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Moto Racer DS

Nobilis's stylus-controlled bike game arrives on April 3rd.

5th February 2009

Moto Racer DS delivers an incredible and unique gaming experience on the portable Nintendo DS platform and is due for release on 3rd April 2009 by Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment. Four adrenaline pumping race modes can be enjoyed using the unique SPH (Stylus Precision Handling) to control speed, machine handling and perform tricks.

Grand Prix is all about the speed and racing experience. Players can take part in championships, time trials, single and multiplayer races, choosing a variety of 18 challenging circuits to race on. Racers must select their motorbike carefully from the 14 available machines, deciding the right combination of power, weight and handling to ensure their victory on the track.

After mastering track racing, players can attempt Traffic mode, experiencing the thrill and skills needed to manoeuvre through busy urban cityscapes. Players can take on dual or multiplayer challenges to compete against other racers, using one game cartridge and the DS’s wireless capabilities. Over 10 different missions can be undertaken, such as successfully delivering a pizza without being hit by the heavy traffic hurtling towards you.

After mastering speed and manoeuvres, it’s time to learn the thrusts and landings required to become a Super Cross champion. Players can select one of the 14 different off-road bikes, using the customisation tool to alter the weight and power ratio so the machine is optimised for the challenging indoor circuits.

Freestyle mode requires impressive tricks such as ‘No Foot’, ‘Backflip’ and ‘Can Can’ to be performed, scoring as many points as possible. Further secret tricks can also be discovered, all of which can be achieved using the unique SPH, with the stylus controlling acceleration, braking, jumps and flips.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Nobilis

UK Distributor: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.motoracer-thegame.com

Developer: Artefacts Studio

Release date: 3rd 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.

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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