Highlander online game: Kalisto Entertainment is developing a massively
multi-player game awaited by millions of fans worldwide
Kalisto Entertainment signed an exclusive agreement to produce Highlander
licence-based games with Davis-Panzer Productions.
Kalisto have acquired the exclusive worldwide rights for the production
and development of video games based on the movie and TV series of Highlander.
For the first time, thousands of gamers will simultaneously experience
the Highlander adventure on the Internet and plunge themselves into this
The online game developed by Kalisto’s Bordeaux-based teams will follow
the path of the highly successful movies and television series viewed
by millions worldwide.
The inherent themes and appeal of the Highlander franchise has a strong
empathy for the general public and fits perfectly to online adaptations
(more than 450 amateur web sites are registered on the Highlander Webring).
As for online sales, over a million fans have already bought licensed
products in the United States alone.
Thanks to its technological proprietary tools and its experience in interactive
entertainment creation, Kalisto Entertainment is perfectly positioned
to deliver on the expectations of the public and allow millions of fans
to become protagonists of the Highlander Myth.
Henri Magalon, Kalisto’s Online Director, declared: "We aim to offer
the huge base of net-surfer community fans of the immortal warriors epic
a highly interactive gaming experience, in which they will experience
new exciting emotions in the Highlander legend."
Peter Davis of Davis-Panzer Productions, producers of the Highlander
films and television series, stated: "We are delighted to be partnered
with Kalisto, the foremost on-line game developer in the world today.
We are confident that our partnership will result in making the Highlander
Legend into the ultimate on-line gaming experience."
The acquisition of Highlander rights is a full part of Kalisto’s online
strategy. Kalisto is clearly positioned as a high quality interactive
content provider, for all the new online media and forecasts 50% of its
turnover will be generated online by 2002.
Useless trivia: Kalisto is based in Bordeaux, France, the filming location
of "Revelation 6:8."