‘Ben 10 Alien Force’ on Xbox Live Arcade and WiiWare

El Segundo, Calif. – Jan. 21, 2010 – Konami Digital Entertainment and Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) announced today that Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex, the latest next-generation installment for the popular Cartoon Network original series, will be available in Q1 2010 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on Nintendo Wiiware™. Utilizing the all-powerful Omnitrix, Ben sets forth to battle a new threat to Earth with 10 alien transformations in the franchise’s first ever-downloadable game for home consoles.

“The console downloadable gaming space is such an amazing frontier to bring content to gamers of all ages,” said Careen Yapp, VP Acquisitions and Franchise Development for Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. “We are fully supporting the online community with a Ben 10 Alien Force game that features the high-energy action and adventure from the series. With new characters and the extensive content, we believe Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex will be one of the most coveted downloadable titles this year.”

“We are excited to partner with Konami to introduce Ben 10 to the downloadable games market and are confident that Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex will deliver on the same exciting experience fans have come to expect from Ben,” said Christina Miller, senior vice president, CNE.  “This will be a great addition to an already successful interactive program that includes multiple console titles and on-line games available on CN.com.”

Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex is an action-puzzle platformer where gamers play as Ben Tennyson with the ability to transform into 10 different aliens. Utilizing the powers of the Omnitrix players will set out to battle a new threat to Earth.  Players transform into Swampfire, Brainstorm, Big Chill, Humongousaur, Echo Echo, Chromastone, Jetray, Spider Monkey, Goop and Lodestar to defeat Hex and his minions, with many surprises along the way. Players will have to utilize each alien during pivotal points in the game to take advantage of their special abilities and unique attributes. Players battle through 15 levels of fast-paced action and alien-specific puzzles to reach the final fight to save the Earth from destruction.

Created by Man of Action and produced at Cartoon Network Studios, episodes from the third season of the Ben 10 Alien Force animated series currently premiere on Friday nights at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network with replays throughout the week.