Thu, 07/10/2008

2008 Press Releases

RealNetworks Releases More Top Selling Casual Game Titles on Nintendo® Systems

"Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor" for the Wii and both "Sally's Salon" and "Tropix" for the Nintendo DS soon to be available

NEW YORK — July 11, 2008  —  From the Digital Life Summer Press Preview, digital entertainment services provider, RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced the availability of three best selling PC casual games titles for the Nintendo DS™ system and Wii™ system platforms. For the first time, Real will release one of its hit casual games on the Wii system with "Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor," originally published by RealNetworks for play on the PC and Mac. Additionally, popular game titles "Sally's Salon" and "Tropix" will be added to the lineup of Real's casual titles available on the Nintendo DS system this fall.

"As the number one provider of casual games titles worldwide, RealNetworks is committed to offering the best experiences to casual gamers — whenever and wherever they want to play," said Matt Turetzky, vice president of content and non-PC platforms in the Games Division of RealNetworks. "By bringing these titles to the Wii and Nintendo DS systems, we are able to continue fueling the popularity of casual gaming with an ever-expanding consumer audience."

"Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor" for the Wii
In "Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor" for the Wii, players will hunt the halls of Spooky Manor for hidden objects, return the items to their rightful places and solve a series of brain-bending puzzles to get to the bottom of this eerie mystery. Only those with a keen eye for detail will discover the answers hidden in Spooky Manor. When playing Mortimer Beckett on Wii, players are fully immersed in the game play experience as they point the Wii RemoteTM at items on the screen or shake it to get rid of pesky ghosts. And with the options of single player, head-to-head or co-operative modes, there's always seek and find fun waiting for the whole family, right in the comfort of your own living room.

"Sally's Salon" for the Nintendo DS
"Sally's Salon" DS players will work with Sally to beautify everyone, from little old ladies to punk rockers, moving through 10 unique salon locations in this colorful and engaging challenge. Players direct Sally through a virtual beauty salon by hiring employees and customizing salon services as they wash, dye, cut and style their way through 50 levels of frantic, fashionable fun. In addition, players can buff and trim nails for the perfect manicure and pedicure and touch up eyebrows, eyelashes, and mustaches to create the final look.  Exclusively for the DS, players now have access to new mini games optimized for stylus.

"Tropix" for the Nintendo DS
In "Tropix," DS players escape to a private getaway of gaming fun with 11 entertaining games. Fans of puzzles, adventures, card games, word games and Sudoku will find an island of fun in Tropix. Players compete to win Sand Dollars, shop for décor for their tropical island homes, and travel to exotic locales for new gaming challenges. The DS version offers a wireless two-player gaming option allowing players to challenge their friends to one of their favorite games. In addition, the Stylus component of the DS enables "Tropix" players to become one with the character through optimized Stylus control, delivering a better game play experience all around.

In addition to the Wii and Nintendo DS systems, select RealNetworks titles can be played on most mobile handsets, iPhone, Sony PSP and Facebook platforms.

"Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor" for the Wii System will retail for $39.99 and "Sally's Salon" and "Tropix" for the Nintendo DS System will retail for $29.99.  All three will be available at major videogame retailers nationwide this fall. Consumers can access the PC online versions of these games and an extensive catalog of other casual games titles at and

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SHIFT Communications for RealNetworks



RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system and mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at

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