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D3Publisher Announces Despicable Me: The Game

April 26, 2010

D3Publisher Announces Despicable Me: The Game

D3Publisher today announced that it will bring Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s inaugural 3-D CGI feature film, Despicable Me, to Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, and PSP. Developed in partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing and based on the upcoming feature film, Despicable Me: The Game lets players of all ages experience the thrill of being downright despicable, as they become Gru, one of the world’s greatest supervillains, and plan the biggest heist in history. Despicable Me: The Game is slated to ship worldwide to coincide with the North American and international release of the movie in July 2010.

“The Despicable Me video games feature all of the favorite characters and locations from the film and will immerse players in the Despicable Me universe by allowing them to relive their favorite movie moments and play in original adventures not seen in the film,” said Alison Quirion, vice president of marketing, D3Publisher. “Despicable Me: The Game for Wii, PlayStation 2 and PSP follows the movie storyline and expands the movie universe, while Despicable Me: The Game – Minion Mayhem for Nintendo DS is a unique storyline and an all new adventure for players to enjoy.”

“Putting players in the shoes of Gru and his army of minions offers hilarious gameplay opportunities,” said Bill Kispert, vice president and general manager, Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. “The Despicable Me video games arm players with an arsenal of fun-filled weapons and gadgets – and loads of laughs – as they help Gru pull off his most ambitious heist yet.”

In Despicable Me: The Game, players become the mastermind Gru, planning and plotting to build a rocket ship and steal the moon. Players will command an army of tireless, little yellow minions to complete puzzles and missions and use an arsenal of despicable weapons and gadgets such as magnet guns, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles to vanquish all who stand in their way. Players will fly Gru’s aircraft in daring missions against his rival, Vector, and play as Gru or Vector in a variety of multiplayer air combat modes! Despicable Me: The Game – Minion Mayhem offers Nintendo DS players an all-new adventure with a unique storyline and exclusive minions to command for hours of entertainment.

Despicable Me: The Game for Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP system is under development by Monkey Bar Games, a division of Vicious Cycle Software, and is currently rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and up – Mild Cartoon Violence) by the ESRB. Despicable Me: The Game – Minion Mayhem for Nintendo DS is under development by Way Forward and is currently rated “E” (Everyone – Comic Mischief) by the ESRB.

For more information on Despicable Me: The Game, please visit www.D3Publisher.us.

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