LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--D3Publisher (D3P) and Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) today announced Ben 10 Omniverse™ is now available for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo DS™ hand-held system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Ben 10 Omniverse will also be available for the Wii U™ system from Nintendo when the new console launches on November 18, 2012.
Based on the brand new animated series of the same name, Ben 10 Omniverse introduces fans to a different Ben 10 experience through a new art style, a new batch of aliens, and Ben’s new partner Rook, a skilled but inexperienced Plumber graduate. In the game, players will have the power to switch forms and battle as one of 13 playable alien heroes, including never-before-seen aliens like Bloxx and Gravattack, as they work to defeat the evil plans of a fierce villain intent on destroying the world in a single-player or co-operative campaign.
“With the reboot of the Ben 10 franchise in Omniverse, we wanted to bring an experience to fans that is authentic to the show, while highlighting the new characters and action that make the franchise a popular hit among kids,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of production, D3P. “This new installment to the Ben 10 series provides enhanced visuals based off the show’s new art style, an emphasis on cooperative gameplay between Ben and Rook, and a slew of classic and new alien forms to battle evil like never before.”
“This fall’s global launch of Ben 10 Omniverse has introduced an all-new look and feel for the series in a big way, and the result has been huge excitement and engagement among our fans,” says Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products for North America, CNE. “In this new game launching today, D3Publisher has tapped in to that excitement and provided a great interactive experience with new aliens, relatable characters and fantastic adventures for our beloved Ben.”
Ben 10 Omniverse is available for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®3 system with a suggested retail price of $39.99. Versions for the Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™, and Wii™ systems are also available with a suggested retail price of $29.99. Ben 10 Omniverse will also be available on the date of the console launch for the upcoming Wii U™ system on November 18, 2012 with a suggested retail price of $39.99.
Ben 10 Omniverse is developed by Monkey Bar Games for all platforms except for Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, which are developed by 1st Playable Productions. The game is rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and up - Cartoon Violence) for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii U, “E10+” (Everyone 10 and up – Animated Blood and Cartoon Violence) for Wii, and “E10+” (Everyone 10 and up – (Cartoon Violence and Cartoon Mischief) for Nintendo 3DS and DS by the ESRB. For more information on Ben 10 Omniverse, please visit www.Ben10OmniverseVideoGame.com.
About Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Generator Rex, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for the full portfolio of brands from Spin Master Ltd., as well as Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master for the award-winning Bakugan brand and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
D3Publisher is a leading video game publisher for all platforms, including: the Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld systems, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and wireless devices. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine 2™. For more information about D3Publisher and its products, please visit: www.d3publisher.us.
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