Turbine Entertainment announced today that they have selected Codemasters to handle their European distribution of Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 as well as the upcoming expansions for these titles. Their press release is below:
WESTWOOD, Mass. – March 23, 2005 – Turbine, Inc., a premier publisher of online subscription entertainment, announced today that it has granted Codemasters, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products, the European distribution rights for the next instalments of the popular Asheron’s Call® franchise, Asheron’s Call: Throne of Destiny™ and Asheron’s Call 2: Legions™.
“Continued commitment to our customers and our services is a top priority of Turbine,” said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO, Turbine. “We take great pains in selecting great partners and we feel Codemasters has the same commitment and drive as Turbine does to provide gamers with truly great experiences.”
Throne of Destiny is the third instalment in the original 3D massively multiplayer online role playing game series Asheron’s Call, first launched to critical acclaim in November 1999. In the new expansion pack, players will enjoy a graphics upgrade, a new playable race, the Viamontians, and a challenge to experienced gamers with a new high-level play system that rewards players with skill credits.
Legions is the first follow-up to the graphically ground-breaking MMORPG Asheron’s Call 2: Fallen Kings®. Legions will provide players with an ambitious new storyline complete with an extensive array of new content for hours and hours of additional online adventuring. The expansion provides players with a new playable race, the mystical Empyreans, a massive new continent shrouded in mystery and an innovative new hero system.
Codemasters will bring both Asheron’s Call: Throne of Destiny and Asheron’s Call 2: Legions to European gamers in May. Produced by Turbine the titles carry a RRP of £19.99 each and include the original game, the expansion, and one month’s free subscription.