Game Of Thrones To Unleash On PC and Consoles This Summer

Koch Media to distribute hugely anticipated fantasy role-playing game across UK and Ireland

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11th April 2012 ? Hampshire, UK... Game of Thrones, the hugely anticipated video game based on the George R.R. Martin?s ?A Song of Ice and Fire? series of novels, is set for release early-June 2012 in the UK and Ireland, announced distributor Koch Media today. Having already sold over 15 million novels around the world, as well as being made into a critically-acclaimed TV show on HBO®, this incredible fantasy world is now brought to vivid life on console and PC in an action RPG that boasts all the vengeance, allegiance, betrayal and honour fans have come to expect from the series.

Offering a brand new story developed with creative input from Martin himself, Game of Thrones is a stunning action role-playing game that throws fans into a rich, fantasy environment as they engage in a heart-pounding quest for the famous Iron Throne.

Playing as either Mors, Sworn Brother of the Night?s Watch, or Alester, a Red Priest in search of redemption, players can expect to visit familiar locations from Westeros, such as The Wall and the famous King?s Landing, while well-known faces you?ll encounter include Queen Cersei, Varys the Spider and Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night?s Watch.

In Game of Thrones, players have full control of their character?s development; choose your character?s class, find your fighting style, develop a balance between your strengths and weaknesses, and take part in epic battles. Find, buy or loot new equipment and weapons to fit your fighting style, and gain experience to improve your abilities. Likewise, political skills can be every bit as lethal as a sharpened sword, so never underestimate the power of a silver tongue when it comes to solving a critical situation!

- An epic Action/RPG offering an original story based on the best-selling novels, ?A Song of Ice and Fire? by George R.R. Martin
- Lush, fantasy visuals powered by Unreal Engine 3.
- Visit familiar places and meet well-known characters, faithfully reproduced from the TV series
- Play the game from the viewpoint of two different charismatic characters, each with their own background and skills
- Progress the way you choose: get involved in epic fights, or try to solve explosive situations through dialogue!

Developed by French studio Cynaide and published by Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media is scheduled to distribute Game of Thrones on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and Sony PlayStation®3 for early-June 2012.

UK media, please contact:
Stu Taylor
Lunch PR
koch@lunchpr.com
T: 020 7886 0790

About Koch Media
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, DTP Entertainment, RTL, Dark Energy etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.

In 2012, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »?; Game Of Thrones?, the role-playing game adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin; The Testament of Sherlock Holmes? on PC and for the first time ever on consoles; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; Confrontation®, the video game adaptation of the famous board game universe by Rackham and also the official video game of Le Tour de France. www.focus-home.com

About Cyanide Studio
Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Blood Bowl the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game. 2010 will see the release of Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, the ultimate edition of Blood Bowl, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager - Tour de France 2010, a major evolution of the series since its creation! Finally, the studio is currently working on the video game adaptation of A Game of Thrones, the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin. http://www.cyanide-studio.com

© 2012 Cyanide. Published by Focus Home Interactive. Game of Thrones and related trademarks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Under license from Home Box Office, Inc.