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Ascaron Signs Four Cenega Titles for UK Distribution

by Judy on March 8, 2005 @ 1:46 a.m. PST

Ascaron have today announced that they have acquired the exclusive UK & Ireland co publishing rights for 4 new products from the Czech Publisher Cenega Publishing. Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars, The Roots, UFO Aftershock and El Matador are scheduled for 2005 release.

The range of products is set to include the sequel to the highly successful UFO: Aftermath, along with a third person tactical action game and an action RPG. The signing of these titles will allow Ascaron to move into the console market for the first time.

Ascaron will be representing Cenega Publishing for Sales and Marketing in the UK, distribution will remain with Pinnacle.

Roger Swindells, UK Managing Director for Ascaron said: 'This is a great signing for us. We are very pleased to be working with Cenega and this signing is going to be the first of many to expand and develop our portfolio over the next year.'

Cenega Publishing CEO, Slavomir Pavlicek added: 'We are very excited to be working with Ascaron, who have over the last year continued to strengthen their position in distribution and publishing. We strongly believe that our relationship will help us to reach the largest audience possible for our future releases. We look forward to a long-term partnership.'

This new signing of the three titles follows the move of Ascaron to larger offices in January of this year and the recruitment of Marketing and PR Executive Claire Malone, previously of Codemasters.

Titles to be published by Ascaron and Cenega Publishing in the UK are:

El Matador

Athird person, tactical action game, where the player takes on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the Narcomafia, an organised crime syndicate in South America.

UFO Aftershock

The sequel to the highly successful 2003 title - UFO: Aftermath - and follows directly from one of the final scenes of the first title, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism.

The Roots

An action RPG with a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst travelling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars

A blend of turn-based tactical and real time action/arcade elements following the successful Worms-tradition.

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