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Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle - Brian & Gina are off to England!

The original may never have made it to the UK, but the sequel is heading our way in force.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

For some obscure reason, England is the only country in which the first adventures of Brian & Gina in "Runaway: A Road Adventure" were not released. But adventure fans can now rest assured, the long awaited second episode "Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle" will be distributed in the UK by Ascaron.

Released in 2002, Runaway brought back the success of the point & click adventure game genre. A true heir of the adventure game golden era, Runaway's modern design and tone, unique graphic style, humour and farfetched puzzles made it a huge success with over 600 000 PC units sold in Europe.

Aware of the expectations a sequel to Brian & Gina's adventures would trigger a few years after the first release, Pendulo Studios has taken its time to develop and improve this new episode called The Dream of the Turtle. The team has worked hard with a very clear and precise objective: to make the game better than the original in every way and offer an even funnier and captivating gaming experience.

Players will be able to explore more than 100 different places across the globe, throughout the 6 extensive chapters of this new adventure. In Alaska, Hawaii, under the sea or up in the sky, in the middle of a hostile jungle or on board a huge yacht, you will experience an unforgettable adventure in a rich and varied environment. Pendulo Studios has come up with many juicy puzzles and exciting challenges which can be solved more or less easily depending on the player's level.

With Runaway 2, Pendulo Studios succeeds once again in offering a detailed and polished universe without spoiling the game's cartoon style which gives the game its unquestionable charm, offering many technical improvements thanks to its evolved engine and special effects.

Humour will abound in this adventure filled with allusions and references to movies, comics and video games. Runaway is a true comedy with a hilarious tone, plenty of jokes and some quite fantastic puzzles to solve.

Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle will be available for PC in the third quarter 2006.

"93 Games" a subsidiary label of FHI France, has become, in just a few years one of the leading publishers and distributors of PC games in France. FHI is critically acclaimed and recognized for its savoir-faire and the numerous successes the company has achieved since its creation.

FHI has discovered and supported a large number of games, many of which have become references on the PC game market: hit titles such as Runaway, Trackmania, Cycling Manager, Virtual Skipper. FHI has constantly endeavoured to offer only high quality and original games. Today, FHI is present across Europe and in many countries throughout the world thanks to a strong network of partners and distributors.

FHI is headquartered in Pantin, near Paris, France.

Official Website: http://www.Focus-Home.com/

Ascaron Entertainment GmbH

Ascaron Entertainment is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Port Royale and SACRED.

Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh and Germany and maintains a development studio in Aachen (Germany) and Berlin, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). The UK office provides a bespoke publishing, sales and marketing function to selected European Affiliate label partners. Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries.

For further information about Ascaron Entertainment, please visit http://www.ascaron.com

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