NCSOFT Signs FUSER Distribution Deal with Koch Media

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Koch Media’s console clout supports NCSOFT’s first multi-platform game

Sydney, Australia – 19th June, 2020 – FUSER™, the next evolution of interactive music game for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, will hit retail shelves across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceania thanks to a distribution deal between NCSOFT and Koch Media. Developed by Harmonix, creators of the Rock Band™ and Dance Central™ video game franchises, FUSER puts players in control of the music, where they can fuse together elements from hit songs by some of the world’s top artists. FUSER will release this fall.

FUSER requires no additional peripherals to play – as an immersive music sandbox, players will perform and create custom mixes as a headlining DJ at a virtual music festival. The physical release  of the game will be supported by Koch Media’s experienced retail marketing and distribution teams across its local offices.

“As a game that celebrates all aspects of music and music festivals, Europe is a huge target market for FUSER,” said Randall Price, senior vice president of publishing at NCSOFT. “As NCSOFT expands into global multiplatform releases, we sought out Koch Media for their extensive experience, reach, and localized approach to the many different EMEA regions for distribution and channel marketing.”

Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Koch Media GmbH added: NCSOFT has an exemplary track record in the online PC games space and we have been privileged to work with them on the Guild Wars franchise in various territories for many years. So it’s an honor to now partner with them again as they transition to multiplatform releases. Our extensive network of physical publishing teams at Koch are amazed by FUSER’s potential and we can’t wait to help bring this game to market.

Keep track of the latest developments on FUSER by visiting www.FUSER.com.

About NCSOFT

NCSOFT, headquartered in Pangyo, Korea, is the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Blade & Soul®, Lineage®, and Guild Wars® franchises. NCSOFT West is a division of NCSOFT that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at www.ncsoft.com.

About Koch Media

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (games, films and software). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one publishing partner in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Milestone, Sega, Square Enix, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarter in Höfen, Austria Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux, Australia, Czech Republic and the United States.

All product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented video games. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information, please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.

©2020 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. ©2020 NCSOFT Corporation. All rights reserved. FUSER, Harmonix, Rock Band, Dance Central and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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