Press Release from Amy Winfrey
LOS ANGELES, April 22th- Independent animator Amy Winfrey debuts a new series SQUID AND FROG. The web series, available at www.squidandfrog.com is an innovative blend of flash animation and puppets.
The two main characters, Squid and Frog, sing songs about lessons they have learned the hard way such as "Don't Use Butter Sticks as Skates" and "You Can't Learn Surgery From Television." Squid and Frog also recite "Haikus of Regret."
Press Release from NetToons, Inc.
San Francisco, CA -- Cosmic Debris and NetToons, Inc. have announced the official launch of the user generated animation site www.tooncasts.tv/emily. This site lets the millions of Emily fans worldwide create and share their own Emily animations (Tooncasts) using the NetToons web-based editor and viewer.
Press Release from Studio Nouveau
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- Culver City, CA -- Studio Nouveau, a cinematic and 3D animation production studio, is pleased to announce their recent completion of the game cinematics for the highly-acclaimed video game RESIDENT EVIL 5 for Capcom, a leading game industry publisher.
Press Release from EA SPORTS
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- EA SPORTS, a label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that 500 million online games have been played since launching its '09 product line last June. On average, more than 2.2 million EA SPORTS games are played online each day, which reflects an increase of more than 175 percent over last year.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif -- April 22, 2009 -- Love mysteries, twisting plots and sinister villains? Love puzzles, adventure and high tech gadgets? Now players can enjoy the thrill of solving the mystery, while re-joining their MYSIMS friends. EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced MYSIMS AGENTS, an original IP, mystery-solving adventure game for the Wii and Nintendo DS where players are the heroic agents who must stop a sinister plot that threatens the fate of an entire city.
Press Release from Sony Pictures Releasing International
CULVER CITY, Calif., April 20 -- In anticipation of the worldwide release of the motion picture TERMINATOR SALVATION, Twitter users will have the chance to join the human resistance against the machines in Sony Pictures Releasing International's first-ever game created for the social networking platform, it was announced today by Sal Ladestro, executive vice president of marketing, Sony Pictures Releasing International. Users can follow tweets from the resistance at www.Twitter.com/Resistance2018.
Press Release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
F.E.A.R. 2: PROJECT ORIGIN players can venture into Alma's universe from a new perspective in the "Toy Soldiers" multiplayer map pack, now available for FREE DOWNLOAD on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via portals like Direct2Drive, Fileplanet and Steam. A new premium theme and picture pack for Xbox 360, as well as a new theme for PlayStation 3 are also available.
Press Release from Target Corporation
MINNEAPOLIS -- Target announced today a new reservation program that offers guests a chance to reserve the biggest and most popular video game titles. Beginning April 19, Target guests can purchase a collectible reservation card, only in stores, for $1. When they bring the reservation card back within seven days of release to purchase their game, they will receive a $5 Target GiftCard to put toward a future purchase.
Press Release from Ubisoft
SAN FRANCISCO -- April 16, 2009 -- Today Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft Montreal is developing ASSASSIN'S CREED II on all current-generation platforms for a scheduled Holiday 2009 release. The initial installment of ASSASSIN'S CREED was released in November 2007 to popular and critical success, selling 8 million copies worldwide and garnering awards such as Best Action Game 2007 from 1UP and Outstanding Achievement in Animation from the AIAS.
Press Release from MTV Networks
NEW YORK, April 16 -- Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE:VIA)(NYSE:VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today revealed the first details surrounding THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND (http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com/) Limited Edition Premium Bundle which will include:
-- THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND software-- Hofner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney
LOS ANGELES -- EA Mobile, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced the availability of five new games for mobile phones, including AMERICAN IDOL, DOWNTOWN TEXAS HOLD'EM, MYSTERY MANIA, CRANIUM, and HELL'S KITCHEN. From singing to poker, potions, puzzles, and cooking, this month's lineup includes a range of gameplay experiences that will appeal to all kinds of mobile gamers.
Press Release from Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
SHANGHAI, April 16 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) today announced that Blizzard Entertainment's WORLD OF WARCRAFT will be licensed to an affiliated company of NetEase.com, Inc. in mainland China for a term of 3 years following the expiration of the current license agreement.
Press Release from SEGA of America, Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO (April 14, 2009) -- SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that VIRTUA TENNIS 2009 will support the new Wii MotionPlus feature. This means that for the first time Nintendo Wii system owners will be able to experience the thrill of real tennis by holding the Wii Remote like a tennis racket. The Wii MotionPlus feature will let players hit left and right by swinging the Wii Remote in that direction. Performing lobs and slice shots is as simple as mimicking the real-life technique.
Press Release from Deep Silver, Inc.
Hermosa Beach, Calif. - April 15 - Deep Silver, Inc, a publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that PROFESSOR HEINZ WOLFF'S GRAVITY for Wii and Nintendo DS systems is now available in retail stores throughout North America.
San Francisco, CA (April 15, 2009) Crunchyroll announced today that it is partnering with Bandai Channel to bring blockbuster hits CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion from legendary anime studio Sunrise to Crunchyroll starting today. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com/CodeGeass.
Press Release from Namco Networks
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Turn a run-down toy factory into a top-notch assembly line in EVERYTHING NICE, a casual PC game from Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, and game developer Mean Hamster Software, Inc.
Press Release from Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Feld Entertainment
E3 Expo 2009NEW YORK -- From a dizzying height high above thousands of cheering circus fans in New York City's famous Madison Square Garden, 2K Play, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) and Feld Entertainment, Inc. revealed that RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY will be taking the excitement of "The Greatest Show on Earth" to the next level by partnering to develop circus-themed video games.
Press Release from HIT Entertainment
14 April 2009, London & Beijing -- HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights owners has announced the launch of an all new THOMAS & FRIENDS website in China. www.thomasandfriends.cn launched this month in Chinese.
The THOMAS & FRIENDS global website attracts more than 30 million visitors each month and is one of the most popular websites for preschool properties in the world.
Press Release from TELETOON
Toronto -- TELETOON today announces the availability of its tween-targeted and adult-orientated programming as TELETOON and TELETOON Detour launch on the iTunes Store in Canada (www.itunes.ca).