• Destineer Announces Entire Slate Games on Display at PAX 2008

  • Destineer is proud to announce their PAX 2008 games lineup, which includes the highly anticipated cooking game Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine for Wii and Nintendo DS, as well as the recently announced back country snowboarding experience Stoked for Xbox 360.

    Destineer is also proud to announce WordJong Party for Wii, the sequel to last year’s casual puzzle game hit WordJong on Nintendo DS.

    Destineer will also be unveiling several new games at the show, including Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ and Animal Boxing for Nintendo DS.

  • Featured 2008 Lineup

  • Below is the complete list across all platforms of every game that will be playable at Destineer’s booth!

    Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine (Wii/Nintendo DS)

    WordJong Party (Wii)

    Stoked (Xbox 360)

    Indianapolis 500 Evolution (Xbox 360)

    Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ (Nintendo DS)

    Animal Boxing (Nintendo DS)

    Cate West: The Vanishing Files (Nintendo DS)

    USA TODAY Puzzle Craze (Nintendo DS)

    Jumble Madness (Nintendo DS)


  • Stoked

  • Stoked
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: Bongfish
    Platforms: Xbox 360
    Genre: Sports
    Release Date: November 2008
    Contacts:
    Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com

    Jeremy Zoss
    Destineer
    (763) 231-8067
    jzoss@destineerstudios.com


  • Overview:
    Developed in conjunction with world-renowned snowboarding movie creator Absinthe Films, Stoked captures the pioneering spirit of professional back country riders. Exhilarating snowboarding experiences are born from dynamic backcountry conditions. The riders who brave and master these conditions are the stuff of legend in Absinthe videos and on the pages of snowboarding magazines. The look and style of these riders are emulated across the world. In Stoked, it’s your turn to become a legendary rider and wow the world on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network by becoming an absolute snowboarding phenomenon.

    Features:
    Five Gigantic Real-World Mountains: Leave worn-out resorts behind and travel the world in search of the ultimate back country location. Explore five world-renowned summits. Discover new drop points by helicopter, bail out and experience more than 45 square-miles of open terrain on each peak.

    Dynamic Weather and Environments: Every day the snow and weather conditions change on each of the mountains featured in the game thanks to a dynamic weather and time of day system. Snow accumulates on mountain surfaces, changing the riding experience, opening new paths, and building new trickable features and challenges. Different weather conditions offer different experiences and riding challenges. Choose where, when, and in what conditions you’d like to ride!

    Seamless Multiplayer: Invite your friends to ride with you in instant drop-in multiplayer! While riding together you can select custom helicopter drop points, create competitive or cooperative challenges, or call out tricks for members of your posse to pull off as you snap their photos. When you’re ready to get serious, go up against other boarders on Xbox LIVE in sponsored events to build your fame.

    Style Crafting: As you develop your style, the animation system will adapt to how you play, and the other riders on the mountain will emulate your moves! But doing tricks isn’t the only way to convey a sense of style. Thirty of the industry’s top gear manufacturers, clothing brands, and international magazines have joined forces with Destineer and Absinthe to help you build your career. As your legend grows so will your stylistic choices.

    Real Riders, Real Pros, Real Sponsors: Stoked features some of the most influential professional riders and names in the sport: Travis Rice, Nicolas Mueller, Wolle Nyvelt, Annie Boulanger, Romain de Marchi, Tadashi Fuse, Gigi Ruef, and Bjorn Leines. An impressive line up of 30 authentic sponsors also appear in Stoked including but not limited to: Burton, Dragon, Arcus, Von Zipper, Eleven, 686, Billabong, DaKine, Electric, LibTech, Nitro, Northwave, Oakley, Quiksilver, Ride, Hart, Rome, Salomon, TechNine, Vans, Volcom, Anon, Nikita, Raiden, Red, Roxy, Sodalicious and VonZipper!

