Maximum Family Games making a splash at E3 with Jett Tailfin

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – (May 29, 2012) – Maximum Games today announced plans to unveil Nintendo’s Wii U™ title, Jett Tailfin™, at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California, June 5-7, 2012. Created and developed by Hoplite Research, LLC and Ilusis Interactive Graphics, Jett Tailfin™ tells the story of a lovable fish who, accompanied by his friends, competes to win a quirky underwater competition.

A first-of-its-kind racing game, Jett Tailfin™ allows players a full range of control with multiple shortcuts and additional landscapes as racers attempt to find the best route to the finish line. Players have the option of challenging friends and choosing from a large variety of different types of fish to race, each mimicking true-to-life attributes of real fish. Examples of some available characters are: Phil A. Salmon ™, Hal Hammerhead ™, Tim Lapia ™, and John Sturgeon ™. Other features include a selection of mini-games such as Clam Ball, Sharks and Minnows, and Fishnet Tag. Additionally, players will attempt to unlock the bonus character, Tom Tsunami ™ – Jett Tailfin’s idol and the fastest fish in the world – and have the opportunity to race as the sea legend himself!

Racers will speed through a variety of environments set up as exotic ecosystems, such as Atlantis Metropolis, Hawaiian Islands, Ship Graveyard, Pirate’s Island, and more. Sea-loving friends such as electric eels and octopuses will attempt to prevent fish from finishing each race, and are utilized by players to gain advantage over their opponents.

Created by Hoplite Research, LLC and Ilusis Interactive Graphics, the characters and effects feature motion-blur shaders and other advanced underwater lighting effects. Combined with family-friendly gameplay and intuitive multiplayer modes, Jett Tailfin™ will make its Wii U debut as one of the few games appropriate for all ages.

“We are excited to team with Maximum Games, a company that understands innovative gameplay” said Manny Granillo, president of Hoplite Research, LLC. “And we are pleased to put forth a game that players 8 to 80 will enjoy!”

E3 is the world’s premier trade show for all computer and video game related products. This year’s expo will again welcome industry experts and enthusiasts around the globe, from software developers, manufacturers, publishers, buyers and retailers to worldwide electronic and print media. E3 takes place June 5-7, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Jett Tailfin™ releases this year for the Wii U system, and the Nintendo 3DS ™ hand-held system. For more information on Maximum Games or Jett Tailfin™ visitwww.maximumgames.com. For more information about E3 visit www.e3expo.com.

About the author:

Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80′s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.

Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.

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