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Disciples II and Trainz Distribution Deal Release

by Thomas on March 18, 2002 @ 6:13 p.m. PST

Strategy First and PAN Vision announced today that they have signed a distribution agreement in which PAN Vision acquires the rights to distribute Disciples II and Trainz throughout the Scandinavian territories.

STRATEGY FIRST AND PAN VISION JOIN FORCES AGAIN TO DISTRIBUTE DISCIPLES II AND TRAINZ

"We enjoyed working with PAN Vision for some of our previous titles, " said Stewart Braybrook, Executive of European Operations for Strategy First, " and now we look forward to working with them again; this time for Disciples II and Trainz. Both of these titles have done exceptionally well in North America. We are pleased to finally be able to bring these exciting titles to a worldwide audience."

"We have learnt through earlier cooperation with Strategy First that they are one of the best developers of strategy games and that their titles always are top of the line", says Thomas Jansson, publishing manager at PAN Vision. "With this in mind we are very pleased to continue working with Strategy First and state-of-the-art-titles, such as Trainz and Disciples II."

Disciples II -
Continuing the story of the original award winning Disciples: Sacred Lands, the sequel adds an element of surprise, as the Chosen One comes to life, bringing salvation to some and destruction to others. Players still choose to play one of four races and are required to pick a leader and build an army of various units, each with their own skills and assets. Choosing the right combination of units is all part of a player's strategy. The differences are seen in the overall gameplay. Disciples II adds a new event and trigger system, neutral unit AI, hot seat play, a paper doll system and an export/import feature that allow units to gain experience through combat and be imported or exported from one campaign to the next. The interface has been completely redone and the artwork has undergone a dramatic face-lift. Players both new to or familiar with the series, will be amazed! For more information on the game, log onto www.disciples2.com or www.strategyfirst.com.

Trainz-
Replicating many aspects of a virtual model railroad, TRAINZ® immerses players into the driver's seat of their favorite locomotive and allows them to create a huge variety of layouts using hundreds of textures and objects from around the world. Players will be able to build their own stunningly realistic routes from a variety of locations, from the busy US East Coast, the picturesque English countryside to the endless plains of the Australian Outback - all using the intuitive and powerful TRAINZ SURVEYOR editor. For more information log onto www.strategyfirst.com or www.virtualtrainz.com

About Strategy First Inc.
Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B., Disciples II, Nexagon: The Pit and Zero-G Marines. After winning numerous awards for games such as
Disciples: Sacred Lands, Europa Universalis, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Steel Beasts, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience.

About PAN Vision AB
PAN Vision AB is the leading Nordic digital entertainment and education developer, publisher, and distributor. PAN Vision AB was created after the merger of PAN Interactive AB, Levande Böcker AB and Vision Park AB during the autumn of 2001. The Company operates sales and distribution divisions in all of the Nordic countries. The Company is wholly-owned by the media giant KF Media AB.

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