KENKEN: Train Your Brain! Coming To Mobile
March 5, 2009
Capcom Mobile And Nextoy, Llc To Release Kenken Games Across All Mobile Platforms
Sudoku Killer Coming To Mobile
Capcom Mobile, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, and NEXTOY, LLC today announced their intention to bring the hit puzzle game KENKEN to mobile platforms worldwide. Dubbed "sudoku with a brain,” KENKEN has become a certified phenomenon with more that 1.5 million puzzle books sold and regular puzzles appearing in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Detroit Free Press, Readers Digest and on NYTimes.com.
"In this exclusive agreement Capcom Mobile is honored to be bringing the next big puzzle franchise to mobile devices worldwide,” said Midori Yuasa, president, Capcom Interactive, Inc. "Mobile devices are the perfect platform for puzzles, and we look forward to giving new players and those franchise fans the opportunity to the play KENKEN on the go”.
The first KENKEN game from Capcom Mobile, called KENKEN: Train Your Brain!, will feature more than 250 puzzles, and will be available on mobile devices across Europe and North America by the end of April 2009.
The brainchild of Japanese Math teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto and made famous by puzzle master Will Shortz, KENKEN requires simple arithmetic calculations and logic to decipher the ingenious puzzles. Translated as "wisdom squared” in Japanese, KENKEN involves addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. With difficulty levels from beginner to advanced, KENKEN puzzles improve logical thinking, concentration and perseverance.
What People Are Saying about the KenKen Puzzle:
"The most addictive puzzle since sudoku" - Will Shortz, New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor
"The successor to sudoku” – The Times UK
"My latest puzzle love: KenKen” - Stephen Shankland, CNet News