9 Monkeys of Shaolin, Ash of Gods, and Redeemer: Enhanced Edition Are Being Distributed by Koch Media
Koch Media is working with publisher Buka Entertainment to distribute 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, Ash of Gods, and Redeemer: Enhanced Edition on consoles.
Before Gamescom 2018, developer Buka Entertainment delayed Redeemer: Enhanced Edition and 9 Monkeys of Shaolin to fall 2018 and Winter 2019, respectively. That being said, Buka went quiet shortly afterwards, delaying both titles further into 2019. Fortunately, an official release for both of those titles as well as the console version of Ash of Gods seem to be on the horizon as Buka Entertainment officially announced their distribution partnership with Koch Media today.
Koch Media is well known as the German parent company of Deep Silver, publisher of titles like Saints Row IV and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Interestingly, Koch Media was acquired by the ever-growing THQ Nordic last year, so it seems that 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, Ash of Gods, and Redeemer: Enhanced Edition are just the latest titles to fall under THQ Nordic’s umbrella.
Buka Entertainment seems pretty enthusiastic about finding a partner to handle physical and digital distribution of its three games, with PR Manager Artem Studenikin going as far as to say that this partnership will “exceed all expectations and help us to reach players around the world.” Koch Media Head of Communications Jörn Fahrbach also voiced his positive opinion on the partnership.
“We are happy that Buka Entertainment chose us as a distribution partner. Their games fit perfectly in our portfolio, as they are offering multi-plaform titles for an attractive price,” Jörn said. “We all at Koch Media are looking forward to support these unique titles with our experience both in marketing as well as sales, across the different territories, stores, and platforms.”
As for the games themselves, Redeemer: Enhanced Edition is a console port of a 2017 PC beat ’em up that focuses on brutal combat. Buka Entertainment and Koch Media plan on releasing that game in Q2 2019. Meanwhile, 9 Monkeys of Shaolin is another beat ’em up from the developer of Redeemer, Sobaka Studio, but it’s a bit more stylized and is set in Medieval China. Finally, Ash of Gods is a turn-based RPG with an emphasis on beautiful art and storytelling from developer AurumDust.
Redeemer: Enhanced Edition, 9 Monkeys of Shaolin, and Ash of Gods are all poised to be released by Buka Entertainment and Koch Media on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch throughout 2019. You can check out gameplay trailers for Redeemer and 9 Monkeys of Shaolin below.