D3PUBLISHER OF AMERICA AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INK LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR DC COMICS/VERTIGO 100 BULLETS®
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 3, 2006 – D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced a licensing agreement for DC Comics/Vertigo’s 100 BULLETS, allowing D3PA to develop and publish console, handheld, and PC games based on the renowned comic book series. The first game is scheduled for release in Q3 2007.
“100 BULLETS has all the elements necessary to translate exceptionally well into video games,” said Careen Yapp, vice president of licensing and business development, D3PA. “We look forward to bringing the unique characters and storyline of 100 BULLETS to life with the latest interactive technology and graphics and will work closely with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics/Vertigo to maintain the authenticity consumers demand.”
“Taking the thrilling story elements and incredible action from the 100 BULLETS comic series and incorporating explosive gameplay will make an exciting game for fans and gamers,” said Scott Johnson, vice president of business development for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Working with D3PA and DC Comics/Vertigo, we will utilize the source material to give players the authentic feel they are looking for.”
"100 BULLETS is an innovative crime-noir series that combines powerful story telling with non-stop action, and will be a great addition to the gaming world," said John Nee, vice president of business development for DC Comics. "We look forward to working with both D3PA and Warner Interactive Entertainment on this exciting new project."
Written by contemporary comic book writer Brian Azzarello and illustrated by award-winning artist Eduardo Risso, 100 BULLETS is part crime story and part espionage thriller. It tells the interrelated stories of people who are given the chance to take deadly revenge against those who have done them wrong with no strings attached.
About D3Publisher of America, Inc.
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo. 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 and the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DSÔ, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP™ portable entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3publisher.us.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.
About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.
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