Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King Provides Pocket Sized Colourful, Adventure on the Dusty Streets of Cairo
Company: Xider Games
XIDER Games is to release Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King on Nintendo DS. Following the success of the popular PC versions, this fun and colourful adventure will be available to play on DS in September 2008. Travel through ancient Egypt as young Assil, a bold young adventurer trying to save himself from a Mummyís deadly curse.

Ever the party animal, Assilís wild ways lead him to break into a pyramid to enjoy an all night party with his friends. However, on disturbing a peaceful, sleeping Mummy he was immediately punished with a lethal curse. Enjoy classic gameplay using the stylus to help Assil discover the remedy and break the curse within 24 hours to avoid his fate.

Feel the sand beneath your feet and the hot sun blazing down from above as your adventures begin in the mysterious land of ancient Egypt. Become immersed in the beautiful and vibrant Egyptian locations, travelling through bustling dusty cities, exotic bazaars and tropical dense undergrowth.

Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King features many colourful and humorous characters, including the lovable delinquent Assil; the Pharaoh, who would rather party than govern; his beautiful daughter Thara; the gossip loving Mummy, George; and Thor, the practical joker. Not all the characters are good natured though; beware of Seth, who enjoys a good ruckus, and Osiris, God of the Underworld.

Providing fun and excitement for players of all ages, Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King features many engaging puzzles that must be solved in order to progress. Enjoy and experience the vivid and enchanting surroundings on your adventure, but donít forget the task in hand, Assilís life must be saved before his time is up!

Fast facts:
Publisher: XIDER Games
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Release date: September 2008
Price: TBC
PEGI: 3+
Format: Nintendo DS
Genre: Adventure RPG

Notes to Editor:
Ankh DS is the follow up to the classic PC adventure games introduced in 2005 and 2007.

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.