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Pet Alien Comes to Europe

by Lasse Pallesen - June 28, 2007, 11:30 am PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press release

Play as weirdly named creatures such as Gumpers, Dinko, and Swanky on 14th September.

RESCUE TOMMY IN THE CRAZIEST ALIEN ADVENTURE THIS YEAR

Pet Alien - Nick Toons' sensational CGI animated comedy lands on Nintendo DS from 14th September

Chertsey, United Kingdom – June 28 2007: Prepare yourselves for an alien invasion! The Game Factory today announce that Pet Alien - exclusive to Nintendo DS - will be taking over shelves across the UK from 14th September 2007.

Featuring both a humorous storyline and addictive puzzle gameplay, Pet Alien is based on the hit CGI-animated children’s comedy series currently airing weekdays at 4pm on NickToons. Fans already tuning in and chuckling out will be pleased to hear they can now take part in their favourite inter-galactic gang’s latest adventures on the Nintendo DS.

Just like the show the game chronicles a pre-adolescent Earthling named Tommy Cadle, whose life is turned upside down after the arrival of his new alien friends, Gumpers, Dinko, Swanky, Flip and Scruffy. When Tommy is kidnapped by the evil Robotix, Gumpers and friends have to battle through space using their unique alien agility, brains, brawn and speed to rescue their human friend.

In a global publishing deal between The Game Factory, Taffy Entertainment and games studio SHIN’EN, the creators have developed a new 3D Nintendo DS technology to meticulously bring to life Pet Alien’s uniquely combined look of ‘squash and stretch’ 3D CGI and 2D animated aesthetics – all in the palm of your hand.

The Pet Alien game will see fans:

• Playing 5 aliens in over 80 levels set inside a giant robotic spaceship

• Using the unique abilities of all five Pet Aliens to fight and puzzle to win Tommy’s rescue!

• Exploring in four different themed environments on the gigantic robotic spaceship: Commando Bridge, Hangar, Laboratory and Engine Room.

• Enjoying fully 3D, tilted top-down gaming

• Conquering five challenging bosses: A frantic frog, a buggy bug, a farting turtle, an aimless spider and finally a Spanish fly on wheels.

• Taking on 5 stylus-driven mini-games

• Playing in adventure and Bonus modes containing an unlockable Jukebox and Photo Gallery

“We’re excited to add Pet Alien, an out-of-this-world property, to our gaming product line" said Henrik Mathiasen, President for The Game Factory. “Just as we have done with all our global properties we look forward to adapting the series’ signature style and humour into a multi-layered game that will entertain players of all ages"

“The Game Factory is the perfect partner for an irreverent show like ‘Pet Alien’, explains Cynthia Money, President, Worldwide Consumer Products and Marketing for Taffy Entertainment. “Their incredible creativity and sense of fun will translate into a video game that engages both fans of the show and gamers of all ages with exciting new worlds and interactions with Tommy and his alien friends."

Created by Jeff Muncy of John Doze Studios, the “Pet Alien" animated series is produced by Mike Young Productions LLC, in conjunction with Moonscoop, Telegael, KI.KA, ARD and Europool Germany.

Pet Alien is published by The Game Factory and is available exclusively on Nintendo DS in the UK from 14th September 2007.

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