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Club Penguin Expands Onto Nintendo DS in Time for the Holidays

November 25, 2008

CLUB PENGUIN EXPANDS ONTO NINTENDO DS IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force introduces kids to new adventures in familiar snow-covered world

For the first time ever, kids can now experience the fun and adventures of the snow-covered, online virtual world of Club Penguin on Nintendo DS. The highly-anticipated Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force video game from Disney Interactive Studios, which hits retail stores today, joins the new line of Club Penguin toys and books now available in stores.

“Club Penguin has grown tremendously and the roll-out of products for kids to extend their experience beyond the computer has been a huge success,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force takes that one step further by taking a popular storyline from the virtual world and expanding it onto the DS.”

In Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force for Nintendo DS, players become agents of the Elite Penguin Force, waddling their way through secret missions, solving mysteries and connecting with the online world of Club Penguin in new ways. Players will use both familiar and all-new gadgets, accessories, disguises and vehicles as they set out on new missions to investigate puzzling events in the world of Club Penguin.

Players can even earn coins while playing on Nintendo DS and upload them wirelessly to their online penguin accounts. In addition, each game comes packaged with a redeemable code that allows players to gain special access to the top secret EPF Command Room, which is only available to DS players online at www.ClubPenguin.com

Other features of Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force include three all-new mini-games – Snowboarding, Dance Challenge and Snow Trekker ─ as well as three fan-favorites from the virtual world that have been adapted to utilize the DS touch-screen – Cart Surfer, Jet Pack Adventure and Ice Fishing. Weekly newsletters, polls and upcoming seasonal missions will be available for download via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force also includes access to Disney’s DGamer, which allows kids to engage with other Disney game players using their Nintendo DS or home computer via the www.DGamer.com  web site.

Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by 1st Playable Productions, Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force has an ESRB rating of E for Everyone. For more information on Disney Interactive Studios, visit www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.  For more information on Club Penguin, visit www.ClubPenguin.com

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