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Deep Silver to Publish Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion in EU

posted 3 Aug 2011, 07:47 by Knuckles Sonic8   [ updated 3 Aug 2011, 07:49 ]
3rd August, 2011 – Hampshire, UK -
Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and Californian developer Papaya Studio today announced that they have concluded a publishing agreement, according to which Deep Silver will release the action adventure Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion for Nintendo 3DS™ in Europe.

Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion will feature a large cast of popular characters from Cartoon Network’s original program. Developed by Papaya Studios, it is the network’s first-ever all-star brawler and is set to make its debut in Europe on Nintendo 3DS this autumn. Players will be able to choose from a variety of characters from eleven of Cartoon Network’s favourite shows including Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, The PowerPuff Girls, Samurai Jack and many more.

“A great range of Cartoon Network's most popular characters are featured in our exciting action adventure game," said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. “We really look forward to cooperating with Papaya Studio to release Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion as Deep Silver’s very first title for Nintendo 3DS."

Turner CN Enterprises, the L&M arm of Cartoon Network Original content across EMEA, is extremely excited about this deal. Maria Rosaria Milone, Commercial Director of EMEA Licensing, Turner CN Enterprises comments, “We’re delighted to be working with Deep Silver on the release of Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion for Nintendo 3DS™. The product is a great showcase opportunity for the characters from our CN Originals portfolio and the video game offers an exciting new way to engage with our fans across EMEA.“

Further details on the game will be released soon.

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.

Deep Silver has published more than 100 games since 2003, including the Chernobyl shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and Prison Break: The Conspiracy, the action adventure based on the popular TV series, plus own brands like the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, successful adventures such as the Secret Files series and Lost Horizon, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, and the role-playing game Risen. Deep Silver has announced more upcoming highlights such as Dead Island, the worldwide highly anticipated zombie slasher / action RPG and Risen 2, the sequel to the hit RPG. For more information please visit

About Papaya Studio
Papaya Studio is an independent video game developer based out of Southern California. Founded in 1999, Papaya Studio is recognized by many in the industry as one of the most innovative and talented development companies to emerge in recent times. Staffed with experienced and seasoned team members, with a combined experience of over 20 years, Papaya Studio offers a complete development solution, including video and sound production, motion capture, localization, as well as marketing materials with after-sales support. Papaya possesses internally developed and state-of-the-art proprietary technology that reduces the time to develop and market games, generates revenues as well as increasing product scalability, and differentiates Papaya Studio in the marketplace. Highly competitive, Papaya Studio utilizes every available resource to focus on producing the highest-quality product within the required timeframe.

Since founded, Papaya Studio has gone on to develop over a dozen successful and high profile titles such as Top Gear: Dare Devil, Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey, Toy  Story Mania!, Coraline, Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction, and most recently Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion for the 3DS. For more information please visit  

About Turner CN Enterprises
Turner CN Enterprises, the licensing division of Turner Broadcasting, is now responsible for six key business areas across the EMEA region including Consumer Products, Events, Brand Licensing, DVD, Non Linear and Mobile. The business is charged with building consumer product franchises for Turners children’s properties and adults brands and characters from the channel's growing library of award-winning original programming. Turner CN Enterprises also works to secure and support long-term licensee partnerships across all key merchandising categories including DVD and EST (Electronic Sell Through) content on mobile and online platforms.  The division currently offers consumer product programs for an array of animation franchises including Ben 10, Generator Rex, Bakugan, Hero 108, The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and Robotboy. It also licenses brands including Adult Swim, CNN and Turner Classic Movies.