AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2009) - Global videogame publisher, 505 Games U.S. and Discovery Communications today announced that Discovery Kids: Spider Quest for the Nintendo DS™ has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The latest adventure in the Discovery Kids line of video games puts venomous, eight-legged creatures from around the globe into gamers' pockets, opening them up to a world of exploration and exciting adventures.
In Spider Quest, players are encouraged to collect dangerous species from their natural habitats around the world. To capture species or help them escape from danger, players can complete missions and play a wide variety of fun mini games in a lush 3D jungle! Players can choose from six different environments to preserve, protect and feed the species they capture on their jungle adventures. The creepy critters can even be given special treats.
"Spider Quest is a perfect extension of the successful Discovery Kids line of Nintendo DS games for this holiday season," said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games. "It's great fun for the kids and a great value for families."
Spider Quest follows the release of Discover Kids pet titles Dolphin Discovery, Puppy Playtime, Kitten Corner, Pony Paradise and Parrot Pals, which launched earlier this year. Each title allows players to own, care for and train their pets, while also unlocking new items and taking part in fun mini-games.
Discovery Kids: Spider Quest is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB, and now available at retail outlets for an MSRP of $19.99. For more information about the Discovery Kids line of video games, please visit: http://www.DiscoveryKidsGames.com.
For press materials and box art for Discovery Kids: Spider Quest, please visit the press site at: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=916.
About Discovery Commerce
Discovery Commerce is the e-commerce, home video and licensing arm of Discovery Communications, the number-one non-fiction media company. Discovery Commerce extends the viewer experience through a wide array of entertaining and informative products and services, including innovative and enriching toys for children of all ages, fan gear for Discovery's popular series, and the best of Discovery's non-fiction programs and series on DVD. Discovery Commerce' selling channels include a robust online shopping site, www.discoverystore.com, the Discovery Channel® Store Catalog, direct-to-response television (DRTV) and strategic third-party retail, ecommerce and merchandising partnerships. Domestic Licensing translates network brands into a wide variety of innovative product lines that are sold through well-known retailers throughout the United States.
About 505 GAMES (U.S.)
Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. The U.S. operations launched in May, 2008 to bring quality interactive entertainment to North America on all game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360™, Sony PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii™ and DS, as well as PC, online, and mobile. The company's management team hails from the leaders in global entertainment including major motion picture studios, videogame publishers and leading game development studios. With the company's deep experience and proven success in interactive entertainment worldwide, 505 Games is looking to drive the industry forward with innovative game experiences that integrate next generation game play, immersive stories and integrated brands that can take the business to a new level. The company offers a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.
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