Ghostlight has announced the release of DECATHLETES for the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP in spring 2008. Ghostlight has confirmed that development duties will be handled by The Code Monkeys, the studio behind games, such as SHREK TREASURE HUNT and CHARLOTTE'S WEB.
Adrian Hirst, development director at Code Monkeys, said, "Our goal is to create a highly realistic athletics simulator whilst maintaining a compelling pick up and play game style akin to titles, such as TRACK AND FIELD and DALEY THOMPSON'S DECATHLON."
Central to the appeal of DECATHLETES will be the immense variety of the 10 events. The game will have both a single player and multiplayer mode. In career mode, players will be rewarded for winning events in a medal chase, unlocking famous stadiums and bonus events. Full character customization will allow players to recreate their sporting heroes, selecting facial features, skin type and body stature.
Ghostlight's marketing exec, Adrian Clews comments, "Athletics is a truly global sport and is currently enjoying a massive surge in popularity in the build up to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. This has provided the perfect platform to launch DECATHLETES and forms a strong foundation for a new leading athletics franchise."
Sam Collins, sales manager of Ghostlight, stated, "DECATHLETES is an outstanding title with huge mass market appeal and further bolsters Ghostlight's expanding portfolio of high calibre titles for 2008. We are pleased to be able to announce the release of DECATHLETES on multi-formats in all PAL territories, reinforcing Ghostlight's position as a major publisher in the global games market."
Part of the Majesty House group of companies, and established in 2004, Ghostlight is becoming a leading European publisher of full price videogames. For more information, visit www.ghostlight.uk.com.
Majesty House is a newly established holding company looking after a group of companies operating within the entertainment industry. These companies are Midas Interactive Ent. Ltd., Ghostlight Ltd. and Laughing Jackal Ltd. (a development and testing studio).
Founded in 1988, The Code Monkeys Ltd. is one of the oldest and most respected independent games developers in the world. For more information, visit www.codemonkeys.com.