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Cartoon Network Launches Browser-Based MMOG for Kids

January 14, 2009

Cartoon Network Launches Browser-Based MMOG for Kids

CARTOON NETWORK UNIVERSE: FUSIONFALL Available to Play Starting Today

Cartoon Network New Media along with its development partner, Grigon Entertainment, announced today the launch of its AAA, browser-based massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall.

“We are excited to launch FusionFall, our most ambitious game to date from Cartoon Network,” said Paul Condolora, Senior Vice President, digital for Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group. “With ground-breaking game play and our international development with Grigon, FusionFall expands on our commitment to producing quality games. We know kids will enjoy teaming up with their favorite Cartoon Network characters in this new dynamic world.”

During the beta phase leading up to launch, more than 2.5 million accounts were created, with fans spending hours playing the game. FusionFall is supported by Unity Technology, which allows the game to be played in most Internet browsers on both Macs and PCs. Several safety features, including Crisp Thinking’s NetModerator technology, have also been incorporated into the game to provide a safe environment for kids.

“The response to FusionFall during our beta phase and sneak peek play weekends has been phenomenal,” said Chris Waldron, executive producer of FusionFall. “We’re thrilled to finally offer fans the opportunity to fully explore the Cartoon Network universe online with friends and family.”

FusionFall is an MMOG that takes all of the best Cartoon Network characters, re-imagines them in an anime-inspired style and sets them in dynamic new environments. Players create their own in-game avatars and battle alongside their favorite cartoon characters to save the world from an epic alien invasion. Players team up with friends and more than 50 characters from some of Cartoon Network’s most popular shows, including Ben 10 Alien Force, Dexter’s Laboratory, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Ed, Edd’ n Eddy, The Powerpuff Girls, Kids Next Door, Samurai Jack, and many more, to restore order to the Cartoon Network universe.

The game mixes all the action of a 3-D console platform game and all the customization, character development and open-ended world exploration of an MMORPG (massively multi-player online role-playing game).

FusionFall is subscription-based but offers a robust free play area in the “Future Zone.” Subscription pricing starts at $5.95 per month, with a Family Plan that offers four connected accounts for $9.95 per month. Discounts for multi-month and yearly subscriptions are also offered at www.FusionFall.com.

Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up, the Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Victory Pack Exclusive is also available in retail stores for $19.99 from Majesco. The Victory Pack Exclusive retail version of FusionFall is loaded with extras, including a four-month subscription to the online game, an in-depth game guide with details of all Nanos, monsters and adventure paths, and codes for two exclusive outfit and weapon sets only available in the Victory Pack.

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