OziSoft grabs EON distribution deal

OziSoft has snapped up a distribution deal with games publishing newcomer EON Digital Entertainment.

Founded by former Activision managing director John Burns in April, EON has acquired the publishing rights to a number of high-profile Japanese titles including Taito, Fujimic and TYO. It will also publish games from UK developer outfit The Bitmap Bros.

OziSoft will handle EON distribution throughout Australia and New Zealand. Plans are also afoot to move into the Asian market next year.

The company will begin distributing upcoming releases such as strategy title Z 2: Steel Soldiers, Formula Mippon for PlayStation, and Chaos Break from Taito to retailers early next year.

OziSoft managing director Gerard Noonan said the company saw EON as having "a big future" in the Australasian market.