We didn’t have to wait long for this announcement! Cartoon Network Enterprises and D3Publisher are teaming together on a brand new video game to add to the Ben 10 franchise. The latest game Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction, is of course linked with the recently-launched Cartoon Network series Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. Gamers will get to control Ben Tennyson and 16 different alien forms, spanning the world to uncover alien artifacts. Why? To save the world, of course! The game, in stores this coming October, will be available for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PSP. Can’t wait!
Ben is now 16 years old and is now an international mega-star super hero after his secret identity was revealed. Equipped with the new Ultimatrix, Ben must travel across the globe to gather ancient Galvin artifacts and save Earth from cosmic destruction. Players will control Ben and 16 new alien forms from the Ultimate Alien series and take him across various real world locations such as Tokyo, Paris, and Rome in this new 3D action-adventure game.
D3Publisher Announces Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction
This October, fans of Cartoon Network’s newest top-rated television series, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, star as Ben and experience the most powerful aliens ever.
May 5, 2010 – LOS ANGELES – D3Publisher and Cartoon Network Enterprises announced today that the ULTIMATE game for Ben 10 fans will be released in October 2010, BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN: COSMIC DESTRUCTION, the latest in the multi-million unit selling global Ben 10 video game franchise. In BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN: COSMIC DESTRUCTION, players will control a 16-year-old Ben Tennyson and 16 alien forms as they embark on a mission around the world to uncover an ancient alien artifact that may save humanity from a mysterious cosmic storm and ultimate destruction.
Based on Cartoon Network’s all-new new television series, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, the BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN: COSMIC DESTRUCTION interactive game from D3Publisher will allow players to wield the power of the all-new Ultimatrix, the strongest Omnitrix to date, to transform Ben into more powerful, hyper-evolved alien forms and experience impressive battles as the most ultimate aliens for the first time in never before seen places. The video game will release on the Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS system, and the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.
“With over six million copies sold worldwide, we are thrilled with the success of the Ben 10 video game franchise and look forward to our newest release, BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN: COSMIC DESTRUCTION,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of production, D3P. “We are confident fans will love playing as Ben and his ultimate alien forms and players can now experience Ben’s adventures for the first time on the PlayStation 3 system.”
BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN: COSMIC DESTRUCTION introduces new alien heroes Armodrillo, WaterHazard, AmpFibian, Terraspin, and NRG from the Ben 10: Ultimate Alien television series, allowing players to tunnel through enemies, unleash water blasts, emit radiation beams, and more while a unique experience system lets them upgrade alien attributes and abilities. The game also provides all-new game enhancements such as Quick Switch, which allows players to switch alien forms faster than ever, and Quick Time Events which creates a cinematic experience that guides players through fierce boss battles and challenging puzzle elements! Next-gen console owners will receive their own exclusive aliens; the quick and fiery Rath for the X360 entertainment system and the immensely strong Fourarms for the PlayStation 3 system.
“To date, each release in the Ben 10 video game franchise has been a high-quality gaming experience that allows our fans to immerse themselves in the Ben 10 universe and play as some of their favorite characters,” said Christina Miller, senior vice president, CNE. “With the release of this fall’s BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN: COSMIC DESTRUCTION, we will once again draw on great content from the new series and bring to life a host of new characters with which our fans can have the ultimate Ben 10 experience on the latest next generation platforms.”
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien follows 16-year-old Ben Tennyson as his secret identity has been revealed to the world and he’s now an international mega-star super hero, loved by kids the world over but distrusted by many adults. Created by Man of Action, the series premiered on Cartoon Network on April 23 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and was the #1 broadcast on all television among boys 6-11 and boys 9-14 in its time period, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. New episodes of the series can be seen each Friday night at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with replays throughout the week.
BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN: COSMIC DESTRUCTION for Nintendo DS is under development by Griptonite Games. All other versions are under development by Papaya Studio Corporation. The game is currently rated “RP” (“Rating Pending”) by the ESRB.
For more information on BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN: COSMIC DESTRUCTION, including game features, screenshots, videos, and downloads in the coming months, please visit: www.Ben10theVideogame.com, the official site of the Ben 10 video game series on consoles and handhelds.
About Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Generator Rex, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as a third party licensing agent through strategic partnerships with Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master for the award-winning Bakugan brand, CAKE Entertainment and Fresh TV for the hit Total Drama franchise and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
D3Publisher is a video game publisher for Wii, Nintendo DS, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. 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. For more information about D3Publisher, please visit: www.d3publisher.us.