LOS ANGELES– August 21, 2007– D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced that Bill Anker has recently joined the company as vice president of business development and licensing. Anker will oversee D3PA’s content and product acquisition activities on a global basis and manage the company’s relationships with licensors to develop quality interactive entertainment based upon licensed franchise brands.
“Bill brings more than 20 years of experience in the software business to D3PA,” said Yoji Takenaka, executive vice president and chief operating officer, D3PA.“His experience and relationships will be key in acquiring opportunities that include original intellectual property and licensing properites with the goal of driving D3PA to a greater position within the videogame publishing industry in the coming year.”
In 1985, Anker began his business career in the sales department at Softkat and has held leadership positions in sales and business development at Merisel’s and Activision. At Activision, he was Vice President of Acquisitions and through carefully cultivated relationships and a well executed focus on strategic partnerships, helped grow the company to more than 1500 employees worldwide and over $1 billion in annual sales.
About D3Publisher of America, Inc
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. D3Publisher of America’s strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems including Wii™, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ Game Boy® Advance, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3publisher.us.
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