Bethesda Softworks has entered into a distribution partnership with Namco Bandai for the release of Fallout: New Vegas, due to ship later this year.
The partnership grants Namco Bandai distribution rights in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Benelux, Nordic, Australia and New Zealand for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game.
"We are pleased to be teaming up with Namco Bandai Partners to distribute one of our flagship titles. Fallout: New Vegas builds upon the immersive gaming experience that made Fallout 3 the 2008 Game of the Year. We are extremely happy to be able to offer Fallout fans with another premium gaming experience," said Sean Brennan, managing director of ZeniMax Europe.
"Namco Bandai Partners have a terrific European distribution network and this partnership will help establish Fallout: New Vegas as one of the premier games of 2010."
"Reaching this agreement for Fallout: New Vegas underlines the excellent distribution channels Namco Bandai Partners has across Europe," added Alberto González Lorca, Namco Bandai's VP of 3rd parties. "Working closely with Bethesda Softworks we are thrilled to be involved with the Fallout brand and help launch this exciting and richly deep game."
Bethesda previously partnered with both 2K Games and Ubisoft for the release of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, with the former taking on European publishing duties for the Xbox 360 and PC versions, and the latter serving as co-publisher of the PlayStation 3 game.