9th March 2009
Moto Racer DS is the adrenaline pumping new motorbike racing game for the Nintendo DS from Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment, due for release on 3rd April 2009. Players can compete in four thrilling race modes, using the unique Stylus Precision Handling (SPH) to control speed, manoeuvring and perform impressive tricks.
The intuitive and effective SPH allows players to experience the excitement of racing from a different perspective. The stylus can be used for rapid acceleration, measured braking, crazy jumps and extreme stunts. For those who prefer the traditional method of racing, the D-pad can also be used to tear around the various circuits at lightening speed.
In the Freestyle arena, daredevil tricks including Nack Nack, Superman and Kiss of Death can be expertly carried out using the SPH. This innovative control method can be used to perfect landings and thrusts on the Super Cross tracks, such as Hula Whoops, Mud Arena and Sky Runner.
The SPH will assist inexecuting sharp manoeuvres in Traffic mode, enabling players to dodge the oncoming vehicles that hurtle towards them. Racers can also achieve mind blowing acceleration through the beautiful environments of Granite Valley, Eternal Sunset and Gasworth Castle on the Grand Prix circuits.
Moto Racer DS features a unique online Worldwide Ranking System for comparing scores with others from around the world. Players can register and create a rider profile, entering their Moto Racer DS code that can be found after completing a time trial race. http://www.motoracer-thegame.com/en/worldwide-ranking
UK Distributor: Ascaron Entertainment
Developer: Artefacts Studio
Release date: 3rd April 2009
Format: Nintendo DS
About Ascaron Entertainment
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation provides a bespoke multi-format publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Amongst other titles, the Ascaron portfolio includes the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks, Blitzkrieg, Sherlock Holmes, Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez (PC), Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle (PC, NDS), TrackMania (PC, NDS), City Life (PC), King’s Bounty (PC) and Moto Racer (NDS).
Nobilis, a Lyon based producer, publisher, and distributor of video games (PC, Xbox360TM, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and Interactive DVDs) and video game accessories, was founded in 2001.
Nobilis Publishing has developed successful games such as:“My Baby Boy®” and“My baby Girl®” (Nintendo DS™),” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2),“The Secrets of Da Vinci™”(PC),“Cleopatra™” (PC), and the famous franchises:“Hotel Giant” and“Moto Racer” with over 8 million units sold to date.
Nobilis has several distribution subsidiaries in France (Lyon), Spain (Madrid), Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg (Bruxelles), and an office in Italy (Rome). Nobilis Publishing games are already sold in over 40 different countries with the most prominent partners.
Nobilis is also a producer/distributor of accessories thanks to its own brand: Subsonic, a symbol of quality and innovation. These accessories are available for the following platforms: Xbox 360™, PSP™, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, and Nintendo Wii™.
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