For Immediate Release:
LOS ANGELES– Aug. 25, 2008– Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, announced today that the first titles in their Mystery Adventure Games line, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon and Sinking Island have shipped to retail. Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is the newest installment in the original Dracula series and makes it’s North American debut with a $29.99 MSRP and rating of“T” for Teen by the ESRB. Sinking Island brought to life by acclaimed game maker Benoit Sokal hits US shelves for $29.99 MSRP and a“T” for Teen rating by the ESRB. More information, assets and trailers for these games can be found at www.mysteryadventuregames.com.
“With new game play elements and plot twists, the first two releases should create positive momentum around the entire Mystery Adventure Games line,” said Cal Morrell, president of Encore.“Dracula 3 introduces fans of the series to intriguing new characters and Sinking Island delivers the fast pace, puzzle solving excitement that Sokal fans have come to expect.”
Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon, a game produced by Microïds and developed by Kheops Studio, 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!
The creator of Syberia, Benoît Sokal, returns with Sinking Island, 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. A game by Benoît Sokal, produced by Microïds and White Birds Productions, developed and designed by White Birds Productions.
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), 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 Tree 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 (Nasdaq: NAVR) 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 http://www.navarre.com.
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