LOS ANGELES, CA– July 10, 2007 - D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) will showcase titles for gamers of all ages at this year’s E3 Media&Business Summit, taking place in the Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, California from July 11-13, 2007. The company’s line-up includes titles based on popular entertainment brands such as VIZ Media’s hit anime series SHONEN JUMP™ NARUTO™ and Cartoon Network Enterprises’ Ben 10, as well as innovative offerings for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo.
D3Publisher of America’s Game Line-Up Includes:
Dark Sector™– An all-new and original action-thriller designed exclusively for next-generation consoles, Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him inhuman abilities and he must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero. A dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story; Dark Sector is anticipated for release in Q1 2008 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
NARUTO™: Clash of Ninja™ Revolution– Based on the hit series currently airing on Cartoon Network, NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution is an original Wii game exclusive to the North American Market and will include characters that have never been featured in the Clash of Ninja game series. The game will follow the storyline of the television series and will take advantage of the Wii Remote™ in fast-paced ninja action for up to four players in nine different gameplay modes. The next generation in NARUTO games will also include all new character animations, new interactive environments and special mini-games created exclusively for the Wii Remote. Co-published by TOMY Corporation and D3PA, NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution is anticipated for release this fall.
Dead Head Fred™ - Created specifically for the PSP system, Dead Head Fred draws players into an original 1940’s inspired alternative universe where players will experience an innovative and refreshing twist on Action gameplay as they collect, upgrade and switch heads on the fly to strategically fight enemies in a story of revenge and redemption. As private detective Fred Neuman, savagely murdered and then resurrected in a bizarre scientific experiment without his memory or his head, players embark on a quest for vengeance as they solve their own murder by using the severed heads of enemies to battle their way through challenging but bizarre environments. Dead Head Fred is anticipated for release on August 28, 2007.
Ben 10™: Protector of Earth– Players will take on the role of Cartoon Network’s popular everyday-kid-turned-alien-hero, Ben Tennyson. Using the power of the Omnitrix which has embedded itself on Ben’s wrist, players will be able to battle as one of five popular alien heroes from the show. By taking on these amazing powers, players can battle to save the world through the game’s diverse challenges, puzzles and skirmishes. Ben 10: Protector of Earth is anticipated for release this fall for the Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™ portable handheld system and PSP system.
Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire™– Designed specifically for the Wii system, Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire is a 3rd person action-adventure game where players unleash the magical powers of a fierce dragon, creating a unique and visually stunning weapon through their sword and arms. Players will utilize an intuitively designed, two-handed Wii control scheme and use both arms simultaneously to emulate the dragon’s arms, wings, tail, fire and more as they embark on an epic fantasy adventure in more than 20 unique environments in 6 visually stunning worlds. Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire is anticipated for release this fall.
NARUTO™: Path of the Ninja– Following the story line from the Cartoon Network television show, Naruto: Path of the Ninja for Nintendo DS™ will allow players to explore the Village Hidden in the Leaves and the world of Naruto as they roam across forests, fields, rivers and mountains. Along the way players will encounter bosses and enemies that they must use their special techniques to defeat. Each of the 6 playable characters will possess a unique time-based combat system and players will train their Ninja team to learn more than 90 different Jutsu techniques. Co-published by TOMY Corporation and D3PA, NARUTO: Path of the Ninja is anticipated for release this fall.
For product demonstrations of D3PA’s E3 2007 game line-up, please visit Booth #425&427, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, California, this July 11-13, or for additional product information and art assets, please visit: http://www.d3press.us.
About D3Publisher of America, Inc
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. D3Publisher of America’s strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems including Wii™, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ Game Boy® Advance, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3publisher.us.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.
Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and at www.VIZ.com.
About Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network, is charged with building consumer product franchises for Cartoon Network, its brands and characters from the channel's growing library of award-winning original programming. CNE also works to secure and support long-term licensee partnerships across all key merchandising categories. The division currently offers consumer product programs for an array of marquee animation franchises including Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Ed, Edd and Eddy, My Gym Partner is a Monkey, Camp Lazlo, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Adult Swim and more.
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For Information, Contact: Tamara M. Sanderson
D3Publisher of America, Inc.