EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that LeapsterGS™, the ultimate learning video game system, is now available at retail and online. LeapsterGS, the newest addition to the award-winning Leapster® family, is a groundbreaking improvement of Leapster Explorer™. This revolutionary new gaming handheld offers fast-action gameplay packed with rich learning in a sleek and kid-tough design. LeapsterGS keeps kids engaged in learning by putting them in charge of the action with updated features including motion-based play, a built-in camera and video recorder, kid-friendly controls, and a large library of high-quality educational entertainment.
"LeapsterGS is an aspirational learning game solution that both parents and kids will love," said Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog. "Kids will experience fast-paced game-system action, and parents can trust their kids are engaged with age-appropriate educational entertainment. Our learning content is designed by our highly experienced team of learning experts to ensure our library keeps kids immersed in the game as they build important skills."
LeapsterGS comes with the new Escape of the Sillies game, the popular onboard Pet Pad writing game and choice of a free additional download from the LeapFrog App Center.
The LeapFrog LeapsterGS learning video game system delivers the ultimate gaming experience to kids. The faster LF 2000 processor and kid-friendly multi-button controls on LeapsterGS get kids into the action as they build core skills for success in school and in life. Kids are introduced to STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as they complete action-packed challenges to build the ultimate water balloon launcher in the arcade-style game, Disney's Phineas and Ferb. In Kat's Math-errific Magic Show, a new game that helps build number recognition, addition, subtraction and multiplication skills, kids will dive into fast-action gameplay as they help collect frogs that have escaped and scattered backstage during the Big LeapSchool Talent Show. Additionally, parents can select just the right level of difficulty and the type of problems they would like their child to solve.
Ready, Set, Action!
The built-in camera, video recorder and microphone put kids right into the games they play. Exclusive to LeapsterGS, the Escape of the Sillies game transports kids into the game with the built-in camera and face-morphing technology, where they will customize faces of silly monsters while building their math skills. Additionally, the Camera Game Pack includes three different activities that kids can engage in, such as playing a photo journalist as they hunt for photographs and personalizing the game pieces in a matching game to build skills in spelling and math.
Tilt, Turn and Race Through Learning Fun
With the new built-in motion sensor, kids take charge of the action as they tilt, turn and shake their way through games. The T-Rex Rush game makes the most of this new feature and has kids dodging obstacles and dashing through the Arctic, desert and jungle as they keep baby T-Rex on course and practice math skills. Exclusive to LeapsterGS, the Splurgle! game uses the motion sensor to help Splurgle, a raindrop who gets blown off course, navigate his way back home through a maze of pipes as kids learn characteristics of liquids, solids and gases.
A Growing Content Library
LeapFrog has created skills-based, high-quality content that is safe and age-appropriate. The LeapsterGS content library features hundreds of action-packed games, music, videos, eBooks and more. This robust library is a combination of signature LeapFrog educational entertainment content designed by LeapFrog's learning experts, and engaging content curated by LeapFrog from some of the biggest names in children's entertainment. LeapsterGS holds 2GB of memory and is compatible with hundreds of LeapFrog Explorer cartridges and LeapFrog App Center digital content.
LeapsterGS is sold at MSRP $69.99 and is recommended for children 4 to 9 years. Downloads are priced at MSRP $5.00 and up and game cartridges at MSRP $24.99. LeapsterGS is available at leapfrog.com, online and at major retailers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Ireland mid-August, and in other select other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, Thailand and other Asian countries later in the fall. The LeapFrog App Center can be accessed through the LeapFrog Connect Application for the LeapsterGS platform. For more information on LeapsterGS, visit leapfrog.com/LeapsterGS.
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys. The Learning Path, LeapFrog's proprietary online destination for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a child's learning progress and offers recommendations to enhance each child's learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at leapfrog.com.