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Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King

A peek into the lives of some of the game's characters.

3rd September 2008

XIDER Games will soon release Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King on Nintendo DS. Players will meet vibrant and entertaining characters, including evil assassins, royal guards and strict bouncers on their quest to save Assil. Each character is important and could hold vital information or tools that will thwart the Mummy’s fatal curse.

Individual characters have been designed to add humour to the game by portraying modern ways of life in an ancient time. This is seen in Bakshish, the souvenir salesman who operates by the ancient Sphinx; Tarok and Blackeye, mercenary assassins with a surprising amount of knowledge about videogame developers, and Bulbul the bouncer from the fashionable club, Camella Loca.

The clever dialogue between the characters injects witty humour whilst providing essential clues on how to progress through the game. For example in a conversation with Tarok and Blackeye, Assil is told how to get to the Bazaar, whilst also being given a brief lesson on how to develop an adventure videogame.

Other colourful characters include Assil’s girlfriend Thara, the party animal who does not know when to stop; an ancient and frightening Mummy with a propensity to gossip and a mighty Pharaoh who puts more effort into partying than politics.

Following the success of the popular PC versions, this fun and colourful adventure will be available to play on DS in September 2008.

Fast facts:

Publisher: XIDER Games

Web: www.XIDER-games.com / www.Ankh-game.com

Release date: September 2008

Price: £29.99

PEGI: 3+

Format: Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

Notes to Editor:

Ankh DS is the follow up to the classic PC adventure games introduced in 2005 and 2007.


XIDER is a division of bhv Software, an international software publisher of over 20 years based in Germany with core competence in Education, Productivity, Utility and Gaming software. XIDER represents innovative games of all genres, winning various awards with its successful adventure titles. XIDER games are currently available on both PC and Nintendo DS platforms.


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