JOIN FORCES WITH LEGENDARY POKÉMON IN POKÉMON RANGER: GUARDIAN SIGNS THIS WINTER

Get ready for an exciting adventure in the third instalment of the action-packed Pokémon Ranger Series: Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs as it arrives across Europe for the Nintendo DS family of consoles on 5th November 2010.

Take on the role of a Pokémon Ranger tasked with protecting the local people and wild Pokémon from the nasty Pokémon Pinchers with the help of your partner, Ukulele Pichu. To save the land from the powers of darkness, join forces with the Legendary Pokémon and stop the Pokémon Pinchers from their evil plans!

Capture and befriend Pokémon by circling them with the Capture Styler on the Nintendo DS Touch Screen. Pokémon that you befriend will support you on your adventure by using their abilities to clear obstacles that stand in your way or by helping you capture even stronger Pokémon. For the first time in the series, you can call Pokémon to your aid by drawing their Ranger Sign on the Nintendo DS Touch Screen. There are many Pokémon available to support you, as well as a number of Legendary Pokémon, including Raikou, Entei and Suicune.

As a Pokémon Ranger, your day will often involve being sent on a Mission, which may involve finding a missing person, stopping a natural disaster, or protecting the peace in another dramatic way. If you are successful and complete the Mission, then the game story will advance. Each chapter in the game features a series of dynamic tasks and puzzle-solving challenges using the powers of the Pokémon. For example, you may call upon a Pokémon in the Water-group to help put out a fire.

You can also enjoy the Wireless Multiplayer Missions with up to three other Pokémon Rangers by using the Nintendo DS Local Wireless Connection. From 5th November two Special Missions,“Protect the Blue Sphere” and“Deoxys and the Odd Temple” will be available for a limited time via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Take on the Special Mission“Deoxys and the Odd Temple” with friends via the Local Wireless Connection and once cleared send Deoxys to your copy of Pokémon Diamond Version, Pokémon Pearl Version, Pokémon Platinum Version, Pokémon HeartGold Version or Pokémon SoulSilver Version.

So, put 5th November 2010 firmly into your diary, as Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs will be coming to Europe for you to enjoy.

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For further information, please contact…

Lewis Digby

Junior Public Relations Manager

Lewis.Digby@nintnedo.co.uk

About Pokémon:

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.

For more information about Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, visit www.pokemon.com.

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii TM home console and Nintendo DS TM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System TM , Nintendo has sold more than 3.4 billion video games and more than 565 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi TM and Nintendo DSi TM XL, as well as the Game Boy TM , Game Boy Advance, Super NES TM , Nintendo 64 TM and Nintendo GameCube TM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario TM , Donkey Kong TM , Metroid TM , Zelda TM and Pokémon TM . A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.


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