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D3Publisher Delivers Family Fun for the Holidays in Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game Inspired by the Film from DreamWorks Animation

D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced that Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game, inspired by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) 3D animated film, Rise of the Guardians, is now available on Wii™ system, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game will be available on Nintendo’s Wii U™ system on December 4, 2012. Rise of the Guardians comes to U.S. theaters in 3D tomorrow.

Save the hopes, beliefs and imaginations of children all over the world in this family friendly, multiplayer adventure featuring drop-in-and-out multiplayer for up to four players on consoles. You’ll play as one of as one of the legendary Guardians, including: North (aka Santa Claus), Tooth (aka the Tooth Fairy), Bunnymund (aka the Easter Bunny), Sandy (aka the Sandman), and Jack Frost. Each of these characters has its own set of customizable attributes that players can upgrade, including strength, speed, focus, belief, defense and energy to help the Guardians take on the evil spirit named Pitch (aka the Boogeyman) and his infectious Nightmares.

“Believe in the magic of Rise of the Guardians by kicking off the holiday season in an adventure the entire family can play together,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P. “Join together with your favorite characters from the DreamWorks Animation film to explore the vast realms of the legendary Guardians and save childhood dreams from the forces of evil.”

The Guardians are also equipped with many never-before-seen spellbinding powers including Jack Frost’s “Snow Fight” move which rapid-fires snowballs at your enemies, Tooth’s “Tooth Chain” ability where she links her collection of mini-tooth fairies together to create a damaging chain whip and Bunnymund’s “Rotten Eggs” attack where he summons eggs that charge and explode. Plus, with tons of epic team attacks at your disposal, you will be able to help the Guardians protect the hopes, beliefs and imaginations of children all over the world!

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game is available for the suggested retail price of $39.95 on Wii U system, Xbox 360, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and $29.95 on Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and DS.

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game is developed by Torus Games and is rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and up – Fantasy Violence) for Wii U, Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation®3 system by the ESRB. The video game is rated “E10+ (Everyone 10 and up – Mild Fantasy Violence) for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS by the ESRB. For more information on Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game, please visit www.d3publisher.us or http://www.riseoftheguardiansvideogame.com/.

About D3Publisher

D3Publisher is a leading video game publisher for all platforms, including: the Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld systems, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and wireless devices. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine 2™. For more information about D3Publisher and its products, please visit: www.d3publisher.us.

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