VIBRANT CHARACTERS AND CRAZY MYSTERIES IN COLOURFUL NEW ADVENTURE GAME FOR Wii AND DS

17th September 2008

Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle, the latest instalment in the internationally successful adventure series, is due for release on Nintendo Wii and DS in November 2008 by Ascaron and Focus Home Interactive. With over one million PC players worldwide, the wacky adventures of Brian and Gina will now be available for Wii and DS owners, providing engaging and fun packed adventure for all ages.

Brian Basco, a former science student, and his girlfriend, Gina Timmins, are enjoying a relaxing holiday in Hawaii. On a visit to Tiki Falls their plane crashes into the jungle, leaving them uninjured but separated. As they desperately try to find each other their thrilling adventures begin. Travelling to the four corners of the globe, they come face to face with soldiers, pirates, spies, surfers and even aliens.

Stunning graphics, mind bending puzzles, bamboozling riddles, great humour and a superb soundtrack are all on offer to players as they help Brian on his quest tofind Gina. Over one hundred different exotic locations, including the ruins of The Temple of Tiki, the beautiful Luana Beach and the cascading Tiki waterfalls, provide the backdrop for this truly unique adventure.

On Nintendo Wii

Players can use the Wii Remote to enjoy Point&Click gameplay, exploring the 100 different humorous and vibrant locations. Unique 3D and 2D graphics and animated sequences bring the game to life, enhancing the interaction between the player and the world of Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle. The interactive help section on the Wii also provides a useful new feature to assist with more difficult puzzles.

On Nintendo DS

The DS version of Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle features detailed environments for the player to explore using the stylus, such as tropical jungles and arctic wastelands. An intuitive zoom system offers excellent visibility when exploring these settings, so players can truly immerse themselves in the vivid surroundings. The DS double-screen and optimised navigation system allows players to switch from the inventory to the game screen at any time, while an integrated help system assists the player to solve the most difficult puzzles.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.Ascaron.com / www.Runaway-TheGame.com

Developer: 93 Games

Release date: November 2008

PEGI: 12+

Format: Nintendo Wii / DS

Genre: Adventure

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.

www.focus-home.com

For further press information please contact:

Sarah Holden / Stephen Denton

Media Safari

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: sarahh@mediasafari.co.uk / stephend@mediasafari.co.uk


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