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ADRENALINE JUNKIES, EX-STRIPPERS, MAD PROFESSORS AND HAWAIIAN BABES MAKE UP CAST OF A NEW ADVENTURE

MEET THE COLOURFUL CHARACTERS FROM RUNAWAY, THE DREAM OF THE TURTLE ON NINTENDO DS

17th October 2008

Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle, the latest instalment in the internationally successful adventure series, is due for release on Nintendo DS on 31st October 2008 by Ascaron and Focus Home Interactive. The game puts players in the shoes of Brian, an adventurer searching the world for his girlfriend after they were separated during a plane crash.

In Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle players can look forward to meeting…

Brian Basco - a former science student and hero of the game. Players must direct Brian throughout the game on a quest to find his missing girlfriend, Gina.

Gina Timmins– Brian’s girlfriend is also an ex-stripper who always seems to be getting herself into troublesome situations. Gina must be found to complete the game.

Lokelani– this Hawaiian beauty is a bit of a man-eater and has travelled the globe collecting boyfriends along the way. Players can chat to her to gain hints on how to move the quest along.

Knife– an adrenaline junkie with a passion for extreme outdoor sports. Knife will try his hand at anything; rafting, parachuting, climbing and water skiing. He may even lend Brian a motorboat to assist his travels…

Joshua– a mad professor and total genius, who some say was abducted by aliens. Joshua provides Brian with vital clues, such as who he needs to talk to next to continue the mission.

Sushi Douglas– a computer geek of superior intellect that provides Brian with much needed assistance on his quest, such as secret door codes to locked doors.

Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle will also be available on Nintendo Wii early next year.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.Ascaron.com / www.Runaway-TheGame.com

Developer: 93 Games

Release date: 31st October 2008

PEGI: 12+

Format: Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

About Ascaron Entertainment

>From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

About 93GAMES

Founded in 1996, 93GAMES is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, 93GAMES now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for 93GAMES in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. 93GAMES has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.

http://www.focus-home.com

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