SOURCE: MumboJumbo

March 10, 2008 10:59 ET

MumboJumbo Declares Open Season on Chickens in North America

Chicken Hunter for the Nintendo DS™ Launches at Retailers Nationwide

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - Usually March brings the opening of spring turkey season to Texas, but this year, it's chicken season. MumboJumbo has opened season on zany and mischievous chickens nationwide with the launch of Chicken Hunter for the Nintendo DS™.

Developed by phenomedia, Chicken Hunter asks players to use their allotted ammunition to shoot incoming birds to earn points before time runs out. The more difficult a chicken is to target, the more points it is worth. Chicken Hunter features three game play modes: Classic Shooter, Puzzle and combined Puzzle and Shooter. There are also two un-lockable bonus games for players to enjoy.

Chicken Hunter originally launched in Germany as Moorhuhn X and quickly developed a league of fans who found the zany and precocious chickens entertaining and comical. Bringing the mischief and mayhem to the Nintendo DS™ will certainly broaden the game's already impressive audience. According to VG Chartz, the Nintendo DS™ has sold 67.54 million units to become the leading console among players -- 21 million units have been sold in the U.S. alone.

"Chicken Hunter is not only a fun game, but we feel that it meets the needs of our target demographic while bringing quality content to the Nintendo DS platform," said Mark Cottam, CEO of MumboJumbo.

With a new report from the Entertainment Software Association finding that 38 percent of gamers are female, and the majority of female gamers are playing the Nintendo DS™, Chicken Hunter should prove to be a perfect fit for the casual game market.

Chicken Hunter retails for $19.99 and is rated 'E 10+' for mild cartoon violence. The game is available at retailers across North America and is also available at www.mumbojumbo.com.

About MumboJumbo

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, MumboJumbo LLC™ is a worldwide publisher, developer and mass marketer of premium casual games for PCs and game consoles. MumboJumbo games are downloadable at its website as well as key game portals, or purchased at retail through mass merchants, computer retailers and specialty outlets. MumboJumbo owns and operates studios located in Dallas and Vladivostok, Russia, and publishes and distributes software through its subsidiaries worldwide. For more information please visit our website at www.mumbojumbo.com.

About phenomedia publishing gmbh

phenomedia publishing gmbh is one of Europe's leading casual game developers and publishers. Up until today phenomedia has sold about 9 million copies of casual games cross-platform. With the tremendous success of the "Moorhuhn" series of games phenomedia is widely regarded as the inventor of casual gaming in Europe. phenomedia recently extended its services with the introduction of "Bella & Ben" gaming portal which combines lifestyle content and casual games as well as the introduction of the retail casual games series "Einfach Spielen" (Just Playing) in the German speaking market.

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