Timed to Launch of Highly Anticipated, Star-Studded Family Film From the Director of Spy Kids
EDISON, N.J., Aug. 18, 2009 – Take the magic of the movie wherever you go as Majesco Entertainment Company (Nasdaq: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that Shorts for Nintendo DS™ is available at retail outlets nationwide. The game hits stores the same week as Warner Bros.’ highly-anticipated theatrical release of the same name. The film stars William H. Macy, Leslie Mann, Jon Cryer and James Spader and is directed by Robert Rodriguez, whose past films include the blockbuster Spy Kids franchise and The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl. Now available in stores for the suggested retail price of $19.99, this platformer with classic puzzle elements features 26 replayable levels in three distinct episodes from the movie.
In Shorts, a magical rainbow rock that grants wishes falls from the sky and into the suburb of Black Falls. It is not long before these wishes go awry and chaos ensues. To save the town and defeat the greedy and evil Mr. Black, players take on the role of one of their four favorite characters from the movie — Nose Noseworthy, Loogie Short, Toe Thompson and Helvetica Black — each with their own special jump and unique ability. Players must use the stylus to draw their own platforms to avoid obstacles or as a protective shield while avoiding enemy attacks from booger monsters, bomb shooting crocodiles, sparking robots and more. Additionally, collecting energy balls powers each character’s special ability, while alien friends, giant wasps and pterodactyls help them get to otherwise unreachable areas. With outrageous gameplay and enchanting characters, Shorts makes the perfect companion to the movie!
Developed by Artificial Mind & Movement, Shorts is rated E10+ and is in stores now. For additional information, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama and Cake Mania 2 for Nintendo DS, and Cooking Mama World Kitchenand Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii. The company’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com. @Majesco is on twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.
About Artificial Mind & Movement
Based in Montreal, Artificial Mind & Movement is Canada’s leading independent game developer, employing 500 talented people in Montreal (Quebec) and Santiago (Chile). Since 1992, Artificial Mind & Movement has released 119 titles across every game platform, with over 28 million copies sold worldwide. Our studios work with the industry’s top publishers and licensors, including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Disney, Electronic Arts, Fox, Konami, LucasArts, Viacom and Warner. Artificial Mind & Movement is committed to producing unparalleled game experiences with original or licensed intellectual properties. Over the past three years, Artificial Mind & Movement has ranked simultaneously amongst the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.