Retro fun from the 80s: The Great Giana Sisters return

December 9, 2008

dtp entertainment press release
for December 09th, 2008

Retro fun from the 80’s: The
Great Giana Sisters return – Jump’n’Run debut on Nintendo DS

It was a little bit more than 20
years ago when a game was born that still is a synonym for a whole gaming genre:
The Great Giana Sisters made Jump’n’Run gaming available for home computer users
all over the world. In 2009, the blondes finally return – and with that, they
make it all the way to Nintendo DS for the first time.

Back in the late 1980’s, there was
literally no chance to play Jump’n’Run games on home computers like Commodore
64, Amiga or Atari ST. Until 1987, when a small German development team released
The Great Giana Sisters.

Their father, Armin Gessert, let
them become stars of the genre over night. The Great Giana Sisters was a
Jump’n’Run that had everything home computer gamers back then only could
experience on video game consoles: A fantastic game world on many different
levels, that challenged the players’ hand eye coordination skills to their
maximum to jump over deep canyons, collect bonuses and succeed when fighting
enemies just by jumping on their back.

Now, The Great Giana Sisters are
finally back! Publisher dtp entertainment and developer Spellbound Entertainment
in co-operation with Bitfield are going to release their new adventure on
Nintendo DS in June 2009.

In more than 80 levels, players
experience all the great features of the original home computer version, as well
as new features, that are kept exclusive for Nintendo DS. Players will have the
Nintendo DS microphone as well as the touchpad, for instance.

The Great Giana Sisters’ graphics on
Nintendo DS both is a redesign as well as reminiscent of the classic game.

The music score of the game is a
remix by Fabian del Priore of the original soundtrack, written by famous
computer game composer Chris Hlsbeck.

dtp entertainment is going to
release The Great Giana Sisters DS for Nintendo DS in June 2009.