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MIDLANDS, England (October 18th, 2004) - European games publisher, ASCARON ENTERTAINMENT rally new PC adventures to the launch of SACRED plus on the 22nd October 2004. Priced at £19.99, SACRED plus is a 'producers cut' of the award winning role play game, which released earlier this year. Containing numerous updates to the core game, enhanced features, brand new sub quests and unique regions, the game offers players a refreshing and fuller role play experience in the world of Ancaria. Published by ASCARON ENTERTAINMENT and exclusively distributed in the UK by KOCH Media, SACRED plus will be in stores from the 22nd October.

The extended version of the hit title created by Ascaron has been finalized. Furthermore, all available internet updates and improved features are included. The new retail edition of Sacred Plus will be available internationally from 22nd October in the UK, Scandinavia and Benelux. The French edition will be available from October 29th. Other markets including the USA and Canada, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Portugal, Australasia, South Africa, The Middle Eastern Countries, Greece, and Turkey will also release the International version over the next 4 weeks.

SACRED PLUS incorporates all feedback from the player-community since the first release of Sacred. This includes an improved multi-player experience, an optimized interface and completely revised in-game balancing. This version also contains completely new features to make adventuring in Ancaria even more challenging.

All previous patches and updates will remain valid.

New features of SACRED PLUS:

  • Two new regions
  • Two new main quests with many side quests
  • Five new opponents, one additional enemy boss
  • Six new sets of armor
  • Fifteen new types of weapons
  • All available updates and patches

Existing SACRED gamers also gain these additional benefits: The new regions and missions as well as all other previous patches will be available as a free download for all owners of the original version. The expansion will be available from Tuesday 19th October from Several online magazines will also offer the download.

Managing Director, Roger Swindells explains; "With Sacred plus, new consumers now get the benefit of added items, new regions and new weapons. The plus version will also be a free download for all current players in the community, giving back to the gamers an updated and even more attractive game play experience."

PR samples of the game are now available for UK press. Please contact KOCH Media PR, details below.



David Blundell,

PR Manager

+44 1256 707767

+44 7739 132562


Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, based in Gütersloh, in the north of Germany has been developing entertainment software on various formats since its inception in 1991. One of the oldest developer-publisher companies in Europe, Ascaron is privately owned. The senior management of Ascaron have over 100 years of games industry experience, and all remain avid games players. Currently, Ascaron is focused on delivering high-end RTS, Simulation and Action titles for the PC market that will entertain the more discerning consumer with many hours of in-depth game play. Previous successes include The Patrician (1992), Elizabeth I (1996), the Anstoss football management brand (throughout the 1990s), and Port Royale (2002). The UK subsidiary, Ascaron Entertainment (UK) Ltd is based in the West Midlands and is responsible for launching and developing the Ascaron product range overseas.


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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