News: Mafia creator to develop a new game for D3.
D3 Publisher has announced they will publish an original game from Illusion Softworks (creator of Mafia and the Hidden and Dangerous series) on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the fall of 2008. No details were revealed yet on the untitled game, but all involved are excited.
?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.?
This deal marks the first time D3 has formed a publishing agreement with a European developer.