VIRGIN PLAY will Publish Dead & Furious for Nintendo DS.
The Spanish company continues this way with his strategy of publishing games and distributing them worldwide.
Madrid, on March 28, 2006. Virgin PLAY has announced today the agreement with the Dream On studio, to publish the game Dead and Furious worldwide for the portable console Nintendo DS, whose date launch will be next November.
The French studio Dream On goes more than 3 years dedicated to the development of video games for the portable consoles, included Nintendo's last one, the NDS.
Benjamin Yoris, CEO from Dream On Studio is very pleased to announce his partnership with Virgin Play on the game Dead'n Furious for the Nintendo DS, and he said about it: " We are very excited to work with Virgin Play on such a fun and action-packed game. With your stylus or your finger, you will recreate all the sensations of an arcade gun-shooter: different weapons, zombies, a mysterious story ... All the ingredients for a great gaming moment, including touch screen gameplay and 2 players cooperative game mode, will be in your hands!
Dream On Studio has spent the last 3 years focusing on games for the handheld consoles including the Nintendo DS. We want to deliver the best possible and entertaining games on the Nintendo DS. Working with Virgin Play is undoubtedly a good opportunity for our gaming ideas to come to life and be successful."
On the other hand, Paco Encinas, Virgin Play's General manager has said:
" We are very satisfied to this publisher's agreement with Dream On, I am sure that this original and entertaining game is another firm step in our strategy of continuing growing as Publisher worldwide ".
About Virgin PLAY:
Virgin Interactive's office Spain opened his doors in 1995, of the hand of Mariele Isidoro and Paco Encinas. In 1996 it distributed, between other titles, Resident Evil 1 for PSX, which it sold 112.000 units, and Command and Conquer for PC, which it achieved sales of 69.000 copies. In 1997, it repeated success with Command & Conquer Read Alert, of which it commercialized 82.000 units, and Resident Evil 2, with 138.000 sold copies. VIE Ltd. fused with Interplay Europa in February, 1999. The resultant company was acquired by the group Titus in December, 1999. In 2001, Virgin Interactive Spain obtained as companies affiliated to Midway, 3DO, LSP and Midas. In May 2002 Tim Chaney and Paco led the purchase of the Spanish company passing to be call Virgin PLAY.
Some of the last successes of the company have been the saga Baldur's Gate, Spy Hunter, Top Gun, Shadow Hearts, Heroes of Might & Magic IV, Mortal Kombat, Manhunt, Max Payne 2, Obscure, etc. Virgin PLAY is, at present, the only Spanish distributor of the video game sector and some of his affiliated companies are; Midway, MC2, Ignition (SNK), Koei, Empire, Novalogic, Avalon, Hip Interactive, etc.