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  Excalibur announces King’s Bounty: Dark Side (PC) licensing deal for UK, Scandinavia, Australasia and South Africa. 
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom – 15 th July 2014 - Leading simulations publisher Excalibur ( is pleased to announce its licensing deal with 1C Company for the retail box version of King’s Bounty: Dark Side (Premium Edition) on PC.   


The time has come to join the dark side of Teana and visit a mysterious land never before seen by royal bounty hunters.  Combining RPG style exploration and turn based combat, this Premium Edition version of King’s Bounty: Dark Side includes King’s Bounty: Dark Side DLC that features:

·         The Clot of Darkness amulet providing bonus to money and experience

·         Two additional locations

·         Over a dozen additional quests and a new unit

This latest version of the King’s Bounty saga allows you to play as a fearless orc warrior, a powerful demoness or practice the dark magic of a formidable vampire. As you level up, you’ll increase your leadership skills to command a great army of the undead, hostile imps and a horde of terrifying creatures. But be cautious, some of your allies could question your leadership and turn against you in battle.

Can the three heroes unite against the light or will their race face extinction?


·         Turn based grid style battle system. Choose the placement of your units wisely to become victorious

·         Over 100 new quests and 15 new locations

·         New companion system featuring different companions for each of the three heroes

·         New units, artefacts and rage abilities

Product Information

Title:                       King’s Bounty: Dark Side (Premium Edition)   

Publisher:               Excalibur

Genre:                              RPG / Turn-based Action

Street Date:             15th August 2014

RRP:                                £19.99

Format:                            PC DVD

UK PC Barcode:        5060020477805

For press enquiries, contact Richard Barclay on [email protected] or +44 (0)1869 338833.  

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About Excalibur

Excalibur and Extra Play form the publishing arm of parent company Contact Sales Ltd.  Founded in 2004, Excalibur is proud to be the only independent UK owned publisher with a strong presence both at home and overseas.  Ten years later, 2014 sees the company venturing into new territory by developing its own IP such as Zoo Park, Post Master and Farming World.  The second half of 2014 will see the release of additional new properties including European Ship Simulator, Taxi!, The Battles of King Arthur and Construction Simulator 2015 across the PC and Mac platforms and for the first time, titles on Android and iOS. 

About 1C Company

1C Company specialises in distribution, publishing and development of business, entertainment and educational software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal development at 1C includes IL-2 Sturmovik series and the Theatre of War series. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles including titles like Rig'n'Roll, Space Rangers, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Faces of War, Men of War series, Perimeter, Fantasy Wars, Death to Spies, King’s Bounty series, Off-Road Drive, Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades. In 2012 1C Company launched its iOs apps series for iPhone & iPad.

For more information on 1C please go to our website at