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D3 Publishers announces price cut on two titles

Posted by: Dan at 12/20/2007 9:27 AM
D3 Publishers announced today that two of their most popular hand-held titles (Dead Head Fred for PSP and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for the DS and PSP) have been permanently reduced to $19.99. Check out the details in the release after the jump:


Dec 20, 2007 08:03

Attention Holiday Shoppers! D3Publisher of America Announces Price Reductions for Critically Acclaimed Handheld Videogames Dead Head Fred(TM) and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords(TM)

LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 20, 2007 Just in time for last minute holiday shopping, D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) announced today that Dead Head Fred(TM) for the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords(TM) for Nintendo DS(TM) and the PSP system are now available in retail stores nationwide for a new low price of $19.99 MSRP each.

Created specifically for the PSP system, Dead Head Fred draws players into an original 1940's inspired alternative universe where players will experience an innovative and refreshing twist on Action gameplay as they collect, upgrade and switch heads on the fly to strategically fight enemies in a story of revenge and redemption. As private detective Fred Neuman, savagely murdered and then resurrected in a bizarre scientific experiment without his memory or his head, players embark on a quest for vengeance as they solve their own murder by using the severed heads of enemies to battle their way through challenging but bizarre environments. Dead Head Fred was developed by Vicious Cycle Software and is rated "M" (Mature - Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor and Strong Language) by the ESRB.

Designed specifically to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers-on-the-go with its deep immersion and five to fifteen minute play sessions, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords artfully blends match-three puzzle gameplay with strategy, character-building elements and a persistent storyline. This combination of gameplay elements produces an appealing new videogame genre that offers hours of fun-filled gameplay for the whole family. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for the PSP system was co-developed by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. and Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. The DS version was co-developed by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. and 1st Playable Productions, LLC. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for Nintendo DS and the PSP system is rated "E 10+" (Everyone 10 and older--suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

Dead Head Fred and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords have received numerous accolades and nominations acknowledging the excellence of both products. Dead Head Fred has received an Editor's Choice Award from GameChronicles.com, the Gamer's Temple Award of Excellence from GamersTemple.com, and nominations from the E3 2007 Game Critics Awards for Best Handheld Game and GameTrailers.com Best of E3 Award for Best PSP Game. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords was recently ranked among the top 20 Best Games of 2007 by Next-Gen.biz as well as the #2 Game Design Innovation of 2007; the game has also received the Best Puzzle Game of E3 2007 Award from IGN.com, a nomination from MTV's GameTrailers.com for Best of E3 2007 for Best Puzzle/Parlor Game and the esteemed iParenting Media Excellent Product Award for 2007.

About D3Publisher of America, Inc.

D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems including Wii(TM), Nintendo GameCube(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) Game Boy(R) Advance, PlayStation(R) game console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, the Xbox(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3publisher.us.