Bethesda Softworks’ Highly-Anticipated Fallout 3 Available Now For Digital Download on Direct2Drive
BRISBANE, Calif. – October 28, 2008 – Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment’s digital retail store, today announced that Fallout® 3 is now available digitally for purchase on Direct2Drive (http://www.direct2drive.com) in conjunction with its retail release. Fallout 3 joins additional titles from publisher Bethesda Softworks® that are currently available on Direct2Drive, including The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion®. Fallout 3 is available in North America for digital download via Direct2Drive today, and will be available in the United Kingdom via Direct2Drive UK (http://www.direct2drive.co.uk) on October 31.
With the addition of Fallout 3, Bethesda Softworks continues to contribute to Direct2Drive’s AAA roster of leading game publishers that are making titles available for digital download. The list, which also includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Namco, NCsoft, Rockstar Games, Sega, Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal Games and 2K Games, underscores the growing investment the industry’s top publishers are making in digital delivery.
“Over the past few years, Bethesda has been distributing our groundbreaking PC games through Direct2Drive and we are excited to offer our latest title, Fallout 3, to their library,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “We had a very good experience with Oblivion and wanted to make Fallout 3 as easy as possible to purchase for the fans of this popular franchise.”
Fallout 3 is one of the most highly-anticipated titles coming out from Bethesda Softworks and the latest installment of the Fallout franchise was recently honored with the “Overall Game of the Show” award from IGN.com at this year’s E3 gaming conference. Fallout 3 is an action role-playing game and features one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Set more than 200 years following a nuclear war, players can create any kind of character they want and explore the open wastes of Washington, D.C however they choose. Every minute is a fight for survival as gamers encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland.
“Fallout 3 is a highly anticipated title that we are pleased to provide to our millions of users on the day that it is released on retail shelves,” said Sutton Trout, VP of digital content for IGN Entertainment. “As digital download continues to grow within the videogame industry and users are looking to purchase the latest in AAA titles from the comfort of their home, Direct2Drive will continue to provide those titles and be a leader in the space.”
Since the site’s launch in October 2004, more than one million games have been downloaded on Direct2Drive, and the site enables gamers to conveniently purchase, download and play the latest PC games and expansion packs from the world’s top publishers.
Fallout 3 is available today on Direct2Drive (http://www.direct2drive.com/) in North America for $49.95 US and on October 31 via Direct2Drive UK (www.direct2drive.co.uk) for $£30.95 UK (VAT Inclusive). Fallout 3 is rated M for Mature by ESRB. For more information about Fallout 3 visitwww.prepareforthefuture.com orhttp://fallout.bethsoft.com.
Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment’s digital download store (http://www.direct2drive.com andhttp://www.direct2drive.co.uk). Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium PC games, comics and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D’s AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, NCsoft, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games.
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