Hudson Entertainment Announces The Release of Alien Crush Returns for Wii

HUDSON ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES

THE RELEASE OF ALIEN CRUSH RETURNS FOR Wii

It’s Back and It’s Better Than Ever, Now with Online Multiplayer!

REDWOOD CITY, CA– November 3, 2008 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, today announced that it has officially launched Alien Crush Returns, available for digital download on WiiWare™ for Wii™. Alien Crush Returns is a sci-fi pinball game based on the classic TurboGrafx-16 series from Hudson Entertainment.

The timeless brand is reborn on WiiWare with an entirely new sci-fi take on pinball including bonus stages and power-ups. Players never know what kind of bizarre creatures will appear in the next board. In extraordinary pinball fashion, the game offers gameplay spanning two screens, providing players a lot of real estate to rack up points, multipliers and bonuses. The game is played across multiple boards, all of which feature an eerie sci-fi landscape with enemies that try to prevent players from obtaining pinball perfection.

“Alien Crush Returns gives players single player scores to obsess over and multiplayer scores to fight over” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment.“Pinball is about perfection and the pursuit of a high score. The game’s online multiplayer features will not only meet this requirement, but also satisfy the demand of Wii gamers for more online competition.”

This unique sci-fi take on pinball includes enemies, power-ups, bonus stages and hidden surprises. For players who are confident in their alien crushing skills, they can go online to play against friends to see who can get the higher score! Alien Crush Returns is the only pinball game for WiiWare that lets gamers compete head to head online. In addition, the game includes online leaderboards for score-obsessed pinball players.

Alien Crush Returns is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

For more information on the game, please visit the official website at:

http://www.hudson.co.jp/wii/wiiware/aliencrush/usa/e

For the latest screenshots and artwork, please visit:

http://www.clevercomm.com/AlienCrush

About Hudson Entertainment, Inc.

Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of hip-hop ring tones and mobile content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.

Hudson Entertainment, and Hudson Soft and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hudson Soft.

Trademarks of Nintendo used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.

Contact:

Tina Casalino

CleverCommunications

(408) 266-1934

tina@clevercomm.com

 


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.