505 Games Announces Hop: The Movie Game Available Now in North America Exclusively on Nintendo DS™ for $29.99

Agoura Hills, CA—March 31, 2011— Easter baskets will have more than just candy this year! 505 Games, a global interactive game publisher, announced today that Hop: The Movie Game is available now exclusively on Nintendo DS™ in stores everywhere for just $29.99 USD. Hop: The Movie Game is a top-down action adventure game that brings many of the locations and characters from the movie to life in an interactive and entertaining setting that’s perfect for gamers of all ages! The game is based on Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming live action/CG animated comedy Hop, which opens in theaters on April 1, 2011.

"Hop: The Movie Game is the ideal basket-stuffer for anyone on your Easter list, and with dozens of missions, varied gameplay and colorful graphics, will last much longer than a chocolate bunny," said Ian Howe, president of 505 Games. "It features the same hilarious comedic sensibilities of the film, and since it's on the Nintendo DS, it's the perfect game for the little ones to play over spring break and on any Easter road trips."

Play as Fred as you help the Easter Bunny’s teenage son, E.B., save Easter from a fluffy coup d’etat led by Carlos and his fellow chick workers! Hop your way through the Easter Bunny’s top-secret candy factory on Easter Island, solve puzzles and sugar shock your enemies as you turn them into delicious chocolate treats. Play through various mini-games and game modes, including helping E.B. realize his dream of becoming a famous rock-’n’-roll drummer!

Hop: The Movie Game Features Include:

    <*>Wacky weapons, including chocolate super soakers, gumball shooters and cotton candy cannons; <*>Play through actual locations from the film, including Hollywood and Easter Island; <*>Tons of mini-games, including Whack-a-Bunny, Bowling for Candy and the epic Easter Egg Hunt.
Hop: The Movie Game is rated“E” for everyone by the ESRB and available everywhere for $29.99. For more information regarding Hop: The Movie Game for 505 Games, please visit www.505games.com.

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About 505 Games

Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. Launched in the U.S. in 2008, 505 Games publishes quality interactive entertainment on all handheld, mobile and console gaming platforms, offering a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.

About the Film

Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer.  He encounters Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals, who accidentally hits E.B. with his car. Feigning injury, E.B. manipulates Fred into providing him shelter, and Fred finds himself with the world’s worst houseguest.

The film is helmed by Tim Hill, director of the blockbuster Alvin and the Chipmunks and produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment ( Despicable Me).  www.iwantcandy.com

505 Games Media Contact:

Jerry Whitehead III | Reverb Communications | jerry@reverbinc.com | (209) 586-1495 x111

Danitra Alomia | danitra@reverbinc.com | (209) 586-1495 x115 


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