Sydney, Australia, June 9th, 2021 – Today, Koch Media, a leading global publishing partner, Survios, an American cross reality game developer and software publisher, and leading entertainment company Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) announced their physical publishing partnership for the upcoming release of the boxing game, Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions, available for NSW®, PS4®, XBOX One® and Steam®, launching in 2021. The game is based on films from MGM’s Rocky and Creed franchise.
In Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions, players step into the ring as they train, fight and win like the legends, such as Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa, in a knockout arcade boxing experience set in the most renowned boxing film franchise of all time. Rise through the ranks in an intense arcade mode, hone your skills in classic Rocky training montages, and go head-to-head with friends in thrilling local competitive multiplayer.
“We’re thrilled to enter this new retail publishing partnership with Koch Media for our first traditional gaming experience with Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions,” said Seth Gerson, Chief Executive Officer of Survios. “Koch Media’s expertise in bringing incredible games to retail will further our studio’s mission to bring cross-reality games to more console and PC players around the world, making them a perfect partner for Survios and an iconic film franchise such as Rocky and Creed.”
Stephan Schmidt, Director Global Partner Publishing adds: “We at Koch Media are delighted to be able to work with a partner like Survios and to support them with our local publishing offices around the world entering global markets. Our global and local teams will collaborate closely to support in all marketing and publishing measures. It is always something special to be able to work with a well-known licensed IP and with Rocky and Creed this is clearly the case.”
Robert Marick, Executive Vice President, MGM Global Consumer Products & Experiences, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Koch Media and Survios to bring the Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions game to console and PC platforms. Fans of the Rocky and Creed movies will jump into the ring and fight to be the champion in this fun boxing title.”
Rocky and Creed have remained global phenomenons because of their message of determination, even when the odds are against you. MGM’s Rocky and Creed films, produced by Chartoff Winkler Productions, have generated more than $1.3 billion in worldwide box-office sales, earning three Academy Awards, and ten nominations. As the first Rocky film kicks off its 45th anniversary later this year, the franchise continues to be hotter than ever, inspiring new generations of fans everywhere.
BIG RUMBLE BOXING: CREED CHAMPIONS © 2021 & TM MGM. CREED © 2015 & CREED II © 2018 MGM & WBEI. CREED TM MGM. ROCKY © 1976, ROCKY II © 1979, ROCKY III © 1982 & ROCKY IV © 1985 MGM. ROCKY TM MGM. All Rights Reserved.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt which publish games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Sega, Square Enix, Warner Bros and many others. With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France), Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands) and Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Rzeszów, Cracow / Poland). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.
About Survios, Inc.:
Survios is a leading game development studio creating extraordinary interactive experiences with an emphasis on the future of reality-based entertainment. Since 2013, the studio has produced and published premium virtual reality experiences across popular licensed worlds and within its own critically acclaimed original properties. With immersion embedded in its DNA, the company is positioning itself at the epoch of the next generation platform revolution to develop Cross Reality interactions as the gaming, social media, and entertainment industries fix their eyes on the evolution of the metaverse. For more information, visit www.survios.com
About Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios:
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous television channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.