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XGen Studios Announces Release of Defend your Castle

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (May 12, 2008) -- XGen Studios Inc., acclaimed casual game developer, is pleased to announce the release of Defend your Castle™ on Nintendo's WiiWare™ service in the Americas today. Defend your Castle invites players to become commanders of their kingdom and fight off relentless hordes of invading enemies. Earn powerful spells and upgrades for your arsenal, repelling attacks with up to 4 players in a mixture of cooperative and competitive play. Immense masses of invaders employ many types of soldiers in their quest to seize your domain. Will you and your court rise to the challenge, or stand aside as they raze your castle to the ground?

Built from the ground up to leverage the unique capabilities of the Wii™, Defend your Castle incorporates the following features:

  • 4 Player jump-in cooperative gameplay - Defend your castle with up to 3 other pals!
  • Compete for Kingship with your friends - Get crowned for dominating other players, and earn the right to manage the Kingdom!
  • Upgrade your kingdom with fortified walls, the archery range, mage tower, stone-mason's workshop, and demolition laboratory.
  • Strengthen your forces by converting soldiers and assigning them specific roles within your castle.
  • Unlimited levels - Continue to grow the strength of your Kingdom indefinitely.
  • "Heroic" difficulty mode for players of royal descent.

"The bash 'em up gameplay is a perfect match for the Wii Remote™, while the casual nature of the game offers pure, distilled fun, providing depth without complexity" said Jordan Dubuc, director of operations for XGen. Skye Boyes, founder of XGen Studios, added, "The Jump-in/Jump-out style Multiplayer in Defend your Castle is my favorite feature. Cooperative gameplay and the competitive 'King of the Castle' element result in incredibly heated battles for Kingship, making the game an absolute blast to play with friends." Critics seem to agree, with Nintendo Power magazine commenting that "Defend your Castle could be one of WiiWare's best party-game purchases." Defend your Castle is rated E for Everyone with Cartoon Violence by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

For additional information about Defend your Castle and other XGen Studios titles, please visit XGenStudios.com

About XGen Studios Inc.

XGen Studios is an independent developer and publisher of casual games, with an audience of over 3 million monthly players. Since 2003, XGen Studios has grown into a thriving online community, with titles featured on the web's largest game portals including EA's Pogo Network, MTV, Miniclip, and Channel4.

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