25th - February 2008 - Basingstoke - United Kingdom - Koch Media today announced a deal with ZeniMax Europe Ltd. to distribute Bethesda Softworks®' STAR TREK®: Conquest for the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Mud Duck® Productions' AMF® Bowling: Pinbusters! for the Nintendo Wii in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
STAR TREK®: Conquest for PlayStation®2 and Wii features a blend of strategy and intense action set in "The Next Generation" era. Take control of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion, and Breen forces and lead them in a campaign to control the Galaxy, one planet at a time.
Experience the excitement of the lanes with AMF® Bowling Pinbusters! for Wii, based on the popular American sport. Pinbusters! caters to any gamer looking for pick up and play action in a party atmosphere along with easy-to-learn controls, unique mini-games, and a wide-array of colourful characters.
The agreement continues to focus Koch Media's plans to utilise their local sales and marketing expertise to grow their distribution partnerships.
"We are absolutely delighted that a company with the standing of Bethesda Softworks have chosen to work with us," enthused Craig McNicol, Managing Director of Koch Media UK. "We will work with diligence and passion to ensure that these games get the attention they deserve. Our Nindie team are already getting excited enquiries about Conquest on Wii in particular."
"Koch Media's distribution and staff are the perfect fit for these titles. We are delighted to be working with such an experienced distributor and look forward to working with them in 2008," said Greg Baverstock, Sales & Business Development Director for Bethesda Softworks Europe®.
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About Koch Media UK
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. 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 www.kochmedia.co.uk
About ZeniMax Europe Ltd.
Headquartered in London, England, ZeniMax Europe Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of ZeniMax Media Inc. ZeniMax Europe Ltd publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices throughout UK/EMEA territories under the Bethesda Softworks and Mud Duck Productions brands.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software and has produced numerous award-winning titles, most recently with 2006 PC and Xbox 360 Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, and the 2002 PC and Xbox® Game of the Year and RPG of the Year, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrrowind®. Among Bethesda's more popular franchises are The Elder Scrolls® series and Fallout®, as well as its licensed properties, such as Star Trek®. Its product line spans the sports, racing, RPG, strategy, and action genres. For more information on Bethesda Softworks' products, visit www.bethsoft.com.
About Mud Duck Productions
Mud Duck Productions, a brand of ZeniMax Media Inc., publishes casual games for the interactive entertainment market, including AMF® Xtreme Bowling, and High Rollers Casino. For more information on Mud Duck Productions' products, visit www.mudduckgames.com.
AMF® Bowling: Pinbusters! ® 2007 ZeniMax Media Inc. Produced by Mud Duck Productions, a ZeniMax Media brand. Published and distributed by ZeniMax Europe Ltd. Distributed under license from QubicaAMF Worldwide, Inc. AMF logos, marks and designs are registered trademarks or trademarks of QubicaAMF Worldwide, LLC. Pinbusters, Mud Duck, ZeniMax and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Developed in association with Atomic Planet Entertainment Ltd. (UK). APE and APE logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atomic Planet Entertainment Ltd.(UK). All Rights Reserved.
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