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Kalypso Media/IGN deal

Kalypso's catalog of games to be made available on IGN's Direct2Drive download service.

Bracknell, UK (December 12th, 2008) - Kalypso Media UK today announced that their back catalogue, current titles and future titles will soon be available for download via IGN Entertainment’s digital retail store, Direct2Drive in the United States ( and Direct2Drive UK for UK and EU (

“Kalypso Media is delighted to be partnering with IGN, one of the largest online gaming presences on the worldwide web. IGN’s Direct2Drive sites offer us a great opportunity to make our full catalogue and new releases available via download to our consumers old and new,” said Charlie Barrett, Business Development Director Kalypso Media.

“Direct2Drive is excited to offer our millions of loyal customers titles from Kalypso Media,” added said Sutton Trout, VP of Digital Content for IGN Entertainment. “This partnership will encompass older, new and future titles and we are looking forward to working with Kalypso as we expand our catalogue of titles.”

The first titles that will be released will be i.e. Imperium Romanum, Imperium Romanum Emperor Expansion, Imperium Romanum Gold Edition, Hollywood Pictures, Star Assault, Ceville and Winter Challenge

About Kalypso Media

Specialise in the publishing of interactive media – primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd. was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team.

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About Direct2Drive

Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment's digital download store ( and Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium PC games, comics and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D's AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, NCsoft, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games.

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