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Koch Media and Pearl Abyss partner up for Black Desert Prestige Edition

Critically acclaimed MMORPG gets physical publishing!

Koch Media and Pearl Abyss team up to bring the critically acclaimed open-world action MMORPG Black Desert to retail stores across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The Black Desert Prestige Edition in stores around the globe. This physical edition will include tons of exclusive in-game content such as a premium Costume set (Shudad Glorie Premium Set, an additional exclusive pet and more worth a total of $139 on bonus content. The Prestige Edition will be available for Playstation®4 and Xbox One later this year. Koch Media is co-publisher and responsible for all retail publishing activities supporting the launch of the Prestige Edition.
Black Desert is an open-world action MMORPG with cutting-edge visuals and a skill-based combat system that redefines the genre. Black Desert has the most developed character customization system of any game that is currently on the market, allowing users to become their true selves with unique avatars. The MMO is known for its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world and extensive lore, which has successfully launched in over 150 countries and 12 languages to more than 30 million registered users.

Kevin Kim, CBO at Pearl Abyss states: “We are proud to communicate this partnership today. We were impressed by the expertise and combination of global thinking based on local knowledge that this cooperation with Koch Media offers us. The high standards Koch Media sets for the work of all their teams around the globe encourages us further that we will open new markets and reach new target audiences with the physical publishing agreement.”

Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Koch Media GmbH adds: “We are delighted to work with such an amazing partner as Pearl Abyss. All our teams are looking forward to support this amazing MMORPG entering retail markets. The high quality of the remastered edition and the overwhelming feedback from players ensure us that this will be a strong release for us as a company group across our markets.”

Über Koch Media
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (games, films and software). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one publishing partner in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Milestone, Sega, Square Enix, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarter in Höfen, Austria Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux, Australia, Czech Republic, Poland, and the United States.
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