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Metaboli signs up Rockstar Games

European digital distributor gains access to entire PC catalogue, including GTA brand

Rockstar Games has entered into a deal with digital distributor Metaboli, allowing the online store, Gamesplanet.com, access to its entire PC catalogue, including the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

"It is a genuine pleasure to be able to list Rockstar in our catalogue and above all to be able to offer the cult GTA IV right from release," commented Pierre Forest, co-founder and vice president of content.

"We would like to welcome Niko Bellic, the most charismatic personality that the GTA license has ever known. Through its blockbusters GTA IV, Max Payne and Bully, Rockstar is a seminal publisher."

Earlier this year, Metaboli acquired faltering US digital distributor Gametap.

"This agreement enables us to become the first digital distributor in Europe to offer Rockstar's entire catalogue," he added. "The arrival of this catalogue allows us not only to enrich the Gamesplanet portfolio (which adds more than 50 games each month and already numbers more than 1,000 games), but also to consolidate our leadership in videogame downloads even further. We believe that GTA IV may very rapidly become the top-selling videogame on our European websites."

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