The 2010 schedule also includes Zoo Entertainment's first digital releases, including Auditorium the first new game developed through indiePub Games, the company's innovative on-line community for independent game developers and casual game players.
"We believe our robust 2010 new releases offer broad-based, value-added appeal to the casual game player," said Mark Seremet, chief executive officer, Zoo Entertainment, Inc. "Our strategy to offer a diversified portfolio of titles and leverage our strong licensing partnerships is working. It has enabled Zoo Entertainment to grow even in very challenging economic conditions. We're also pleased that this year's line-up includes an initial contribution from indiePub Games. Our strong 2010 release schedule combined with our digital initiatives position us well for continued growth."
Among the company's 2010 titles are:
- MINUTE TO WIN IT: As a licensing partner with NBC Universal, Zoo will release Minute to Win It in November 2010, based on the popular NBC reality series hosted by celebrity chef, Guy Fieri. The game will recreate the series' family-friendly challenges on the Nintendo WiiTM and DSTM platforms.
- DEAL OR NO DEAL 2011 ANNIVERSARY EDITION: Also in partnership with NBC Universal and Endemol USA, Zoo will offer an anniversary edition of Deal or No Deal in September 2010 on the Nintendo WiiTM and DSTM platforms. The original title, which was released in June 2007 on the DSTM platform and in January 2009 on the WiiTM platform, has sold over one million units. The anniversary edition offers similar broad family appeal.
- MATTHEWS BOW HUNTING: Zoo Publishing and Matthews, the premium international hunting bow manufacturer, have collaborated to produce Matthews Bow Hunting, a hunting simulation game due for release in October 2010. Designed for the Nintendo WiiTM platform, the game will offer an all-new, realistic sense of the hunting experience, enhanced by the innovative design of the game's value-added accessory, a hunting bow.
- KEVIN VAN DAM FISHING: Zoo Publishing has partnered with Kevin Van Dam, a five-time "Angler of the Year" award winner to produce KVD Fishing, a realistic bass fishing sports game with a fishing rod accessory, scheduled for release in September 2010 on the Nintendo WiiTM and PS3 TM platforms. Kevin is a three-time winner of the coveted "BassMaster Champion" title and the first ever recipient of the ESPN "Outdoorsman of the Year Award."
- SHAWN JOHNSON GYMNASTIC CHALLENGE: In October, 2010, Zoo will release Shawn Johnson Gymnastic Challenge on the Nintendo Wii TM, DS TM and DsiWare TM platforms. Shawn won a gold and three silver medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games gymnastics competition. She has also won the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award, an ESPY Award for Female Olympian and was the season eight champion of the television reality show Dancing with the Stars.
- HELLO KITTY SEASONS: Hello Kitty Seasons is the latest addition to this popular franchise, which includes Hello Kitty Big City Dreams and Hello Kitty Birthday Adventures. This new title is the first of this series to be offered on the Nintendo Wii TM platform, scheduled for October, 2010.
- AUDITORIUM: Auditorium is one of Zoo Entertainment's first digital releases and, importantly, one of the first titles developed through the company's indiePub Games online gaming site. Auditorium has won several awards including The Mochis and Interactive Media Awards.
Zoo 2010 Release Schedule
|Q1 2010 NEW RELEASES|
|WII||ARCADE SHOOTING GALLERY W GUN||$39.99||FEB|
|WII||REMINGTON BIRD HUNT W GUN||$39.99||FEB|
|WII||REMINGTON GREAT AMER BIRD HUNT||$19.99||MARCH|
|WII||HALL OF FAME ULTIMATE HOOPS CHAL||$19.99||MARCH|
|Q2 2010 NEW RELEASES|
|WII||ATV QUAD KINGS W / WHEEL||$19.99||06/14/10|
|WII||CHRYSLER RACING W / WHEEL||$19.99||06/14/10|
|WII||JEEP THRILLS W / WHEEL||$19.99||06/14/10|
|WII||MONSTER TRUCKS W / WHEEL||$19.99||06/14/10|
|WII||SPEED W / WHEEL||$19.99||06/14/10|
|WII||THE GARFIELD SHOW||$19.99||06/15/10|
|Q3 2010 NEW RELEASES|
|360||WINTER SPORTS 3||$39.99||AUG|
|PS3||WINTER SPORTS 3||$39.99||AUG|
|WII||WILD WEST SHOOTOUT||$19.99||AUG|
|WII||WINTER SPORTS 3||$19.99||AUG|
|WII||MARTIAN PANIC W / BLASTER||$39.99||AUG|
|WII||WILD WEST SHOOTOUT W / BLASTER||$39.99||AUG|
|DS||DOND ANNIVERS W / CASE||$29.99||SEPT|
|WII||GLACIER 3 W / WHEEL||$19.99||SEPT|
|WII||KVD FISHING W / ROD||$39.99||SEPT|
|Q4 2010 NEW RELEASES|
|DS||25 MINI GAME COMPILATION||$19.99||OCT|
|DS||THE GARFIELD SHOW||$19.99||OCT|
|WII||MATTHEWS BOW HUNTING||$29.99||OCT|
|WII||FLATOUT W / 2 WHEEL BUNDLE||$39.99||OCT|
|DS||MINUTE TO WIN IT||$29.99||NOV|
|WII||MINUTE TO WIN IT||$29.99||NOV|
|WII||MATTHEWS BOW HUNTING W / BOW||$39.99||NOV|