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XIDER Games Confirms Entry Into Nintendo DS Market


News release

22nd June 2007

XIDER Games has announced that it will be entering the Nintendo DS market with the launch of two exciting new titles in the second half of 2007. XIDER has recently been officially recognised as a licensed DS publisher in Europe, further strengthening the new label as a publisher for Nintendo DS and PC CD-Rom games titles.

Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King

Having been up to his normal tricks at a wild party at the Pharaoh's Pyramid, our young and illustrious adventurer, Assil, has picked up a death curse and stumbled across the precious Ankh amulet. The reluctant daredevil's quest then begins as he tries to lose the curse which is only possible if he finds the Pharaoh. His big problem though is Osiris, God of the Underworld, who wants to get to Assil first to lay his hands on the Ankh.

Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King is a game packed with humour, imaginative characters and plenty of twists and turns along the way. The original locations and settings, the mystical surroundings and the appropriately themed puzzles all add to the game's hugely enjoyable and lively atmosphere.

Luminator DS

Also available from XIDER will be Luminator DS, a music based puzzle game based on the well known Tetris title. Build cubes to the beat of the music and see them turn into valuable points. The higher you go and the better your combinations, the more points you will accumulate. Key features include 16 different background designs and 15 soundtracks and two difficulty levels in the endless mode. The game also features a puzzle mode with 45 puzzles and three difficulty levels.

Helmut Schmitz, Managing Director at XIDER states, "XIDER is really excited to be bringing these two great titles in two popular genres for the DS to the UK market. Not only are they our first DS games, but Nintendo DS has proved itself to be a popular format and the latest games, I am sure, will soon be a favourite choice."

Notes to Editor:

Ankh: Curse of Scarab King will be available from all good retail outlets at £29.99; Luminator DS will be priced £19.99


XIDER is a division of bhv Software GmbH & Co.KG, an international software publisher for over 20 years based in Germany. Throughout 2007, XIDER is launching a number of role-play, adventure, racing, sporting and combat games targeting all age groups. The games are available on PC or Nintendo DS platforms.


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