NCsoft has announced an extension of its partnership with distributor Koch Media to include the United Kingdom. Koch Media already has a strong relationship with NCsoft as the companies currently work together in France and Spain, and this latest announcement further strengthens this collaboration in bolstering a unified strategic distribution plan in the pan-European community.
The distributor will be handling NCsoft’s back catalogue and further down the line the hotly anticipated Guild Wars 2. The deal signifies the beginning of an exciting period for NCsoft – the world’s leading developer and publisher of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games – with a number of interesting projects on the horizon, most prominently the launch of Guild Wars 2.
“By extending our agreement with Koch Media to include the UK, we have a cohesive three country EU distribution strategy in place with a trusted partner. Guild Wars 2 is set to be our biggest ever release and our partnership with Koch Media will give us unprecedented focus from UK retailers supported by a highly effective operational team,” commented Sarah Rogers, Sales Director at NCsoft.
“We are delighted to partner with NCsoft to distribute its titles throughout the United Kingdom. With the chance to work with some of the best games in the MMO genre, this is a fantastic and exciting opportunity for Koch Media,” said Craig McNicol, Managing Director at Koch Media.
Guild Wars 2 is one of the most highly anticipated MMO games currently on the horizon, and is surely set to be as much of a boon to Koch Media’s line-up as it is to NCsoft’s repertoire. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest from NCsoft, Koch Media and the Guild Wars franchise.