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AVS in the Fall? 24 Apr, 2008, 03:43 / 7 comments

When I suggested earlier that A Vampyre Story wouldn't be released until Halloween, I was half-joking, but if Adventure Gamers' claim that the game is slated for a September release is any indication, I sadly might have been more right than I thought, and Mona will be taking a longer beauty nap in her coffin than we had been led to believe. Granted, I have no idea where Adventure Gamers got that date, which is attributed to Focus/Ascaron's UK release, from, but I'm too cynical to think it's wrong.

By the way, now might be as good a time as any to recap the rather numerous publishing partners for AVS, since I get the impression that the sheer number of the various companies we've associated with the game over the past year has confused some people. As reader LGH helpfully lists in a recent Pumpkin Post comment:
BOX VERSION:
  • Russia (Akella)
  • Greece, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, FYROM, Turkey (hell-tech)
  • Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden (Paradox Interactive)
  • France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom (Focus Home Interactive)
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg (Crimson Cow)

DOWNLOAD VERSION:
  • GamersGate (worldwide?)
  • And perhaps, according to Marek from Adventuregamers, the AdventureShop
    (http://adventureshop.gamesplanet.com/EU/?affilie=AG)
You'll note that there's still no announced publisher for a retail North American release just yet, but hopefully that could still change.

Comments

  • PirateKingChris on 25 Apr, 2008, 04:28…
    I really am hoping for a retail release in the US. I want a pretty box! :P
  • The Tingler on 24 Apr, 2008, 17:18…
    Focus Who Inter-what?
  • Diduz on 24 Apr, 2008, 13:00…
    This is pathetic: no Italian distributor in sight. I'm speechless. :-(
  • Haggis on 24 Apr, 2008, 10:37…
    Strange, on Ascalon's site it only mentions "Release: Summer 2008"... of course, half of September is part of summer, but still, I don't see where September specifically came from.
  • Hümmelgümpf on 24 Apr, 2008, 10:35…
    Goddamn Akella. Why do they get to publish all good adventure games here? Atrocious translations, horrible technical support, StarForce... How do they manage to stay in business? I guess I'll have to order my copy at Amazon. If I pray hard enough it won't even get lost on the way to St. Petersburg.
  • VoodooFX on 24 Apr, 2008, 08:15…
    Well that's a first, to see a sperate publisher for the Balkan republics.
    I see however no true point in this, since none of the games get ever localised here. God riddance too!
  • kelmer on 24 Apr, 2008, 07:06…
    Don't forget about the Spanish release, brought by Friendware through Crimson Cow publishing :)