JoWooD fired over a press release this morning announcing plans to bring Runic Games' Torchlight to retail stores in European and Russian territories on March 23rd, 2010. Check it out:
TORCHLIGHT THE NEW HACK'N'SLASH CREATED BY DIABLO DEVELOPERS - BOXED VERSION TO HIT STORE SHELVES IN MARCH!
JoWooD takes over offline distribution of Runic Games' Torchlight
Vienna, Austria, February 4th 2010; The Austrian publisher JoWooD Entertainment has obtained the rights to distribute Runic games' brand-new Hack and Slash game (Torchlight), adding another triple-A brand to JoWooD's distribution titles in the first quarter of 2010. The publisher takes over all Marketing and PR, as well as sales agendas for Torchlight. The game will be available in retail stores by end of March as demanded by many fans who still prefer to own a physical copy of games they buy.
Torchlight and Runic Games:
Torchlight was developed by Runic Games. The studio consists of the former Diablo creators Max and Erich Schaefer and several more famous representatives of the international game dev scene. So far the game has received average ratings of well over 80% worldwide, as well as several awards, and the game 's sales curve has been rising continuously.
Albert Seidl, CEO JoWooD Group, explains:'žJoWooD Entertainment will utilize its highly effective distribution network to optimally position the game in stores all over Europe (excluding France and Benelux). The enormous amount of publicity this title has generated in the media so far, as well as the product's indubitable top quality, makes us certain that this title has huge potential) and adds (We are enthusiastic to be able to cooperate with Runic Games on this project and are looking forward to a highly successful release.)
Genre: Hack and Slash, Action RPG
Release: March 23rd, 2010
Territories: Europe (excluding France + Benelux) plus Russia and former CIS
About JoWooD Entertainment AG
JoWooD Entertainment AG (ATXPrime: JWD) is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna stock exchange. JoWooD is a publisher of computer and videogames, releasing international acclaimed, high-quality entertainment software for all existing and upcoming gaming systems.
JoWooD Entertainment also offers distribution services for third party developers/publishers over its global distribution network.
Visit http://corporate.jowood.com for more information.
About DreamCatcher Inc.
DreamCatcher Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. DreamCatcher Interactive is owned by JoWooD Entertainment AG, an Austrian based video game publisher traded on the Vienna stock ex change.
Established in 1996, the company markets its products under two popular labels: DreamCatcher Games, featuring the critically-acclaimed, bestselling game Painkiller; and The Adventure Company, the number one brand for PC adventure game sales worldwide including award winning titles such as Syberia and Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None.
DreamCatcher products include titles for Windows® as well as leading hardware platforms the Xbox 360â„¢, PlayStation® 3, Nintendo DSâ„¢ and Wiiâ„¢.