    Stoked is scheduled for release this November from Destineer and developer Bongfish GmbH. For more details go to: www.gettingstoked.com and www.absinthe-films.com



  • Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine

  • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: Black Lantern Studios
    Platforms: Wii/Nintendo DS™
    Genre: Cooking Simulation
    Release Date: TBA
    Contact: Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com


  • Overview:
    Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine challenges players, to take up the role a master chef in the midst of a battle for culinary supremacy. Recreating the blistering speed of the Food Network’s hit television show, Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine presents players with epic culinary battles centered on 15 theme ingredients and hundreds of dish variations. Featuring recipes chosen to look and sound delicious and be fun to make, gameplay revolves around nearly 300 different mini-game tasks designed to highlight the skill and speed of the real Iron Chefs.

    Features:
    King of Iron Chefs: Make your way through the gauntlet of master chefs to earn the title of King of Iron Chefs! Battle celebrity chefs in frenzied competitions for the delight of discriminating judges.

    Epic Culinary Battles: This is no lazy day in the kitchen! Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine challenges players to complete several dishes simultaneously, using the Wii Remote or DS Stylus as your cooking tools. Stir, chop, mince, fry, and more… just keep your eye on the clock!

    The Secret Ingredient is…: Featuring 15 theme ingredients and hundreds of dish variations, Supreme Cuisine challenges players to create three to six dishes per battle. The judges favor more courses but also prize skillful cooking, so players must weigh the challenges of taking on more dishes against the potential rewards.

    Step into Kitchen Stadium: Enter the world of Iron Chef, complete with an accurate recreation of Kitchen Stadium, world-famous chefs, and hundreds of mouth-watering food items!

    Cooking with Friends: On both the Wii and DS, players can challenge a friend to a cook-off. Or, two chefs can cook together for a true meeting of culinary masters!

    Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine is scheduled for release this fall from Destineer and developer Black Lantern Studios.



  • WordJong Party

  • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: Magellan Interactive
    Platforms: Wii
    Genre: Puzzle
    Release Date: TBA
    Contacts:
    Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com

    Jeremy Zoss
    Destineer
    (763) 231-8067
    jzoss@destineerstudios.com


  • Overview:
    The smash online and Nintendo DS™ puzzler WordJong is coming to Wii™ with all-new multiplayer modes, gorgeous new visuals and more in WordJong Party! Use a set of lettered tiles to create words and clear the board in both single-player and intense four-player modes. WordJong Party boasts several new features exclusive to the Wii™ system not found in any other version!

    Features:
    Party Mode: Go head-to-head against three other players (human or AI) in two intense splitscreen modes: turn-taking Round Play and real-time Frantic Mode!

    Power-Ups: Score Multiplier and Wild tiles have been joined with mighty new Power-Up Tiles in Party Mode. Use them to help yourself, hinder all players, or target a specific opponent! Use the Wii Remote as a flashlight after being hit with the screen darkening Cavern Tile. Wipe your board clean during a Sandstorm Tile attack and more!

    Enhanced Solo Mode: Daily and Battle modes return with all new features:

    Daily Mode: Beat a new challenge every day in Daily Mode, with new themes like ice puzzles, jade puzzles, and more.

    Battle Mode: Begin the perilous journey up Zodiac Mountain, stopping at sacred Word Temples along the way to test your knowledge against the various Zodiac characters. Be wary though - you may find yourself battling two cunning opponents at the same time!

    Updated Graphics: Immerse yourself in the world of WordJong with all-new backgrounds, music, and special effects! Expect to see many familiar faces, as well as a mysterious all-new challenger!

    WordJong Party is scheduled for release this fall from Destineer and developer Magellan Interactive.



  • Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ

  • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: Enjoy Up!
    Platforms: Nintendo DS™
    Genre: Action
    Release Date: October 2008
    Contacts:
    Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com

    Jeremy Zoss
    Destineer
    (763) 231-8067
    jzoss@destineerstudios.com


  • Overview:
    Something has gone terribly wrong in Fairy Tale Land! It’s up to Little Red Riding Hood to defeat twisted versions of fairy tale characters in Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ for Nintendo DS™. Team up with legendary Japanese hero Momotaro to mow down hordes of the undead with a wicked arsenal and lethal Touch Screen controls! Can you save Fairy Tale Land or are you headed for an unhappy-ever-afterlife?

    Features:
    Fast-Paced Action: Defeat waves of zombies, ghosts, and more with simple Touch Screen controls! Move, shoot, bomb, duck and dodge, all with the Nintendo DS Stylus!

    A Freaky Fairy Tale: Journey through twisted takes on classic fairy tale settings, from gingerbread houses to the Big Bad Wolf’s forest. Take on undead versions of the Three Little Pigs, Pinocchio, Santa Claus, and more!

    Two Playable Characters: Choose from Little Red Riding Hood or legendary Japanese hero Momo Taro, each with unique special weapons!

    Wicked Weapons: Red is no damsel in distress! Take down horrible creatures with machine guns, shotguns, bombs and more. Tackle your enemies in Story, Survival and Boss Attack Modes in three blistering difficulty levels!

    Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ is scheduled for release this fall from Destineer, Gammick Entertainment S.L. and developer Enjoy Up!.



  • Animal Boxing

  • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: Gammick Entertainment S.L.
    Platforms: Nintendo DS™
    Genre: Action
    Release Date: October 2008
    Contacts:
    Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com

    Jeremy Zoss
    Destineer
    (763) 231-8067
    jzoss@destineerstudios.com


  • Overview:
    The Nintendo DS™ becomes the Nintendo SD in Animal Boxing! The unique “Slam Down” system works by turning the system upside down, letting you fight with amazing Touch Screen controls! Aim for the head and torso of your opponent with easy to learn Stylus motions. Jab, hook, dodge, weave, uppercut and more as you prove who is the most ferocious boxer in the Animal Boxing tournament!

    Features:
    “Slam Down” Controls: Animal Boxing is the first game ever to invert the Nintendo DS unit. Throw jabs, hooks and uppercuts with simple Nintendo DS Stylus movements.

    Take On All Challengers: Step into the ring against nearly 50 of the wildest fighters ever! Step into the ring for a single match, or compete through the weight classes in the Animal Boxing tournament!

    Create A Fighter: Build your own male or female character, then step into the ring in several unique environments. Customize your gloves, clothing, hairstyle, and more!

    Battle a Friend: Face off against another player with Nintendo DS Wireless Communications.

    Animal Boxing is scheduled for release this fall from Destineer and developer Gammick Entertainment S.L..



  • Cate West: The Vanishing Files

  • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: Magellan Interactive
    Platforms: Nintendo DS™
    Genre: Puzzle
    Release Date: TBA
    Contacts:
    Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com

    Jeremy Zoss
    Destineer
    (763) 231-8067
    jzoss@destineerstudios.com


  • Overview:
    A series of unsolvable crimes dubbed “The Vanishing Files” have paralyzed the city. The police turn to novelist Cate West, whose psychic visions just might be the key to solving the mystery. Help Cate find clues, compile evidence, track down hideouts, and discover the link between these crimes and an unsolved mystery from Cate’s past!

    Featuring beautiful locations, an engrossing storyline, and addictive gameplay, this game is an original whodunit that is sure to delight mystery fans of all ages!

    Features:
    Based on the Online Smash Hit! The best-selling mystery game is coming to the Nintendo DS!

    15 Mysterious Chapters: Find the clues, solve the riddles, and earn one of three different endings!

    5 Investigation Types: Different crime scenes call for different techniques. Find clues, evidence pieces, and differences between two similar scenes. Recreate crime scenes and use everything you’ve learned to identify the criminal!

    New Zoom Feature: Zoom in on search scenes to help find clues. Use the D-Pad to scroll your view, or zoom out to view the entire scene.

