D3 and Illusion Softworks Ink Next-Gen Game Deal

D3 Illusion Softworks
In the company’s first partnership with a major European development firm, D3 has signed a deal with Illusion Softworks for exclusive worldwide licensing rights on an undisclosed “next-gen” title based on a brand new intellectual property currently in the works at the Czech Republic-based dev studio. This original IP is in development for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and is scheduled for a Fall 2008 debut. Details beyond that are being kept hush-hush for now, but judging from Illusion’s past projects like Hidden & Dangerous and Mafia, there’s good reason to start getting excited to see what they can cook up next.

“As Illusions Softworks marks their tenth anniversary as a first-class developer this month, they celebrate a reputation for delivering high-scoring, top-quality videogames and consistent success,” said Yoji Takenaka, executive vice president and chief operating officer, D3 Publisher of America. “D3 is pleased to partner with this talented group in order to provide gaming enthusiasts with a compelling new videogame for 2008.”

“We are thrilled to partner with D3 not only because they publish excellent games, but also because they publish a more streamlined portfolio of products, with any new and original intellectual property they commit to becoming the central focus of the company,” said Petr Vochozka, CEO, Illusion Softworks. “The development, marketing and retail resources that D3 wields will be essential assets as this explosive new intellectual property is established in the competitive arena.”

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