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Green Groove

Musical creation and adventure gaming combined.

Neko Entertainment launches musical platform adventure

that blends Nintendo DS-stylus and voice play

PARIS, FRANCE – July 6th, 2010 - Neko Entertainment a leading independent video game developer and publisher announced today that it’s musical platform adventure game Maestro! Green Groove is now available throughout Europe from the Nintendo Shop Channel on Nintendo DSiWare TM . Blending two exquisite flavours, Maestro! Green Groove is a unique concept combining the standards of platform gaming with the pleasure of musical creation in a unique and astonishing way.

“We are pleased to announce the launch of Maestro! Green Groove for Nintendo DSiWare TM owners throughout Europe”, said Laurent Lichnewsky, Managing Director of Neko Entertainment, “Its perfect mix of platform adventure gaming and musical creation featuring some of the world’s best known compositions will appeal to players both you and old”.

Lovingly crafted by Pastagames, in Maestro! Green Groove gives players the power to create a symphony with the touch of the Nintendo DS-stylus. Set in the deep, dark tropical forests of the Green Groove World, players take control of Presto a colourful music loving bird. Using the DSi stylus players strum, run and tap to the rhythm of a Bollywood musical orchestra whose reinterpretation of classics such as Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Chopin's Nocturne n°2 and Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” will drive you wild. Just like the world’s best conductors, to move Prestro through Maestro! Green Groove players will need to stick as close as possible to the original composition to progress.

Featuring challenges including special strings, goofy enemies and crazy targets that need to be knocked down as fast as lightning, Presto will need to defeat his jealous rival Staccato and his spider gang in epic musical battles. Utilizing the Nintendo DSi microphone Maestro! Green Groove is one of the first DSiWare games to truly make the most of the Nintendo DSi microphone, allowing players to let their vocal cords loose with the melodies featured in the game.

Maestro! Green Groove is rated 3+ in Europe with no age limit in Germany and will be available on the Nintendo Shop Channel.

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About Neko Entertainment

Since 1999 Neko Entertainment has been developing video games exclusively for consoles and PC. Neko's productions are base around an evolutionary development platform for consoles called the Neko Game Development Kit (NGDK). This in-house technology allows our team to develop simultaneously games across multiple platforms. Neko Entertainment is officially license to develop on Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and PC platforms. Neko's main activity is to develop licensed titles for leading worldwide publishers such as Vivendi Universal Games, The Game Factory, Deep Silver, Atari and Ubisoft. Over the years and after many released titles, Neko has become accustomed to follow the strict requirements and guidelines of its licensors, while aiming to create exciting game content. In 2003 Neko Entertainment creates and develops the concept of the “Cocoto Collection”, a coherent series of cute games designed for the PlayStation 2, PC, Nintendo Game Cube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and Wii (also available on WiiWare and and iPhone/iPod). Thanks to this attractive IP and others, Neko Entertainment has built strong partnerships all over the word with several distributors and publishers such as Big Ben Interactive, Koch Media, Midas Interactive, Micro Application, Atlus, InterChannel Holon, Kemco, Eidos, Take 2 and Midway. Neko Entertainment invests continuously to exploit the full potential of the new generation of consoles by creating innovative game plays and technologies, and are already looking towards the Next Generation of gaming experience.

About Pastagames

Pastagames is the leading worldwide developer from the South of the Loire in France, producing quality traditional videogames for the happy hour, all made from natural, untreated products” declares Fabien Delpiano, Final Boss of the company.

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