BEYBLADE: Evolution for Nintendo 3DS Spins Onto Retail Shelves Today

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BEYBLADE: Evolution for Nintendo 3DS™ Spins Onto Retail Shelves

BEYBLADE Makes its Nintendo 3DS Debut, Exclusive Wing Pegasus 90WF Battle Top Packed in with Collector’s Edition

Los Angeles, CA – October 29, 2013 – Let it rip! Rising Star Games announced that BEYBLADE: Evolution for the Nintendo 3DS™ is now available at retailers nationwide, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Designed to maximize the unique features of the Nintendo 3DS system, BEYBLADE: Evolution brings whole new ways of playing to the BEYBLADE fan. The game is available in two versions: a standalone Nintendo 3DS edition, and, in collaboration with Hasbro, a collector’s edition which includes an exclusive, six-piece BEYBLADE Wing Pegasus 90WF Battle Top previously unavailable outside of Japan.

BEYBLADE is one of the world’s biggest brands, with 200 million toys sold worldwide to date, and the all-new anime TV series BEYBLADE: Shogun Steel debuted this fall to top ratings. Taking place after the Metal Saga, BEYBLADE: Shogun Steel features new characters, new spirits, and new battling experiences in an action-packed expansion of the smash hit BEYBLADE universe. BEYBLADE: Evolution includes elements from the new series and bridges the storyline between the Metal Saga and Shogun Steel, including an opportunity for players to unlock the next-generation Samurai Ifrit W145CF BEYBLADE Battle Top for use in-game.

Developed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS, BEYBLADE: Evolution lets players launch their in-game BEYBLADE, using the gyro and motion sensors and manipulating the viewing angle with the AR camera for precise control and adjustment. Players engage in real-time multiplayer battles or follow the Story Mode campaign unlocking new parts and information to fine-tune their tops in the Bey Factory. Battle your friends in the faithfully recreated virtual arenas, or in one of the brand new arenas. BEYBLADE: Evolution is also compatible with the new Nintendo 2DS handheld system.

“BEYBLADE has such a devoted following worldwide, we wanted to create a game that would add even more depth and fun to the BEYBLADE experience,” said Martin Defries, president of Rising Star Games. “We think the fans and newcomers alike will be genuinely thrilled with BEYBLADE: Evolution.”

BEYBLADE: Evolution is available now as a Collector’s Edition, with the exclusive, limited edition Wing Pegasus 90WF Battle Top for a suggested price of $39.95, and as a Solus edition for $29.95.

To keep up to date with all the BEYBLADE: Evolution news, visit www.beybladethegame.com.

About Nelvana Enterprises
Nelvana Enterprises is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. The Company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About d-rights Inc.
d-rights Inc. is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, one of the world’s biggest general trading company, handling entertainment content for a variety of Media, offering services in every aspect of content business including production, rights management, financing and merchandising. Check our properties at http://www.d-rights.com.

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. The Hub TV Network is part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), in the U.S. Through the Company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” Learn more at www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Rising Star Games
Rising Star Games USA, based in Los Angeles, CA, with a head office in the United Kingdom, distributes interactive entertainment software in North American and European territories for PC, Microsoft Xbox 360™, Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™ and Wii™, Sony PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita system, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system via digital download and major retailers. More information on Rising Star Games and their list of products can be found at www.risingstargames.com.

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Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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