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BURBANK, Calif. - April 20, 2007 - Spectrobes, one of this spring's most anticipated games for the Nintendo DS, has been the best-selling third-party game on the platform since its mid-March release and will eclipse more than 700,000 units shipped worldwide by the end of April, according to retail account re-orders. The anime-inspired action role-playing game from Disney Interactive Studios continues to capture imaginations with its engaging sci-fi story, intriguing characters and innovative code input cards.
In Europe, the game has been a huge hit across the whole continent, especially in Germany and Holland where Spectrobes ranks first in sales for all Nintendo DS games. The United Kingdom and France have also both witnessed incredible demand for Spectrobes, with the title ranking first among third-party Nintendo DS games.
"Spectrobes has quickly become a global phenomenon and has consistently been among the top-selling Nintendo DS titles since launch," said Craig Relyea, Vice President of Marketing for Disney Interactive Studios. "We look forward to growing Spectrobes as a Disney franchise and providing more content for the increasing number of Spectrobes fans worldwide."
The first original intellectual property from Disney Interactive Studios, Spectrobes allows players to step into the shoes of two planetary patrol officers, Rallen and Jeena, and embark on missions throughout their planetary system, collecting the mysterious fossilized creatures known as Spectrobes and battling enemies known as the Krawl. Players use the Nintendo DS stylus and touch screen to carefully excavate the fossils and then awaken and nurture them into Spectrobes. Multiplayer functionality enables players to battle one-on-one, run a tournament with up to 16 participants, and exchange items and creatures through local wireless connectivity. The official Spectrobes website, Spectrobes.com, provides another way for fans to interact with the game and other players. The site features an interactive community in which players can upload their game results, view leaderboards, earn badges and participate in community challenges. The site is also the hub of new Spectrobes information including exclusive downloads, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection unlockables and news about code input card availability.
Developed by Kyoto, Japan-based Jupiter Corporation, Spectrobes is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and has a suggested retail price of $29.99.
For more information about Spectrobes, please visit www.spectrobes.com.
About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self-publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, Calif., and has four internal game development studios around the world, including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games and Climax Racing.
For more information, please log on to www.disney.com/videogames.
About Jupiter Corporation
With headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, Jupiter Corporation designs and develops interactive entertainment software and publishes video game titles licensed by Nintendo. Jupiter's motto is "Let's Play! Let's Smile!" and they continue to push boundaries with innovation and creativity. For more information, please log on to www.jupiter.co.jp/company/
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