San Mateo, Calif. – Nov. 18, 2009 – Diner Dash®, the award-winning casual game franchise created by PlayFirst, is taking orders on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for the first time. Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American subsidiary for HUDSON SOFT, Diner Dash is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and downloadable on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points.
“ Diner Dash is more exciting than ever on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, with updated HD graphics and 8-person multiplayer mode,” said Sabine Duvall, vice president of product development at Hudson Entertainment. “Classic gameplay and broad appeal make Diner Dash perfect for any home.”
Diner Dash comes to life in 3D on next generation consoles when players have the option to take direct control of Flo as she runs around to seat patrons, take orders, deliver food, receive payment and bus tables as efficiently as possible within the time limit allowed. Players fond of the traditional control schemes may also use a point-and-click style with hotkeys to aid Flo in her quest for customer satisfaction, which is reflected in a heart meter that empties as customers lose patience. If the meter empties completely, then the customer will leave the restaurant. Servers looking to play with co-workers can join with up to seven other players in multiplayer across four diners in Team Dash or go 1 on 1 in head-to-head mode.
For more information on Diner Dash, please visit Hudson Entertainment at http://www.hudsonent.com/dinerdash/###
Hudson Entertainment is the North and South American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console retail games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness and Deca Sports. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of digital music and video content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.
PlayFirst is an innovative entertainment company dedicated to making games appealing to everyone. By creating engaging story worlds that capture the imagination and bringing them to life across popular platforms worldwide, including PC, Mac, mobile, handheld, and console, PlayFirst teams make quality gaming experiences available everywhere consumers want to play. The company's portfolio includes world-renowned titles, such as Diner Dash®, Wedding Dash®, Cooking Dash®, Chocolatier®, and Dream Chronicles®. PlayFirst games are available in major retailers and on more than 500 sites in 20 languages. For more information, visit www.playfirst.com. PlayFirst, Diner Dash, Flo, Wedding Dash, Cooking Dash, Chocolatier, Dream Chronicles, Flo, and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of PlayFirst, Inc.