PARIS, FRANCE – July 17th, 2013, Turner CN Enterprises and D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced that they will bring to Europe and Australasia two new video games based on the popular Cartoon Network award-winning animated shows. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! will be available on the Wii U™ console, the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land will be exclusively available for the Nintendo 3DS™ system.
Following the mathematical US success of the IGN Editors’ Choice Award-winning Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!!, show creator Pendleton Ward again teams up with developer WayForward to create Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!. In a completely new storyline and adventure and featuring the voices of the show’s most popular characters, fans will have to save the Candy Kingdom by exploring the mysteries surrounding a massive Secret Royal Dungeon deep below the Land of Ooo. Select from an assortment of fan-favorite characters from the show, including Finn, Jake, Marceline, Cinnamon Bun, and more, and team up with your friends in four-player co-operative multiplayer as the Adventure Time world comes to life. Adventure Time has encountered a huge success in the US and is in the process to soar across the globe among fans of all ages.
Making its first foray into the video game world, Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land brings the characters and humor from the Emmy® Award-winning animated comedy to Nintendo 3DS this autumn. Regular Show is the Cartoon Network series starring best friends Mordecai and Rigby and their adventures as groundskeepers of the local park. When Mordecai and Rigby get transported into some of their favorite video games they’ll have to use their best skills and unique abilities to traverse the various challenges to escape and get back home in this ‘eggscellent’ journey. Developed by WayForward, in close collaboration with show creator JG Quintel, Mordecai and Rigby prove that a day in the life of Regular Show is anything but.
“We are very excited to extend our partnership with Turner CN Enterprises, via our sister company D3Publisher, with two exciting titles based on the famous Cartoon Network animated shows, Adventure Time and Regular Show” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “Following the success of these two TV shows, we are delighted to bring truly authentic video game experiences to Europe and Australasia that will please fans of all ages.”
For more information on NAMCO BANDAI games, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.eu
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.
D3Publisher is a leading worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software for all platforms, including console and handheld gaming systems, personal computers, smartphones, and tablets. 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.
About Turner CN Enterprises
Turner CN Enterprises, the licensing division of Turner Broadcasting, is responsible for six key business areas across the EMEA region including Consumer Products, Events, Brand Licensing, DVD, Non Linear and Mobile. 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 offers bespoke licensing solutions for strategic property partners, harnessing the opportunities available with its ad sales division, Turner Media Innovations (TMI) and the business’s network of free-to-air and pay TV channels. The company currently offers consumer product programs for an array of top-grossing and award-winning franchises including Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, LazyTown, Bananas in Pyjamas, Doozers and Gormiti. It also licenses adult-skewed brands including CNN, Turner Classic Movies and Adult Swim.