D&D License Extended Till 2017
As part of its re-launch strategy Infogrames has announced that it has signed a new agreement with Hasbro concering the Dungeons & Dragons universe. Under the new contract, the company has the right to create games based on the D&D universe up to 2017 for all platforms, including online and wireless. The agreement also covers current products such as Baldur’s Gate and NeverWinter Nights, as well as two new games that will be shipping between 2007 and 2008 – NeverWinter Nights 2 expansion pack (PC) and Dungeons & Dragons Tactics (PSP).
The contract also reveals that Hasbro has bought back nine franchises – Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, Game of Life, Clue, Yahtzee, Battleship, Boggle and Simon – for $19.5 million of which $4 million will be paid to Atari.