CAMBRIDGE– 3rd December 2009– D3Publisher, a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, announced today that it will bring BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE™: Vilgax Attacks, the latest game in the multi-million unit selling Ben 10 videogame franchise based on Cartoon Network’s hit television series, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE, to Xbox 360™ game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, PlayStation®2, Nintendo DS™, and the PSP TM (PlayStation®Portable). In an original storyline developed exclusively for the game, Ben and the Omnitrix will journey to outer space and distant never-before-seen planets for the first time ever in the series. As in the show, Ben will use 10 of his alien forms and their special powers to battle his greatest enemy, Vilgax, and an extreme team of fearsome foes in an effort to thwart a grand scheme to conquer the universe one planet at a time. BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks will ship to retail outlets across most territories in EMEA in February 2010 with France, Germany, Italy and Spain to follow later in the year.
“BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks leads you on an all new intergalactic adventure in the vast ALIEN Force universe; take Ben and the Omnitrix to never-seen-before alien home planets”, said Adam Roberts, managing director, D3 Publisher of Europe.“With 10 playable aliens and an original storyline, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks is sure to be a favourite among fans of the television series and videogames.”
In BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks, players will take control of Ben and the popular alien forms: Echo Echo, Goop, Brainstorm, ChromaStone, Big Chill, Humungousaur, Spidermonkey, Swampfire, Jet Ray, and Cannonbolt to manipulate fire, harness electricity, freeze enemies and more. Players will also adventure as alien form Upchuck exclusively in the Nintendo DS version for additional powers to command and explore. Gamers will journey to exciting alien home planets on Ben’s first intergalactic adventure as they travel in an upgradeable spacecraft and blast through asteroid fields and enemy ships. Offering a solid blend of combat, puzzle solving and platform gameplay, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks provides hours of gameplay for players of all skill levels.
“Building on the solid success of our first two titles, this latest release will continue to further the success of our video game franchise and cement Ben 10's position as a thriving global brand," said Maria Rosaria Milone, Commercial Director for Licensing, Turner CN Enterprises, EMEA.“Together with D3, we have once again created a game that contains the qualities fans have come to expect from the Ben 10 video game series and we look forward to its release across EMEA in 2010”
BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks for Nintendo DS is under development by 1st Playable Productions, LLC. All other versions are under development by Papaya Studio Corporation.
For more information on BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks, including game features, screenshots, videos, and downloads in the coming months, please visit: www.Ben10theVideogame.com, the official site of the Ben 10 videogame series on consoles and handhelds.
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About Turner CN Enterprises
Turner CN Enterprises, the licensing division of Turner Broadcasting, is now responsible for six key business areas across the EMEA region including Consumer Products, Events, Brand Licensing, DVD, Non Linear and Mobile. The business is charged with building consumer product franchises for Turners children’s properties and adults brands and characters from the channel's growing library of award-winning original programming. Turner CN Enterprises also works to secure and support long-term licensee partnerships across all key merchandising categories including DVD and EST (Electronic Sell Through) content on mobile and online platforms. The division currently offers consumer product programs for an array of animation franchises including Ben 10, Bakugan, The Secret Saturdays, The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Robotboy. It also licenses brands including Adult Swim, CNN and Turner Classic Movies.
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.d3publisher.com.