E3 2007: D3’s E3 lineup, D3 at E3, OMG tee hee hee

See, because D3 and E3 sound so similar, you see what I did there? Nay, enough of this gay banter, it’s time to look at what delights D3 has for us at the E3 Business & Media Summit. Promising a solid lineup, “featuring titles based on top-selling entertainment brands and original intellectual properties,” this publisher is certainly bringing an eclectic and interesting mixture of titles with it to Santa Monica.

With the ever-intriguing Dark Sector leading the charge, D3 will also be showing off its exciting Wii title, Dragon Blade and hopefully giving the PSP a quirky boost with the promising Dead Head Fred . As far as licensed material goes, Naruto fans can look forward to both the DS and the Wii getting an anime fix in the near future, while Cartoon Network’s Ben 10: Protector of Earth will be gracing handhelds, the PS2 and the Wii. For D3’s press release information regarding each one of these games and what we expect to see from them over the next few days, please hit the jump.

D3PUBLISHER OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES SOLID E3 2007 LINE-UP FEATURING TITLES
BASED ON TOP-SELLING ENTERTAINMENT BRANDS AND ORIGINAL INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTIES

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 10, 2007 – D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA)
will showcase titles for gamers of all ages at this year’s E3 Media &
Business Summit, taking place in the Barker Hanger, Santa Monica,
California from July 11-13, 2007. The company’s line-up includes titles
based on popular entertainment brands such as VIZ Media’s hit anime
series SHONEN JUMP(tm) NARUTO(tm) and Cartoon Network Enterprises’ Ben
10, as well as innovative offerings for the PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer
entertainment system, the PSP(r) (PlayStation(r)Portable) system, the
Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and
Nintendo DS(tm) and Wii(tm) home video game system from Nintendo.

D3Publisher of America’s Game Line-Up Includes:

Dark Sector(tm) – An all-new and original action-thriller designed
exclusively for next-generation consoles, Dark Sector thrusts players
into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a
dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a
deadly Cold War secret.  Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to
find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him
inhuman abilities and he must learn to evolve along with his powers, to
survive and to become a hero.  A dark, gritty experience packed with
fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story; Dark Sector
is anticipated for release in Q1 2008 for the PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer
entertainment system and the Xbox 360(tm) video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft.

NARUTO(tm): Clash of Ninja(tm) Revolution – Based on the hit series
currently airing on Cartoon Network, NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution
is an original Wii game exclusive to the North American Market and will
include characters that have never been featured in the Clash of Ninja
game series.  The game will follow the storyline of the television
series and will take advantage of the Wii Remote(tm) in fast-paced ninja
action for up to four players in nine different gameplay modes. The next
generation in NARUTO games will also include all new character
animations, new interactive environments and special mini-games created
exclusively for the Wii Remote.  Co-published by TOMY Corporation and
D3PA, NARUTO: Clash of Ninja Revolution is anticipated for release this
fall.

Dead Head Fred(tm) – Created specifically for the PSP system, Dead Head
Fred
draws players into an original 1940’s inspired alternative universe
where players will experience an innovative and refreshing twist on
Action gameplay as they collect, upgrade and switch heads on the fly to
strategically fight enemies in a story of revenge and redemption.  As
private detective Fred Neuman, savagely murdered and then resurrected in
a bizarre scientific experiment without his memory or his head, players
embark on a quest for vengeance as they solve their own murder by using
the severed heads of enemies to battle their way through challenging but
bizarre environments. Dead Head Fred is anticipated for release on
August 28, 2007.

Ben 10
(tm): Protector of Earth – Players will take on the role of
Cartoon Network’s popular everyday-kid-turned-alien-hero, Ben Tennyson.
Using the power of the Omnitrix which has embedded itself on Ben’s
wrist, players will be able to battle as one of five popular alien
heroes from the show.  By taking on these amazing powers, players can
battle to save the world through the game’s diverse challenges, puzzles
and skirmishes.  Ben 10: Protector of Earth is anticipated for release
this fall for the Wii(tm), PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment
system, Nintendo DS(tm) portable handheld system and PSP system.

Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire(tm) – Designed specifically for the Wii
system, Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire is a 3rd person action-adventure
game where players unleash the magical powers of a fierce dragon,
creating a unique and visually stunning weapon through their sword and
arms.  Players will utilize an intuitively designed, two-handed Wii
control scheme and use both arms simultaneously to emulate the dragon’s
arms, wings, tail, fire and more as they embark on an epic fantasy
adventure in more than 20 unique environments in 6 visually stunning
worlds.  Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire is anticipated for release this
fall
NARUTO(tm): Path of the Ninja – Following the story line from the
Cartoon Network television show, Naruto: Path of the Ninja for Nintendo
DS(tm) will allow players to explore the Village Hidden in the Leaves
and the world of Naruto as they roam across forests, fields, rivers and
mountains.  Along the way players will encounter bosses and enemies that
they must use their special techniques to defeat.  Each of the 6
playable characters will possess a unique time-based combat system and
players will train their Ninja team to learn more than 90 different
Jutsu techniques.   Co-published by TOMY Corporation and D3PA, NARUTO:
Path of the Ninja
is anticipated for release this fall.
Jim Sterling