Introversion Software Signs North American Defcon Retail Rights to Encore
Maverick indie games studio, Introversion Software announced today that it had signed a deal with U.S publisher, Encore, granting them the exclusive North American retail rights to their latest hit-title DEFCON. Pinnacle Software, who distributes Encore products in the UK, facilitated the deal between Introversion and the US publisher, and will remain Introversion's distributor of the DEFCON retail box in the UK.

Encore placed an initial order for 50,000 units of the DEFCON retail box for the retail market, demonstrating their confidence that the game will be well received by the US market.

Jill Griffin of Encore stated, “We are happy to be working with the team at Introversion to bring such a unique and innovative game to retail. There is simply nothing else like it.”

DEFCON is one of the most positively reviewed real-time strategy games ever and was given the Editor’s Choice Award from as well as many other prestigious awards. “DEFCON has been such a success with gamers of all ages and it’s great to have the opportunity to expose it to an even greater audience through retail”, concluded Introversion’s managing director, Mark Morris, “We look forward to welcoming a whole new wave of DEFCON players into the fold”.

DEFCON is an impressive online, multiplayer strategy game that simulates the devastation of global thermonuclear war. The game, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic film, War Games, superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion surrounding the Cold War era. It was described by UK PC Gamer as ‘pure, deep utterly unconscionable fun” and given their highest honour, the 5-Star Must Buy rating.

DEFCON is now available in North American retail outlets for only $29.99.
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