LYON, FRANCE– 6 February 2009– Atari bring award winning online gaming to handhelds with the announcement that N+, the successor to the award-winning and beloved flash ninja game N, is heading to European shores following its North American Launch in August 2008. Created by Metanet and developed by SilverBirch Studios, N+ will leap onto the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) in March and Nintendo DS™ in April 2009.
Named“Best in Show” for PSP by Gaming Excellence and“Best Handheld” by Blast Magazine at 2008’s E3, N+ offers equal parts platformer and action gameplay with incredibly fluid animation, fast action, amazing acrobatics and instant playability, adding to the successful formula that made N a hit online. N+ embodies the same brisk pick-up-and-play style that has endeared gamers worldwide and improves on the adored flash game with downloadable content, multiplayer components and a built-in level editor.
“N+ is an example of how great game experiences can work across different platforms, in this case taking a brilliant and hugely successful internet Flash game and not only faithfully recreating but enhancing the experience on PSP and DS,” said Cyril Voiron, VP Brand Management, Worldwide Publishing, Atari.
N+ takes all the great elements of the flash game, from the amazing acrobatics to the simple-but-fast gameplay, and adds an impressive set of new features including full support for wireless multiplayer, cartridge sharing ability, downloadable content and community leader boards.
New features like cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes and level sharing over the ad-hoc PSP system and wireless Nintendo DS connections will expand upon the gameplay possibilities that have made original flash game a sensation. Complimenting the game’s‘old-school’ feel, the control layout uses directional buttons and one of the face buttons to jump and move. With the built-in level editor, players can use the stylus to design maps and share them with friends or the world and downloadable content will continue to add exciting elements long after the game’s initial release.
For additional information about N+ and Atari’s entire line up please visit www.atari.com.
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
The Infogrames group, including the Atari brand and the massively multiplayer online game company Cryptic Studios, is a global producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and all interactive game platforms including consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, advanced smartphones, Personal Computers, web and online. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries through an international distribution network and direct to consumers via www.atari.com.
Atari’s extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Test Drive, Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, My Horse&Me, Backyard Sports franchise, Total Annihilation, Outcast etc.), Cryptic Studios titles (StarTrek Online, Champions Online), publishing properties (Ghostbusters, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Witcher, Race Pro etc.), international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons&Dragons, Jamie Oliver etc.) and classic games covering the entire history of the video game industry (Pong, Missile Command, Asteroids etc).
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About SilverBirch Inc.
Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. is a fully integrated developer, publisher and distributor of high quality interactive media content and, through its SilverBirch Studios division, is a multi-platform video game developer. The company also provides mobile marketing and direct-to-consumer mobile content through its SilverBirch Mobile division. SilverBirch plans to launch an English-language MMORPG game (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) called Metin 2 (see www.metin2.us) this summer. For more information, please visit www.silverbirchstudios.com and www.silverbirchmobile.com.
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