PR - Interplay Announces Sale of Significant IP Portfolio

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading video game software developer, publisher, and licensor, Interplay Entertainment Corp., today announced a process to sell its library of video game assets and intellectual property. The expected sale represents some 70 titles and dozens of characters.

"Interplay has entertained millions of players with its well-recognized games, including Earthworm Jim, Freespace, Giants, Kingpin, Messiah, MDK, Run Like Hell, Sacrifice, Battlechess, Clayfighter, Dark Alliance, and Descent. As game creators, we are proud of the entertainment these properties have provided over the years. With the proliferation of mobile, augmented reality, virtual reality and other new forms of consumption, we believe that consumers are ready to experience and interact with Interplay's characters, stories and game play in ways never possible before. We look forward to seeing how this unique portfolio of interactive entertainment icons will evolve for the worldwide audience," states Eric Caen, President of Interplay.

For more information about Interplay's sale of intellectual property, please contact Joe Morgan at Wedbush Securities (joe.morgan@wedbush.com), who has been engaged by the company to assist in this process.


"Earthworm Jim"

Oh god, please, someone with a sliver of competence, pick it up!

So, they're not even allowed to say the name "Fallout" anymore?

Also: Somebody apparently still remembers, that Sacrifice was a thing.

Bethesda already bought Fallout from them years ago (which is why Fallout 3, etc exist).

Yes, and then it was followed by a lawsuit, which is, what I was referring to.

Ah, right, forgotten about that.

WayForward please buy Earthworm Jim.

I was about to say, "Nintendo, please buy Earthworm Jim!", but I like your idea much better! And thinking about it, Shantae and Earthworm Jim have similar game mechanics!

I'd be interested in Nintendo buying Earthworm Jim. Clayfighter, however, should be incinerated.

Please God let this lead to a wonderfully animated Earthworm Jim game...

As long as the games come to a Nintendo System, I don't care which Company picks these games up. Most Notably ClayFighter and Earthworm Jim most of all out of these IPs.

Most of those franchises are pretty much dead, so I wouldn't expect much.

I don't know, I personally would love if Naughty Dog or Insomniac Games got EWJ. They would make a neat platformer. Huh? Oh that's right gotta make it Nintendo related..... well..... yea them too.

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