ALIEN INVASIONS, PERPLEXING PUZZLES AND A MATHEMATICS LOVING VAMPIRE

28th February 2011: In Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 2 on WiiWare this week, learning and playing make the perfect combination. With the help of a little vampire, Freddy, you’ll find solving mathematics problems is child’s play! And if you enjoy Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 2, be sure to look out for the release of higher Maths grades on WiiWare over the course of the coming weeks.

On Virtual Console this week is Bomberman Hero, a single player action game which will see you flying, swimming, shooting and bombing your way through the galaxy on your mission to save Princess Millian.

Nintendo DSiWare this week sees players being tasked with a visual conundrum in the form of Puzzle to Go Sightseeing, while The Seller is fun card game with a few simple rules that offers a brain-teasing test of your intelligence. Prefer some more fast paced action, then look no further than Monster Buster Club, where your mission is to prevent an alien invasion.

WiiWare - Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 2 (Tivola, 800 Wii Points)

In Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 2,“pupils” team up with a little vampire, Freddy, to solve maths problems together. By partnering with Freddy and supported by the tips and advice offered along the way, Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 2 motivates children and helps them learn about the world of mathematics in a fun and accessible way. And as a reward for all your hard work, you will discover the ability to unlock new levels to a fun, bonus game!

WiiWare Demo**– Lead the MeerkatsTM (Lapland Studio)

Virtual Console– Bomberman Hero (HUDSON SOFT, 1000 Wii Points)

Popular hero, Bomberman, returns in his own full-on action game - Bomberman Hero! When a spaceship crash-lands on Planet Bomber, Bomberman journeys to the Peace Mountains to investigate and encounter Pibot, the dazed robot pilot.

According to Pibot, the evil Garaden Empire carried out an attack on Primus Star, kidnapping Princess Millian from Pibot's escape ship in the process. Bomberman’s mission becomes clear and he vows to save the princess, even if he has to travel the length of the galaxy to do it!

Equipped with an infinite supply of bombs, Bomberman’s search for the princess takes him to five planets, reuniting him with his old friend Louie and

uncovering all-new items and a variety of upgrades to aid him in his quest. Are you ready to help Bomberman succeed in his mission?

Nintendo DSiWare– Puzzle to Go Sightseeing* (Tivola, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Puzzle to Go Sightseeing is a jigsaw puzzle game for those who like to be challenged when on the move! Faced with perplexing imagery, your challenge is to solve the puzzles in order to create beautiful motifs... wherever and whenever you like.

Each motif is available in three different degrees of difficulty (from a 68, 88 or 130 piece jigsaw) and players will collect stars for each completed jigsaw puzzle, thereby releasing new images to enjoy.

You can even decide for yourself which images you wish to puzzle together because Puzzle to Go Sightseeing allows you to puzzle together all the images from your Nintendo DSi photoalbum.

Nintendo DSiWare– The Seller (CIRCLE Ent., 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

In The Seller, you play a down and out big-time boss, who has hit the small- time after your company was forced into bankruptcy by an underhand competitor. Your aim is to get revenge...a dish best served cold over a drink and a game of cards at a high-class bar. Are you ready to rebuild your fortune and show your competitor who is boss? This is a witty card game with a few simple rules to test your intelligence.

Nintendo DSiWare– Monster Buster Club (Nordcurrent, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)

Earth is about to be invaded by evil aliens and their first stop is Singletown. However, they haven’t reckoned on the abilities of the Monster Buster Club, who are on hand to save the day! Join Cathy, Danny, Sam and Chris in this exciting adventure game, based on the hit animated TV series Monster Buster Club, and help stop these troublemakers from taking over.

With four playable characters, a wide variety of puzzles and challenges to overcome and exciting gameplay features to test your speed and timing, Monster Buster Club offers a fun-fuelled adventure game for players of all ages.

As the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are continually updated with exciting and refreshing games and applications, make sure you keep checking the Nintendo Channel, Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop for all the latest news and releases on already available and upcoming Virtual Console, WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare titles.

Be sure to also check out Nintendo of Europe's WiiWare portal, which functions as the main hub for the latest WiiWare news and game sites, while at the same time providing the perfect entry point for newcomers to the service. Weekly and all-time Top 10 lists show which WiiWare titles the UK Club Nintendo members are currently downloading most, and which are the most popular of all time.

The portal also provides step-by-step tutorials explaining how to connect the Wii console to the Internet and how to download WiiWare games, as well as a video showing how to use Nintendo Points. Visit wiiware.co.uk for all the details.

Downloaded games can be saved to Wii's internal memory or SD card and added to the console's Wii Menu or SD Card Menu for anytime easy access.

* Please note that elements of this software may have been featured in previously released software.

** WiiWare demos offer players the ability to trial select WiiWare games without using up any of their Wii Points, giving players the enjoyment of testing out the game before ultimately deciding whether to download the full version of the game or not. WiiWare demos are currently available for download via a dedicated list on wiiware.nintendo.co.uk as well as on the Wii Shop Channel itself.

For further information on each of this week’s games please contact:

Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 2 Puzzle to Go Sightseeing Tivola Ralph Marko marko@tivola.de

The Seller

CIRCLE Ent. Chris Chau info@cir-ent.com

Monster Buster Club

Nordcurrent Alexander Bravve pr@nordcurrent.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™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, 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™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. 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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