(November 18, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Legendary Digital are converting iPhone and iPod touch-users’ fingers into deadly chain blades, razor-sharp shurikens and lethal katanas in “Ninja Assassin,” a brutal, action-packed game unleashed today on the App store. “Ninja Assassin” is a stealthy side scrolling hack n’ slash action game featuring an innovative touch-based, gesture control scheme. The player controls a single combatant against a number of different mobs and bosses identical to the primary enemies found in the “Ninja Assassin” movie. The gameplay is intense yet intuitive, while the gesture system allows the player to pull off stunning attacks that provide rich, over-the-top visuals along with a feeling of empowerment. The game follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world, after he was taken from the streets as a child and transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. Haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free and vanishes. Now he waits in the shadows, preparing to exact his revenge. “Ninja Assassin’s” story mode is designed around the film narrative and organized into four acts. In addition to story mode, players can experience the ultimate challenge of “survival mode” where they must outlast wave after wave of enemies. Players can then upload and share their high scores online within the game or post to their Facebook page for the world to see. Game Features: • “Intense 3rd-Person Combat” – Visceral “Hit-point” system allows player to sever enemy limbs • “Intuitive Hack-n-Slash Gameplay” – Gesture-based combat controls enable the user to attack with a simple swipe of the finger • “Engaging Story” – Featuring 12 action-packed levels spanning over 4 harrowing acts - separated by original hand-painted artwork inspired by the film • “Stunning Visuals” – Showing-off highly stylized, vector-based character models • “Global Leaderboards” – Player can rank themselves against the rest of the world • “Personalized Playlist” – Listen to your own music while slicing and dicing your way through the game • “Multiplayer Mini-Game” – Using Bluetooth connectivity, fling razor-sharp shurikens from one device to the other For more information on the “Ninja Assassin” game click here http://iphone.warnerbros.com/ninjaassasingame/ Due to the graphic nature of the app, “Ninja Assassin” is intended for mature audiences 17 years of age and older. The motion picture “Ninja Assassin” comes to theaters November 25. “Ninja Assassin” stars Rain and Naomie Harris, directed by James McTeigue and produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski Brothers). About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) manages Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s electronic distribution over existing, new and emerging digital platforms, including pay-per-view, electronic sell-through, video-on-demand, wireless and more. WBDD also oversees the WBHEG’s worldwide digital strategy, partnerships in digital services and emerging new clients and business activities in the digital space. About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles. About Legendary Digital Legendary Digital is a division of Legendary Pictures, an independent production company founded in 2004 to create, develop, co-produce and co-finance major motion pictures. The company currently enjoys a unique strategic partnership with Warner Bros. Legendary develops its own projects in-house in addition to selectively partnering on the development and production of Warner Bros. initiated projects. Productions to date include "The Hangover," "The Dark Knight,” "300," "Superman Returns," “Batman Begins" and "Watchmen." Future productions include; “Gears of War,” to be directed by Len Wiseman based upon the Epic Games franchise; a film adaptation of Blizzard Interactive's "Warcraft" universe to be directed by Sam Raimi; and "Clash of the Titans," to be directed by Louis Leterrier. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
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