I’m amazed that Pokemon has been around for as long as it has.. but here’s another one:
Today’s launch of the Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky video game for the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems gives players the opportunity to play through a game as an actual Pokémon. This newest installment in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon video game series expands on the fun found in Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness with new content, original storylines and more Pokémon for players to interact with. Players begin the game as one of 19 different hero Pokémon, which include five hero Pokémon not included in previous games. From there, players team up with partner Pokémon and set off on an adventure to save the world from destruction.
“The Pokémon franchise has delighted fans for more than a decade by providing unique video game experiences based on exploration, storytelling and social play,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky delivers an amazing adventure, with a touching storyline and memorable characters for players to enjoy.”
Throughout Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, players will interact with more than 490 other Pokémon in this dungeon-based role-playing game and uncover an immersive storyline by playing new Special Episodes. In these Special Episodes, players experience new stories through the eyes of some of the supporting characters that first appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness.
The game also includes a number of interactive elements that let players connect with one another. Players can send a demo dungeon to a friend’s Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi system over a local wireless connection, or access special missions over Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection via wireless broadband Internet access. Up to two players can also trade items over a local wireless connection.
For more information about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, visit www.PokemonMysteryDungeon.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™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, 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 America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.Nintendo.com.
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, visit www.pokemon.com.