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DEFCON for DS in Q3

Monday, 20th April 2009 07:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Introversion just announced a DS SKU of DEFCON, which is a pleasant thing to happen on a Monday morning. It’s out in the third quarter.

“With the DSi flying off the shelves recently, we believe that there will be particular interest in a finished DS product with such a great track record, especially as the RTS/Strategy sector is so poorly served on the platform,“ said Introversion director Mark Morris.

Good luck with it, Mark. Press release after the break.

Perfect Partner Sought for World Domination…or a Nice Game of Chess

Introversion has begun the search for the perfect publishing partner for the DS version of its classic, Wargames-inspired strategy title, DEFCON!

20th April 2009 – London, England. The UK’s favourite indie developer today announced it has regained all rights to the finished DS SKU of its critically-acclaimed DEFCON franchise.

As yet unpublished, the DS version was originally developed in conjunction with troubled distributor, Pinnacle.

Introversion anticipates considerable interest in the title, given the astonishing success of the DS hardware range worldwide.

“With the DSi flying off the shelves recently, we believe that there will be particular interest in a finished DS product with such a great track record, especially as the RTS/Strategy sector is so poorly served on the platform,“ said Mark Morris, Director at Introversion.

DEFCON is considered to be a classic Action/Strategy title in PC gaming circles, with a Metacritic score of 84 and average User Review on the site of 8.7.

Introversion has appointed veteran agents, Bad Management, to assist it in its discussions with, and evaluation of, potential publishing partners.

Said John Cook, Senior Partner at Bad Management, “In the current risk-averse environment, companies are placing a premium on finished products with a well-established brand and track record. DEFCON DS is a fantastic publishing opportunity, and we’re confident we will be able to find the right fit for Introversion.”

Specifically adapted for DS with full stylus control, a unique game-mechanic and all the chilling effects of the original Armageddon sim, DEFCON DS is expected to appear on the shelves worldwide in Q3 2009.

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12 Comments

  1. Shatner

    They’d better add some puppies with big googly eyes and a nice pastel colour-scheme if they want it to sell better than GTA did.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    This made me want to play the PC version again. It’s awesome in multiplayer.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Mike

    If you look at NPD DS software sales for March, GTA:CW is something like 6th. In relation to the other DS games it performed pretty well.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Shatner

    Alternatively, you can just look at the cold, hard sales figures from the same source and make a conclusion from that.

    Oh Mike, you spin my head round, baby, right round!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Mike

    I’m just saying that relatively – i.e. in relation to other software sales on the machine, which are all very low – it hasn’t done too badly.

    I think that’s pretty fair to say. You don’t, obviously. :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Shatner

    I think that 1 is infinitely more than zero when compared to zero.

    Doesn’t mean 1 is a lot though, does it?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Tonka

    I wonder how many people bought DEFCON for the PC

    #7 6 years ago
  8. El_MUERkO

    doomed to be pirated to fuck

    #8 6 years ago
  9. dirigiblebill

    I wonder if there’s any mileage to the idea that GTA:CW will have a long tail, as Nintendo suggests -

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/gta-chinatown-wars-sales-in-line-with-expectations

    Doesn’t sound like a guarantee to me. 500,000 CoD4 DS sales since 2007 is hardly an earth-shattering precedent.

    If it was Sony or Microsoft, they might be able to push some sales with a branded console bundle similar to the custom Chains of Olympus/Monster Hunter PSP jobbies. Nintendo doesn’t seem to want anybody fucking with the paintwork, though.

    Good luck, DEFCON chaps.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Deanzor

    “I think that 1 is infinitely more than zero when compared to zero.

    Doesn’t mean 1 is a lot though, does it?”

    It is if it’s the number of times you’ve been raped.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. phatb0y

    I might even get a DS (again) for this.

    If they can nail the online play and keep the ‘office’ mode from the original then this could be something special.

    Checking on your ICBMs while on the move is a pretty cool prospect.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. mart

    I’ll buy this just because, I think.

    #12 6 years ago

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