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Ecolis - Save the Forest

Tree-hugging RTS where you control an army of woodland creatures (rather than contract a nasty tummy bug).

Title: Ecolis - Save the Forest

Release Date: 30.05.08

Genre: RPG

SRP: €39.99/£29.99

Luton – April 3rd 2008 - Rising Star Games today announces Ecolis – Save the Forest for Nintendo DS and available from Friday, May 30th 2008.

Deforestation, pollution, global warming and industrialisation of wildlife’s natural habitats are all subjects featured in print, online and broadcast news every day. They are also the core theme to Rising Star Games’ latest release, Ecolis - Save the Forest, a real-time strategy (RTS) game for Nintendo DS. Promoting awareness of environmental perils, Ecolis – Save the Forest proactively tasks the player with defending the Ecolis world against them! The game is also unique in that it manages to weave meaningful issues into a fun video game experience which makes the player champion the environment.

In Ecolis – Save the Forest, the player uses the Touch Screen to control units of woodland creatures named Ecolis, Ecoby and Ecomon which will protect the naturally beautiful Mana Woods, the centre of the Ecolis world, and recover the polluted land. All the different creature types have unique skills which must be strategically managed. With proper nurturing, they can evolve to learn new abilities which can help the player complete the game’s more than 40 environmental missions. As players grow their woodland army they must also plant new trees to prevent deforestation and revitalise the woodlands.

Additionally, Ecolis - Save the Forest includes a creative Land Make feature which lets players build and play their own maps. This eco-friendly RTS also supports two-player play via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and for up to four players via single card download play or ad-hoc multi-card play. The game also features endearing creatures, resource management, magic and level creation.

For further information, screen shots and press samples (when available), please contact:

Richard Barclay – Rising Star Games richard.barclay@risingstargames.com

France – Atari France Julie Carneiro

julie.carneiro@atari.com

Germany – Eidos Germany GmbH Sven Liebold

sven.liebold@eidos.de

Spain – Virgin Play Diana Radetski

dradetski@virginplay.es

Italy – Atari Italy Paola Menzhagi

paola.menzaghi@atari.com

Sweden & Denmark – Bergsala Patrik Johansson

patrik.johansson@bergsala.se

Norway – Bergsala Kirsti Danielsen

kirsti.danielsen@bergsala.no

- ENDS –

About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Sony PSP, Nintendo DS and Wii plus PlayStation 2 in the PAL territory. The firm will be publishing its first Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles during 2009. A joint venture between Japanese publisher/developer Marvelous Interactive and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, the company introduces new games alongside enhanced and updated versions of some of interactive entertainment’s most successful franchises. www.risingstargames.com

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