UTV Ignition Games Announces National Geographic Challenge! is Now Available for Wii™ and Xbox 360

Marina Del Rey, Calif. – Dec. 09, 2011 – UTV Ignition Games today announced that National Geographic Challenge! is now available in stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for the Wii™ system from Nintendo.  The title will also be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in January. Developed by Gusto Games, National Geographic Challenge! features fantastic high quality images and interactive videos from the legendary National Geographic stock film vault, delivering a fun and family-friendly quiz game to players of all ages. Choosing from multiple modes including Puzzle Challenge, Multiplayer Quiz, and Explorer, players will experience environments ranging from the sub-zero Antarctic to the scorching Sahara.

National Geographic Challenge! includes both single and multiplayer game modes, and up to four players can compete in the quest to claim territories on the in-game globe by answering questions correctly while using various tactics to foil their opponents.  Players exploring the world on Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®3 system will appreciate approximately 60 minutes of HD video straight from National Geographic’s award-winning video crews. Additionally, Xbox 360 users will enjoy avatar support and Wii™ users will enjoy Mii™ character functionality. Wii™ and PlayStation®3 system users will be able to take advantage of the game’s full motion controller support with Wii Remote™ and PlayStation®Move motion controller!

National Geographic Challenge! is now available for $29.99 (Xbox 360) and $19.99 (Wii system from Nintendo). Developed by Gusto Games, the game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

For more information about the game visit: www.ngchallenge.net

To view and download screenshots and art for National Geographic Challenge! please visit: http://www.bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1204

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ABOUT UTV IGNITION GAMES LTD:

UTV Ignition Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of UTV Software Communication Ltd, India's only global media and entertainment conglomerate. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Marina Del Rey, California Austin, Texas and Tokyo, Japan. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit http://www.utvignition.com

About UTV Ignition Games Ltd.

UTV Ignition Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of UTV Software Communication Ltd, India's only global media and entertainment conglomerate. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Marina Del Rey, California, Austin, Texas and Tokyo, Japan. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit http://www.utvignition.com

About UTV Software Communications LTD:

UTV Software Communications Limited is India's leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India & its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India's premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India's only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.

About National Geographic Ventures

National Geographic Ventures (NGV) is a wholly owned, taxable subsidiary of National Geographic Society.  Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the National Geographic Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. NGV, part of the editorial group National Geographic Global Media, includes National Geographic Television production and distribution, Digital Media (including Nationalgeographic.com) and National Geographic Interactive Publishing group, which produces and distributes apps, games, digital maps and other digital products. NGV creates and distributes content across multi-platforms and media providing outlets for the hundreds of scientific and expedition-based grants awarded each year. For more information, go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com

Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.

"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft group of companies.

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