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XG Blast!

Retro-style DS space shooter arriving in PAL parts on February 6th.

January 26th 2008 – Delve deep into space and get ready to fire all weapons with this retro style shooter from Rising Star Games. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS ™, XG Blast! will be available in all PAL territories from February 6th 2009. To accompany this announcement a host of screenshots showcasing the art style and the official trailer are available now.

Undergoing a secret experimental journey, the spaceship Aknathen detects an energy spectrum identical to the one emitted by its prototype weapon, the XG Blast! Travelling to investigate, Aknathen is sucked through a wormhole and into a dimension filled with aggressive alien life-forms determined to take the weapon for themselves. Fight your way through hordes of enemies to uncover the origin of the mysterious signal and find your way back home.

XG Blast! has the classic feel of other retro shooters with further enhancements such as maps with alternate routes to victory, including a host of multi-player features. XG Blast! encompasses polished graphics and deep, modernised gameplay features that are easy to pick up and hard to put down. Accelerate to warp speed with a multitude of enemies, gather huge power-ups and experience the intriguing story mode throughout the campaign. Also, for the first time ever, XG Blast! will let players battle across a variety of maps in multiplayer modes such as Double Dream Co-op mode and Full War death matches.

Tyrone Walcott, product marketing assistant said “the passion shown throughout the development has been successfully translated with this fresh take on this style of retro shooter and breathes new life into an already popular genre”.

For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:

Tyrone Walcott or Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

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About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Sony PSP™, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ plus PlayStation®2 in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese publisher/developer Marvelous Entertainment and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games’ publishing ethos is that it’s a Japanese games publisher with a European heart. The company has published enhanced and updated versions of some of interactive entertainment’s most successful franchises.


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