Official Boulder Dash XL Website Launched

Kalypso Media, and First Star Software, Inc., along with the German development studio Catnip Games, are pleased to announce the official game web site for Boulder Dash®-XL™. Starting today, fans and gamers are invited to enter Rockford™ and Crystal’s world at:

Along with the latest news and an art gallery, visitors will have the chance to view exclusive materials from the game

Boulder Dash®- XL™ is currently in development for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Boulder Dash’s tricky puzzle and dexterity-based gameplay made its debut in the early 80s and continues to entertain its enormous fan base and new players. The game is recognized as one of the best-loved retro games in the history of computer and video gaming. Now Boulder Dash®-XL™ brings this classic back with a hot new look that will take the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC platforms by storm. The game’s core remains unchanged: in a race against time players must collect sparkling diamonds while besting hordes of enemies, while avoiding numerous traps, and keeping an eye out for falling boulders!

Features of Boulder Dash®-XL™ include:

• An updated HD look and feel, featuring 720p graphics
• 4 new game modes (“Arcade”, plus all new “Puzzle”, “Zen” and “Time Challenge”)
• A Retro Mode offering 25 “retro” Caves for a total of five game modes in all
• New scoring mechanism adding new excitement and challenges for High Score hunters
• Four beautiful and varied game worlds
• Over 150 all-new Caves to explore while battling monsters and grabbing gems
• Online Ranking Lists/ Leaderboards
• Achievements support