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Eurogamer Expo 2010

Rising Star Games to arrive with Sonic creator Yuji Naka in tow.

Friday 24th September 2010: Leading video games publisher Rising Star Games has today confirmed that legendary developer Yuji Naka will be one of the key speakers at this year's Eurogamer Expo taking place from 1st -3rd October at Earls Court's Brompton Hall.

Yuji Naka, best known as the creator of Sonic will be at Eurogamer Expo on Saturday 2nd October. He will guide the 500-strong Developer Session audience through his most recent creation Ivy The Kiwi?, which will be released courtesy of Rising Star Games in autumn.

"We're delighted to announce Yuji Naka will be taking part in a Developer Session at Eurogamer Expo this year," says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. "It's a major coup for us and testament to the importance on the upcoming release of Ivy The Kiwi? on Nintendo Wii and DS."

Rupert Loman, managing director at Eurogamer, added: "It's fantastic to have a games developer legend like Yuji Naka coming to the UK and we are delighted he has chosen Eurogamer Expo to showcase his new title."

Ivy the Kiwi? follows the storybook adventures of a lonely baby bird as she traverses beautiful 2D landscapes and challenging obstacles in search of her mother.  Players guide Ivy through her daunting journey utilising a unique control scheme: vines created and controlled by the player who aims to collect feathers to boost his score.

There are over 100 stages for DS and Wii, and multiplayer modes are available. Uniquely, a special 'Mini' version of the game will also be available on DSiWare, comprised of 50 levels.

To request an interview slot with Yuji Naka please contact Harry Cole on or call 020 7292 8300.

For information on the Eurogamer Expo please contact Caroline Miller (Indigo Pearl)  or call 0208 964 4545

Ivy The Kiwi? will be released in Autumn on the Nintendo Wii and DS.

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