What the creator of Sonic did next - Rising Star Games bags the rights to Ivy the Kiwi?

Thursday 10th June 2010: Rising Star Games is delighted to announce that it will publish Sonic creator Yuji Naka's 'Ivy the Kiwi?' on Nintendo formats.

Ivy the Kiwi? follows the storybook adventures of a lonely baby bird as she traverses beautiful 2-D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother. Players guide Ivy through her daunting journey utilising a unique control scheme: vines created and controlled by the player who aims to collect feathers to boost his score.

There are over 100 stages for DS and Wii, and multiplayer modes are available. Uniquely, special 'Mini' versions of the game will also be available on DSiWare and WiiWare, comprised of 50 levels each.

Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games, commented: ''We're elated to work on a game that's so closely associated with Yuji Naka. I'm delighted we've managed to scoop the European rights. We hope to see Ivy the Kiwi? reach out to fans the way a little blue hedgehog did all those years ago.''

Ivy the Kiwi? Will be released throughout Europe this autumn, courtesy of leading games publisher Rising Star Games.

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For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:

Ali Wood (Premier PR)

ali.wood@premierpr.com

Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

yen.hau@risingstargames.com

France - Namco Bandai Partners

Emilie Berndt

eberndt@namcobandaipartners.com

Germany - Koch Media

Andrea Stepper

A.Stepper@kochmedia.com

Spain - Namco Bandai Partners Iberica

David Fraile

dfraile@namcobandaipartners.com

Italy - Cidiverte

Giovanna Cosentino

gcosentino@cidiverte.it

Benelux - CLD Distribution

Philippe Coopmans

philippe@cld.be

Nordic - Bergsala

Johan Lenngerd

johan.lenngerd@bergsala.se

Australia - All Interactive Entertainment

Simon Stewart

simon.stewart@allinteractive.com.au

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