METROID, STARRY SKIES, TETRIS, FACE EXERCISING AND MUCH MORE COMING UP SOON FOR Wii AND NINTENDO DS CONSOLES!

14TH July 2010: With summer in full swing, Nintendo looks ahead to a packed line-up of game launches for Wii and the family of Nintendo DS consoles over the next three months.

Fans of the classic Metroid franchise will be delighted as Metroid: Other M - words that many have been waiting to hear, arrives in Europe on 3rd September. Fans will see Samus Aran as never before as she returns in an unprecedented collaboration which blends the slick, action-packed production of the Team Ninja development team, with the game design talents of the creators of the original Metroid.

The handheld phenomenon that is DRAGON QUEST ® IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies TM is also making its long awaited arrival to European shores, and you only have a matter of weeks to wait. One of the biggest games ever to hit the Nintendo DS family of consoles, it has all the elements of an instant classic: customisation options, a great story, and the ability to share a nearly limitless experience with friends. Developed by Square Enix Co., Ltd and launching imminently on 23rd July European fans will get to feel&experience the mechanics that has made this game such a true social phenomenon in Japan.

If you dream of becoming the latest Picasso or fancy brushing up on your artistic skills, now’s your chance as the Nintendo DS Touch Screen will transform into your very own canvas as Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with step-by-step training launches across Europe on 6th August, whatever your ability, you’ll find the step-by-step approach to lessons easy to follow. Art Academy offers lessons and art materials to get you started on your initial artistic journey, as well as containing more advanced art courses for those more adventurous artists, wanting to take their art to the next level.

More than 25 years after the launch of the first-ever Tetris ® game, Nintendo launches Tetris Party Deluxe across Europe on 3rd September 2010 for both Wii and Nintendo DS. This exciting new version of Tetris Party will thrill both old-time Tetris fans and newcomers to the genre, as more than 20 new modes, online battles and multiplayer excitement have been squeezed into this fun-packed game ensuring hours of puzzling to get through. Get ready to be the master of your own puzzle world and create your own puzzles as well as track your progress using in-game statistics that award more than 130 achievements.

Nintendo helped you to train your brain with Dr Kawashima's Brain Training series of games, and now help is on the hand if daily life is tiring you out– or more specifically tiring your face out!

Face Training, out on 24th September contains a series of gentle daily exercises to target specific areas of your face and neck. The exercises have all been designed by celebrated Japanese beautician&specialist in the Muscles of Facial Expression - Fumiko Inudo, and could help retain a face rich with vitality and facial expression. Put your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL on the included stand and the built-in camera will show a mirror-like image of you as you perform the exercises.

Love film noir? Love mystery novels, but want influence over the plot? Get your detective head on for Last Window: The Secret of Cape West which launches exclusively on Nintendo DS family of consoles on 17th September 2010. Those familiar with Hotel Dusk: Room 215 on Nintendo DS will remember Kyle Hyde - the dark and mysterious character who now returns in Last Window: The Secret of Cape West for another quest to discover the truth. Last Window is a thrilling and challenging interactive novel packed with hidden mysteries which players must unravel one piece at a time. Just like a great book, players will not only need to hold the Nintendo DS vertically, but will find the ever-twisting storyline so captivating they’ll not want to put it down.

Wii Software Q3 2010

Release Date

Grease (505 Games)

27-Aug

Gunblade New York/LA Machineguns (SEGA)

27-Aug

America's Next Top Model (Mastertronic Group Limited)

August

Tetris Party Deluxe (Wii and Nintendo DS) (Nintendo)

03-Sep

Metroid: Other M (Nintendo)

03-Sep

Club Penguin : Game Day (Disney Interactive Studios)

16-Sep

Disney Sing It : Family Hits (Disney Interactive Studios)

16-Sep

All Round Hunter (505 Games)

17-Sep

Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

17-Sep

Disney Sing It : Party Hits (Disney Interactive Studios)

23-Sep

Scooby Doo: Spooky Swamp (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

24-Sep

U-SING volume 2 (Mindscape)

30-Sep

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)

September

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Activision)

September

A Shadow's Tale (HUDSON SOFT)

Autumn

Beyblade: Metal Fusion (HUDSON SOFT)

Autumn

Def Jam Rapstar (Konami)

Autumn

PES 2011 (Konami)

Autumn

Sports Island 3 (HUDSON SOFT)

Autumn

Ben 10 (Konami)

Q3 (WiiWare)

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature (Konami)

Q3

My Aquarium 2 (HUDSON SOFT)

Q3 (WiiWare)

The Last Airbender (THQ)

Q3 (WiiWare)

Nintendo DS Software Q3 2010

Release Date

DRAGON QUEST ® IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies TM (Nintendo)

23-Jul

Cats&Dogs (505 Games)

23-Jul

Disney Fireworks (Disney Interactive Studios)

July (DSiWare)

Sorceror's Apprentice (Disney Interactive Studios)

05-Aug

Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with step-by-step training (Nintendo)

06-Aug

Grease (505 Games)

27-Aug

America's Next Top Model (Mastertronic Group Limited)

August

Witches&Vampires - Ghost Pirates of Ashburry (Mastertronic Group Limited)

August (DSiWare)

Witches&Vampires - Secrets of Ashburry (Mastertronic Group Limited)

August

Tetris Party Deluxe (Wii and Nintendo DS) (Nintendo)

03-Sep

Camp Rock 2 : Final Jam (Disney Interactive Studios)

03-Sep

TinkerBell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Disney Interactive Studios)

09-Sep

Batman Brave and the Bold (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

10-Sep

Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (Nintendo)

17-Sep

Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

17-Sep

Face Training: Facial exercises to strengthen and relax from Fumiko Inudo (Nintendo)

24-Sep

Scooby Doo: Spooky Swamp (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

24-Sep

Playmobil: Top Agents (JoWooD)

September

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Activision)

September

Beyblade: Metal Fusion (HUDSON SOFT)

Autumn

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature (Konami)

Q3

Frogger Returns (Konami)

Q3 (DSiWare)

Puzzle Baby Animals (Tivola Publishing GmbH)

Q3 (DSiWare)

Puzzle Planets ans Universe (Tivola Publishing GmbH)

Q3 (DSiWare)

Puzzle Sightseeing (Tivola Publishing GmbH)

Q3 (DSiWare)

The Last Airbender (THQ)

Q3 (DSiWare)

16 Shot! SHOOTING WATCH (HUDSON SOFT)

Q3 (DSiWare)

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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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