Might and Delight co-founder Adam Boyes previously suggested that it was "renting" an XBLA spot from a known publisher, in order to take advantage of one of the predetermined publishing slots allotted to said publisher; however, in the announcement, Might and Delight managing director Wendy Young touts D3's "distribution support," suggesting more involvement from the publisher. In addition, a Might and Delight spokesperson informs us that D3 is acting as a true "publishing partner" for Pid. Pid will be self-published on Steam and PSN.
Update: Added a note from D3, and a quote from Might and Delight, clarifying the relationship between the two.
Stockholm, Sweden – June 11 – Today, Might and Delight, developer of high quality games based in Sweden, and D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, announced their partnership to bring the stunning world of of Pid to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Having partnered in the tail end of production, the vision has been entirely that of Might and Delight, while D3Publisher's years of publishing expertise will solidify Pid as a stunning success.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to share Pid with as wide of an audience as possible," said Wendy Young, managing director at Might and Delight. "We're maintaining complete creative control and are combining that with the distribution support of a great publisher."
"We're entirely thrilled to have Pid join our roster of great titles for all gamers," said Bill Anker, vice president of business development and licensing, D3P. "Pid is a unique game and we know people will love it when it launches later this year."
In the fantastic world of Pid, the player's unique and eccentric journey unfolds as the young protagonist is stranded on a remote planet. Players hone their gaming abilities through creative approaches to gravity-bending action, intricate puzzle-solving and classic precision platform action, overcoming larger-than-life obstacles and truly original enemies and characters. Throughout the course of the adventure, players will be challenged to outwit a variety of quirky robots and befriend unlikely allies on their quest to face-off against a ruler that has no intention of letting anyone leave the planet.
Pid will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam for PC, and the PlayStation Network.
For more information and the latest assets for Pid, visit: www.pidgame.com