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Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King

All set(i) for release on November 14th.

XIDER Games will release Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King for Nintendo DS on 14th November 2008. This comical adventure game lets players hold the scorching streets of Cairo in the palm of their hands as they guide Assil on a quest to lift a deadly curse. For a taste of the hot and sizzling environments, view the new Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King DS trailer.

Assil has landed himself in a world full of trouble after desecrating a Mummy’s tomb. The Mummy, disturbed by the raucous behaviour in his resting place, awakes to find seven urns smashed by the brave young hero. Six smashed urns would have resulted in a mere warning, but seven is enough to land Assil with a death curse. From here it’s a race against time as gamers of all ages guide Assil through the craziest adventure of his life.

View the trailer here:

The iconic Nintendo DS stylus is put to good use as players guide Assil through a variety of environments, ranging from his bedroom to the Pharaoh’s palace and the Cairo Bazaar. Adventurers trying to save Assil will have to solve challenging mysteries, while engaging in comical dialogue with some very bizarre characters.

Following the success of the popular PC versions, the fun and colourful adventure Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King will be available to play on DS from 14th November 2008.

Notes to Editor:

Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King 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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