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Encore Announces Red Cross Dracula Blood Drive Throughout Southern California October 3 & 4

September 8, 2008

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, announced today they will partner with the American Red Cross to hold a “Dracula” Blood Drive to celebrate the release of the first computer game in their Mystery Adventure Game line, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon. The Dracula Blood Drive will take place October 3-4 at eight locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Each blood donor will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon for the PC as well as other give-aways.

“We are very excited to partner with Encore for the Dracula Blood Drive,” said Teresa Solorio of the American Red Cross. “We love having this opportunity to provide a fun environment for our donors, who are so generously giving of themselves to help others. If you have never donated before, now is a good time to start. If you have donated before, now is a fun time to donate again.”

“The American Red Cross does so much to help people in need and we are thrilled to be able to bring more attention to the importance of blood donation through our Dracula Blood Drive,” said Cal Morrell, president of Encore. “We look forward to a successful blood drive and hope people who have never donated blood take this opportunity to make a difference.”

   The Dracula Blood Drive will take place at the following locations:    -- Pasadena Red Cross Donor Center      133 North Altadena Dr., Ste. 103      Pasadena, CA 91107      Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.    -- West Los Angeles Donor Center      11355 Ohio Avenue      Los Angeles, CA 90025      Saturday only - 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.    -- Encore Software Corporate Office      999 N. Sepulveda Blvd.      El Segundo, CA 90245      Friday only - 9 a.m.-3 p.m.    -- Woodland Hills Donor Center      6338 Variel Ave.      Woodland Hills, CA 91367      Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.    -- Long Beach Donor Center      3150 E. 29th Street      Long Beach, CA 90806      Friday - 11 a.m.-6 p.m.      Saturday - 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.    -- Pomona Donor Center      100 Red Cross Circle      Pomona, CA  91768      Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.    -- Fullerton Donor Center      1144 Rosecrans Ave.      Fullerton, CA 92833      Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.    -- Laguna Hills Donor Center      22971 Mill Creek Drive      Laguna Hills, CA 92653      Friday and Saturday - 7 a.m.-2 p.m.    

For more information about the Dracula Blood Drive or to register to donate blood at the event, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon, a game produced by Microids and developed by Kheops Studio, is the newest installment in the original Dracula series. Based on Bram Stoker’s universe, Dracula 3 takes players to Europe on a suspenseful quest to discover the reality of vampires and come face-to-face with Dracula. As Father Arno Moriani, players must travel to Transylvania to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood. Along the way players are submerged into a gripping storyline with numerous challenging and engaging puzzles to solve that leads to a final confrontation with Dracula! More information for the game can be found at http://www.mysteryadventuregames.com/.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters at home and abroad, collects and distributes nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, teaches lifesaving skills, and supports military members and families. The American Red Cross, a charity and not a government agency, depends on voluntary contributions of time, money and blood to perform its humanitarian mission. American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region, provides approximately 1500 units of blood to over 150 hospitals in Southern California each day. For additional information, please visit http://www.socalredcross.org/.

About Encore:

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, and a leading retail software publisher. As a result of strategic licensing agreements, the company publishes a broad range of award-winning utility, entertainment, education and productivity software titles. Publishing brands include Hoyle, Marine Aquarium, Family Tree Maker, 3D Home Architect, Advantage, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; as well as the Riverdeep family of brands including The Print Shop, PrintMaster, Reader Rabbit and Mavis Beacon.

Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, DVD video, video games and accessories. Additional information is available at http://www.navarre.com/.

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CONTACT: Ashley Crabtree of Gonzo Communications, +1-949-459-2165,ashley@gonzocom.com, for Encore

Web site: http://www.mysteryadventuregames.com/http://www.navarre.com/http://www.socalredcross.org/