505 GAMES LAUNCHES THREE NEW TITLES FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

505 Games is today proud to announce it is launching a new range of Nintendo DS™ titles that introduce interactive ways to learn while having fun. Aimed at pre-school children, these educational titles can be played by parents alongside their little ones or adults can leave kids to play alone, safe in the knowledge they’re improving their reading, spelling and number skills.

The I Did it Mum! brand was a runaway success when it first launched on Nintendo DS last November and this year the series is back with all-new mini-games and challenges to keep young ones entertained. What’s more, I Did it Mum! 2 will be joined by I Did it Mum! Picture Book; an interactive story book that’s full of fun activities.

I Did it Mum! 2 comes in two different versions: Boy and Girl. Alongside 13 fresh mini-games, each version includes five exclusive games that will specifically appeal to either gender. So, girls will be counting flowers, while boys get to grips with speeding motor cars. Both versions will help pre-school children to develop vital skills, including counting and reading, thanks to fun bursts of gameplay featuring charming characters and colourful graphics.

Meanwhile, I Did it Mum! Picture Book is a new spin-off of the popular series featuring eight different delightful stories based on classic European and Asian fairy tales. As well as offering youngsters the opportunity to improve their reading, Picture Book also contains interactive drawings for players to colour in and fun mini games to keep inquisitive minds busy. Finally, for parents who want to read the stories to their children, there’s an option to turn off the in-game narration; perfect for a spot of bedtime storytelling.

“There’s a definite gap in the market for titles aimed at a pre-schoolers, particularly on Nintendo DS,” said Rowan Tafler, Global Brand Manager, 505 Games.“The popularity of the original I Did it Mum! shows that parents are looking for games to entertain and educate their children, so we fully expect I Did it Mum! 2 and I Did it Mum! Picture Book to build on its fantastic success.”

I Did it Mum! 2 Boy and Girl versions, alongside I Did it Mum! Picture Book, are released exclusively for Nintendo DS in Europe on November 7th.

I DID IT MUM! 2 KEY FEATURES

· 18 different mini-games

· Five exclusive boy or girl-themed mini-games in each version

· New pet companion: cat, dog or chick

· Up to six birthday or memorable dates can be added to a special diary

· Fully controlled with the touch screen

I DID IT MUM! PICTURE BOOK KEY FEATURES

· Eight picture books with traditional stories

· Bonus mini-games

· Narration can be muted so parents can read to their children

· Interactive illustrations to stimulate and excite children’s curiosity

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About 505 Games

505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk


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