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BASINGSTOKE, UK (OCTOBER 8th 2004) - PHANTAGRAM today announced that the award-winning Xbox® action-strategy game, KINGDOM UNDER FIRE: THE CRUSADERS, has gone GOLD and is set to hit the UK retail shelves on OCTOBER 29th 2004. The medieval struggle between the dark legion and human race is upon this world. Players will have their choice to command both the bad and good forces in an epic battle for the holy lands or take their medieval warriors onto Xbox LiveTM in head-to-head death match action. Players have nothing to lose... except maybe a little blood. Published by PHANTAGRAM and distributed in the UK by KOCH Media, KINGDOM UNDER FIRE: THE CRUSADERS will be priced at £39.99 GBP.

Set 50 years after the War of Heroes, players assume the role of a general in a fantasy battlefield. Players must fight alongside their troops and use catapults, dragons or any means necessary to crush the Dark Legions and put an end to the terror they've unleashed on the sacred Holy Grounds. Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders features up to 100 characters and allows up to 150 units to fight on one screen, boasting breathtaking battles on an epic scale. In third-person perspective, players' characters will progress from basic troops to more specialized and powerful units. Throughout 30 hours of playtime, players can choose to battle as the Humans or Dark Legions in more than 60 different maps. Mission types include all-out war, castle siege, scouting, trapping and more. Gamers can also compete head-to-head or team up with other players in Death match battles via Xbox Live. Players can enhance their missions by downloading new mission packs, weapons and armor while tracking their performance with Xbox Live scoreboards.

Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders has won the following awards: Elite Award (Official Xbox Magazine, UK), Star Game Award (XboxGamer, UK), Elite Award and Game of the Month Award (Official Xbox Magazine, France), Editor's Choice Award (Jeux Vidéo Magazine, France), Game of the Month Award (PlayMag, France), Mega Star Award (Joypad, France), and XBG Games Award (Xbox Games, Germany), Hit Game Award (Xbox Zone, Germany).

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Review code is now available for press, please contact KOCH Media PR for your review copy.

Published by PHANTAGRAM and exclusively distributed in the UK by KOCH Media, KINGDOM UNDER FIRE: THE CRUSADERS will be available exclusively on Microsoft XBOX from 29TH OCTOBER 2004, priced at 39.99 GBP.

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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. Phantagrams first international title, Kingdom Under Fire (PC), was fully localized in 13 different languages and became a huge success in over 30 countries. For more information, visit


Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including NINTENDO. For publishers not in the UK, KOCH MEDIA exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles, representing the publisher to the UK market place. Under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit

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