Majesco Entertainment joins forces with Tetris Online inc.
8/20/2009 12:03:00 PM
And what is the purpose of this alliance? To bring two brand new versions of the ever-popular Tetris games to the market. The classic falling puzzle piece game will make its debut on the Nintendo Wii and DS next Spring. It's amazing how such simple games as Tetris, Pong and Pac-Man have become so loved and cherished by people all around the world, and how much fun such small games can be. Is anyone else in the mood to play some Tetris now?
MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH TETRIS ONLINE, INC. TO BRING TWO
NEW 'TETRIS®'VIDEO GAMES TO MARKET
Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ Versions of Timeless Puzzle Game Expected Next Spring
EDISON, N.J., August 20, 2009 - The perfect puzzle game returns with
new challenges as Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an
innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Tetris
Online, Inc., today announced a strategic partnership to support the
North American launch and distribution of two exciting new TETRIS®
games for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Both games are expected to launch in
"Majesco was a natural choice to help us bring the latest evolution of
the TETRIS franchise to market," said Minoru Arakawa, president and
CEO, Tetris Online. "Their distribution strength and expertise in the
mass market will help ensure that our upcoming Wii and Nintendo DS
games reach as many fans as possible."
"We are thrilled to partner with Tetris Online to release one of the
world's most popular video games of all time," said Jesse Sutton,
Chief Executive Officer, Majesco. "Everyone plays TETRIS, from casual
players to seasoned pros, making it a must-have game for Wii and
Nintendo DS owners of all ages."
TETRIS is one of the most addictive and recognizable video games that
has won over hundreds of millions of players with its unique puzzle
gameplay. After its humble beginnings in Russia, this timeless puzzle
game became a worldwide phenomenon enjoyed by all. Because of its
unique yet simple randomness, it is always a fresh experience and
never the same game twice.
The new TETRIS games for Wii and Nintendo DS are expected to release
next spring. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line
of products, please visit: www.majescoentertainment.com.
About Tetris Online
Tetris Online, Inc. is the exclusive online licensee of The Tetris
Company, LLC of all rights to the world-famous TETRIS® game in North
America and Europe. Founded in January 2006 by Minoru Arakawa, Henk
Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris Online is a developer and publisher
of electronic entertainment properties. Titles include Tetris Party
for WiiWare™, Tetris Splash for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, and Tetris Friends
Online Games, which can currently be found at www.tetrisfriends.com.
Tetris Online is privately held and headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.
TETRIS® is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands
and franchises in the world. Loved globally by people of all ages and
all cultures, TETRIS continues to be one of the most widely recognized
video games of all time. Tetris Holding, LLC is the owner of TETRIS
worldwide and The Tetris Company, LLC is its exclusive licensee. The
Tetris Company, through its agent Blue Planet Software, Inc., licenses
and manages the TETRIS intellectual property and franchise worldwide.
Today, Blue Planet Software continues to work with licensees to
deliver top quality TETRIS products that are relevant, fun and
challenging for its millions of players. For the latest information
about TETRIS and TETRIS products, please visit www.tetris.com.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the
mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the
company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual
and family oriented video games on leading console and portable
systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama™ and Cake Mania®2 for
Nintendo DS™, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels'
Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii™. The company's shares are traded on
the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is
headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in
Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at
www.majescoentertainment.com. @Majesco is on twitter or at
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