Atari to distribute Mercury games in the UK
Mercury Games has signed a deal with Atari UK to distribute its upcoming titles, including Paint by DS, Warriors of the Lost Empire, and Jamster Allstars, in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, and South Africa. The two companies will be combining PR and marketing efforts for the upcoming games' launch campaigns, the first of which will be Jamster Allstars in the third quarter. Central London-based Mercury Games was founded in 2005, and publishes a variety of titles, including the Crazy Frog franchise.
BioShock tops UK charts
Creepy sci-fi first-person shooter BioShock has stormed straight in to the number one spot in the Chart Track All-Formats UK software charts. The rest of the top 10 for the week ending August 25 remains much the same as the week before, with Dr. Kawashima's two brain-training titles for the Nintendo DS at spots three and four, Wii Play at five, and Pokémon Diamond at six. Japanese Xbox 360 role-playing game Blue Dragon debuted at nine, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 made it to 10. The biggest climber of the week was Resistance: Fall of Man, rising eight to 20, while Trauma Center: Second Opinion plummeted 19 spaces to 30.