Bigpoint to release three of its games into the UK and Ireland retail outlets this autumn
Company: Bigpoint
Bigpoint – a worldwide leader in online games – today announced a deal with UK games distributor Contact Sales and its PC games publishing arm Excalibur Publishing to release three of its games into UK and Ireland retail outlets this autumn.

Three of Bigpoint's biggest MMORPG titles, Battlestar Galactica Online, Drakensang Online and Pirate Storm, will each be sold in retail outlets in the UK and Ireland (RRP £9.99). Each box will consist of a client to launch the online game and an exclusive starter pack only available with the retail box, containing £15 (£25 for Pirate Storm) of in-game items. The items provide new or existing players with easier entry into the game, game advantages and individual upgrades and improvements.

Claire Davenport, Chief Commercial Officer of Bigpoint, said: "We are always looking for exciting and creative ways to bring our popular online games to a wider audience. As the industry innovates and embraces online gaming, we are excited about working closely with traditional gaming distributors like Contact Sales and games retailers to make it even simpler for more people to get started with online gaming.”

Robert Stallibrass, Founder and MD of Contact Sales, said: "Through Excalibur Publishing we have become industry experts at bringing good-value PC games to market. Taking online games to retail seems like a natural progression for us and the industry. We know how popular Bigpoint’s games already are, and so we are delighted to working with the company in the UK and Ireland on this deal."

Retailers can order the games through Contact Sales: (0) 18 6933 8833 or via email: trade@contact-sales.co.uk

About Battlestar Galactica Online
Battlestar Galactica Online has nearly achieved over eleven million registered players worldwide since the game’s launch last year. Based on the internationally popular Syfy television series produced by Universal Cable Productions, Battlestar Galactica Online (BSGO) is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMO that combines high-quality graphics with intense gameplay. Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.

About Drakensang Online
Drakensang Online combines the best game elements of an action RPG with an MMORPG and makes it possible for players to enjoy all these spectacular features directly in their browser. Drakensang Online continues to impress critics and users with its depth of gameplay and visual fidelity, built upon Bigpoint’s “Nebula 3” engine. The title has received several awards including “Best Browser Game” at the German Computer Game Awards 2012, “Best Role Playing Game” and “Best Browser Game” at the 2011 German Game Developer Awards, and many more. The title now has over 10 million registered users.

About Pirate Storm
With over two million registered players, Pirate Storm is an action-packed, free-to-play combat and exploration MMORPG featuring highly detailed graphics with PvP and PvE gameplay. Players navigate the seas as dreaded pirates fighting adversaries, monsters, and fiends in the battle for fame and glory.
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