Melody Ann Pfeiffer
SAN MATEO, Calif.— November 25, 2008— Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced that Neopets® Puzzle Adventure shipped to retailers nationwide today for Nintendo DS™ and the Windows® PC platform. A perfect game for any member of the family this holiday, Neopets Puzzle Adventure combines the hugely popular virtual world of Neopets® with a variety of favorite puzzles based on the classic games of Reversi and Go. For Neopets fans, this game is the perfect extension of the world of Neopia® as players will be able to earn codes throughout the DS and PC game that connect back to the Neopets website.
In the fun and addictive game, players can either battle a friend or the enemy character to take control of the board by surrounding and flipping opponents tokens in their favor. Neopets Puzzle Adventure is rated E by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and carries a suggested retail price of $29.99 for DS and the PC. For a sneak peak at the gameplay, Capcom has created a flash demo that brings players right into the game at http://www.capcom.com/neopets Fans can also demo the game on http://www.neopets.com/puzzleadventure
Based on the deep storylines of Neopets, Neopets Puzzle Adventure takes puzzles to the next level as its development is being handled by Capcom and Infinite Interactive, creators of thevery popular Puzzle Quest™. Set to launch this holiday season, Neopets Puzzle Adventure will appeal to both puzzle fans and the Neopets devotee as players will be able to earn codes throughout the DS and PC game that connect back to the Neopets website. Up to 10 codes per platform can be unlocked by achieving certain goals and completing quests related to the story. These unique codes will allow players to unlock exclusive items back in their virtual world on neopets.com.
For gamers that prefer their puzzles portable, the DS version– developed by Griptonite® Games– will also include an additional quick draw mini game utilizing the Nintendo DS stylus and local wireless connection so players can grab a friend for the ultimate Neopets showdown!
A game the whole family can enjoy this holiday season, Neopets Puzzle Adventure, includes hundreds of different quests, 12 popular customizable Neopets. PetPets for special moves and several fun mini-games to add depth and fun to the gameplay. For more information, check out the official Capcom site at http://www.neopets.com/puzzleadventure
About Neopets Puzzle Adventure
Neopets Puzzle Adventure is the only multi-platform puzzle adventure console game based on the popular virtual, global community. For the Neopets fan, Neopets Puzzle Adventure is a must-have game with its intuitive“pick up and play” game play, new never-before-seen areas in the Neopets universe to explore and the opportunity to redeem codes for exclusive virtual items at Neopets.com. Neopets Puzzle Adventure will incorporate several different mini-games, tons of petpets, as well as more than 100 items to equip various Neopet characters, recipes, treasures, awards and more.
Neopets is a global community, available in 11 languages. With more than 50 million global memberships registered, Neopets is the most engaging virtual world. On Neopets, players create a Neopet to be their companion that they can dress and take care of while exploring the fantasy world of Neopia, rich with 54 species of pets, 16 lands and hundreds of characters, stories and plotlines. Neopets is part of the Nickelodeon Kids and Family Virtual Worlds Group community of sites, a division of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA - News, VIA.B - News).
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisherand distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
Neopets and Neopia are registered trademarks of NeoPets, Inc.© 2008 NeoPets, Inc. NeoPets is an MTV Networks company. Used under license. Capcom, the Capcom logo, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.©2004 Nintendo. Puzzle Quest is a trademark of Infinite Interactive. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
Griptonite Games is the leading developer of high quality, fun games for handheld platforms. Located in Kirkland, WA, the studio employs over 100 people who are passionate about making handheld games. The studio has shipped over 50 titles across most of the major handheld platforms including GBC, GBA and DS, and is currently developing games for DS, PSP, iPhone and iPod touch. Griptonite is a Foundation 9
Entertainment Studio. For more information, please visit: www.griptonite.com. The Griptonite name is a trademark of Amaze Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Foundation 9 Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.
ABOUT FOUNDATION 9 ENTERTAINMENT
Foundation 9 Entertainment is the largest independent games developer in the world. The company has studios across North America, Europe and Asia, making it a development powerhouse, uniquely positioned to deliver quality games on all gaming platforms for all age groups. The company's studios are masters in working with licensed properties and have collectively developed more than 500 titles since 1992, including more than 60 in 2007 alone. For more information, please visit: www.f9e.com.