Los Angeles – Nov. 21, 2011 – Strap on your helmet and start your engines to battle five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in the over-the-top kart-racer Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine, which straps players in the driver seat of vehicles created from the most unlikely everyday objects – from dumpsters to lawnmowers – fulfilling Jimmie’s “Anything with an engine!” motto. Shipping for Nintendo’s Wii™ system today and joining discs for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft at retail outlets across the country, Autumn Games ( Skullgirls), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, Konami Digital Entertainment. Inc., and game developer Isopod Labs ( Vigilante 8) unleash the fast-paced, white-knuckled action racing game just in time for the holidays.
"I really wanted to make a game with my own twist that would be fun to play with my family, but grown up enough to play with my friends and crew,” said Jimmie Johnson. “Autumn Games and Isopod Labs did a great job capturing the humor and competitive feel I envisioned."
Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine allows fearless drivers to engage in elimination-style circuits across progressively challenging tracks, complete with pyrotechnics-laden theatrical sets strewn with wicked hazards, traps and jumps. The game features up to eight-player online multiplayer action on supported consoles, including ranked and private races, and up to four players in split-screen multiplayer action as racers battle for first place across the couch, around the globe, or both.
Additionally, Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine will offer future downloadable characters for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 versions of the game, including the recently announced Jimmy Fallon Add-on character. Available later this year, portions of sales of the Jimmy Fallon character will go to the American Red Cross, the nation’s premier emergency response organization.
“Jimmie came to us with an incredible concept for a game and he’s been great to work with,” said Jason Donnell, president and COO, Autumn Games. “He’s provided a lot of creative input to help Autumn Games and Isopod Labs create a really fun, competitive, arcade racing experience that everyone can enjoy.”
Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine is available now for $29.99 at retailers including Amazon, GameStop, Toys R Us and Walmart.
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About Autumn Games
Autumn Games is a premier digital developer and publisher of interactive entertainment focused on partnering with leading creative talent to deliver blockbuster video games and related media through long-term partnerships with a number of the most respected game studios in the industry. Autumn Games’ mission is to support these creative teams in their efforts to make cutting-edge, culturally impactful entertainment for the exploding array of connected digital devices. For more information, please visit www.autumngames.com
About Isopod Labs
Founded in 2007, Isopod Labs is a videogame development studio aiming to deliver innovative titles for online downloads and traditional distribution channels. The Isopod Labs crew is comprised of industry veterans with a solid track record delivering best-selling titles as a team. Formerly with Disney, Sega, Dreamworks, Luxoflux (their former company) and Activision, the three managing partners represent 60 plus man-years of experience in engineering, game design, IP development, and studio management. Along with its initial slate of products, the company has been developing a proprietary cross-platform engine and asset workflow to facilitate rapid prototyping and quick-to-market delivery of its future titles. Isopod Labs is located in west Los Angeles, and is working on two new titles with publisher Autumn Games. For more information, please visit www.isopodlabs.net.
About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami’s titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.
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