Press Release from Paizo
“Giochi Uniti to Publish Pathfinder in Italian
Comprehensive license to cover all Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Brands
April 11, 2012 (REDMOND, Wash.) – Paizo Publishing proudly announces that it has entered a licensing arrangement with Italian publisher and game distributor Giochi Uniti to publish and distribute Pathfinder Roleplaying Game products in Italian. Giochi Uniti takes over the Italian-language Pathfinder license from Paizo’s previous publishing partner, Wyrd Edizioni.
Giochi Uniti plans to release updated editions of the entire Pathfiner print catalogue, including the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Bestiary 2, and the Council of Thieves Adventure Path in 2012, followed by additional Pathfinder releases.
“We are very pleased to bring the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game to the Italian audience,” said Giochi Uniti President Silvio Negri-Clementi. “Paizo’s high production values, beautiful art, and imaginative game products perfectly match Giochi Uniti’s dedication to bringing the finest American and European games to the Italian market.”
“We’re thrilled to work with Giochi Uniti to bring Pathfinder to the Italy,” said Paizo Publishing Publisher Erik Mona. “Their proven track record with some of the strongest brands in international gaming and strong knowledge of Italian-language markets make them a natural local champion of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.”
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is a fully supported tabletop RPG, with regularly released adventure modules, sourcebooks on the fantastic world of Golarion, and complete campaigns in the form of Pathfinder Adventure Paths like Skull & Shackles and The Rise of the Runelords. The Pathfinder RPG is also compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world’s oldest roleplaying game.
For more information about Giochi Uniti’s Pathfinder offerings in Italian, please visit giochiuniti.it
For more information about Pathfinder, please visit paizo.com/pathfinder
About Paizo Publishing
Paizo Publishing®, LLC is a leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo’s Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game, the result of the largest open playtest in the history of tabletop gaming, is currently the best-selling tabletop roleplaying game in hobby stores. Pathfinder Adventure Path is the most popular and best-selling monthly product in the tabletop RPG industry. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the nine years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than 50 major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.
About Giochi Uniti
Founded in 2006, Giochi Uniti is Italy’s leading publisher and distributor of hobby game products. Its three brands (Giochi Uniti, Stratelibri, and Stupor Mundi) cover the entire gaming market, with a comprehensive assortment of board, card, and roleplaying games, including titles like Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, presenting the best American and European games in Italy. High-quality manufacturing, design, and game standards have turned Giochi Uniti into one of today’s most successful European game producers.”
This is just another good step for Pathfinder. I am sure I am not as excited as the Italian audience is, but I do find the growth exciting. I really can’t wait to start playing this in RPG theatre.