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D3Publisher announces The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the 5th Sun

May 18, 2009

D3PUBLISHER TO BRING CARTOON NETWORK’S HIT SERIES THE SECRET SATURDAYS TO VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS THIS FALL WITH THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN

D3Publisher announced today that it will bring Cartoon Network’s hit orginal action-adventure television series THE SECRET SATURDAYS™ to video game systems for the first time this fall with THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN for Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. In THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN, players take control of Zak Saturday and the rest of the Saturday family, a group of scientific explorers dedicated to discovering and protecting the secret artifacts and mysterious creatures known as Cryptids. Using Zak’s unique powers and The Claw to battle enemies and swing through action-packed environments, players will find and collect more than 30 never-before-seen Cryptids and face off against a number of the television series’ most notable villains.

“THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN offers a new and original storyline based on the THE SECRET SATURDAYS television series that will have gamers traveling to very unique locations around the globe to discover and protect lost Cryptids,” said Alison Quirion, vice president of marketing, D3Publisher. “A perfect mix of combat, puzzles and platforming mechanics, THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN adds up to a truly fun and authentic gameplay experience. ”

“This fall marks an exciting time for The Secret Saturdays with the debut of the brand’s consumer products program at retail,” said Christina Miller, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises. “This first video game release based on the series is a great interactive experience that draws upon the immersive content from television series and really gives fans an opportunity to discover, battle and capture cryptids of all kind.”

In THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN, players will take control of multiple characters that include the entire Saturday family – Zak, Drew, Doc, Doyle and their pet cryptids, Zon, Komodo and Fiskerton – and some select Cryptids to fly, swing, pole vault and battle enemies. Players will adventure through 10 action packed levels in amazing environments from dangerous jungles to lost undersea cities to collect and interact with more than 50 never-before-seen Cryptids. Along the way, players will record the details of each find in their very own Cryptipedia. Fun puzzle elements allow players to locate hidden Cryptids and discover new paths as they fight recognizable enemies from the show including Van Rook, Piecemeal, Munya and the evil V.V. Argost.

THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN for Nintendo DS is under development by 1st Playable Productions, LLC. All other versions are under development by High Voltage Software. The game is currently rated “RP” (“Rating Pending”) by the ESRB.

For more information on THE SECRET SATURDAYS: BEASTS OF THE 5TH SUN, including game features, screenshots, videos, and downloads in the coming months, please visit: www.TheSecretSaturdaysVideogame.com,  the official site of THE SECRET SATURDAYS video games on consoles and handhelds.

THE SECRET SATURDAYS premiered on Cartoon Network on October 3, 2008 and is a Top 10 show with boys 6-11 on Friday nights and a Top 5 show with boys 6-11 on Sunday nights.

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