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NewKidCo International E3 Lineup

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT

Leading children’s video game publisher, NewKidCo International Inc. announced today it’s thrilling lineup for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The company will unveil next generation games from their impressive catalog of licensees based on well-known licensed properties including Dora the Explorer, Dr. Seuss, Tom and Jerry, Little League Baseball and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
“We are excited to bring this incredible cast of characters to life in new interactive adventures,” said Henry Kaplan, CEO of NewKidCo. “We have fully utilized the capabilities of the leading next generation platforms to develop some of our most entertaining titles to date.”

The NewKidCo booth is located at 2200 West Hall and will showcase the following titles at E3:

Title: Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers

Scheduled release date: June 2002 Genre: Fighting
Platform: PlayStation 2 ESRB Rating: T for Teen
Key Features:
· The PS2’s first “all ages brawler” and only PS2 game available featuring Tom and Jerry
· Eleven unique (interactive & destructible) environments/worlds (i.e.: western world, cruise ship, medieval castle, junkyard, ski chalet, etc.)
· Play as any of nine different “classic” Tom and Jerry cartoon characters (i.e.: Tom, Jerry, Butch, Tyke, Spike, Tuffy, Duckling, Lion and Eagle)
· Play as two new, enemy characters - Robot cat and Monster Jerry
· Takes full advantage of PS2’s processing capabilities, and offers multiple modes of play (single player, versus, tag team and team play)

Title: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial:: Return To The Green Planet

Scheduled release date: October 2002 Genre: Adventure
Platform: PlayStation 2 ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Key Features:
· First PS2 game to feature E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
· The storyline for this game was taken from the graphic novel (of the same name) that was to be used as the basis for the sequel that was never made. This, in essence, is the sequel to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
· One enormous, continuous level, broken into six main acts
· Features eight lead characters, plus various interactive plant life and tertiary characters
· First ever look at E.T.’s home planet
· Taking full advantage of PS2’s processing capabilities, this game brings E.T.’s home planet to life with lush, organic environments

Title: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Search for Dragora

Scheduled release date: October 2002 Genre: Puzzle/Adventure
Platform: Game Cube ESRB Rating: E for Everybody
Key Features:
· Six large, challenging environments including the Cosmic Garden aboard E.T.’s space ship, the Blue Planet, the Purple Planet, the Orange Planet, the Red Planet and the Yellow Planet
· It’s a race against time as E.T. collects plants from all over the galaxy,
cross-pollinating them in an attempt to grow a new flower (Dragora) that generates live-giving energies
· Players are granted amazing extra-terrestrial powers and the help of a friendly space bee

Title: Dora the Explorer: The Hunt for Pirate Pig’s Treasure

Scheduled release date: October 2002 Genre: Young Action Adventure
Platform: Game Boyâ Advance ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Key Features:
· Game features English and Spanish words as part of the gameplay sound interface
· Easy to use controls, in support of young target market
· Exciting animation and humorous “rewards” provided when the player successfully completes a task
· Simple, yet challenging puzzles and action/adventure gameplay
· A strong license for both young boys and girls, this game features all of the “key” Dora characters (i.e.: Dora, Boots, Map, Backpack, Swiper the Fox, Tico, Benny and the Fiesta Trio)
· Eight exciting environments (i.e.: Strawberry Mountain, Spooky Forest, The Lagoon, etc.) all taken directly from Dora’s TV show on Nickelodeon

Title: The Super Stoo-Pendous World of Dr. Seuss

Scheduled release date: October 2002 Genre: Adventure
Platform: Game Boyâ Advance ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Key Features:
· Various levels, rich with Seussian humor and adventure, pit our heroes against such wacky characters as Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Onceler, Sylvester McMonkey McBean and that infamous, trouble-maker, the Cat in the Hat
· Game environments include:
· The Cat in the Hat house, the world of the Lorax, the world of the Sneetches, the world of Green Eggs and Ham plus a Hop on Pop mini-game

Title: Little League Baseball 2002

Scheduled release date: August 2002 Genre: Sports
Platform: Game Boyâ Advance ESRB Rating: E for Everybody
Key Features:
· Features 10 international Little League fields
· Four levels of gameplay, including: T-Ball, Minor League, Major League and
Little League World Series
· Stays true to the official Little League rules and regulations, featuring six inning games, for quick competition. (In T-ball, the games are four innings in length.) In the event of a tie, extra inning games are allowed
· Simple interface for younger players, but enough “gaming options” to satisfy seasoned players
· Features both boy and girl Little League players

Title: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Venrom’s Assault

Scheduled release date: October 2002 Genre: Action Adventure
Platform: Game Boyâ Advance ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Key Features:
· Four large, challenging environments including the Green Planet, Venrom’s transport ship, the surface of the planet Saleria and Venrom’s Lair
· Many new powers are demonstrated by E.T. such as levitation, a telekinetic hold, telepathic persuasion, the heart stun beam and the ability to teleport enemies to different locations
· Some of the levels in the game are played in “real time” and if E.T. can’t complete a challenge before time expires, he fails in his mission
· Players are introduced to an array of helpful new characters that become allies to E.T. including the Rat Rock, the Ephmati, the Bornestich, Plasma Man, Tournesol and Scurram

Title: Tom & Jerry in Infurnal Escape

Scheduled release date: November 2002 Genre: Action Adventure
Platform: Game Boy Advance ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Key Features:
· 15 levels featuring Tom in a starring role for the first time against overpowering foes
· Tom has 9 lives (obviously), however a reprieve from MephiSpikeles could allow him to gain back some or all of these lives
· Unique never-before-seen special powers and moves
· Features five environments: Underworld, Mansion, Circus, ‘Mousketeer’ Level, Boot Camp each with three levels
· Highly detailed backgrounds rendered directly from the “classic” era toons that exist on four separate levels, which allows for in-depth gameplay and interaction

Title: U.S. Youth Soccer: Power-Up Soccer

Scheduled release date: August 2002 Genre: Sports
Platform: Game Boy Advance ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Key Features:
· Features nine different teams
· Features four unique fields including the typical grass soccer field, a muddy dirt field (in the rain), a magnetic field an outer space filed located on an orbiting space station and three levels of difficulty
· Stays true to real soccer
· Includes five “arcade-style power-ups” that add another level of fun and excitement including a cyclone kick, bicycle kick, hammer, speed and energy
· Features both boy and girl players

Title: Muppet Pinball Mayhem

Scheduled release date: May 2002 Genre: Pinball
Platform: Game Boy Advance ESRB Rating: E for Everybody
Key Features:
· Play as one of multiple Muppet characters, including Miss Piggy, Kermit, Gonzo and Animal, each with unique play characteristics
· Realistic pinball simulation with ramps, spinners, targets, and carousels combined with special digital effects that can only be done in a videogame
· Special modes of play including “Frenzy Mode” and “Multi-ball” that will add genuine pinball excitement
· Up to four players can play competitively on any one Game Boy Advance
· Takes full advantage of the color and depth possible on next-generation handheld hardware

Come to NewKidCo at 2200 West Hall to see the titles and experience them hands on.
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