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King's Bounty Is Back!

Classic Franchise Returns to PC


MOSCOW, Russia, March 28, 2007 - Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company announced today that the hotly anticipated game Battle Lord (working title) has changed its name. Moving forward the project's official title is King's Bounty: The Legend. The change of names does not mean any changes for release dates or the main conception behind the project.

"King's Bounty: The Legend is an adventure with tactical turn-based battles and RPG elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The character and his army of companions travel across a huge continent, visiting dozens of different locations all connected to each other. While communicating with NPCs and fulfilling different tasks, the player controls their character in real-time mode and all battles take place in classic King's Bounty mode with a strong emphasis on turn-based tactical elements", says Ivan Magazinnikov, project lead designer.

Developed by faithful fans of the original King's Bounty, King's Bounty: The Legend continues the remarkable traditions of the legendary role-playing adventure. This creation of Katauri Interactive is not just a spiritual successor for the critically acclaimed series, but its true rejuvenation.

"Our aim was to create a game that would preserve the traditions of the classic PC title," adds Nikolay Baryshnikov, International Sales Director of 1C Company. "King's Bounty was a founder of a new and very popular genre. There are still people that remember and love this game throughout the world. I'm sure that together with Katauri Interactive, the creators of the successful Space Rangers series, we will able to deliver a game worthy of its famous predecessor."

The current release date is scheduled for Q4 2007.

Additional information about the game is available here: http://int.games.1c.ru/battlelord/

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. In-house developments include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 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

About Katauri Interactive

Katauri Interactive, founded in 2004, consists out of former employees of Elemental Games (founded in 1999). The first project developed by Elemental Games was Space Rangers - an adventure strategy title with role playing elements. The second title created by Elemental Games was the award-winning Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators. Currently the company is working on its new project - King's Bounty: The Legend.

For more information about Katauri Interactive, please visit: http://www.katauri.com

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