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Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King

As promised, it's in UK shops today.

News release

14th November 2008

Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King on Nintendo DS is released today by XIDER Games. In this adventure you guide Assil, a bold young Egyptian, on a quest to lift a Mummy’s death curse. You will meet vibrant and entertaining characters, including evil assassins, Royal guards and strict bouncers, while trying to solve challenging puzzles before it is too late.

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Ever the party animal, Assil’s wild ways lead him to break into a pyramid to enjoy an all night party with his friends. However, on disturbing a peaceful, sleeping Mummy he is immediately punished with a lethal curse. Enjoy classic gameplay using the stylus to help Assil discover the remedy and break the curse within 24 hours to avoid his fate.

Feel the sand beneath your feet and the hot sun blazing down from above as your adventures begin in the mysterious land of ancient Egypt. Become immersed in the beautiful and vibrant Egyptian locations, travelling through bustling cities, exotic bazaars and tropical dense undergrowth.

Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King features many colourful and humorous characters, including the lovable delinquent Assil; the Pharaoh, who would rather party than govern; his beautiful daughter Thara; the gossip loving Mummy, George; and Thor, the practical joker. Not all the characters are good natured though; beware of Seth, who enjoys a good ruckus, and Osiris, God of the Underworld.

Providing fun and excitement for players of all ages, Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King features many engaging puzzles that must be solved in order to progress. Enjoy and experience the vivid and enchanting surroundings on your adventure, but don’t forget the task in hand, Assil’s life must be saved before his time is up!

Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King DS is available in stores today.

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 GmbH & Co.KG, an international software publisher for over 20 years based in Germany. Throughout 2007, XIDER is launching a number of role-play, adventure, racing, sporting and combat games targeting all age groups. The games are available on PC or Nintendo DS platforms.

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