CAMBRIDGE 23rd July 2009– D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, announced today that Shaun the Sheep is back for another baa-rilliant adventure in Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head, exclusively for Nintendo DS™. Teaming up with Aardman Animations once more, Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head is a fantastic follow-up to the successful Shaun the Sheep video game, offering great family-friendly gameplay with an all new adventure.
In Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head the farmer is all set for a big date, but wait…..the farmer’s new toupee has gone missing! Players must help Shaun find the farmer’s toupee before it’s too late. Gamers will play as Shaun and call upon other favourite characters from the show, such as Shirley, Timmy, Bitzer and more, as they help Shaun escape the naughty pigs and other mischievous animals in a bid to rescue the missing toupee! Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head will ship to retail stores across PAL territories this Autumn.
“Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head is the highly anticipated sequel to the first Shaun the Sheep game, bringing the personality and humour of the series to life once more” said Adam Roberts, European Managing Director, D3P.“With all new gameplay elements and the familiar sheepish humour the series is known for; Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head can be enjoyed by pre schoolers, tweens, teens and Adults alike.”
Rob Goodchild, Licensing Manager at Aardman Animations, said,“We are delighted with this brilliant new offering from D3. Our in-house creative team have collaborated closely with D3’s development team to create a fantastically farcical storyline, which really captures the essence and, above all, the humour of the show. With 40 new episodes in production and some exciting new product launches across 2009/10, we are expecting a strong cross-category performance for the Shaun the Sheep brand as a whole.”
The Shaun the Sheep show has been sold in more than 150 countries including United Kingdom (BBC), United States (Disney), France (TF1), Germany (WDR) and Japan (NHK). For more information on the series, please visit: www.shaunthesheep.com. A brand new series of Shaun the Sheep is currently in production, providing fans with a raft of new adventures to look forward to!
For more information on Shaun the Sheep the video game please visit: www.shaunthsheepgame.com
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About Aardman Animations
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK), co-founded and run by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is a world leader in animation. It produces feature films, television series and television commercials for both the domestic and international market. The studio has won over 400 international awards including 4 Oscars®.
Aardman’s multi-award winning productions are novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm that reflects the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the very special people who make up the Aardman team. The studio’s work is often imitated and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning and amusing independent and commercials productions.
D3Publisher, a subsidiary of D3, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment publisher and distributor for licensed and original titles for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine®. Recent releases have included Dark Sector®, Dead Head Fred®, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, Ben 10™: Protector of Earth and BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE™ The Game. For more information about D3Publisher, please visit: www.d3p.co.uk
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D3Publisher of Europe
Marlene Fitzsimmons, PR&Marketing Executive
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Cambridge, CB3 0RD
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