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.”