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Blood Knights - Kalypso Media is New Publisher

by Couchpotato, 2013-09-30 00:52:46

Kalypso Media sent out a press release announcing that under a new Kobalt Games label they'll be publishing  Deck 13's ARPG Blood Knights. The game was stuck in limbo for over a year due to Dtp Entertainment going bankrupt.

Bracknell, UK – 26th September 2013 – The Kalypso Media Group has further strengthened its portfolio of digital entertainment with the creation of the new Kobalt Games label. Released under the tag line: ‘Digital. First. Quality. Gaming’ Kobalt Games will publish high quality titles for PC, XBLA, PSN, MAC and Linux at a mid-price level, with a maximum price of £24.99, €29.99, $29.99, primarily via digital distribution channels.

The first title in the Kobalt Games line-up will be ‘Blood Knights’ from the renowned developer Deck 13 Interactive, whose worldwide distribution rights were recently acquired by dtp entertainment AG. The distribution rights include all planned platforms: Windows PC, XBLA and PSN with a release scheduled for Q4 2013.

"With the founding of our new ‘Digital First’ Division, Kobalt Games, we create a clear and direct-to-consumer purchasing channel,” said Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media.. “The Kalypso brand will continue to publish premium full-price titles such as ‘Tropico 5’ and ‘The Dark Eye – Demonicon’ which will be released simultaneously via digital distribution and boxed retail, while Kobalt will offer mid-priced, high quality titles to our audience.”

"With ‘Blood Knights’, we have our first title in the Kobalt Games line-up. We are sending a clear signal that we are committed to publishing high quality titles in the mid–price range, “added Stefan Marcinek, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media.

About ‘Blood Knights’:

‘Blood Knights’ is a hack ‘n slash action - RPG, where the age-old war between humans and vampires is out-of-control and threatens to plunge the world into the abyss. The game combines spectacular combat with RPG elements in single-player or co-op mode. ‘Blood Knights’ is developed by Deck 13 interactive, who have made a name for themselves with such titles as ‘Venetica’, ‘Jack Keane’ and ‘Ankh’. Set in a mystical version of the Middle Ages, ‘Blood Knights’ is an exciting story about the Knights Templar and a legendary Vampire Hunter who finds himself bound by blood to the powerful vampire Alysa during a daring mission. The two must work together to break the blood spell and defeat the hordes of evil creatures who stand between them and their goal.

I also have a few screenshots if your interested.

Information about

Blood Knights

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released