Thursday 31 st March 2011: Mastertronic Group, the UK’s leading independent publisher of computer and video games, today announced that PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies™ is to be released in the UK on the Nintendo DS ®. This runaway success from PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games has been successfully released across multiple platforms and will be available to buy for the Nintendo DS 6th May 2011.
Mastertronic’s Product Director Neil McKenna said: “Plants vs. Zombies is the fastest-selling iPhone/iPod strategy game of all time, selling 300,000 copies in the first nine days it was available on the App store. With such a proven track record on a portable platform, we’re delighted to bring Plants vs. Zombies to the world’s most popular handheld gaming device, the Nintendo DS.”
In Plants vs. Zombies a mob of brain-hungry zombies is unleashed on your home and your only defence is an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to destroy zombies before they reach your front door.
With five different game modes to choose from, there’s hours of entertaining gameplay available. A cross-platform hit, the Xbox Live version of Plants vs. Zombies™currently has a review average of 89/100 on Metacritic.
Plants vs. Zombies will be released on Nintendo DS in 6th May 2011.
For more information, please contact Harry Cole or Simon Byron at Premier PR.
0207 292 8330
0207 292 8330
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About the Mastertronic Group Limited
Mastertronic Group offers a range of publishing services which help content creators and owners reach consumers via both packaged goods in high street and online retail and in the digitally only space. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established PC titles are re-published through the Sold Out and M.A.D. (Mastertronic Added Dimension) ranges , Indie developed games from the digital space are published through Great Indie Games and casual games through Everyone Can Play . Specialist PC simulations are published under the Just Flight & Just Trains labels and console/ mobile formats (Wii, DS, Playstation, Xbox,, iOS and Android) via Blast Entertainment (children’s titles) and Mastertronic. The Group also offers a‘cradle to grave' total turnkey service for physical product, from marketing through packaging and warehousing, to retail and digital distribution, through The Producers as well as specialist PC download site, Get Games. For content owners who have their own brands and need access to retail markets, Mastertronic has access to 15,000 retail accounts via its innovative partnership with Sony DADC, Mastertronic powered by Sony DADC.
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled ®, has sold more than 50 million units.
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