Maximum Games to Make Splash with Wii U Underwater Racing Game at E3

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – (May 29, 2012) – Maximum Games today announced plans to unveil Nintendo’s Wii U™ title, Jett Tailfin™, at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California, June 5-7, 2012. Created and developed by Hoplite Research, LLC and Ilusis Interactive Graphics, Jett Tailfin™ tells the story of a lovable fish who, accompanied by his friends, competes to win a quirky underwater competition.

A first-of-its-kind racing game, Jett Tailfin™ allows players a full range of control with multiple shortcuts and additional landscapes as racers attempt to find the best route to the finish line. Players have the option of challenging friends and choosing from a large variety of different types of fish to race, each mimicking true-to-life attributes of real fish. Examples of some available characters are: Phil A. Salmon , Hal Hammerhead , Tim Lapia , and John Sturgeon . Other features include a selection of mini-games such as Clam Ball, Sharks and Minnows, and Fishnet Tag. Additionally, players will attempt to unlock the bonus character, Tom Tsunami - Jett Tailfin’s idol and the fastest fish in the world - and have the opportunity to race as the sea legend himself!

Racers will speed through a variety of environments set up as exotic ecosystems, such as Atlantis Metropolis, Hawaiian Islands, Ship Graveyard, Pirate’s Island, and more. Sea-loving friends such as electric eels and octopuses will attempt to prevent fish from finishing each race, and are utilized by players to gain advantage over their opponents.

Created by Hoplite Research, LLC and Ilusis Interactive Graphics, the characters and effects feature motion-blur shaders and other advanced underwater lighting effects. Combined with family-friendly gameplay and intuitive multiplayer modes, Jett Tailfin™ will make its Wii U debut as one of the few games appropriate for all ages.

"We are excited to team with Maximum Games, a company that understands innovative gameplay" said Manny Granillo, president of Hoplite Research, LLC. "And we are pleased to put forth a game that players 8 to 80 will enjoy!"

E3 is the world's premier trade show for all computer and video game related products. This year’s expo will again welcome industry experts and enthusiasts around the globe, from software developers, manufacturers, publishers, buyers and retailers to worldwide electronic and print media. E3 takes place June 5-7, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Jett Tailfin™ releases this year for the Wii U system, and the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. For more information on Maximum Games or Jett Tailfin™ visit For more information about E3 visit


About Maximum Games

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Maximum Games publishes premier interactive video games for all leading platforms. For more information on Maximum Games, visit the company’s website, ;

About Hoplite Research, LLC

Hoplite Research, LLC is an Entertainment research group, developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Celebrating its 10 th year, Hoplite Research creates new interactive approaches, intellectual property and games through technology, innovation, and design on console, online, arcade, PC, Mac, and mobile devices. For more information about Hoplite Research, LLC or Jett Tailfin™, visit

About Ilusis Interactive Graphics

Ilusis Interactive Graphics is a graphics and games company specializing in mobile and portable games, and is one of the leading graphics companies in South America. For more information, visit

©2012 Hoplite Research, LLC ©2012 Ilusis Interactive Graphics. JETT TAILFIN is a trademark of Hoplite Research, LLC. All rights reserved.


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