UTV Ignition Games Announces Planet Crashers 3D for Nintendo 3DS™

Los Angeles– Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #5500 - June 7, 2011- UTV Ignition Games today announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that Planet Crashers 3D is currently in development and will be available for Nintendo 3DS™ in early 2012. Based on the original Planet Crashers IP that is coming to mobile and browser-based platforms later this year through Ignition’s sister company, UTV True Games, this Nintendo 3DS-specific version combines classic quest-oriented gameplay with light-hearted RPG combat. Planet Crashers 3D also introduces competitive multiplayer modes and endless character customization that freshens the beloved genre.

In Planet Crashers 3D players take on the role of a young space cadet who has recently graduated from the esteemed Planet Crashers Academy and is ready to take on his or her first assignment—and it’s a real doozy.  Reports indicate that an unknown evil has emerged from a dark corner of the galaxy with plans to snuff out the sun!  It’s up to players to venture across the galaxy to prevent this unimaginable catastrophe from happening. 

With its playful storyline, intriguing quests, head-to-head multiplayer mode and simple, intuitive gameplay that fully takes advantage of the Nintendo 3DS system, Planet Crashers 3D delivers a fun (and funky!) RPG adventure like never before. Developed by Texas-based Renegade Kid, Planet Crashers 3D is scheduled for release early next year. 

Planet Crashers 3D will be showcased at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo on the show floor at Ignition’s booth: 5500 in the West Hall. Contact Chrissy_Kelleher@bhimpact.com for an appointment or additional information.

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.

Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo.© 2011 Nintendo.

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