DEFCON DS Expected Q3, Needs New Publisher; Developer Hires 'Bad Management' to Help

Independent developer Introversion today announced that it has "regained all rights" to the completed Nintendo DS version of its thermonuclear war game DEFCON.


The company is now seeking a publishing partner "for world domination...or a nice game of chess," and expects the portable rendition to launch worldwide in Q3 2009. The fast-paced neon-colored Wargames-inspired title originally hit the PC in early 2007.

"We believe that there will be particular interest in a finished DS product with such a great track record," said Introversion director Mark Morris. The Nintendo DS version was developed alongside Pinnacle, described by Introversion as a "troubled distributor."

Helping Introversion in the publisher search is consulting firm Bad Management.