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Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle

Available to shell out on from today.

31st October 2008

Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle, the latest instalment of the internationally successful adventure series, is released on Nintendo DS today by Ascaron and 93 Games. Players can enjoy a colourful adventure set in an array of exotic locations, as they embark on a quest to find the missing character Gina Timmins.

Brian is a former science student on holiday with his girlfriend Gina. The pair are enjoying a relaxing holiday in Hawaii, but on a visit to Tiki Falls their plane crashes in the jungle leaving them separated. As they desperately try to find each other, the thrilling adventures unfold. Travelling to the four corners of the globe, they come face to face with soldiers, pirates, spies, surfers and even aliens.

Stunning graphics, mind bending puzzles, bamboozling riddles, great humour and a superb soundtrack are all on offer to players as they help Brian on his mission to find Gina. Over one hundred different exotic locations, including the ruins of The Temple of Tiki, the beautiful Luana Beach and the cascading Tiki waterfalls provide the backdrop for this truly unique point and click adventure.

Players will meet a whole host of humorous characters on their travels, including Hawaiian man eating beauties, adrenaline junkies, mad genius professors and clever computer geeks of superior intellect.

Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle will also be available on Nintendo Wii early next year.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.Ascaron.com / www.Runaway-TheGame.com

Developer: 93 Games

Release date: 31st October 2008

PEGI: 12+

Format: Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

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 and SACRED.

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, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

About 93GAMES

Founded in 1996, 93GAMES is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, 93GAMES now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for 93GAMES in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. 93GAMES has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.


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Sarah Holden / Stephen Denton

Media Safari

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: sarahh@mediasafari.co.uk / stephend@mediasafari.co.uk

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