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EA’s stunt of giving away free gasoline to promote Mercenaries 2 is a pretty tough act to follow, but publisher Encore is giving it a shot by partnering with the American Red Cross to organize a blood drive in and around their home turf of LA. Not nearly as exciting, I know, but it does make a lot of sense; the game it’s meant to spotlight is their upcoming PC adventure game Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon.

“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.”

Everyone that shows up at one of the eight locations (listed after the jump) to have their arms pricked on October 3 and 4 will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon and other unnamed goodies. Maybe DtoidLosAngeles should try and organize a group visit -- it’s for a good cause, after all.

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 8, 2008 – 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 Microïds 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!

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