Akinai Games Announces Official Launch Date for Evasive Space

CHICAGO - Jan. 29, 2009

Akinai Games, the downloadable games division of leading videogame publisher, YUKE’S Company of America, today announced a February 16th release date for Evasive Space for Nintendo’s WiiWare™ game service. The new title, developed by High Voltage Software, is a top-down space adventure featuring unique use of the infrared capabilities of the Wii Remote™ to pilot your ship. As Konki, race against the clock on collection-based missions to rescue the stars from the insidious Dr. Dark Matter. Evasion is the key to survival as your goal is not to blast adversaries, but to skillfully avoid them while traversing through a variety of hazardous intergalactic environments for an experience that will challenge your reflexes.

Key features of the game include:

- Guide Konki through 20 hazardous space missions spanning four worlds

- Deftly pilot your ship with innovative use of the Wii Remote’s infrared pointer capabilities

- Pick up items and ship upgrades to enhance skills and increase your chances for survival

- Four person multiplayer matches locally on your home console

- Compete for best times with Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection online leaderboards

Evasive Space will be available for download on February 16th through the Wii™ Shop Channel for 1,000 Wii Points™, and has been rated“E” for“Everyone” with Mild Fantasy Violence by the ESRB.

To learn more about Evasive Space, visit the official website at www.evasivespace.com.

Backstory

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder WHERE you are… The universe is going dark and it’s up to you Konki, Stellar Guardian, to put things right. Dr. Dark Matter and his roving band of space thieves have stolen many of the Constellation Stones that make up the heavens. Some stones have been sold to unscrupulous space types while others were lost during the getaway. Whatever the situation, you must come through. Suit-up, power-up, and live up to the task at hand. Recover the lost Constellation Stones and once again bring light to the night sky.

About Akinai Games

A division of YUKE’S Company of America, Akinai Games is a Chicago-based video game publisher for all the major digital distribution platforms, including Nintendo’s WiiWare channel, Xbox LIVE, and the PlayStation Network (PSN). Formed in January 2009 with a focus towards embracing and advancing the digital age of entertainment, Akinai Games’ mission is to create fun and innovative digitally downloadable games for various video game consoles, mobile phones, and other online platforms. The company’s first title Evasive Space will debut on WiiWare in February 2009. To learn more about Akinai Games, please visit www.akinaigames.com. For more information on YUKE'S Company of America, please visit: http://www.yukes.us.

Quinn Wageman, Account Executive, TriplePoint for Akinai

+1 (212) 730-9744

quinn@triplepointpr.com

Nate Fitt, Marketing Manager, YUKE's Company of America

+1 (630) 980-4560 x104

nate@yukes.us


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