April 7, 2009
Capcom Mobile And Classic Media Bring Where’s Waldo? Games To Mobile Platforms
Capcom Earns Their Stripes, Timed
to 21st Birthday Celebration of the Ultimate World Traveler
Capcom Mobile, a leading developer
and publisher of mobile games, and Classic Media, Inc. announced today that they
will be bringing global publishing phenomenon Where’s Waldo?® to mobile devices
in North America and Europe. The first game in the multi-year deal will be a
brain-training puzzle game launching this May.
"Capcom is no stranger to celebrated
IP, with our own stable of successful franchises and licensed properties, but
Waldo is something special,” said Midori Yuasa, President, Capcom Interactive,
Inc. "We’re excited to be working on this treasured franchise and thrilled to be
bringing Waldo to mobile.
The first game, Where’s Waldo?, is a
brain-training puzzle game that invites players to JOIN THE SEARCH! and
challenges them to complete a series of timed observational puzzles inspired by
the unique search-and-find characteristics of the brand. Featuring original
scenes from the classic Where’s Waldo? books and puzzles, Capcom’s mobile game
is designed to delight, entertain and challenge. Gameplay elements include three
engaging modes of play – Practice, Challenge and Classic – with six different
puzzles, each timed.
About Where’s Waldo? Created by
Martin Handford and first published in 1987, Where’s Waldo? is one of the most
recognizable characters in the world and a pop culture icon. A global publishing
phenomenon with over 46 million books sold worldwide, the successful series is
published in over 50 countries and has been translated into more than 25
languages. JOIN THE SEARCH! as the ultimate world traveler graduates beyond
books and gets his digital passport. Online, in-store, or at events––who knows
where Waldo will be spotted next? Spot Waldo online at FindWaldo.com.