Koch Media, the number 1 European video game publisher, has just announced a new publishing label, Prime Matter.
Prime Matter will be handling the portfolio of both established and new IPs for Koch Media, including a Switch port of the massive Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Other titles the label will be handling are fan-favorite franchises such as Payday and Painkiller, along with many more scheduled releases and new IPs. This move is a big one for the publisher, whose presence has been steadily growing as the go-to publisher for projects big and small. Check out the full details and list of game releases below.
About Kingdom Come: Deliverance on Switch
Kingdom Come: Deliverance for Nintendo Switch was born out of a “happy mistake.” At the end of 2020, the Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Edition was announced for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. Due to a clerical error, the game was also listed for the Nintendo Switch, which at that time was not in the plans. The ‘mistake’ was fixed right away, but the information spread. However, the overwhelming feedback was eye-opening and an integral part in decision making later. Sabre Interactive, also a legacy studio of Koch Media, has proven on multiple occasions that they are the right partners for this endeavor to make the unthinkable thinkable, and were tasked with bringing Kingdom Come: Deliverance to the Nintendo Switch.
“It is amazing to see how much involvement and influence gamers worldwide can have on game development. The overwhelming feedback and fan reaction made us reconsider our opportunities and made us sit down with Sabre Interactive, who is the perfect candidate for this ambitious undertaking,” said Tobias Stolz-Zwilling, PR Manager at Warhorse Studios.
Other upcoming releases from Prime Matter
PAYDAY 3 – By Starbreeze Studios is the latest upcoming installment in this high-octane first person co-op shooter game, set in a Hollywood-like environment, that lets players live out the fantasy of being a world-class career criminal who joins the legendary PAYDAY gang to master the art of heisting.
Crossfire: Legion – Smilegate and Prime Matter are teaming to up to release Canadian developer Blackbird Interactive’s RTS game, Crossfire: Legion. The world of Crossfire provides the perfect scenario and backdrop for an RTS thanks to its unique approach to futuristic global warfare and warring factions.
The Next Painkiller Game – The legendary Painkiller is back.
Scars Above – Koch Media and Mad Head Games are teaming up for the upcoming dark sci-fi action adventure title Scars Above, which will be released on Koch Media’s new label, Prime Mater. The new title was one of the key reveals when Koch Media launched its new premium gaming label and will see Koch responsible for physical and digital distribution of the title across PC and console platforms.
Codename Final Form (working title) – From Polish developers Reikon Games is a new IP and an adrenaline fueled futuristic FPS with the player taking on the role of a cybernetic Valkyrie saving humanity from extinction.
Gungrave G.O.R.E. – A stylish third-person action shooter by South Korean Studio IGGYMOB that has you take on the role of Grave, a gunslinger of resurrection and badass anti-hero of your dreams, mowing down tons of enemies in a gory ballet of bullets.
Dolmen – Developed by Massive Work Studio from Brazil, the new IP is a terrifying new Action RPG that combines futuristic Sci-Fi and Lovecraftian Cosmic Horror. The game is slated for release in 2022 on PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC, hitting stores – both physical and digital – thanks to the publishing deal between Koch Media and Massive Work Studio.
The Last Oricru -Prime Matter and GoldKnights have teamed up to release The Last Oricru, a new third-person action RPG taking place in a unique middle age setting, combined with sci-fi elements, published under the pioneering Prime Matter.
Echoes Of The End (working title) – Is a new IP developed by Icelandic studio Myrkur Games. The game is a narrative-driven third-person action-adventure set in a unique fantasy world. Players step into the role of Ryn, a seasoned fighter with the unique ability to manipulate and destroy matter, taking players on a journey to a unique Fantasy world with a rich lore and breathtaking landscapes.
The Chant (working title) – Developed by Canadian Studio Brass Token, their upcoming psychological thriller is a new IP and an atmospheric third-person psychedelic horror adventure. The new title is set on the tormented grounds of a new age cult. While exploring a remote island’s twisted past, you must fight and escape the psychedelic terrors awakened by a spiritual retreat gone wrong.
Encased – From Russian developer Dark Crystal Games, the new IP is a classic RPG where the player is on a mission to discover the secrets hidden underneath a mysterious dome. Set in an alternative 1976, a vast and inexplicable artifact – The Dome – is discovered in the remote desert and, inside, is packed to the brim with amazing technology that could advance humanity hundreds of years.
Kings Bounty 2 – Developed by 1C Entertainment (Russia), King’s Bounty II is the RPG successor of the well-known franchise which defined RPG strategy, coming August 24, 2021 for PC and console.
In addition, a number of legacy games from studios that already work with Koch Media will be published on the new label. These will include Warhorse Studios’ next game; Nine Dots Studio’s Outward coming for next-gen; as well as Taleworlds’ Mount and Blade II: Bannerlords, also coming to consoles.