Rockford Returns in a New Boulder Dash®-XL™ Video

Bracknell, UK– 24th May 2011–It’s time to head back underground and start frantically grabbing gems and smashing slimes, as Kalypso Media has released a new video for Boulder Dash®-XL™. The new video features footage taken directly from the game, which releases this summer via Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft  and Windows PC (via digital distribution). Download the new trailer to see how our hapless hero, Rockford, has been modernized and turned into an HD hero for our times.

For more information on  Boulder Dash®-XL™  please visit

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Boulder Dash’s tricky puzzle and dexterity-based gameplay made its debut in the early 80s and continues to entertain its enormous fan base and new players. The game is recognized as one of the best-loved retro games in the history of computer and video gaming. Now Boulder Dash®-XL™ brings this classic back with a hot new look that will take the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC platforms by storm. The game’s core remains unchanged: in a race against time players must collect sparkling diamonds while besting hordes of enemies, while avoiding numerous traps, and keeping an eye out for falling boulders!

Features of Boulder Dash®-XL™ include:

• An updated HD look and feel, featuring 720p graphics

• 4 new game modes (“Arcade”, plus all new“Puzzle”,“Zen” and“Time Challenge”)

• A Retro Mode offering 25“retro” Caves for a total of five game modes in all

• New scoring mechanism adding new excitement and challenges for High Score hunters

• Four beautiful and varied game worlds

• Over 150 all-new Caves to explore while battling monsters and grabbing gems

• Online Ranking Lists/ Leaderboards

• Achievements support


For more information please contact

Mark Allen

Head of PR, Kalypso Media UK


Kayleigh Brodie

PR and Marketing Assistant, Kalypso Media UK


About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software that employs nearly 100 video game industry experts world-wide.

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. subsidiary, and owns three development studios– Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH -- and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media‘s recent titles include Tropico 3 for Xbox 360 and PC, The First Templar for Xbox 360 and PC, Disciples III: Renaissance and Dungeons for Windows PC. Upcoming titles include Tropico 4, Airline Tycoon 2 and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at

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