D3Publisher Announces Cradle of Rome for Nintendo D

The Ancient Roman Empire will rise again when D3Publisher (D3P) brings the PC casual games brand Cradle of Rome to Nintendo DS this fall. Players will re-create the legendary city of old using a unique variation of the much loved Match-3 puzzle mechanic to build more than 20 masterpieces of the Ancient Roman architecture. More than 100 mind-bending levels, each with its own puzzle board design, will call for players to use a different strategy each time to build and conquer their way to become Emperor. Cradle of Rome is slated to ship to North American retail stores on November 18, 2008.

In Cradle of Rome, players can build more than 20 historical sites from 5 different eras of Ancient Roman architecture by gathering resources such as wood, tools, gold and more by matching rows of 3 or more on the puzzle board and obtaining as many as possible before the time runs out. The more resources players gather, the faster they can build the city from a lowly saw mill and progress to historical monuments such as the Temple of Venus and eventually the mighty Coliseum. Multiple gameplay modes offer various degrees of difficulty and a vast array of bonus tools adds even more incentive to continue the game and eventually become Emperor.

Cradle of Rome has been developed by and is currently rated "E" (Everyone - Alcohol Reference) by the ESRB.

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