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Sins of a Solar Empire Arriving in Europe Soon

Stardock and Kalypso Media Sign Publishing Deal

By on April 18, 2008 10:42:52 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Yarlen

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Stardock Entertainment and Kalypso Media are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement that will finally bring Sins of a Solar Empire to retail stores throughout Europe. 

The game will start appearing at retail beginning in late May/early June, though no specific dates have yet been set. We'll post more information as soon as it becomes available.

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April 18, 2008 10:55:55 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Yay!
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April 18, 2008 10:57:25 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
See, we never doubted your powers of persuasion. Out of curiosity, how many Force Chokes and how much hand waving did it take?

More seriously, congrats on finally being able to make a deal
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April 18, 2008 11:28:26 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Well, finally! Congratz!
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April 18, 2008 11:48:18 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
what took you so long european publishers  
gratz to stardock/ironclad another battle WON  
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April 18, 2008 1:20:28 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Yes, great lads, I hope they also mean 'Belgium' with that Europe release.   
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April 18, 2008 1:28:02 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Wow, cool! Its a shame I have just bought it from the US though, could have saved some money with shipping!
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April 18, 2008 1:31:28 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Great news, ICO could use a bit of an influx of players.

Hopefully it will sell well and digital distribution didn't gobble up too much of the demand, so Kalypso can view it as a profitable venture. Securing good retail distribution over in Europe for the expansion would be a nice thing to have upon release, instead of having to wait for it...
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April 18, 2008 1:32:44 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Actually, you probably saved money since retail in the EU is likely to charge local retail prices, regardless of the dollar's worth Even with shipping people are saying it's cheaper/about the same price than a local retail game
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April 18, 2008 2:26:22 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Thanks, gang.   It's definitely been a long road to this point to find the right retail publishing partner for Sins in Europe.  I've been talking to Kalypso several times a week (by phone no less) for the past month or so and have no doubt about their commitment to do well by the game. 
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April 18, 2008 3:00:14 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Is Kalypso correctly aware that the anti piracy protection consists in lots of updates? Given the european release date, I guess there won't be any localized version for that date.
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April 18, 2008 3:49:44 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
I'd love to know more about the process . . like Stardock and Ironclad have done here.  I mean . . how do they determine how many localizations to do?  How are the localizations done?  Do they go through a QA/beta process?
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April 18, 2008 4:22:31 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
awesome! it'll be really nice to have more players on ICO.
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April 18, 2008 4:31:12 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Awesome!!!
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April 18, 2008 5:26:13 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Is Kalypso correctly aware that the anti piracy protection consists in lots of updates? Given the european release date, I guess there won't be any localized version for that date.


nothing is final so far but there will be defiantly localized versions for the european release date.
I know this for sure regarding the german version. Our team of www.soase.de created already a translated version of SoaSE quite some time ago (was a fan project) and will prolly be used as base for the real localization of Sins by Kalypso.
The german sound recording will also be done in the next weeks so there is nothing to stop Kalypso to release localized version to that announced time.

Btw great work there Stardock and thx Yarlen (+ whoever else) for getting our team in contact with Kalypso. Should be helpfull for both sides.
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April 18, 2008 7:36:42 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
That are good news indeed! This game is so awesome, it really deserves a place on all earth
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April 18, 2008 8:08:13 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Question in regards to this.
For all of us Europeans (I'm in UK) who purchased a Digital Download, does this mean we will have local distributers to obtain our hard copies of the manual, music cd and game by paying the differance, or will it still have to be shipped form the us?
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April 18, 2008 11:54:19 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Our team of www.soase.de created already a translated version of SoaSE quite some time ago (was a fan project) and will prolly be used as base for the real localization of Sins by Kalypso.


Doubtful due to legal issues.
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April 19, 2008 12:01:55 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Hope Europe's release doesnt suffer from the same problem as Australia.

It has delayed to 25th of April.
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April 19, 2008 1:01:35 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
For all of us Europeans (I'm in UK) who purchased a Digital Download, does this mean we will have local distributers to obtain our hard copies of the manual, music cd and game by paying the differance, or will it still have to be shipped form the us?


That special deal is only available direct. I don't think retailers would be too keen on parting with a box for $5.
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April 19, 2008 1:41:38 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
all the euros who wanted sins allredy got it, me includet.

YOU ARE TAD BIT LATE ON THAT!
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April 19, 2008 2:50:45 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
awesome news!!!
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April 19, 2008 7:38:11 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
I bought it from the states and had it shipped to england practically the same week it was released, think i was waiting this long? HA! Think again!

Congratulations on finding a publisher in Europe however, maybe now all my friends will go out and buy them instead of been intimidated by Digital Distribution, or in my case, old fashioned and a lover of having about 30 games under my desk
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April 19, 2008 10:31:36 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
Doubtful due to legal issues.


its not doubtful, im in negotiations with the Manager of Kalypso.

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April 19, 2008 10:27:48 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
So, will the various versions of sins (language) be compatible with all the others in MP?
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April 19, 2008 10:34:33 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums
So, will the various versions of sins (language) be compatible with all the others in MP?


the language files dont affect MP. I already played online with a german version for example (the language file doesnt change the checksum).
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