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LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2009) --- Discovery Communications and global videogame publisher, 505 Games U.S., today shipped Parrot Pals for the Nintendo DS™ the newest addition to their line of Discovery Kids-branded pet simulation games. The all-new pet adventure that features the fun, playful and vibrantly colored bird beloved around the world is now available at retailers nationwide. Get ready to talk and squawk the day away with Discovery Kids’ first virtual winged pet!

Parrot Pals brings all the fun of having a talking pet to the Nintendo DS. Gamers choose their favorite parrot breed, give it a name and nurture it into an impressive virtual pet. Not only can players can train their parrot and teach it to do neat tricks, but they can even speak to their Parrot Pal and it will repeat the words right back! Parrot Pals also features a number of mini-games where players and their parrots play tug of war, chase a ball and even have parrot races!

“The unique abilities of parrots makes Parrot Pals an ideal title to add to our Discovery Kids line of pet simulation video games for the DS,” said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games U.S. “ Parrot Pals brings an exotic pet to the DS for an all-new experience, allowing players to have fun training and interacting with their virtual feathered friend.”

Parrot Pals follows the successful release of four Discovery Kids pet simulation games for Nintendo DS – Dolphin Discovery, Puppy Playtime, Kitten Corner and Pony Paradise – which launched on March 30. Each title allows players to own, care for and train their pets, while also unlocking new items and taking part in fun mini-games.

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About Discovery Commerce

Discovery Commerce is the e-commerce, home video and licensing arm of Discovery Communications, the number-one non-fiction media company. Discovery Commerce extends the viewer experience through a wide array of entertaining and informative products and services, including innovative and enriching toys for children of all ages, fan gear for Discovery’s popular series, and the best of Discovery’s non-fiction programs and series on DVD. Discovery Commerce’ selling channels include a robust online shopping site,, the Discovery Channel® Store Catalog, direct-to-response television (DRTV) and strategic third-party retail, ecommerce and merchandising partnerships. Domestic Licensing translates network brands into a wide variety of innovative product lines that are sold through well-known retailers throughout the United States.

About 505 GAMES (U.S.)

Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. The U.S. operations launched in May, 2008 to bring quality interactive entertainment to North America on all game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360™, Sony PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii™ and DS, as well as PC, online, and mobile. The company’s management team hails from the leaders in global entertainment including major motion picture studios, videogame publishers and leading game development studios. With the company’s deep experience and proven success in interactive entertainment worldwide, 505 Games is looking to drive the industry forward with innovative game experiences that integrate next generation game play, immersive stories and integrated brands that can take the business to a new level. The company offers a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.

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