Shawn Johnson Gymnastics
Balance Board-compatible and featuring the Olympic gold-winning lass of the same name (apart from the "Gymnastics" bit).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cincinnati, OH – June 15, 2010 – Zoo Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zoo Games, Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zoo Entertainment, Inc. (ZOOE:OB) is set to release Shawn Johnson Gymnastics, the first game on Nintendo Wii dedicated to gymnastics – the game will also be released on DS and DSiWare. Compatible with the Wii Balance Board, the game will offer a truly realistic experience in the following gymnastics events: floor exercise, vault, balance beam and uneven parallel bars. Shawn Johnson Gymnastics is set to hit stores this October.
Shawn has worked closely with Zoo Games to provide incredibly realistic game play. By incorporating her gymnastics skills, consumers will be able to create an authentic gymnastics experience right from their very own living room. “Shawn is one of the most decorated and gifted athletes in the world, and bringing her skill and knowledge of the sport to this title sets a new level of realism for video games,” said Mark Seremet, CEO of Zoo Games. “We are very fortunate to work with someone who is as dedicated to her craft as we are to ours, and the end result will reflect that dedication when the game hits store shelves this fall.”
Medaling in both gold and silver in Beijing at the 2008 Olympics, as well as receiving an ESPY and the prestigious James E. Sullivan award, Shawn Johnson is nothing short of an icon in the sport of gymnastics. In addition to her athletic achievements, she is a role model to girls around the world. “To work with an athlete of Shawn’s magnitude is an honor, and the fact that she remains humble through it all is a testament to her character,” said Seremet. “In addition to her obvious athletic contribution to the game, it is just as much her persona as it is her talent that will make this title extraordinarily fun and enjoyable for the whole family.”
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics is slated for an October 2010 retail release on Nintendo Wii and DS.
About Zoo Entertainment, Inc.
As a leader in the high growth, casual gaming sector, Zoo Entertainment, Inc. licenses, develops, publishes and markets a wide variety of casual and family-friendly video games for the Nintendo WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM, Sony Playstation ® , Sony PlayStation ® Portable, Sony PlayStation ® Network, iPhone ® , and PC platforms through the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Zoo Games, Inc. and Zoo Publishing, Inc. Founded in 2007, Zoo Entertainment is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Led by a team of veteran industry executives, Zoo Entertainment has a diverse and growing library of nearly 100 high-value interactive game titles in a variety of categories including game show, racing, children’s, simulation, and shooter. The company’s portfolio approach to product development drives its powerful and diversified content library, thereby mitigating operational risk. Zoo Entertainment has a well-established distribution network and sells its products to national and regional retailers, specialty retailers and video game rental outlets. The company also has licensing relationships with many widely respected brands. With its innovative content creation site, indiePubGames.com, Zoo Entertainment is poised to capitalize on opportunities in the emerging and high growth digital entertainment space. For more information, please visit www.zoogamesinc.com.
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