Leicester, 24th June 2008
The strategy title Sins of a Solar Empire, the best selling USA PC product developed by Ironclad Games, has hit number 3 in the UK PC Retail charts today – beating blockbuster games like “Alone in the Dark” and “Mass Effect”.
Kalypso Media have now signed rights to the hit title in multiple territories, most recently with Ubisoft for the Scandinavian countries and Plan 1 in Finland, Jonathan Hales, UK MD for Kalypso, said “ We are delighted to further strengthen our partnerships overseas and feel confident that Ubisoft will have the same success in the Scandinavian countries that we have had with this title.”
“ We are very pleased to partner with Kalypso Media for distributing Sins of a Solar Empire in the Scandinavian market,” added Stefan Krogh-Hansen, Ubisoft Nordic Marketing Manager. “T his is a very good opportunity for us to strengthen our already strong and diverse portfolio.”
Following tremendous success in the US, having reached No.1 in the US PC charts, and critical acclaim from a host of UK games critics, strategy game enthusiasts in the UK can now get their hands on this epic sci-fi classic.
Sins of a Solar Empire has sold over 100,000 copies over following its US release earlier this year and hit number one in the USA charts. Currently the No.1 game for PC pre-orders on www.game.co.uk, the European retail box will contain an additional bonus of six exclusive maps, a techtree poster and a comprehensive manual.
For more information please go to: http://www.sins.kalypsomedia.com
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About Kalypso Media
Kalypso Media UK Ltd, with headquarters in Leicester, is a dedicated publisher and distributor of full price, mid-range and budget computer games in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Far East and Australasia. Originally founded in Germany in 2006 by industry veterans, Kalypso Media opened its UK office in August 2007. The fledgling publisher has a number of carefully selected PC titles across the lifestyle, strategy and action genres in its line-up, including Agon – Lost Sword of Toledo, Imperium Romanum and Theatre Of War.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 25 countries and sales in 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2007-08 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €928 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.