LONDON, United Kingdom - March 9, 2009
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today that SPIL GAMES will host an exclusive Patapon™ 2 mini-game across many of their online game portals for one week only from March 9th to March 16th 2009. This official flash mini-game is fully playable on both PC and Macs, showcasing the musical fun and inventive gameplay of the newly released Patapon™ 2 – Out now on PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable).
The Patapon 2 mini-game, developed by Kerb to promote the launch of Patapon 2, allows you to try your hand at banging out beats to command your tiny tribesman with the rhythm of your drum. Patapon 2 is the follow-up to the hugely popular Patapon™, a fun-filled adventure that combines unique gameplay with rhythm and music, requiring you to create cool drumming combos and lead your tribe to victory. There’s plenty of musical fun to be had – whether you want to play with your mates or enter a cool music carnival! With its funky rhythms, cool graphics, and a brand-new team mode, it’s a title you’ll want to get your hands on when it arrives this March.
SPIL GAMES is the world’s ultimate online game destination, providing online games through more than 50 game portals localized in 20 languages worldwide. As a primary distribution partner, SPIL GAMES launched the LocoRoco™ 2 mini game across all 50 of their gaming portals.
Test out your drumming skills with the Patapon 2 mini-game – it goes online at www.agame.com from March 9th to March 16th 2009. You can also visit www.gamesgames.com/game/Patapon-2.html.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006, over 21.3 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 136.3 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 50 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 20 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 380 million items have been downloaded.
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Kerb is a digital engagement agency connecting digital advertising with entertainment and brand experience, with offices in the UK and Japan.
The award-winning agency is redefining traditional online advertising through promoting exciting content that audiences want to engage with and share.
It combines design and technical expertise with strategic consultancy to deliver highly engaging online advertising campaigns for leading brands including Sony PlayStation 3, Disney, Pepsi, BBC, EA Games, Nokia, Vodafone, Orange, Sky, Channel 4, Five, Lego and Easy Group.
For more background on Kerb and examples of its work, visit the company’s website at www.kerb.co.uk.
About SPIL GAMES
Based in The Netherlands, SPIL GAMES is the world’s ultimate online game destination, providing online games around the world through more than 50 localized game portals in almost 20 languages. Each SPIL GAMES portal is targeted to a specific segment, including Families, Tweens, and Girls. A deep understanding of the online casual game market enables SPIL GAMES to produce localized portals dedicated to free-to-play, casual games and launch sites such as gamesgames.com (Family), agame.com (Tweens), and girlsgogames.com (Girls). SPIL GAMES has over 4,000 games in its current portfolio, which have been developed through partnerships with top-notch game developers and studios.
Attracting 100 million unique visitors to its portals worldwide, SPIL GAMES has quickly established itself as a leader in the casual gaming market. For more information, please visit: www.spilgames.com.
Christopher Clarke, SPIL GAMES UK
+44 0208 6708425
Jim Kruijer, SPIL GAMES The Netherlands
Eddiemae Jukes, SPIL GAMES USA
+001 415 955 8500