Archive for November 26th, 2008

Neopets Puzzle Adventures ships to retailers

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

SAN MATEO, Calif. — November 25, 2008 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced that Neopets® Puzzle Adventure shipped to retailers nationwide today for Nintendo DS™ and the Windows® PC platform. A perfect game for any member of the family this holiday, Neopets Puzzle Adventure combines the hugely popular virtual world of Neopets® with a variety of favorite puzzles based on the classic games of Reversi and Go. For Neopets fans, this game is the perfect extension of the world of Neopia® as players will be able to earn codes throughout the DS and PC game that connect back to the Neopets website.

In the fun and addictive game, players can either battle a friend or the enemy character to take control of the board by surrounding and flipping opponents tokens in their favor. Neopets Puzzle Adventure is rated E by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and carries a suggested retail price of $29.99 for DS and the PC. For a sneak peak at the gameplay, Capcom has created a flash demo that brings players right into the game athttp://www.capcom.com/neopets/ Fans can also demo the game onhttp://www.neopets.com/puzzleadventure

Based on the deep storylines of Neopets, Neopets Puzzle Adventure takes puzzles to the next level as its development is being handled by Capcom and Infinite Interactive, creators of the very popular Puzzle Quest™. Set to launch this holiday season, Neopets Puzzle Adventure will appeal to both puzzle fans and the Neopets devotee as players will be able to earn codes throughout the DS and PC game that connect back to the Neopets website. Up to 10 codes per platform can be unlocked by achieving certain goals and completing quests related to the story. These unique codes will allow players to unlock exclusive items back in their virtual world on neopets.com.

 

For gamers that prefer their puzzles portable, the DS version – developed by Griptonite® Games – will also include an additional quick draw mini game utilizing the Nintendo DS stylus and local wireless connection so players can grab a friend for the ultimate Neopets showdown!

A game the whole family can enjoy this holiday season, Neopets Puzzle Adventure, includes hundreds of different quests, 12 popular customizable Neopets. PetPets for special moves and several fun mini-games to add depth and fun to the gameplay. For more information, check out the official Capcom site at http://www.neopets.com/puzzleadventure

Merscom Releases GAMEINVEST’s Hospital Hustle

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

New Downloadable Hospital Management Sim Available on Most Major Portals

Merscom today announced the official release of Hospital Hustle, the latest downloadable title for the PC developed by Portugal’s leading video game developer, GAMEINVEST. Hospital Hustle is an exciting and whimsical new time management game with brilliant graphics and challenging gameplay. Gamers can now download Hospital Hustlethrough leading online portals including iWin, Big Fish Games™, and Oberon Media, with a full list included below.

In Hospital Hustle, players are cast as Nurse Sarah and tasked with running a successful hospital by diagnosing and treating patients. The game features two different game play modes and seven diverse, customizable locations. Treat hundreds of unique types of patients suffering from different ailments and conditions. Enjoy hours of hospital humor and faced-paced fun.

Hospital Hustle is a really fun and beautiful game that should appeal to all casual gamers.” said Lloyd Melnick, Merscom’s Chief Customer Officer. ”We are really happy to have had the opportunity to work with GAMEINVEST on this project as they did a fantastic job creating a fun game.”

“Both GAMEINVEST and Merscom have been dedicated to creating an entertaining experience for audiences with Hospital Hustle.” said Mariana Cardoso, GAMEINVEST’s General Manager. “We’re really looking forward to hearing how audiences react to this challenging and engaging time management game.”

Hospital Hustle features: 
- Learn to use 15 wacky treatment stations! 
- Travel to 7 customizable hospital locations! 
- Customize scrubs! 
- Achieve super sonic speeds with coffee! 
- Enjoy a storyline with endless modes! 
- Care for hundreds of unique types of patients!

Formerly titled Emergency Hospital, the newly renamed Hospital Hustle will rollout over the next three weeks through multiple leading online channels, including: RealNetworks, Big Fish Games™, Oberon Media, Shockwave®, Trymedia, ArcadeTown, Boonty, Gamefools, PlayFirst®, iWin and Reflexive® Entertainment.