Encore to publish the whole Microds games catalogue in North America
April 16, 2008
ENCORE AND MICROЇDS SIGN EXCLUSIVE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT FOR NORTH AMERICA
“Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon”, the first of 4 launches scheduled for back half of 2008
Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, and Microïds, a leading adventure games producer and publisher, announced today their partnership to publish the whole Microïds games catalogue in North America.
The agreement covers all-new versions of the adventure game line up and secures rights to Microïds extensive back catalog which includes international successes "Still Life", "Syberia", "Amerzone" and "Dracula".
"Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon", the sequel to the original Dracula series initiated and produced by Microïds (Dracula Resurrection and Dracula 2 The Last Sanctuary), will be the first title to ship under the new agreement.
Follow up launches include "Sinking Island", directed by Benoit Sokal, the author of the critically acclaimed Syberia franchise, "Still Life 2", the much awaited new episode in the Still Life series, and "Nostradamus".
Said Cal Morrell, President of Encore, "Given our leadership position in family entertainment, the growth in PC games and our expansion plans, the addition of the Microïds line-up compliments our existing portfolio and marries with our strategic agenda."
"We are thrilled to partner with a leader in PC publishing," said Roch Roustan, Managing Director of Microïds. "Encore’s proven track record with entertainment franchises made our decision easy. Given the star power of these franchises, the richness of the storylines and the high production value of the games, I look forward to sharing these new titles with the adventure gaming community."