SAN MATEO, CA– Oct. 29, 2010– Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American subsidiary of HUDSON SOFT, will be expanding BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION– BATTLE FORTRESS on the Wii TM system from Nintendo with a special limited edition, featuring exclusive content from the animated series. The limited edition version will be available on November 9 in the United States and will include a special DVD including a full-length episode titled,“Merci’s Dangerous Trap” from BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion with art unique to the disc. The special DVD will be exclusive to the limited edition BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion– Battle Fortress from November 9 until January 10, 2011, or until supplies last. BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion– Battle Fortress on Wii and BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion on the Nintendo DS TM will also hit shelves on November 9.
In“Merci’s Dangerous Trap,” which aired in the first season of BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion, Doji sends Kyoya to Wolf Canyon to prove his readiness to battle Gingka. Meanwhile, Gingka is lead to believe that he is on a television game show by Doji, who has pitted Gingka against the computer“Merci” to test Gingka’s skills and collect data. Kyoya eventually makes it to the top of Wolf Canyon– and is ready to battle Gingka.
The action is more thrilling than ever with BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion– Battle Fortress for Wii. The game features a complete game-specific story with the original characters from the show. BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion– Battle Fortress is equipped with four-player“Battle Mode” competition allowing players to face off against three other human or AI controlled enemies, or play co-operatively with allies. With customizable stadiums, players can choose from a variety of terrains and shapes for battle. The television series from Nelvana and d-rights Inc. launched in Canada in May 2010 on YTV and debuted in the United States on Cartoon Network in June.
For more information on BEYBLADE as well as other titles from Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.beybladevideogame.com.
Hudson Entertainment is the North and South American subsidiary of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on three key businesses: console retail games, digital download content, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness and Deca Sports. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of digital music and video content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CFOX, CKOI, 98,5 FM, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
About d-rights Inc.
d-rights Inc. is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, one of the world’s biggest general trading company, handling entertainment content for a variety of Media, offering services in every aspect of content business including production, rights management, financing and merchandising. Check our properties at http://www.d-rights.com.
About Vivendi Entertainment
Vivendi Entertainment is a full service independent film, television, DVD and digital distribution company operating in the United States and Canada. Representing a vast range of genres including action, comedy, urban, family, Latino, sports and stand-up comedies, Vivendi Entertainment has become a favorite distribution partner for independent content providers. The company has built an extensive catalog of over 3,000 titles, and its customer-centric business model was founded on the principles of collaboration and financial transparency. The company provides sales, marketing, and distribution services to many of the home entertainment industry's most prestigious brands including: The Weinstein Company, World Wrestling Entertainment, National Geographic, Classic Media, RHI, Shout! Factory, Salient, and Code Black. Vivendi Entertainment is a division of Universal Music Group Distribution, the award-winning sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company.