Akinai Games Officially Launches Evasive Space on WiiWare

CHICAGO - Feb. 16, 2009

Akinai Games, the downloadable games division of leading videogame publisher YUKE’S Company of America, today announced the launch of Evasive Space for Nintendo’s WiiWare™ game service. The new top-down space adventure title features a unique control scheme utilizing the Wii Remote™ controller’s infrared capabilities to maneuver your ship in ways never before seen on a home console. Armed with only your deft piloting skills, fly Konki on a race to save the stars from the evil Dr. Dark Matter before the night sky is lost forever. Evasive maneuvering is the key to survival while you traverse through asteroid fields, space stations, and astral caves, all without firing a single shot.

Key features 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 the best times with Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection online leaderboards

Evasive Space is now available for download 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.

View the official video trailer at http://tinyurl.com/bfc6ln.

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 service, 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 is now available for download on Nintendo’s WiiWare service. 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.

Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.

Quinn Wageman, Account Executive, TriplePoint

+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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