LYON, FRANCE – 25 November 2011 – D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, and Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) today announced BEN 10 Galactic Racing is now available across EMEA and Australasia on the Nintendo DS™ system, Wii™ system from Nintendo, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. BEN 10 Galactic Racing will also be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ system early 2012. The game is also currently under development for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, planned for release in 2012, and will take advantage of many features the platform has to offer.
The first racing game in the multi-million unit selling BEN 10 franchise, BEN 10 Galactic Racing allows fans to enjoy a BEN 10 multiplayer experience like never before. Players will be able to compete in several epic races as some of their favorite characters from the BEN 10 series, including Ben, Kevin or one of 13 aliens. They’ll zoom through more than 25 exhilarating and challenging Grand Prix tracks in a race to the finish line!
Each character in BEN 10 Galactic Racing has special abilities they can use on the track, and Ben can transform into different aliens mid-race. In addition to the wide selection of Grand Prix tracks, players can choose from more than 30 karts, each with its own unique handling abilities.
BEN 10 Galactic Racing lets players use offensive and defensive attacks themed to each character’s abilities as well as unique Omni-Node Pick-Ups, including a special Ultimate power that unleashes a super-charged, race-changing boost of speed, for those who fall too far behind. Players can race with or against friends in any of the various game modes where up to four players can compete on the same screen at one time. These modes also allow players to win Galactic Grand Prix trophies from each of the circuits or race their favorite tracks in an attempt to set record-breaking times in Time Trials mode.
BEN 10 Galactic Racing introduces the character Fasttrack, one of Ben’s new aliens making his video game debut on Xbox 360, the Wii™ system from Nintendo, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo 3DS™. Nintendo DS™ players can play as Diamondhead, another popular alien hero from the series, who uses one of his mighty fists to shoot shards to block other racers!
BEN 10 Galactic Racing for Nintendo DS™ is developed by Tantalus. All other versions are developed by Monkey Bar Games. For more information on BEN 10 Galactic Racing, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.eu
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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), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.
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 the Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld systems, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. 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.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including Tekken™, Dragon Ball®, Naruto™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RidgeRacer™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.