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Monster Lab for the Wii, Gauntlet for the DS and Chimps Ahoy! for the iPhone will be at Foundation 9's Penny Arcade Expo booth when the show kicks off at the end of the week. Monster Lab is a story-driven role-playing game based in Uncanny Valley. Players take on the role of an apprentice scientist who conducts experiments to create monsters from the games more than 150 monster parts. Gauntlet DS is a Backbone Entertainment developed remake of the original arcade coin-op. The game will include overhauled graphics, new attacks and powers and a new experience-based combat system. The game also supports local and Wi-Fi multiplay for up to four players. You can play cooperatively in through the game or against one another in three competitive modes. Chimps Ahoy! is a puzzle iPhone title currently out on the App Store. I'm not sure about Monster Lab, but the remake of Gauntlet sounds like it has quite a lot of potential, especially since it has Wi-Fi coop play.Foundation 9 Showcases Monster Lab, Gauntlet(TM) and Chimps Ahoy! at Penny Arcade Expo Games developed by Backbone Entertainment and Griptonite Games IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Foundation 9 Entertainment today announced that it will showcase Monster Lab for the Wii(TM), Gauntlet(TM) for Nintendo DS(TM) and Chimps Ahoy! for the iPhone(R) at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), taking place Aug. 29-31 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, Wash. The games are in development by two of the company's studios, Backbone Entertainment and Griptonite Games, and will be playable by attendees at the Foundation 9 booth, #854. Backbone Entertainment's forthcoming original title, Monster Lab, is a story-based RPG/action hybrid set in the eerie, supernatural world of Uncanny Valley, where the evil Baron Mharti rules the region with a cruel hand. Players take on the role of an apprentice scientist who must perform a vast array of intricate experiments to create their very own monster from over 150 available monster parts. Bringing these creations to life, gamers can explore the land as they search for ingredients to make more monster parts, hunt down other monsters to defeat in combat and uncover fun quests and challenges as they attempt to vanquish the evil baron and liberate the villagers of Uncanny Valley. Also developed by Backbone Entertainment, Gauntlet(TM) for the Nintendo DS is a feature rich game that stays true to the retro gameplay of the original arcade coin-op while boasting an updated look, additional attacks and powers, and a new experience-based combat system. The game also supports local and Wi-Fi support for four-player cooperative play, as well as three competitive multiplayer modes. Both Monster Lab and Gauntlet are co-published by Eidos, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in North America. For more information on Monster Lab, please visit Griptonite Games' original iPhone title, Chimps Ahoy! will also be on display and playable at the show. Chimps Ahoy! is a fast-paced, brick-breaking game where coconuts are bounced back and forth between two player-controlled Chimps on either side of the screen, using the Multi-Touch display. The game is currently available on the Apple App Store. In addition to the games on display, Foundation 9 will hold raffles and have a recruiting presence at the company's booth. Numerous company representatives are also slated to participate in panels at the show.

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