|February 28, 2007|
|Sword Of The New World: Granado Espada|
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, February 28, 2007 – Korea’s most popular and highly acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Granado Espada, is coming to retail throughout North America and Europe this summer under the its newly announced name of Sword of the New World: Granado Espada, courtesy of Elephant Entertainment.
Winner of the 2006 Grand Award for Best Game in Korea, Sword of the New World is being made available at retail through an agreement between Elephant Entertainment and leading online game publisher, K2 Network.
“With a game of this pedigree and potential, publishing a retail complement to the online counterpart is an ideal way to expand availability for consumers,” said Wim Stocks, CEO and president of Elephant Entertainment. “Sword of the New World has several innovative and exciting design elements that combined will set a new precedent for MMORPGs, and we are pleased to be working with K2 Network in bringing it to the North American and European retail markets.”
In support of the retail boxed version, Elephant Entertainment and K2 Network are implementing several retailer-specific pre-sell and launch programs, as well as an array of consumer promotions that are designed to enhance the online experience.
Adds Joshua Hong, CEO of K2 Network: “Whether purchasing online or via retail, consumers will receive one of the most captivating MMORPGs to date as Sword of the New World brings stunning beauty and innovation to the category.”
Sword of the New World is a fantasy MMORPG whose story is modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New World and is comprised of thrilling missions and heroic quests. Already a highly anticipated game within the online community, Sword of the New World is the first MMORPG that allows players to control three characters simultaneously, resulting in a fast-moving game filled with strategic daring and intense combat.
About Elephant Entertainment Elephant Entertainment LLC is a new publishing company specializing in bringing innovative game and entertainment content to the retail marketplace. Elephant Entertainment achieves this via unique and compelling retail distribution and consumer availability models, encompassing accessibility both in-store and online. Elephant Entertainment publishes within the spectrum of gaming experiences -- from casual games to massively multiplayer experiences -- publishing on all major gaming platforms. Elephant Entertainment is proudly headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, home of The Replacements, Prince, Tapes and Tapes, The Minnesota Twins, and Brit’s Pub and Eating Establishment, with branch offices in Chicago, Seattle, New York City, Dallas, and London. The Elephant Entertainment website http://www.elephant-entertainment.com is currently under construction.
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