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'Neopets: Petpet Adventures - The Wand of Wishing' (PS) Goes Retail

by Rainier on March 14, 2006 @ 5:51 a.m. PST

SCEA announced today the release of its PSP exclusive Neopets: Petpet Adventures - The Wand of Wishing, an action adventure role playing game served up in "bite-sized" gameplay sessions that entice players to progress through the larger story.

Inspired by the enormously popular virtual pet community at Neopets.com, Neopets: Petpet Adventures -- The Wand of Wishing takes players on a 3D adventure through the unknown land of Petaria to recover the legendary Wand of Wishing in hopes of preserving the way of life in Neopia®. In main story mode, players choose from one of four playable Petpets to explore 30 mystical realms, encountering more than 100 unique characters, and uncovering more than 700 useful items along the journey. In multiplayer mode, two players can utilize the PSP system's wireless Ad Hoc connectivity to compete head-to-head in more than 30 Neopian-themed Battledome arenas.

"We've taken some of the best-loved aspects of the Neopets online experience and added 3D gameplay with exceptionally detailed environments and rich graphics that reflect the Neopets style," said Susan Nourai, director, online and product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Neopets: Petpet Adventures -- The Wand of Wishing combines strong character development with bite-sized gaming sessions in an easy to play game, anywhere, anytime."

"Building on the successful release of Neopets®: The Darkest Faerie for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system last fall, Sony Computer Entertainment America has crafted another terrific extension of the Neopets universe," said Doug Dohring, chairman and CEO, NeoPets, Inc. "Whether you're a gaming enthusiast or a Neopets fan, the gameplay and features of Neopets: Petpet Adventures -- The Wand of Wishing has great appeal."

Marketing efforts for Neopets: Petpet Adventures -- The Wand of Wishing include a dedicated online marketing campaign with select print insertions. Additionally, major retailers will be supporting with Point-of-Purchase displays and advertising. The campaign will run from February through April 2006 on sites including Neopets.com, Nick.com, and Disney.com.

Neopets: Petpet Adventures -- The Wand of Wishing is rated "E" for "Everyone."

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