Koch Media GmbH, a leading, global publishing partner and Wizards of the Coast have announced that both companies are entering into a physical publishing agreement for the co-op action RPG Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance.
With its extensive local marketing and communications experience and networks, Koch Media will be fully responsible for physical publishing activities around the world.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance was announced in 2019 at The Game Awards. A spiritual successor to the original video game series, Dark Alliance features popular characters created by best-selling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, hacking and slashing their way through the icy tundra of Icewind Dale.
The third-person action RPG will allow up to four players to take on legendary monsters from the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse as one of four unique characters, including the scimitar-wielding drow, Drizzt Do’Urden or one of his unique companions Cattie-Brie, Bruenor or Wulfgar. The game features local or online co-op and will release on consoles and PC (digital only) in 2021.
“We’re confident that Koch Media’s expertise and reputation as a leading global publishing partner for video games will be beneficial on our quest to launch Dark Alliance,” said Chris Cocks, President and CEO of Wizards of the Coast. “This partnership is a natural choice for us as we continue to find new ways to bring unique Dungeons & Dragons experiences to life for our growing global fanbase.”
Koch Media’s CEO Klemens Kundratitz adds: “We are delighted to welcome Wizards of the Coast as a new partner for our global publishing business. The high standards they set for their franchises and the passion behind their games ensure us that Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a perfect fit for our wide portfolio and will be a major success for both companies.”