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The Secret Saturdays

It's a Cartoon Network premiering in the UK this June - and, thanks to D3Publisher, a console and handheld game too.

Cambridge – March 25, 2009 – D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, together with its parent D3, Inc., today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with Turner CN Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Turner Broadcasting EMEA, for videogames based on the new action-adventure series The Secret Saturdays. The first game based on The Secret Saturdays is scheduled to be released across EMEA for console and handheld systems in Q4 2009 .

“The Secret Saturdays franchise provides everything videogame fans look for, from an exciting cast of heroes they can portray, to fantastic creatures with special abilities they can use, to the most dastardly villain for them to defeat,” said Yoji Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, North America and Europe, D3P. “Turner CN Enterprises has proven to be an unparalleled partner for us in turning wonderful television universes into playable experiences for fans, and we are thrilled to be working with them once again to reach the gamer community.”

From secret artifacts to unexplained creatures, the adventure never ends for The Secret Saturdays. This family of cryptozoologists is on a mission to find and protect the weirdest and wildest cryptids before the bad guys get in on the action. They travel from ancient temples to bottomless caves in search of the legendary Kur stone because only The Saturdays can save the world from the evil plans of V.V. Argost! The Secret Saturdays television series will premier in the UK on Cartoon Network in June with roll-out across EMEA throughout 2009.

“We have achieved great success with D3Publisher with the Ben 10 interactive franchise and look forward to partnering with them again on The Secret Saturdays,” said Alan Fenwick, vice president of Turner CN Enterprises. “D3 will be a significant aspect of the licensing programme we’re set to roll out in 2009/2010 for this key Cartoon Network property.”

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Turner CN Enterprises, is the merchandising and Home Entertainment division of Turner Broadcasting EMEA. The business is charged with building consumer product franchises for Turners children’s properties and adults brands and characters from the channel's growing library of award-winning original programming. Turner CN Enterprises also works to secure and support long-term licensee partnerships across all key merchandising categories including DVD and EST (Electronic Sell Through) content on mobile and online platforms. The division currently offers consumer product programs for an array of animation franchises including Ben 10, Bakugan, The Secret Saturdays, The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Robotboy. It also licenses adult brands including Adult Swim, CNN and Turner Classic Movies.

About D3Publisher

D3Publisher, a subsidiary of D3, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment publisher and distributor for licensed and original titles for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine. Recent releases have included Dark Sector®, Dead Head Fred®, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, Ben 10™: Protector of Earth and BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE™ The Game. For more information about D3Publisher, please visit:

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Dark Sector® is a registered trademark of Digital Extremes. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. All rights reserved.

For further information, please contact:

D3Publisher of Europe

Marlene Fitzsimmons, PR & Marketing Executive

Poseidon House, Castle Park,

Cambridge, CB3 0RD

Tel: 01223 322015


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