October 11, 2007
IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
PARTNERSHIP WITH MARVELOUS ENTERTAINMENT
The Marvelous New Partnership
Ignites With The Launch of Three Japanese Cult Arcade Classics
Ignition Entertainment, a worldwide
developer and publisher of interactive software, announced today that it has
entered into a long-term partnership with Japanese publisher Marvelous
Entertainment to bring many of its cult classic arcade games to North America.
The first games the companies will partner on include: Bubble Bobble Double Shot
for Nintendo DS™, New Zealand Story Revolution for Nintendo DS™ and Rainbow
Island Evolution for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The games will be
released in North America in early 2008.
“These games have such classic
arcade appeal you will be looking for the slot to put your quarter,” said Ajay
Chadha, President of Ignition Entertainment’s US Operations. “Few games stand
the test of time, but these three games do. They are iconic classics that every
PSP system owner must have and we
are honored to partner with Marvelous to bring them to North America.”
"Marvelous is very excited to work
with Ignition Entertainment for the release of these three classic titles in the
US,” said Yasuhiro Wada, President of Marvelous Digital Content Company.
"Ignition is a really engaged publisher and we are confident that their
contribution to these titles will prove to be a success."
Bubble Bobble Double Shot for
Bub and Bob are back! Bubble Bobble
Double Shot is a respectful return to the series’ roots, bringing Bubble Bobble
to the DS with new additions to the classic formula. Based on the original
Bubble Bobble arcade game first released in 1986, Bubble Bobble Double Shot
stars the two Bubble Dragons, Bub and Bob who move over a system of platforms,
busting and pushing bubbles, avoiding enemies and collecting a variety of
power-ups. Bubble Bobble Double Shot for DS features a perfect re-creation of
Bubble Bobble’s frantic platforming gameplay, complete with all the secrets and
fun gameplay that made the original such a rewarding game to master.
Rainbow Islands Evolution for the
A cult classic arcade game from
Taito, Rainbow Islands Evolution for the PSP system is another sequel in the
Bubble Bobble franchise. Set once again in Rainbow Islands, Bub and Bob are now
under the shadow of an evil record company who is polluting the ecosystem with a
constant, mass-produced musical dirge. Only Bub and Bob have the experience to
take on the record company and its seven bosses, setting the stage for a new
adventure. The strict vertical ascents of the original have been expanded and
extrapolated into three dimensions, with each level’s building-block platforms
now following perspective and disappearing into the distance.
New Zealand Story Revolution for
New Zealand Story Revolution is an
accurate re-telling of the timeless 1988 original, The New Zealand Story.
Starring Tiki, a plucky Kiwi bird, the gameplay revolves around him rescuing his
kidnapped friends from the clutches of a villainous leopard seal. The setting
for each of the game’s levels remains untouched from the classic game, though
the layouts will be remixed to provide fresh new challenges. The game offers
updated high-quality graphics, while also retaining the clean lines of its
For more information on these games
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