Tag Archives: Ascaron
Tue, Aug 04, 2009 | 16:46 BST
DeepSilver, a division of Koch Media, will release the upcoming add-on for the PC version of Sacred 2 on August 28 in Germany.
Titled Ice & Blood, an international release date has not been provided as of yet, and the expansion for the console version is still being planned as well and you can keep up with its progress here.
Ascaron, it closed its doors a few weeks ago due to bankruptsy, and the subsidiary company of Ascaron: Studio 2 closed shop on July 31.
Sat, Jun 20, 2009 | 18:42 BST
Ascaron still owns the license to Sacred, and it was not part of the IPs that Kalypso recently purchased from the troubled company.
According to the Sacred message boards, community manager Anca Adelina Finta stated:
“Studio 2 (subsidiary company of Ascaron) has the license for Sacred 2 and the devs will continue working at the add-on as they did before. In a nutshell, the add-on is not affected by anything and will come as planned.”
Good news for fans of the series.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 | 19:58 BST
Kalypso Media has announced the formation of Gaming Minds Studios, which includes former Ascaron developers and titles.
Ascaron filed for bankruptcy April and Kalypso purchased parts of the troubled company, particularly the rights to develop The Patrician III.
“For Kalypso, this move is not just an expansion of our own studio capacities, but will also allow us greater independence in our games development,” said Kalypso managing director, Stefan Marcinek.
“We currently have four new titles scheduled for release in 2010 which are being developed in our Munich and Gütersloh studios.”
More through Kotaku and the translated press release after the break.
Mon, May 04, 2009 | 07:33 BST
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 | 18:12 BST
Eurogamer Germany has a new video of the PS3 version of Sacred 2: Fallen Angel.
It shows character customization and a tiny bit of gameplay.
Developer Ascaron recently revealed the company had entered administration, as well confirming the existence of both a Sacred 2 add-on and a full sequel.
Hit up Eurogamer for the video.
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 | 11:21 BST
Eurogamer news chap Rob Purchese clearly isn’t just a pretty face. As seen in this EGTV video, the writer’s done voiceover for three of Sacred 2′s characters – a jester, a little green man thing and an old chap – and his performance has pretty much knocked out the development team.
“I think Rob’s a magnificent talent,” said Ascaron’s Alan Wild. “His delivery was superb, and the range of voices was just incredible.”
Take a look. The game’s out for PC and 360 later this year, with a PS3 version following in early 2009.
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 | 21:16 BST