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Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon

"Dracula himself" appearing at American Red Cross Dracula Blood Drive events.

For Immediate Release:

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 1, 2008 – Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, announced today that Dracula himself will be making an appearance at all of the blood donation centers during the American Red Cross Dracula Blood Drive throughout Southern California October 3-4. The Dracula Blood Drive will celebrate the release of Encore’s Mystery Adventure Game Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon and will take place at eight locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Each blood donor will have a chance to win a copy of Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon for PC from the Red Cross, interact with Dracula and enjoy Halloween treats.

“The recent train accident in Chatsworth impacted our blood supply when American Red Cross Blood Services in Southern California provided almost 400 units of blood to help meet the immediate blood needs of the trauma patients affected by the Metrolink crash,” said Teresa Solorio of the American Red Cross. “We are working to replenish our community’s blood supply in order to be prepared for the next emergency, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to provide a fun environment for our donors, who are so generously giving of themselves to help others. If you have never donated before, now is a really fun time to start. If you have donated before, now is a great time to donate again.”

“With Halloween fast approaching and the need for blood growing everyday, we here at Encore feel the best way to promote the release of Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon and help the community is to hold a blood drive,” said Cal Morrell, president of Encore. “This blood drive allows the community to give to a great cause, get into the spirit of Halloween and enter to win a free copy of Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon.”

The Dracula Blood Drive will take place at the following locations:

Pasadena Red Cross Donor Center 133 North Altadena Dr., Ste. 103

Pasadena, CA 91107

Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

West Los Angeles Donor Center 11355 Ohio Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Saturday only - 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Encore Software Corporate Office 999 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

El Segundo, CA 90245

Friday only – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Woodland Hills Donor Center 6338 Variel Ave.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Long Beach Donor Center 3150 E. 29th Street

Long Beach, CA 90806

Friday – 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday – 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Pomona Donor Center 100 Red Cross Circle

Pomona, CA 91768

Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fullerton Donor Center 1144 Rosecrans Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92833

Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Laguna Hills Donor Center 22971 Mill Creek Drive

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information about the Dracula Blood Drive or to register to donate blood at the event, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit

Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon, a game produced by Microïds and developed by Kheops Studio, is the newest installment in the original Dracula series. Based on Bram Stoker’s universe, Dracula 3 takes players to Europe on a suspenseful quest to discover the reality of vampires and come face-to-face with Dracula. As Father Arno Moriani, players must travel to Transylvania to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood. Along the way players are submerged into a gripping storyline with numerous challenging and engaging puzzles to solve that leads to a final confrontation with Dracula! More information for the game can be found at

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation's blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission. American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region, provides approximately 1500 units of blood to over 150 hospitals in Southern California each day. For additional information, please visit

About Encore:

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, and a leading retail software publisher. As a result of strategic licensing agreements, the company publishes a broad range of award-winning utility, entertainment, education and productivity software titles. Publishing brands include Hoyle, Marine Aquarium, Family Tree Maker, 3D Home Architect, Advantage, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; as well as the Riverdeep family of brands including The Print Shop, PrintMaster, Reader Rabbit and Mavis Beacon.

Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, DVD video, video games and accessories. Additional information is available at

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