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​Chaosium Announces new licensing deal for French and Spanish with Edge Entertainment

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 29th Jan 2019

Chaosium Inc is pleased to announce a new partnership with EDGE Entertainment. In a comprehensive new licensing deal, EDGE will publish Chaosium’s roleplaying games Call of Cthulhu and RuneQuest in both French and Spanish.

Founded in 1999, EDGE Entertainment is based in Seville, Spain and Toulouse, France. A long-standing partner of the Asmodee Group studio Fantasy Flight Games, in early 2017 EDGE formally became part of the Asmodee Group. EDGE is the current licensee for Call of Cthulhu in Spanish.

Call of Cthulhu is widely regarded as the definitive investigative horror roleplaying game, and is popular world-wide. It is currently available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish translations, and with editions in Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish also in the works.

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha (RQG) is an all-new edition of one of the world’s most influential and acclaimed fantasy roleplaying games. Chaosium released the core rules of the game to critical and popular acclaim in 2018. A German edition of RQG has been announced, with other languages soon to follow.

“All of us here at Edge Entertainment are so excited to be working with Chaosium to make the premier editions of Call of Cthulhu and RuneQuest for our French and Spanish fans.” said Stephane Bogard, studio coordinator at EDGE.

“We were blown away by the distinctive and spectacular edition of Call of Cthulhu EDGE has produced in Spanish, and we can’t wait to see what they can do for the game in French, and for RuneQuest in both languages.” said Chaosium Vice President and Head of Licensing, Michael O’Brien.

Studio Deadcrows

Montpellier-based design house Studio Deadcrows will be designing and publishing the French edition of RuneQuest for EDGE.

EDGE takes over the Call of Cthulhu license from Éditions Sans-Détour in France. Under the terms of its now-concluded license, ESD is permitted to sell its existing Call of Cthulhu stock until March 31st 2019. Chaosium has also extended special permission to ESD so it can fulfil its obligations to Ulule crowdfunding backers of Les Masques de Nyarlahotep et Le Jour de la Béte, and for those who pre-ordered it up to January 2nd 2019.