Source: Press Release
EDISON, N.J. – October 17, 2011 – Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Hulk Hogan, global sensation, wrestling icon and TNA’s IMPACT WRESTLING Superstar, participated in the NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony October 14, 2011 at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square. Hulk Hogan stood side by side with several key Majesco Entertainment executives to ring the Closing Bell in honor of the launch of Majesco Entertainment’s Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, the first full-body motion-based wrestling video game. Hulk Hogan’s Main Event launched exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
“We are proud to have been able to celebrate the launch of our game ‘Hulk Hogan’s Main Event’ by having the one-and-only Hulk Hogan himself ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell,” said Jesse Sutton, CEO of Majesco Entertainment. “We are committed to bringing well-known brands to market as fun and dynamic games that span all platforms, from gaming consoles that provide a new element of full-body interactivity like the Kinect for Xbox 360, to online, social and mobile mediums as well.”
Majesco Entertainment, a publically traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange since 2003, will be releasing its most compelling holiday line-up to date including Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, Zumba® Fitness 2, Twister Mania, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Camping Mama, and Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic. Majesco has seen tremendous success with its Zumba® Fitness video game franchise. Zumba® Fitness is the best-selling fitness video game of 2011 with more than 3 million copies sold worldwide and the sequel, Zumba® Fitness 2, is slated to launch in November 2011. Additionally, Majesco Entertainment created a global phenomenon with its Cooking Mama video game franchise, which is the best-selling third-party Nintendo DS franchise of all time. The Cooking Mama franchise includes nine physical titles that together have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.
Majesco Entertainment is an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented titles on leading console and portable systems as well as digital, mobile and social platforms. In its more than 24-year history, the company has published over 250 video game titles. Its diverse product portfolio provides multiple opportunities to capitalize on the large and growing installed base of digital entertainment platforms and an increasing number of digital entertainment enthusiasts. Majesco Entertainment sells its products primarily to large retail chains, specialty retail stores, video game rental outlets and distributors. The company also sells its products internationally through distribution agreements with international publishers.
For more information about Majesco Entertainment and its line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as online, social networks and mobile devices. Product highlights include Zumba® Fitness, Cooking Mama™, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Hulk Hogan’s Main Event. The company’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ with offices in San Francisco, CA, Bristol, UK, and a social games development studio in Foxboro, MA. More info can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.
About Hulk Hogan
From the moment he first stepped into a wrestling ring, Hulk Hogan changed the face of sports-entertainment forever. With his 24-inch pythons and unrivaled charisma that sparked the “Hulkamania” phenomenon, Hogan helped turn wrestling into must-see theater and took the industry to heights never before imagined. During his heyday, Hogan’s popularity with fans bordered on fanaticism, and, even today, he is one of the most recognizable people in the world. A 12-time World Champion in the ring, Hogan was dominant through the 1980s and 1990s, and he enjoyed a career pinnacle later in the ‘90s, as he led the controversial New World Order (nWo) in its attempt to take over WCW. A 2005 inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, Hulk Hogan is one of the greatest superstars to ever lace up boots, and his impact on sports-entertainment is second to none. Hulk Hogan made an epic return to the world of professional wrestling when he joined Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling (TNA) in January of 2010. TNA is the #1 wrestling company in the world, and their weekly show, IMPACT WRESTLING, on Spike TV is an especially strong performer with young men.
About TNA Wrestling
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling, airing in over 120 countries worldwide. Join Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam, AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, Sting, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts and the no-limits X-Division for “IMPACT WRESTLING” every Thursday night at 9:00 pm ET/PT on SPIKE TV.
For more information on IMPACT WRESTLING, visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com.