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HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A HERO?

KINGDOM UNDER FIRE: HEROES

BASINGSTOKE, England (7th June, 2005) DEEP SILVER and PHANTAGRAM reunite to launch KINGDOM UNDER FIRE: HEROES, the enhanced sequel to last years highly acclaimed action packed strategy title for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft®, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders. After an incredibly successful E3, KUFH is ready to make its presence felt in the UK when it releases in late September 2005.

Everyone enjoys the big scale battle scenes in movies such as The Lord of the Rings, Gladiator and Braveheart. Everyone imagines themselves being at the center of it all, as the hero who decides the fate of the battle. With KUFH, players will have a chance to do exactly that. Command hundreds of warriors and slay thousands of enemies as you fight to survive in this medieval world of swords and sorcery.

Set in the same time frame as its predecessor, KUFH introduces seven new heroes who will chronicle the chaotic war for the fate of all mortals in seven different perspectives, fought across 50+ campaign missions.

Once your main character has been chosen, the war begins. You will have to quickly learn to move soldiers to advantageous battlegrounds, counter adversary attacks, dispose of enemy captains and coordinate multiple units until you become the ultimate warlord. As your skill grows, your characters and soldiers will grow as well. A deadly arsenal of special moves and combos will become available for your character; your soldiers will gain stronger weapons and equipment; and reinforcements including catapults and dragons will join your army's march.

Hundreds of soldiers fighting to death, earth shattering Stone Golems, catapults launching boulders, celestial bodies summoned to crush enemies... The action is more explosive than ever, yet the strategy is even deeper. Single Player Mode of KUFH is over 50 hours of epic fantasy warfare, breathtakingly rendered with cutting edge 3D graphics.

Once you have mastered the skills and strategy, it is time to compete against human opponents on Xbox® LiveTM. Fully supporting Xbox Live features in 3 different Multiplayer Modes, you can defend a fortress with your allies, destroy your opponents' armies, or simply fight it out single-handedly to determine who is the strongest warrior of all. Replay Save, Spectator Mode, and Fair-match Options will help you pick up the necessary skills to enjoy the total war experience.

A world of swords and sorcery is created for you. How long can you survive in it?

Key Features

  • A vastly enhanced sequel to the international hit Action RTS, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders
  • First-hand experience of a fantasy / medieval battlefield as a warrior general.
  • Slay enemies with stylish combos, special skills, and magic spells.
  • Command hundreds of soldiers with your own strategy to the ultimate victory.
  • Epic scale battles with over 3,000 soldiers in a battle field. Up to 200 soldiers displayed on screen.
  • Realistically detailed characters (main characters = 5,000 polygons, large units = 10,000 polygons)
  • Choose from 7 characters, each with his/her own campaign to show many sides of a continental war.
  • 50+ Campaign Missions. Plus Random Missions and Custom Missions available. (50+ hours)
  • Various types of missions; all-out war, castle siege, scouting trapping, etc.
  • 3 distinctive Live Game Modes: 4-Player Troop Battle, 6-Player Hero Battle, and Invasion Mode.
  • Watch and learn from others' game or your own game: Spectator Mode and Replay Mode.
  • Numerous features to help the new-comers quickly pick up skills and enjoy the Live matches.
  • Over 35 different types of troops with diverse abilities. (Soldiers, Beasts, Dragons, Catapults, etc.)
  • Knowing how to use the environment and counter enemy units are keys to victory.
  • Mercenaries can be hired to lead your armies or aid you on battlefield with attacks and healing skills.
  • Gold and experience earned from each battle can be used to train troops and buy new equipments.
  • Intuitive interfaces and optimized difficulty levels will let you approach the game with no frustration.

Published by PHANTAGRAM, developed by BLUESIDE and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA, KINGDOM UNDER FIRE: HEROES is set for launch late Sep 2005.

-ENDS-

For all UK press enquires relating to KUFH, please contact:

MEDIA CONTACTS:

DAVID BLUNDELL,

HEAD OF PR

+44 870 027 0982

David.Blundell@kochmedia.co.uk

NEIL PULLMAN,

PR EXECUTIVE

+44 870 027 0982

Neil.Pullman@kochmedia.co.uk

About PHANTAGRAM:

PHANTAGRAM CO,.LTD., an international developer/publisher of electronic entertainment software, combines the best game development, publication, global marketing and comprehensive media mixing business to reach the global electronic entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.phantagram.com

About BLUESIDE:

BLUESIDE INC., founded in 2003, is a developer of interactive game software with a mission to break new ground in the electronic entertainment industry. Consisting of highly experienced experts in game development, computer animation, and multimedia contents, Blueside promises to deliver the most exciting and unique gaming experience to all console and PC gamers transcending cultures and territories.

About DEEP SILVER:

Deep Silver is the recently established games publishing division of KOCH Media. The label launched in 2003 with a policy of recruiting passionate gamers to work closely with International developers and publishers to bring groundbreaking and creative projects to market. Recent launches include the award winning X2: The Threat along with the innovatively quirky; Singles: Flirt up your Life. For further information on DEEP SILVER and their upcoming products, visit www.deepsilver.net

About Xbox:

Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in Europe for an estimated street price of €149.99/£99.99.

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