CAMBRIDGE– 18th May, 2009– D3Publisher announced today that it will bring Cartoon Network’s hit television series THE SECRET SATURDAYS™ to video game systems for the first time this Autumn with THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN for Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system. In THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN, players take control of Zak Saturday and the rest of the Saturdays family, a group of scientific explorers dedicated to discovering and protecting the secret artefacts and mysterious creatures known as Cryptids. Using Zak’s unique powers and The Claw to battle enemies and swing through action-packed environments, players will find and collect more than 30 never-before-seen Cryptids and face off against a number of the television show’s most notable villains.
“THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN offers a new and original storyline based on the THE SECRET SATURDAYS television series that will have gamers travelling to very unique locations around the globe to discover and protect lost Cryptids,” said Alison Quirion, vice president of marketing, D3Publisher.“A perfect mix of combat, puzzles and platforming mechanics, THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN adds up to a truly fun and authentic gameplay experience.”
In THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN, players will take control of multiple characters that include the entire Saturday family– Zak, Drew, Doc, Doyle and their pet cryptids, Zon, Komodo and Fiskerton– and some select Cryptids to fly, swing, pole vault and battle enemies. Players will adventure through 10 action packed levels in amazing environments from dangerous jungles to lost undersea cities to collect and interact with more than 50 never-before-seen Cryptids. Along the way, players will record the details of each find in their very own Cryptipedia. Fun puzzle elements allow players to locate hidden Cryptids and discover new paths as they fight recognizable enemies from the show including Van Rook, Piecemeal, Munya and the evil V.V. Argost.
THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN for Nintendo DS is under development by 1st Playable Productions, LLC. All other versions are under development by High Voltage Software.
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D3Publisher of Europe
Marlene Fitzsimmons, PR&Marketing Executive
Poseidon House, Castle Park,
Cambridge, CB3 0RD
Tel: 01223 322015
Cartoon Network is a leading commercial kids’ TV network in the UK, which broadcasts a range of popular comedy and action-adventure animation. Hit shows include Ben 10, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Storm Hawks, World of Quest, Johnny Test, Ed, Edd and Eddy and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. Cartoon Network can also be experienced through its award-winning website www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk, via games, VOD, mobiles and through an array of licensing and merchandising. Since launching as a pan-European channel in 1993, Cartoon Network now has localised services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa where it is available in 14 languages and in over 57 million homes. Cartoon Network is operated by Turner Broadcasting System Europe, a Time Warner Company.
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