Atari renews D&D gaming contract till 2017

dungeons and dragonsInfogrames Entertainment announced an extension to their agreement with Hasbro that’ll see Atari (Infogrames’ publishing arm) to continue publishing products using the Dungeons & Dragons license.

The agreement will last till 2017 and the license will cover all interactive and entertainment formats, including online and wireless products.

Specifically, the announcement says that the agreement covers all current and future products in the universe, including Neverwinter Nights and Baldur’s Gate. Is this a hint of future games to come?

Atari does have the first expansion pack to Neverwinter Nights 2 coming out this fall for PC titled Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer along with Dungeons & Dragons Tactics for the PSP.

Lastly, the announcement notes that Hasbro will retain its own digital gaming rights, which they purchased back from Infogrames for $19.5 million. The included franchises are Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Game of Life, Clue, Yahtzee, Battleship, Boggle and Simon.

Patrick Leleu, Chairman and CEO of Infogrames, stated, "This agreement represents a reaffirmation of our partnership with Hasbro. It is an important step in our business strategy that will allow us to keep and strengthen a franchise with significant potential, while giving the Group additional resources to invest in the relaunch of its publishing business. Dungeons & Dragons is one of the Group’s historic intellectual properties on which we plan to expand our business, relying on one of the largest and most active gamer communities in the world of video games."


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