KOEI TECMO EUROPE EXTENDS DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH KOCH MEDIA
KOEI TECMO Europe Ltd. and Koch Media GmbH are expanding their distribution partnership throughout Western Europe. Including the full physical release line-up, Koch Media will act on behalf of KOEI TECMO Europe Ltd. within the Nordic Territories as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg according to the existing cooperation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain. Alongside the distribution, Koch Media will also handle marketing and communications in these territories, and work closely with KOEI TECMO Europe Ltd. headquarters in UK.
Koch Media has already begun the new extended relationship with the successfully received DEAD OR ALIVE 6, and upcoming titles Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World in March, and Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland in May. These are two new instalments in the popular Atelier JRPG series, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Releasing shortly after in July, comes A.O.T. 2: Final Battle, the latest entry in the action game series based on the anime phenomenon Attack on Titan.
“We value our strong relationship with the Koch Media GmbH teams and have appreciated their experience and support throughout our many years working together,” said Keita Inoue, General Manager of KOEI TECMO Europe Ltd. “We are incredibly excited to extend our relationship with the team, and to begin working with the Benelux and Nordic offices to contribute further to the European gaming scene with fun and exciting titles in the coming years. With the strong experience of the Koch Media teams across Europe we are confident our business will flourish further.”
Simon Banzhaf, Director of Procurement and Operations at Koch Media GmbH: “As a long term partner, KOEI TECMO Europe Ltd. and its fantastic line-up fit perfectly within our distribution portfolio. This expanded partnership is the logical next step and perfectly utilizes the synergies of our companies. All teams are very experienced on their respective markets and eager to support the amazing upcoming games.”