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Book Bonus for Berenstein Bears

by Karl Castaneda - September 15, 2005, 6:25 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

There are a lot of B's in that headline.

Buy The Video Game And Get A Free Book-- Namco Adds Scary Bear Book To The Berenstain Bears(TM) And The Spooky Old Tree Package

Action-Packed Berenstain Bears Adventure for Game Boy(R) Advance To Ship With A Mini Version of The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat Book Included

Global video games publisher, Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that it is including an extra bonus with The Berenstain Bears(TM) and the Spooky Old Tree game - the super-scary Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat book. When they're done battling ghastly ghosts and creepy crocodiles in the game, players will be able to continue their spooky adventures by reading a tale of Brother Bear and Sister Bear on a trick or treating adventure like no other. The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree ships for the Game Boy(R) Advance this September and is rated "E" for everyone.

"We enjoy bringing Namco customers added value, so it is our pleasure to include this fun book with our first Berenstain Bears game," said Jeff Lujan, business director, Namco Hometek Inc. "Things are never dull in the Bears' life, and this package now includes two of the cubs' spookiest nighttime adventures for gamers to enjoy."

About The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat from Random House Publishing will be packaged in miniature form inside the Game Boy Advance game. Trick or Treat is one of more than 200 books based on the lovable bear family. In this story, Brother and Sister Bear don their costumes to go trick-or-treating by themselves for the first time. They plan to avoid Miz McGrizz's spooky home, but during their Halloween outing, the cubs discover that appearances can be deceiving.

About The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree

The Berenstain Bears series of books and TV specials has delighted youngsters around the world for more than four decades. Now, with the blessing of creators Stan and Jan Berenstain, Brother Bear, Sister Bear and Cousin Freddy make the leap to interactive entertainment for a new generation of children to enjoy. Based on the best-selling book that has sold more than 1.2 million copies worldwide since 1978, the game is an exciting nighttime adventure featuring crocodiles, spiders and creepy bats.

Players join the Bears when they are caught in a thunderous storm and lose their way. They take shelter in a looming, crooked old oak tree in the heart of a dark wood. This giant oak is The Spooky Old Tree, and without a moment's rest, the Bears must work together to confront the many frightful beasts dwelling within.

FEATURES:

-- Based on the celebrated, award-winning book The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree.

-- Play as Brother Bear, Sister Bear or loyal Cousin Freddy. Use each Bear's unique skills to escape the Old Tree and find the way home.

-- Chilling confrontations lurk in every corner of the game's expansive levels. Challenge terrible crocs, creepy crawlies and spooky swarms of bats.

-- Vivid cartoon graphics modeled on Stan and Jan Berenstain's classic illustrations.

For more information about the Berenstain Bears please visit http://www.berenstainbears.com/ . For more information about The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, please visit www.namco.com .

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PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorSeptember 15, 2005

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