Global video game publisher Infogrames announced that it has entered into a distribution deal with Konami to distribute and market throughout Japan select future titles published by Infogrames Japan KK.
This agreement marks one in a series of steps Infogrames has taken over the past two years to expand its presence in Japan, one of the most important global gaming market, after having built leading positions in Europe and US.
From June 2002, Infogrames Japan KK, the subsidiary formed in 2000, will start a publishing activity beginning with Infogrames Group titles most readily adaptable for the Japanese gamer and will focus initially on Infogrames strong racing line-up which include titles such as V-Rally or NASCAR.
Thomas SCHMIDER, President and Chief Operating Officer of Infogrames Entertainment SA said: "We are really delighted to have entered into an agreement with one of the leading Japanese Distributor. We are convinced that Konami’s extensive distribution network throughout Japan will significantly enhance our ability to reach the all-important Japanese gaming audience with our products.