The agreement covers all-new versions of the adventure game line-up and secures rights to Microids extensive back catalog which includes international successes "Still Life", "Syberia", "Amerzone" and "Dracula".
"Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon", the sequel to the original Dracula series initiated and produced by Microids (Dracula Resurrection and Dracula 2 The Last Sanctuary), will be the first title to ship under the new agreement.
Follow up launches include "Sinking Island", directed by Benoit Sokal, the author of the critically acclaimed Syberia franchise, "Still Life 2", the much awaited new episode in the Still Life series, and "Nostradamus".
Said Cal Morrell, President of Encore, "Given our leadership position in family entertainment, the growth in PC games and our expansion plans, the addition of the Microids line-up complements our existing portfolio and marries with our strategic agenda."
"We are thrilled to partner with a leader in PC publishing," said Roch Roustan, Managing Director of Microids. "Encore's proven track record with entertainment franchises made our decision easy. Given the star power of these franchises, the richness of the storylines and the high production value of the games, we look forward to sharing these new titles with the adventure gaming community."