Club Penguin™ Expands Onto Nintendo DS™ in Time for the Holidays|
BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Nov 25, 2008 For the first time ever, kids can now experience the fun and adventures of the snow-covered, online virtual world of Club PenguinTM on Nintendo DS™. The highly-anticipated Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force video game from Disney Interactive Studios, which hits retail stores today, joins the new line of Club Penguin toys and books now available in stores.
“Club Penguin has grown tremendously and the roll-out of products for kids to extend their experience beyond the computer has been a huge success,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force takes that one step further by taking a popular storyline from the virtual world and expanding it onto the DS.”
In Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force for Nintendo DS, players become agents of the Elite Penguin Force, waddling their way through secret missions, solving mysteries and connecting with the online world of Club Penguin in new ways. Players will use both familiar and all-new gadgets, accessories, disguises and vehicles as they set out on new missions to investigate puzzling events in the world of Club Penguin.
Players can even earn coins while playing on Nintendo DS and upload them wirelessly to their online penguin accounts. In addition, each game comes packaged with a redeemable code that allows players to gain special access to the top secret EPF Command Room, which is only available to DS players online at www.ClubPenguin.com.
Other features of Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force include three all-new mini-games – Snowboarding, Dance Challenge and Snow Trekker – as well as three fan-favorites from the virtual world that have been adapted to utilize the DS touch-screen – Cart Surfer, Jet Pack Adventure and Ice Fishing. Weekly newsletters, polls and upcoming seasonal missions will be available for download via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force also includes access to Disney’s DGamer, which allows kids to engage with other Disney game players using their Nintendo DS or home computer via the www.DGamer.com web site.
Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by 1st Playable Productions, Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force has an ESRB rating of E for Everyone. For more information on Disney Interactive Studios, visit www.disneyinteractivestudios.com. For more information on Club Penguin, visit www.ClubPenguin.com.
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About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, 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, mobile 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, California, and has six internal video game development studios around the world: Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Black Rock Studio, Gamestar and Junction Point Studios; and two internal mobile game development studios: Enorbus and Living Mobile. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.
About Club Penguin
Club Penguin (www.clubpenguin.com), a division of Disney Online and part of the Disney Interactive Media Group, is one of the largest and fastest-growing virtual worlds for children. Club Penguin is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. The Club Penguin virtual world, which contains no third-party advertising, works to provide a fun and safe online experience through the use of sophisticated filtering technology and a team of highly trained moderators. Club Penguin is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada and maintains offices and staff in Brighton, England, Sydney, Australia and Sao Paulo, Brazil.