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New Cosmic Encounter Board Game to be Released by Fantasy Flight Games 2008

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Future Pastimes Announces New Cosmic Encounter® Board Game to be Released by Fantasy Flight Games in Summer 2008 Cape Cod, Ma 9/ 17/ 2007 New enhanced edition of the the Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame classic to be best ever. Peter Olotka, Cosmic Encounter® designer at Future Pastimes, LLC announced today that a new enhanced board game edition of the Eon Products version of Cosmic Encounter will be released by Fantasy Flight Games http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ . "Fantasy Flight Games has a stellar reputation for quality production, exciting properties and a dedicated following of sophisticated gamers", said Olotka. "Their system of global merchandising and localization with multi-language editions is perfect for Cosmic Encounter's worldwide audience." Fantasy Flight contracts for production runs in many of these languages: German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Scandinavian (Dk, Se, Nw), Korean, Japanese, Chinese (various dialects), Dutch, Russian, Czech, Croatian and Hungarian. The release is scheduled for summer of 2008. The new Cosmic Encounter Edition will be cross-promoted with Cosmic Encounter Online, http://cosmicencounter.com as well as with other (still confidential) Cosmic platforms which are in proposal stages. Board gamers and online gamers will find attractive possibilities and special incentives to experience Cosmic in all mediums. Early discussions between Future Pastimes and Fantasy Flight Games have produced some intriguing possibilities for the new Cosmic Encounter. The new board game will include some aliens from Cosmic Online which have never been in any printed version. Every effort will be made to also include aliens and other game ideas submitted by players according to Olotka. Fans can add their ideas and wishes for the new Cosmic to the Cosmic Encounter Online forum thread Fantasy Flight Cosmic Board Game Wish List at http://forum.cosmicencounter.com/. Details will be found on the Fantasy Flight and Cosmic Encounter Online websites as development progresses. Cosmic Encounter has previously been published in eight languages and more than a dozen editions over three decades. It has won numerous design awards and countless accolades. It was called "One of the most original games of modern times" by Games Magazine. It was inducted into the Adventure Gaming Hall of Fame in 1997. To see all of the Cosmic Encounter awards and accolades go to the Press page at Cosmic Encounter Online. http://www.cosmicencounter.com/cgi-bin/flash_vstart.pl?flashv=bod&bod=quote&af=2&pr=10.2 The Fantasy Flight Cosmic Encounter Edition will eclipse every prior edition with many new features and new art as well as most or all the features from the original Eon Products basic game and expansion sets, according to Olotka. Fantasy Flight anticipates releasing the game in the summer of 2008. Cosmic Encounter® is a registered trademark of Eon Products, Inc. Cosmic Encounter Online is © Future Pastimes, LLC. CONTACT INFORMATION: Peter Olotka Future Pastimes, LLC admin@cosmicencounter.com http://www.cosmicencounter.com http://www.futurepastimes.com/Peter_Olotka ###

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