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NOBILIS announces: The signature of the European rights for "Hard to Be a God" on PC, an ambitious role-playing game

Nobilis announces the signature of a publishing contract with Akella for the European rights of "Hard to be a God" on PC.

Lyon, April 16th 2007.

"We've been working with Nobilis for a long time and has presented a number of games from Nobilis in Russia and CIS. We're very pleased to expand our co-operation and trust with Nobilis as a long term partner. Hard to be a God is an important and ambitious project for Akella as it is based on favorite sci-fi story of millions of readers, and we want to present the fabulous world of the Strugatsky brothers' novel to European gamers " says Dmitry Arkhipov, VP Development, Akella.

Arnaud Blacher, Nobilis Managing Director: "We are proud to extend our partnership with Akella, one of the Russia's most talented development and publishing companies. 'Hard to Be a God' is clearly a unique game in its genre. It is sure to capture the attention of the gaming community via its many qualities and huge potential."

Published for PC, "Hard to Be a God" will be available in Q4 2007.


Genre: RPG / Hack'n Slash

Developer: Burut / Akella

Publisher: Nobilis

Format: PC

Release date: Q4 2007

RRP: 44,99


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About Akella

Akella was founded in 1993. For the next 14 years Akella was developing hard and from a team of 6 people became a multiple-discipline company engaged in developing, publishing and distribution of computer games and multimedia products. At present in Akella work more than 200 qualified specialists under the rule of experienced and professional managers. Akella's own distribution network grows fast and at the moment covers all former USSR territory. Among Akella's shareholders are Quadriga Capital (EBRD fund) and Intel Capital.

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About Nobilis

Nobilis Group, founded in Lyon in 2001, is specialized in the publication and distribution of video games, video game accessories and interactive DVD. Nobilis produces multi-platform games for PC, XboxTM, PlayStation®2, PSPTM, GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM, Game Boy®Advance and interactive DVD.

Nobilis has distribution subsidiaries in France (Nobilis France in Lyon), Spain and Portugal (Nobilis Iberica in Madrid), Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg (Nobilis Benelux) and Italy (Rome).

Some of the most prominent partners that feature in Nobilis' catalogue are 1C Company, Agetec, Akella, Aspyr, Buka, Capcom, Cenega, City Interactive, Enlight Software, Focus, Frogwares, JoWood, Lago, Lighthouse, RTL, Zuxxez...

Nobilis Publishing' own games include "Destination: Treasure Island" (PC), "The Secrets of Da Vinci: The forbidden Manuscript (PC), "The Secrets of Atlantis: the Sacred Legacy (PC), "Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon" (PlayStation®2), "Moto Racer 3 Gold Edition" (PC), "Coffee Break" (PC), "Coffee Break2" (PC), "Wild Water Adrenaline featuring Salomon" (PlayStation®2),

Nobilis is as well a producer and distributor for console accessories by the intermediary of its brand Subsonic for platforms such as: Xbox 360, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo Wii, GameCube, PSP and Nintendo DS.

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