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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes™ Pre-Order Now Available Exclusively at GAME in the United Kingdom

Basingstoke, January 11th, 2006 - Koch Media announced today an exclusive deal in the United Kingdom with GAME whereby people can pre-order the regular edition or Limited Edition of the next MMORPG from Sony Online and Sigil Games, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

The pre-order box available at retail locations offers GAME customers special added value game content and privileges, whilst acting as a deposit and securing a copy of one of the next generation MMORPGs for 2007:

GAME UK Exclusive Retail Pre-Order Box Includes:

Early access to the game! Log on and get a jump start up to three days prior to the official launch!

Special account key that will grant you a unique exclusive in-game scroll that will allow your character to sprint for longer periods of time due to an endurance buff (one per account).

Invitation to the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes beta (for eligible participants).

Guild Mail recruitment tool to help you build your guild before launch!

A king's ransom of assets, including wallpapers and screenshots.

Available starting 12th of January from GAME Stores and Customers that pre-order and purchase online will receive access to the game three days prior to launch and the in-game scroll and beta access. To do so, players must log onto:

About Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

The only limits are your own in the world of Telon, where the adventurous can choose from multiple paths of exploration within the three spheres of advancement, Adventuring, Crafting, and Diplomacy. Players can delve into the mysteries of Telon, and embark upon quests to slay monstrous beasts locked deep inside rugged mountain ranges. Those with a quick mind can use diplomacy to convince kings to move armies and change the course of history. With player-crafted boats, flying mounts, and customizable player housing, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes offers players a world of their own choosing.

For more information about Vanguard: Saga of Heroes please visit:

About Sigil Games Online

Based in Carlsbad, California, Sigil Games Online is a studio dedicated to creating massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Founded in 2002 by Brad McQuaid and Jeff Butler, key figures in the development of award-winning EverQuest, the company plans to be a driving force in the continued evolution of this unique genre. Sigil Games Online is comprised of an all-star team of experienced developers with an impressive pedigree of commercially successful and critically acclaimed online games. The company's first game, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, will be co-published with Sony Online Entertainment and is scheduled for release Q1 2007. For more information, visit


About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.


Founded by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz in 1994, Koch Media is a leading production and marketing company for digital entertainment products in Europe. The company focuses on publishing and licensing software products, games and films on DVD. Koch Media's sales, marketing and distribution activities cover the whole of Europe, and the company has achieved strategic cooperation agreements with numerous software and games manufacturers: G-Data, JoWooD, Lexware, Pinnacle, Square-Enix, Sunflowers, Ulead, etc. While Koch Media's head office is situated in Planegg, near Munich, the company also maintains further branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

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PR Manager

Tel: +44 870 027 6502

Mobile: +44 7828 692315


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Pr Executive

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