June 13, 2008 - Glendale, Calif. - Ignition Entertainment, a UTV Enterprise and worldwide publisher and developer of videogames, announced today that they have partnered with developer Success to bring Tornado to North America, exclusively for Nintendo DS™.
Tornado lets players join forces with Toki and the other members of the Cosmic Cleaners as they set out to restore all of Earth's buildings, vehicles, inhabitants and other obscure objects that have been stolen by the envious Prince using his mischievous "Black Hole Device." Using a combination of stylus and microphone activated controls, players will travel across Planet 69 as they level up and max out their "Tornado Machines" to literally uproot everything in their paths in effort to take back what Prince has wrongfully stolen and return it to Earth.
"After the successes of Zoo Keeper on DS, we at Ignition Entertainment are thrilled be working with the talented team over at Success once again," said Ajay Chadha, President of Ignition Entertainment. "Their skill at developing fun and creative games has never ceased to amaze us."
Aside from featuring a fun-filled and action-packed Story Mode, Tornado also offers several other modes of gameplay including:
• Arcade Mode, where players can go back to levels that they have completed in Story Mode to wreak havoc and pickup item that were previously missed.
• Battle Mode, in which players can challenge a friend wirelessly and go head-to-head in a bout of mutual collecting.
• Bonus Mode, where players can view everything they've collected in Story and Arcade modes and listen to the soundtrack pieces they've collected.
For more information please visit www.ignitionusa.com
Look for Tornado to sweep into stores this fall.
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ABOUT IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LTD.: Ignition Entertainment Limited is a UTV Media Communication company. Ignition was created by a core team of gaming industry veterans with the purpose of building upon their successful track record to develop and publish within the international games industry. You can find more information about Ignition Entertainment Ltd. at www.ignitionusa.com.
ABOUT UTV SOFTWARE COMMUNICATIONS LTD.:
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is India's foremost Media&Entertainment Company with leadership position in four Verticals that includes Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, TV Content and Interactive (i.e. Animation and Gaming). Listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange with the Motion Pictures business listed on the AIM, London Stock Exchange. Walt Disney Inc. holds a strategic stake in UTV. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, the UK and USA. More information on the group is available at www.utvnet.com.
Success Corporation is a developer and publisher of games in Japan. Founded 30 years ago by President Takato Yoshinari, the company has published over 1000 games across all platforms. Now with offices in Tokyo and Beijing, Success develops for console, online and mobile platforms. In addition to Web content creation and publishing, it develops LCD displays for Pachinko and slot machines. More information can be found at www.success-corp.co.jp/english
Michael Meyers Public Relations