Blast Entertainment, part of the Mastertronic Group, have today announced the release of Casper's Scare School: Classroom Capers on Nintendo DS, following the successful release of their PlayStation 2 version last year.
Casper first appeared in 1945 when Paramount released The Friendly Ghost and later expanded into an entire TV series. By 1952 Casper had become one of the most celebrated cartoon characters on earth and developed into a publishing phenomenon. Casper has since starred in the Steven Spielberg produced Casper feature film (grossing $300m worldwide), two additional made-for-video films, and a top-rated animated TV series. Casper continues to be popular with children aged 4-9 years old, and has massive awareness across all generations. An all new Casper series, Scare School, is coming to TV in 2009, following the release of a feature length film with the same name last year.
Now join Casper the Friendly Ghost in this frighteningly exciting new Scare School adventure! Help him through his lessons as well as a variety of tasks and show all the teachers who is the scariest ghoul in the school! Experience 24 levels of fun and absorbing game play in this superb adaptation of the Cartoon Network film Casper's Scare School! Have a hair-raising good time in science, history and gym lessons and enjoy your schoolwork like you've never done before! Sneak behind your teacher's back delivering various objects around the class and progress through the game by getting good grades– the better the grades, the faster you move up the class! The player uses the Nintendo DS Touch Screen Technology to help the friendliest ghost in the world to get in touch with his spooky side and graduate from Scare School with flying colours!
Kirsty Payne, Marketing and PR Manager at Mastertronic, commented "Casper continues to be a popular and much loved character amongst children and parents alike. Blast's previous Casper title Casper and the Ghostly Trio on PS2 enjoyed success across Europe (200,000 units sold to date) and appeared regularly in the Chart-Track PS2 value charts. We are confident that with the imminent release of the new TV series in 2009, this title will experience similar success!"
Casper's Scare School: Classroom Capers will be released on Nintendo DS on 14th November 2008 with an SRP of£19.99
About the Mastertronic Group Limited
Mastertronic is one of the best known electronic entertainment brands in Europe. It pioneered the European console market with its launch of the Sega Master System, invented the value retail sector and built an international development and publishing operation under the Virgin Mastertronic label. The brand was subsequently re-launched as The Mastertronic Group Limited in 2003 by founder Frank Herman, together with Andy Payne and Garry Williams. The Group now leads the European value publishing sector through its retail brands M.A.D. (Mastertronic Added Dimension), Sold Out (the UK's largest-selling budget operation, acquired by the Group in 2004) and PC Gamer Presents, a unique quality-assured brand in association with the leading games magazine publisher Future Publishing. The Group also offers, through its wholly owned subsidiary The Producers Limited (also acquired in 2004), a 'cradle to grave' total turnkey service for physical product, from marketing through packaging and warehousing, to retail and digital distribution. More recently in 2006, Blast Entertainment was launched as part of the group and has rapidly become a leading video game company exclusively aimed at the younger end of the kids market. Blast develops new content based on recognised family friendly licenses from films, TV, classic characters and toys and publishes on a variety of formats including PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and more recently, Nintendo Wii. In 2007 Just Flight, and its sister company Just Trains, the leading worldwide simulation specialists, were acquired by the group. Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the world's largest publisher of flight simulation software outside of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts
About Blast! Entertainment Limited - Blast! is the leading video game company exclusively aimed at the children's market. We develop new content basedon recognised family friendly licenses from movies, TV, classic characters and toys. Parents can be sure that our content is safe and accessible for their children and good value for money. Children can be sure that the games are fun and challenging for their age group.