Kalypso's purchase of Demonicon following The Games Company's insolvency seems to be bearing fruit, as the publisher has announced plans to continue using The Dark Eye ruleset and to release the game on both the PC and console systems sometime next year. With Drakensang becoming a browser property, I see this as great news:
Kalypso Media and Chromatrix Sign '˜The Dark Eye' License Agreement for Brand for Upcoming Action Role Playing Game
DEMONICON Becomes The Dark Eye DEMONICON for Windows PC and Next Generation Consoles
Bracknell, UK 9th February 2011 - Kalypso Media and Chromatrix GmbH have signed a license agreement granting the video games publisher the use of The Dark Eye brand for their upcoming action role playing game DEMONICON. The game, scheduled for release in 2012, will be developed using the official rules of Europe's biggest roleplaying world and will now be titled The Dark Eye DEMONICON.
(By integrating the official The Dark Eye rules, DEMONICON becomes the must have title in the hearts and minds for the fans of The Dark Eye world and creates a new and exciting brand for fans of action role playing games to experience) Says Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director, Kalypso Media Group.
Dr. Stefan Blanck, Managing Director Chromatrix GmbH added: (We're very happy to be working with an experienced global publisher and developer such as Kalypso Media. Through the official The Dark Eye license and its fantastic game world The Dark Eye - DEMONICON will become without any doubt one of the video game highlights of 2012.)
The Dark Eye DEMONICON is currently under development by Noumena Studios, a Kalypso owned development studio in Berlin for Windows PC and next generation consoles and is scheduled for a release in 2012.
About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.
Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States. Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns three development studios Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.
Kalypso Media recently released the critically acclaimed best-seller Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, DarkStar One Broken Alliance for Xbox 360, Disciples III: Renaissance and Patrician IV for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include DUNGEONS, The First Templar and Tropico 4.