LOS ANGELES– April 22, 2009– Global video game publisher 505 Games today opened the call for entries to the“I am Zorro” contest on YouTube, challenging gamers to upload videos demonstrating their most original and creative moves inspired by the Hollywood icon, Zorro. Participants can upload their video to the“I am Zorro” YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/destinyofzorro by 11:59 p.m. PDT on June 1, 2009 for a chance to win the grand prize of a Destiny of Zorro home entertainment system, including a 32” Vizio HDTV, a Nintendo Wii™ console and a copy of the Destiny of Zorro video game for Nintendo Wii.
Submissions can be up to 90 seconds long and should demonstrate the legendary swashbuckling moves of the popular Hollywood icon, Zorro. Users are encouraged to create a Zorro costume including a cape and mask, wear appropriate make-up and use various props that represent the legendary Zorro image. Contestants will be judged on their interpretation of Zorro’s signature‘Z’-slash move on a scale of 1-100, including creativity (40 points), originality (30 points), personality (15 points) and display of emotion (15 points). Contestants are urged to place emphasis on Zorro’s debonair and fierce personality, as well as infuse emotion into their performances.
For more details on the“I am Zorro” contest, or to upload a submission, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/destinyofzorro
The Destiny of Zorro is rated E10+ by the ESRB, and will be available for Nintendo Wii on May 5, 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.destinyofzorro.com.
About the Destiny of Zorro (Wii)
The Destiny of Zorro, a new action-adventure videogame for the Nintendo Wii™, features the legendary swordsman and defender of the people– Zorro! In The Destiny of Zorro players don the iconic mask, whip and sword, transforming themselves into Zorro. Utilizing the exclusive properties of the Wii remote control system, players can whip, slice and of course perform Zorro's signature 'Z' slash move to bring his foes to justice. The game also allows for play in both daylight and nighttime scenes, adding excitement to the diverse and challenging environments. With an enticing new story and cast of characters, The Destiny of Zorro routes players on an epic adventure filled with intrigue and surprise.
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.