Mercury Games and Ertain set to paint the town red

LONDON, 19th September 2007

Fast Growing UK publisher, Mercury Games today announces that its partnership with Japanese publisher Ertain is set to be a huge success thanks to the forecasted sensation of Paint by DS. Mercury Games is intending to ship 60,000 units of Paint by DS across Europe and Australia.

Mercury Games and Ertain teamed up to bring the Zen series to the western market. The series has been developed for the busy, modern urbanite to aid relaxation. The Zen series does not contain any violence or competitive elements in is games.

Mercury Games have been able to completely westernise the game, through marketing and packaging. Paint by DS has already been featured in Official Nintendo Magazine’s“Hot 100; the games you must own over the next six months” despite not having been released yet.

Tomo Ohno, Chief Operating Officer, Ertain BV:“The expected success of Paint by DS and the rest of The Zen Games series is evidence that Mercury Games is effective at dealing with Japanese products and companies. Ertain is delighted with the work that Mercury Games has put into westernising the Zen series and we look forward to bringing more games to Europe through our partnership with Mercury Games.”


Notes to the Editor

About The Zen Series

The Zen series of games have been developed for the busy, modern urbanite to aid relaxation. This series of lifestyle games do not contain any violence or competitive elements. Zen games are co–published by Mercury Games and Ertain. Experience the spirit of Zen.

About Mercury Games

Mercury Games was set up in 2005 as a video games publisher and has sold over one million units worldwide of the Crazy Frog franchise.

Mercury Games publishes games across all platforms including licensed and original IP products for PC, Nintendo DS and Wii, Sony PS2, PSP and PSN, and Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade.

Mercury Games currently operates two additional brands, Turtle Games which publishes games for the children’s market and The Zen Series , which it co-publishes with Japanese videogame company Ertain, consisting of relaxing, non-violent and non-competitive lifestyle games.

Mercury Games are based in central London.

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About Ertain

Ertain is a publisher of video games from Japan, focusing on handheld consoles. It was incorporated in 2005 and now employs more than 45 people. Ertainis also developing next generation consoles and online games for PCs. Ertain has firmly established itself in Japan with a range of innovative products. It is now expanding into Western markets with a new European division, Ertain BV in Netherlands.

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