    Quick Play mode: Completed scenes become unlocked for Quick Play mode. Jump to your favorite crime scene and see if you can top your best score!

    Additional Features: Discover over 1,000 clues in 57 unique backgrounds! Solve a compelling mystery with shocking twists and turns!

    Cate West: The Vanishing Files is scheduled for release this fall from Destineer and developer Magellan Interactive.



  • Indianapolis 500 Evolution

  • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: Brain in a Jar
    Platforms: Xbox 360
    Genre: Racing
    Release Date: TBA
    Contacts:
    Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com

    Jeremy Zoss
    Destineer
    (763) 231-8067
    jzoss@destineerstudios.com


  • Overview:
    Rewrite history by crafting the decisive 1960’s open-wheel Indy racer and defeating legendary drivers as part of the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Hand-tweak your Indy speed rocket by carefully balancing engines, suspensions, and chassis. Reign supreme by pushing the boundaries of safety, reflexes and strategy in your experimental vehicle as you race against the full field of biggest names in racing and up to 7 of your friends at the Indianapolis 500, Milwaukee Mile, Trenton, Riverside, Hanford and Langhorne Speedway. Drive in over 100 authentically created cars from the 60’s and early 70’s.

    Features:
    Push the Edge of Racing Technology: Drive the over 360 cars that defined the Golden Era of Racing, all recreated in amazing detail with the vintage sponsors and breakable parts, including engine covers, nose and tail covers, wheels, exhaust and oil tanks. Engineer your own Indy car in Career mode by custom crafting 1960s race machines, using the same engines and chassis Foyt, Andretti, and Parnelli Jones used. Then, test your creations against the greatest cars and drivers of Indy racing from 1961-1971.

    Realistic Driving Simulation: Indianapolis 500 Evolution for Xbox 360 offers a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and its simulation systems account for dozens of subtleties such as fuel load, tire grip, engine torque, and more to create very unique and authentic driving experiences for each car.

    Rivalries and Respect: Careful how you treat the AI drivers. Cut them off or hit them and you will see their respect for you drop, leading to more aggressive driving. Win races and drive clean to earn respect so your rivals run a clean race.

    The Moving Minefield: Race a full field of 33 cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Riverside, Langhorne, Milwaukee and Hanford race tracks and more. All are beautifully recreated with historical detail.

    Get Online: Up to eight players can take to the track on Xbox Live. Fill out the rest of the pack with AI drivers for a full 33-car pack, even online!

    The Trophy Room: Watch you collection of trophies in the Trophy Room grow as you win races in Career mode. Save Replay Videos and Photos, and even put your face on the Borg Warner Trophy using the Xbox Live Vision camera!

    Indianapolis 500 Evolution is scheduled for release this fall from Destineer and developer Brain in a Jar.



  • Jumble Madness

  • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: uclick
    Platforms: Nintendo DS™
    Genre: Puzzle
    Release Date: TBA
    Contacts:
    Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com

    Jeremy Zoss
    Destineer
    (763) 231-8067
    jzoss@destineerstudios.com


  • Overview:

    Unscramble the Secret to Fun!
    For over 60 years Jumble has been one of the most popular word games in the world. Both in print puzzle and new online, Jumble has entertained millions with its simple mechanics and brain-teasing anagrams. Jumble Madness is the next evolution, bringing classic Jumble puzzles and new variants to the Nintendo DS™.

    Facts:
    Jumble is available daily to more than 60 million people in the US in over 600 newspapers
    In the past 5 years, Jumble has sold almost 500,000 puzzle books!

    Features:
    Classic Jumble: Play the familiar Jumble you love at your own pace or go for a personal best in Timed mode.

    Jumble Crosswords: Combining two of America’s favorite word puzzles, this mode adds a crossword twist to classic Jumble puzzle gameplay!

