LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--D3Publisher announced today that it will bring BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE™: Vilgax Attacks, the latest game in the multi-million unit selling Ben 10 videogame franchise based on Cartoon Network’s hit television series, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE, to Xbox 360™ game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™ system, and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. In an original storyline developed exclusively for the game, Ben and the Omnitrix will journey to outer space and distant never-before-seen planets for the first time ever in the series. As in the show, Ben will use 10 of his alien forms and their special powers to battle his greatest enemy, Vilgax, and an extreme team of fearsome foes in an effort to thwart a grand scheme to conquer the universe one planet at a time. BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks is slated to ship to retail outlets across North America in fall 2009.
“The best of the Ben 10 franchise is rolled into one big adventure in BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: VILGAX ATTACKS, showcasing eleven playable characters as well as favorite enemies, allies and locations from throughout Ben’s world,” said Kim Motika, vice president of worldwide sales and operations, D3Publisher. “With an original storyline, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: VILGAX ATTACKS will take players on an intergalactic journey in never-before-seen alien home worlds that is sure to please both fans of the television series and videogames.”
In BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks, players will take control of Ben and the popular alien forms: Echo Echo, Goop, Brainstorm, ChromaStone, Big Chill, Humungousaur, Spidermonkey, Swampfire, Jet Ray, and Cannonbolt to manipulate fire, harness electricity, freeze enemies and more. Players will also adventure as alien form Upchuck exclusively in the Nintendo DS version for additional powers to command and explore. Gamers will journey to exciting alien home planets on Ben’s first intergalactic adventure as they travel in an upgradeable spacecraft and blast through asteroid fields and enemy ships. Offering a solid blend of combat, puzzle solving and platform gameplay, BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks provides hours of gameplay for players of all skill levels.
“Building on the solid success of our first two titles, this latest release will continue to further the success of our video game franchise and cement Ben 10's position as thriving global brand," said Christina Miller, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “Together with D3, we have once again created a game that contains the qualities fans have come to expect from the Ben 10 video game series and we look forward to its release this fall.”
BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks for Nintendo DS is under development by 1st Playable Productions, LLC. All other versions are under development by Papaya Studio Corporation. The game is currently rated “RP” (“Rating Pending”) by the ESRB.
For more information on BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE: Vilgax Attacks, including game features, screenshots, videos, and downloads in the coming months, please visit: www.Ben10theVideogame.com, the official site of the Ben 10 videogame series on consoles and handhelds.
About Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network, is charged with building consumer product franchises for Cartoon Network, its brands and characters from the channel's growing library of award-winning original programming. CNE also works to secure and support long-term licensee partnerships across all key merchandising categories. The division currently offers consumer product programs for an array of animation franchises including Ben 10, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Chowder, The Secret Saturdays, The Powerpuff Girls, [adult swim] and more, as well as serves as licensing agent for Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master’s Bakugan brand.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 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 animated entertainment for kids and families. Nightly from 10 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 animation 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, a subsidiary of D3, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment publisher and distributor for licensed and original titles for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine. Recent releases have included Dark Sector®, Dead Head Fred®, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, Ben 10™: Protector of Earth and BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE™ The Game. For more information about D3Publisher, please visit: www.d3publisher.com.
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