LONDON – November 28th, 2008 – SouthPeak Interactive Corporation announced today that its highly anticipated, award-winning Nintendo DS™ title Ninjatown has shipped to retailers in the UK. The title, developed by Venan Entertainment in conjunction with Cashmere Productions and based on the world of Shawnimals plush toys, features “action strategy” gameplay that is unlike anything else in handheld games.
“It’s a dream come true to see the world of Ninjatown come alive on Nintendo DS,” said Shawn Smith, founder of Shawnimals and former editor at Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine. “Collaborating with everyone on this game has been a pleasure and its immensely satisfying to see it deliver on our original vision so faithfully.”
Players assume the role of Ol’ Master Ninja in defending Ninjatown after Mr. Demon and his minions launch a surprise attack. Looking at Ninjatown from a top down perspective, players use the Nintendo DS stylus to place a variety of Ninjas, each with their own fierce yet adorable abilities, around maps in order to defeat the Wee Devil army that Mr. Demon controls. The single player story mode includes over thirty-five maps across nine districts and is fueled by an epic tale about tasty ninja cookies.
“Ninjatown raises the bar on the growing strategy genre on NintendoDS,” said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Interactive. “From the story to the characters to the gameplay, the development team delivered a highly addictive game with a fresh twist. Players will find themselves immediately hooked. We are immensely excited to release this title.”
Ninjatown also features unique multiplayer gameplay, where players can challenge one another using single or multi-cart wireless modes. After choosing a map, both players are tasked with defeating enemies as quickly as possible, and each can earn rewards and power-ups that can quickly turn the tide on their opponent.
Ninjatown is available now for £29.99 and is PEGI rated at 7+. For more information on Ninjatown visit www.ninjatown.com or www.southpeakgames.eu. For those that want even more Ninjatown, create your own ninja with the Wee NinjaTron at http://create.ninjatown.com.
About SouthPeak Interactive Corporation
SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak's games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak's products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and London, England. www.southpeakgames.eu.
Shawnimals is a character design studio started in 2002 and is currently focused on developing designer toys with a strong emphasis on imaginative and often humorous narratives. They produce plush toys, collectible vinyl sculptures, apparel and a variety of other types of merchandise, all branded with an off-the-wall, yet lovable, cast of creatures. For more information on Shawnimals, please visit www.shawnimals.com
About Venan Entertainment
Venan Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer in the exploding mobile and handheld market. Founded in 2002, Venan is a veteran of the mobile games space, with fourteen published titles developed for companies including EA Mobile/Jamdat, Hands On, THQ Wireless and Superscape. Whether creating original titles such as our award winning High Seas: Guns and Gold, or developing conversions of AAA brands like EA Sports NBA Live, Venan excels at bringing high-end gameplay down to low-end devices. Venan’s corporate headquarters are located in Cromwell, Connecticut and its website is www.venan.com.
About Cashmere Productions
Founded in 2003, Cashmere provides game design and production services for emerging platforms such as mobile, handheld, and online distribution channels. Working with clients such as Warner Music Group, MINI, and Marc Ecko Entertainment, Cashmere has experience creating completely original products as well as brand extensions. While at Take Two's Rockstar division, Cashmere founder Jeremy Pope played a critical role in producing extraordinarily successful games such a Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto III, and Max Payne. For more information, please visit www.cashmereproductions.net.
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