    Jumble Madness: Journey through a cross-country story mode in Jumble Madness! Unlock treasures and advance the plot by playing “Jumble Jong,” an all-new game type in which words are formed from a stack of Jumble tiles. Go for longer words for big scores, or unscramble the Jumbled bonus words for major points!

    Multiplayer Jumble: Challenge a friend to multiplayer Jumble via Nintendo DS Wireless Communications

    Jumble Madness is scheduled for release this fall from Destineer and developer uclick.



  • USA TODAY Puzzle Craze

  • Summer Sports: Paradise Island
  • Publisher: Destineer
    Developer: Magellan Interactive
    Platforms: Nintendo DS™
    Genre: Puzzle
    Release Date: TBA
    Contacts:
    Alex Brewer
    HighWater Group
    (212) 338-0077 x. 308
    alex@highwatergroup.com

    Jeremy Zoss
    Destineer
    (763) 231-8067
    jzoss@destineerstudios.com


  • Overview:
    Your Favorite Puzzle Games on the Go!
    USA Today: Puzzle Craze is the ultimate game for puzzle lovers. Choose from Quick-Cross, Word Roundup, Up and Down Words and Hidato, all created by official USA TODAY Puzzle Crafters. Use the Nintendo DS stylus to your favorite games anywhere, anytime – no pencil needed!

    Features:
    4 Puzzle Types to Challenge your Brain: Discover the hidden path in the new puzzle sensation Hidato, find the missing words as you complete phrases in Up and Down Words, tackle mini-crosswords in Quick-Cross, and decipher the clues to find the words in Word Roundup!

    Rich Single Player Experience: Advance from the mailroom all the way up to Editor-in-Chief as you tackle puzzles that let you climb the corporate ladder! Every puzzle you complete gets you closer to your goal.

    Multiplayer options: Go head-to-head with a human opponent via Nintendo DS Wireless Communications, or gift a puzzle to a friend to share the fun.

    USA TODAY Puzzle Craze is scheduled for release this fall from Destineer and developer Magellan Interactive.



  • Day One Recap

  • If the rest of PAX goes as well as the first day, this is going to be one heck of a show.
    The doors opened two hours early for press, and we had a steady stream of media visitors who really seemed to like our games. We were pretty busy for those first two hours. Then, the floodgates opened, the general public was let in, and those first two hours seemed like a breeze. The Destineer booth was swamped from the second the show opened to the second it closed. Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine, Stoked, and Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ were the biggest draws, but people hung around to check out Animal Boxing, WordJong Party, and the rest. Once we fired up WordJong Party in our lounge area, we had huge crowds hanging around watching four-player competitive spelling matches. The WordJong crew from developer Magellan Interactive stopped by and was thrilled to see how many people were enjoying their game.

    On the first day alone, members of the Destineer crew demoed the games for countless gamers, dozens of press, and even went on live TV to talk about our titles. Our Destineer-branded “morph balls” are one of the hottest swag items of the show, with people stopping by specifically to get one, then staying to play the games.

    At the end of a long first day, we, along with the rest of the exhibitors, relaxed with some food and drinks provided by the PAX show and played some Rock Band 2 at the after-hours party. Destineer staffers rocked out to Joan Jett and The Replacements to a crowd of very excited game industry folks from around the world!

    Stay tuned for more Updates!!!!!!!


  • Day Two at PAX2008!

  • The first day of the Penny Arcade Expo was very, very busy...

    The second day was absolutely insane.

    At one point, Destineer was showing our titles to the Editor in Chief of GameSpot, the EIC of Kotaku, and two for the most prominent writers for IGN – all at the same time! We were visited by a ton of press, hundreds (thousands?) of gamers, and even did more TV and podcast broadcasts. The good folks from Magellan Interactive were on hand again for most of the day, happy to demo WordJong Party for the crowds gathered in the booth. Positive press coverage has started to hit, and there’s plenty more on the way!


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