' slash game mechanics, Dawn of Magic features an exhaustive magic system which allows players to select spells from 12 different schools of magic. Each school comprises 8 powerful spells that can be learned during the game by finding certain scrolls, or by purchasing them from traders. Later in the game, players can invest skill points in these spells and progress to the level of an almost omnipotent wizard. Some spells are actively cast, while others are passive and temporarily provide the wizard with an aura or a particular advantage.

Air and Fire Magic are among the most powerful schools of magic in Dawn of Magic.

The School of Fire Magic enables the sorcerer to control flames and conjure them in diverse forms. A mage of this school is one of the deadliest wizards you can face, as he will leave nothing but burned soil in his wake.

Here are two possible spells from the School of Fire Magic:

Fireball: A fireball is thrown at the enemy. It creates an «Explosion» as it hits the target.

Fire Mastery: This spell passively increases the immunity and resistance to fire. As a secondary effect, it also adds fire damage to all spells and reduces the Freeze duration.

The School of Air Magic, on the other hand, allows the wizard to control air and many natural phenomena, such as lightning, wind and many more.

Here are two of the most powerful spells from the School of Air Magic:

Chain Lightning: A bolt of lightning hits the selected enemy, and then jumps over to other nearby enemies.

Tornado: A large tornado moves toward the enemy. As it travels, it causes a shock effect and rains down lightning on your enemies. When the tornado dissipates, it divides into several «Twister» spells. The wizard needs to learn the «Lightning», «Shock», and «Twister» spells for this.

Dawn of Magic is scheduled to be released on 20 April 2007.

For further information regarding the game, please visit http://dom.deepsilver.com/

For further information, please contact:

Stefano Petrullo s.petrullo@kochmedia.com

PR Manager

Tel: 0870 027 6502

Mobile: +44 7828 692315

Stephanie Baker s.baker@kochmedia.com

Pr Executive

Tel: 0870 027 6505

About KOCH MEDIA

Founded by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz in 1994, Koch Media is a leading production and marketing company for digital entertainment products in Europe. The company focuses on publishing and licensing software products, games and films on DVD. Koch Media's sales, marketing and distribution activities cover the whole of Europe, and the company has achieved strategic cooperation agreements with numerous software and games manufacturers: G-Data, JoWooD, Lexware, Pinnacle, Square-Enix, Sunflowers, Ulead, etc. While Koch Media's head office is situated in Planegg, near Munich, the company also maintains further branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

More information: http://www.kochmedia.com and http://www.deepsilver.com

About DEEP SILVER

Deep Silver is KOCH Media's premium games label. Deep Silver has been collaborating with international developers and publishers since 2002 to publish creative and innovative computer and video games. The multi-award-winning X2 and the daring Singles have already put Deep Silver at the top of the charts. Pipeline projects include co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (SpellForce 2, Gothic 3, etc). www.deepsilver.com

About 1C Company

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

For more information about 1C Company, please visit:

http://int.games.1c.ru

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