February 18, 2010
Disney Announces Club Penguin:
Elite Penguin Force: Herbert’s Revenge
Now in development, the sequel to
the award-winning Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force game will further enhance
the Club Penguin virtual world experience on Nintendo DS
Agents of the exclusive Elite
Penguin Force are being called back into action. Disney Interactive Studios
officially announced today the development of Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force:
Herbert’s Revenge, the sequel to the 2008 top Nintendo DSTM title, Club Penguin:
Elite Penguin Force. This follows the initial unveiling earlier this week by
Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin and executive vice president of
Disney Online Studios, and Steve Wadsworth, president of Disney Interactive
Media Group, during their respective keynote addresses at the Engage! Expo at
Toy Fair and the D.I.C.E. Summit.
The original DS game, which was
released holiday 2008, offered an innovative new way to extend the adventure and
storyline of Club Penguin onto a portable platform. For the first time, fans
were able to experience the fun and imagination of their favorite virtual world
while on the go. The game sold more than 1.5 million units worldwide and spawned
a popular downloadable mission, "The Puffle Pranksters," which has been
downloaded by kids around the globe at an incredible rate since it launched this
past holiday season.
"We were very pleased with the
incredible response to the first DS title, and the kids have given us tremendous
feedback, making it clear they want to experience even more Club Penguin
adventures on DS," said Merrifield. "Developing a sequel was a great way to meet
that need while exploring more ways for fans to experience the Club Penguin
virtual world offline."
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force:
Herbert’s Revenge follows the misadventures of Herbert – a vegetarian polar bear
who can’t swim and dislikes the cold. Returning characters include Gary the
Gadget Guy, Dot and Rookie. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert’s Revenge
will introduce new mini-games and feature mission-based gameplay that’s been
embraced by kids around the world, both online at ClubPenguin.com and on DS.
"Featuring new mysteries, missions
and mini-games, Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert’s Revenge will
continue to entertain and delight kids around the world," said Craig Relyea,
senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "Fans of
the original DS game can expect to navigate through popular, familiar elements
from the virtual world, plus numerous new adventures and gadgets unique to DS."
As with the original DS game, Club
Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert’s Revenge allows players to earn coins
that can be seamlessly uploaded to their online Club Penguin accounts or used to
make purchases in-game. Fans will also be able to unlock special locations in
the virtual world at ClubPenguin.com.
Club Penguin is one of the largest
and fastest growing virtual worlds for kids. It’s a snow-covered, online
playground where children interact, play games and let their imaginations soar.
From new games to theme parties and special events, there is always something
exciting happening in the world. Club Penguin is enjoyed by kids and families in
more than 190 countries around the world and is available to play in English,
Portuguese, French and Spanish.
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force:
Herbert’s Revenge is being developed by 1st Playable Productions and will be
available by this summer.