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KOCH invade with The Bitmap Brothers
BASINGSTOKE, England (January 16th, 2003) - UK software publisher, KOCH Media announced today the exciting news that they have signed the rights to publish renowned UK developer, The Bitmap Brothers latest PC-CDROM title - World War II: Frontline Command.

Set during the climax of the Second World War, Frontline Command lets aspiring generals make the strategic commands necessary to turn the tide of Axis aggression and liberate occupied Europe. Frontline Command will be one of many exciting titles to be published by KOCH Media during the course of 2003, adding to an already commercially successful portfolio of PC titles.

"The Bitmap Brothers are the calibre of development team, which will define KOCH Media's titles for 2003," said Craig McNicol, Managing Director of KOCH Media. "Signing, what is probably their finest game to date, is a major advance to KOCH Media and further establishes us within the European publishing arena."

"KOCH Media are regarded highly in Europe both by retail and the specialist press," said Ed Bartlett, Business Development Director for The Bitmap Brothers. "Frontline is shaping up to be a fantastic and broad-reaching title, and we have absolute confidence in the abilities of the KOCH Media team to do the product justice."

Developed by The Bitmap Brothers and published by and distributed across Europe by KOCH Media, World War II: Frontline Command will release May 2003.

Exclusive NEW screens will be posted 24th January 2002. (Webmaster’s Note: See these screens here)

-ENDS-

About KOCH Media:
Founded in 1994, KOCH Media develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, UK, KOCH operates a pan-European service, with additional offices in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and its headquarters in Austria. KOCH has distribution contracts for a number of software publishers including Nintendo, Konami, Steinberg, Ulead, JASC and Gamester. As part of the Virtuoso division, KOCH exclusively markets, PR's, sells and distributes for Davilex Software, Wanadoo and Paradox Entertainment. KOCH also develops and publishes educational and lifestyle software via its Europress brand. For more information on KOCH Media and its products visit http://www.kochmedia.co.uk

The Bitmap Brothers:
Founded in 1987, The Bitmap Brothers are one of the few remaining 'old school' independent developers: a small, highly successful development team with a history of creating unique, critically and commercially acclaimed IP. Continually striving for originality, attention to detail and new levels of playability, the company has been responsible for several of the games industry's most memorable titles.

Based in riverside offices in Wapping, East London U.K. The Bitmap Brothers are currently developing a WWII RTS title, "WWII: Frontline Command" as well as targeting next-generation platforms with concepts including a follow-up to the multi-million selling Speedball series, Speedball Arena.

For further information, visit: www.bitmap-brothers.co.uk

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