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Moto Racer DS

Motorbike racer set for an April finish.

Moto Racer is back! Moto Racer DS is the definitive motorbike racing game from Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment. Due for release in April 2009 Moto Racer DS continues the successful series by delivering an incredible gaming experience on the portable Nintendo DS platform.

Racing fans take part in four exciting disciplines in a wide range of environments. Compete in single races, missions or against friends in multiplayer mode. Moto Racer DS also introduces the optional new and intuitive stylus control system with its unique Stylus Precision Handling (SPH).

Take a trip into the world of adrenaline pumping race action with the new Moto Racer DS game trailer available here: http://www.motoracer-thegame.com/en/.

The only racing game with 4 exhilarating disciplines:

· Grand Prix - Race at speed around tight bends and scrape your knees against the tarmac of the race circuit

· Traffic - Involves a more measured pace with skilled manoeuvres in order to dodge oncoming trucks in urban cityscapes

· Super Cross - Features indoor circuits with treacherous leaps requiring expert thrusts and controlled landing to master the course

· Freestyle - Riders have to brake carefully, managing their speed and thrust to pull off jaw-dropping tricks high in the air

Race against friends

The multiplayer option in Moto Racer DS enables up to eight other bikers to be challenged for the ultimate racing experience against friends. Players can also compare their scores with others using the Online Worldwide Ranking system at the Moto Racer DS website.

Unique Stylus Precision Handling

Moto Racer DS features SPH, allowing the player to experience sensational acceleration, clever braking and stunning freestyle tricks by moving the stylus across the touch-screen. Point the stylus left and right to move the bike in the chosen direction, enabling corners to be taken smoothly and oncoming traffic to be speedily avoided, while other stylus movements can be used to perform back flips, flying jumps and crazy spins, providing hours of entertaining freestyle fun.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / Nobilis

Web: www.motoracer-thegame.com

Developer: Artefacts Studio

Release date: April 2009

PEGI: 3+

Format: Nintendo DS

Genre: Racing

About Ascaron Entertainment

From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European “boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One, SACRED and SACRED 2 – Fallen Angel.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, TrackMania United, and City Life 2008.


About Nobilis

Nobilis, a Lyon based producer, publisher, and distributor of video games (PC, Xbox360TM, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PSPTM, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and Interactive DVDs) and video game accessories, was founded in 2001. Nobilis Publishing has developed successful games such as: “My Baby Boy®” and “My baby Girl®” (Nintendo DS™), ” Mountain Bike Adrenaline featuring Salomon”(PlayStation®2), “The Secrets of Da Vinci™”(PC), “Cleopatra™” (PC), and the famous franchises: “Hotel Giant” and “Moto Racer” with over 8 million units sold to date. Nobilis has several distribution subsidiaries in France (Lyon), Spain (Madrid), Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg (Bruxelles), and an office in Italy (Rome). Nobilis Publishing games are already sold in over 40 different countries with the most prominent partners. Nobilis is also a producer/distributor of accessories thanks to its own brand: Subsonic, a symbol of quality and innovation. These accessories are available for the following platforms: Xbox 360™, PSP™, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, Nintendo DS™, and Nintendo Wii™. Official website: www.group-nobilis.com

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