Majesco Ships Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy
June 10, 2008
MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT SHIPS BLAST WORKS: BUILD, TRADE, DESTROY
Side-Scrolling Shooter Featuring User-Generated Content Now Available
Build, trade and destroy, as Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today shipped Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy for the Nintendo Wii™. Developed by Budcat Creations, Blast Works is a side-scrolling 2D shooter based on Kenta Cho's popular online game Tumiki Fighters. Featuring multiple game content editors and the innovative Blast Works Depot website where gamers can post and trade custom content worldwide, Blast Works is now available in retail outlets nationwide.
"Blast Works achieves a new standard in user-created content by allowing players to customize every aspect of gameplay, not just certain elements," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco. "Additionally, Blast Works Depot encourages gamers to push the limits of creativity by allowing them to post, trade, and rate custom content in a user-friendly, interactive medium."
Blast Works features classic 2D side-scrolling shooter action with a "sticky" element that allows players to absorb the pieces and attributes of enemy ships to provide extra shields and guns to their own flying arsenal. In addition to 15 missions included in the basic game, multiple Blast Works Editors allow players to construct their own shapes, ships, levels, enemies and bullet patterns. Additionally, players can assign sound FX, movement patterns, and more to their unique creations. Also, for the first time ever on Wii, Blast Works lets gamers trade their unique content directly with friends or share their content globally over BlastWorksDepot.com via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and WiiConnect24. This website allows players to upload and download community-developed content with other users anytime from anywhere for endless gameplay possibilities!
Blast Works features multiplayer gameplay for up to four people and a retro graphic style that gives it wide appeal for classic and brand new shooter fans alike. To top it off, players have the ability to unlock four Kenta Cho games: rRootage, Gunroar, Torus Trooper and Tumiki Fighters.
Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy is rated E for Everyone, and is now available for a suggested retail price of $39.99. For additional information, please visit www.blastworksgame.com. For more information on Blast Works Depot, please visit www.blastworksdepot.com.