Top Gear: Downforce for Nintendo DS Brings a New Perspective To Strategic Racing Games

September 12, 2007

Top Gear: Downforce for Nintendo
DS Brings a New Perspective To Strategic Racing Games

Merscom’s ShadeTree Games label
today announces that it is partnering with Destineer’s Bold Games division, a
leader in casual games, to publish Top Gear: Downforce for the Nintendo DS™.
Rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB, the game has a suggested retail price of
$29.99 (USD).

Top Gear: Downforce, developed by
Tantalus Interactive, brings the speed and fury of strategic racing to the DS
with a new top-down viewpoint, boasting 3D models, robust vehicle physics, and
the ability to place hazards on the track surface using the touch screen. With
30 vehicle options, a multitude of hazards, and alternate paths and shortcuts,
players may test their abilities in the single-player mode or challenge their
friends via wireless multiplayer races.

“Top Gear Downforce represents the
ideal opportunity for Merscom to extend its publishing operations to the
Nintendo DS,” said Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer of Merscom. “Not only
is it a fantastic game, but the Top Gear franchise is also well established with
both retailers and gamers.”