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Aero the Acrobat (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2002 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT

Metro3D, Inc. announced today the release of Aero the Acrobat, exclusively for Nintendo Game Boy Advance, which hits store shelves nationwide this week. This all-new high-flying action adventure is developed in partnership with Atomic Planet Entertainment and David Siller, the award-winning creator, producer, and designer of some of the industry’s most popular video game character franchises. The game features an ESRB rating for “Everyone.”

Now for the first time, Aero the Acrobat, one of the biggest platform character hits of the ‘90s is making his grand debut for the mass handheld gaming market. As the star of the show, Aero the Acrobat takes a whole new generation of gaming enthusiasts on a wild and exciting escapade where fire-breathers, knife-throwers, and crazy clowns try to fend off Aero’s amazing feats of bravery.

“As a number one recommended game for kids of all ages to enjoy, Aero the Acrobat will be a favorite among Game Boy Advance audiences,” said Joseph Morici, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Metro3D. “Aero the Acrobat is a proven and successful video game franchise property whose nostalgic popularity and appeal as a timeless treasure will surely win the hearts of both new and long-time gamers, family and friends for years to come.”

In Aero the Acrobat, players must outmaneuver and outwit the evil wrath of Edgar Ektor, an eccentric industrialist bent on revenge and determined to sabotage Aero the Acrobat’s wonderful World of Amusement and Fun Park life. It’s an all-out circus ride, as Aero must save the day. Only his bravery and brawn can stand up to the blasphemous Edgar Ektor as Aero dives through hoops of fire, blasts out of huge cannons, hangs onto speeding roller coasters, bungee jumps, barrel rolls, rides through rapids, and more. In this adventure, no feat dares to be too much for the adrenaline-fueled Aero the Acrobat. Tons of hidden rooms, secret power-ups and bonus levels are featured throughout the game to keep players challenged for hours on end.

“This new installment of Aero the Acrobat preserves all of the best qualities and heritage of its original predecessors, while introducing new and enhanced game features, captivating animation and graphics, and challenging play to capture the best game experience available on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance,” said David Siller. “We’re sure audiences will agree that this is Aero at his best.”

The original Aero the Acrobat was created by David Siller in 1990, and later launched by Sunsoft of America in 1993 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. Aero the Acrobat’s rapid rise to fame earned it the “Best New Character of the Year” by Electronic Gaming Monthly, and critical acclaim throughout the gaming community as one of the hot new video game properties of the ‘90s.

Additional Siller franchise character titles Metro3D expects to debut in the near future include Aero the Acrobat 2Ô and Zero the Kamikaze SquirrelÔ, both for Nintendo Game Boy Advance.

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