FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2008)– Casual games developer and publisher Legacy Interactive today announced their agreement with Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, to distribute the popular Microïds adventure video games to all North American portals as digital downloads.
The agreement will include the highly anticipated titles“Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon” the latest sequel in the Dracula series, as well as“Sinking Island” by Benoit Sokal, the creator of the renowned Syberia franchise. Both downloads are available today to coincide with the retail release of the games.
“Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon” is the newest installment in the original Dracula series. Based on Bram Stoker's universe, Dracula 3 takes players to Europe on a suspenseful quest to discover the reality of vampires and come face-to-face with Dracula. As Father Arno Moriani, players must travel to Transylvania to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood. Along the way players are submerged into a gripping storyline with numerous challenging and engaging puzzles to solve that leads to a final confrontation with Dracula!
“Sinking Island” is a gripping detective story that combines suspense and intrigue. As an investigator sent to a luscious tropical island to solve the murder of a multi-billionaire hotel developer, players must sort through 10 suspects to the crime as a storm rages on the island. In Sinking Island players have only three days to solve the mystery before the island and the mystery disappears into the ocean.
Also available today as digital downloads is the critically acclaimed“Syberia– Kate Walker’s Adventures” franchise that has sold over one million units worldwide, as well as the popular“Dracula Resurrection”,“Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary”, and“Still Life”. All of the games are now available for download at www.legacygames.com.
“Dracula Resurrection” and“Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary” are the first two titles in the Dracula series of adventure games that are inspired by the world of Bram Stoker.
“Still Life” is an adventure game for the avid adventure gamer where you play as a Chicago FBI agent and need to solve a gruesome murder.
“Syberia” and“Syberia 2– Kate Walker’s Adventures” are third-person adventure titles that follow Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer, in her quest to unlock the secret of Syberia.
The digital downloads of Still Life 2 and Nostradamus will also be released at the same time as the retail versions of the games later this year. Additionally, Legacy will be releasing titles from Microïds back catalogue online.
“We are thrilled to be partnering up with Encore to make the Microïds adventure games even more accessible to a larger audience in North America via our download portals,” said Ariella Lehrer, CEO of Legacy Interactive.“We look forward to sharing these rich and engaging titles with the download community.”
Said Betsi Gijanto, Vice President of Marketing for Encore, "We are glad to be working with Legacy Interactive to distribute Microïds titles to a wider online audience." "We are confident that our relationship with Legacy will be a great success."
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and a leading retail software publisher. As a result of strategic licensing agreements, the company publishes a broad range of award-winning utility, entertainment, education and productivity software titles. Publishing brands include Hoyle®, Marine Aquarium™, Family Tre e Maker®, 3D Home Architect®, Advantage, Wheel of Fortune® and Jeopardy!®; as well as the Riverdeep family of brands including The Print Shop®, PrintMaster®, Reader Rabbit® and Mavis Beacon®.
Navarre Corporation® is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, DVD video, video games and accessories. Additional information is available at www.navarre.com.
MicroC3ds is one of the leading adventure games producers and publishers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. With an ongoing focus on hiring the industry's best and brightest new talents, Microïds is home to the teams that develop and create innovative games and interactive programs. Microïds has one of the world’s first and largest adventure catalogues, bringing together titles from Index+, Wanadoo Edition and Microïds. International successes include Still Life, Syberia (Adventures of Kate Walker), Amerzone and Dracula. For more information, visit www.microids.com.
About Legacy Interactive
Legacy Interactive ( www.legacyinteractive.com) is a leading developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for creating intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is known for its TV-branded games, such as Law&Order, as well as for its popular simulation games Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, Emergency Room and Zoo Vet. In 2008, Legacy added movie titles to its growing game roster, including the upcoming animated children’s film Igor. Through Legacy's popular game network at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and try more than 500 casual games plus read and write reviews and share play lists of their favorite games. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 12 languages, through its partners Ubisoft, Mindscape, 505 Games, and JoWood.
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