25th February 2010– Ever wanted to be a game designer? To see your friends and family playing games that you created? Well, now’s your chance! The latest game coming in the WarioWare series on Nintendo DS, WarioWare: Do It Yourself, launches on April 30th, featuring over 90 fantastic microgames to play and, best of all, the ability to create and share your own!
Using the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, you can share your fast-paced and unique game creations with friends, as well as downloading new ones yourself. In each microgame, you first have to figure out what to do before clearing a number of short games in succession, each one lasting no more than ten tantalising seconds.
What’s more, Nintendo will hold contests called Design Challenge which will enable users to create and upload their own microgames relating to a certain theme. The winner picked by Nintendo, will have their own microgame made available to anyone who owns WarioWare: Do it Yourself.
If players wish to try their hand at game development, they can let their imagination run wild as they start from scratch to create simple and fun microgames for their friends and family to play. From graphics, animation, music and rules, players can design every aspect of their creations. Following the easy to understand tutorial, each step shows players how to build on their original idea to create a fun working microgame. With practice, players can create more complex and challenging microgames!
Not only can players create new and exciting microgames for the first time, now they can also become comic artists and musical magicians. WarioWare: Do It Yourself enables players to draw four-panel black and white comics to share with friends, and to create their own music, either by using the 90 sample songs as a guide or by drawing on their own creativity.
Players who have a Wii can add another dimension to their game. By downloading the WiiWare game- WarioWare: Do It Yourself– Showcase from the Wii Shop Channel. Using your Nintendo points players get access to over 70 more microgames, and can experience the games they created with their Nintendo DS on their TV. The WiiWare game also includes an unlockable multiplayer mode that lets up to four people play micro-games competitively. The player can also play a small mini-game based on Balloon Fight (NES) where the player must collect musical notes to achieve a high score.
There is also a selection of new game modes for players to choose from:
• D.I.Y. Shop - where players can enjoy all of the microgames, comics and music they’ve created or shared, with a capacity to store up to 90 of each type of content
• WarioWare Inc. - players can take advantage of the tutorial in“D.I.Y. ABCs”, complete microgames just by drawing pictures in the“Job Centre” or learn more about the assembly of microgames through solving riddles in the“Assembly Dojo”
• D.I.Y. Studio– the main mode for letting your imagination run wild and create microgames, comics and records
• Distribution Centre– where players can connect to other Nintendo DS consoles, a Wii or to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and exchange and download content.
Put your creative mind to the test and challenge yourself to hours of fast-paced fun when WarioWare: Do It Yourself launches across Europe for Nintendo DS on 30th April 2010.
For further information, please contact the Nintendo Press Office on:
Tel: 0845 259 1325
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