Kids Learn to Play the Piano with the Nintendo DS

April 6, 2010

Kids Learn to Play the Piano with
the Nintendo DS

Valcon Games Ships First-Ever
Nintendo DS Piano Game That Includes Groundbreaking External Peripheral Keyboard

Learning how to play the piano just
became easier and more fun with Easy Piano from VALCON GAMES. Created by the
production company Game Life, Easy Piano is a new innovative piano music game
for the Nintendo DS system that allows players to have fun playing a game,
learning how to play the piano and composing songs. Thanks to a 13-note,
full-octave external keyboard peripheral, this is as close as you can get to
playing a real piano on a game console. This product started shipping into North
American retail this week for an SRP of $39.99 and will be available at
Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, Toys "R" Us and other retail and online chains.

"Once players get their fingers on
Easy Piano’s keyboard, they will understand why playing and learning the piano
has never been as fun and as accessible as it is with this product," said Glenn
Halseth, CEO of Valcon Games.

Easy Piano Key Features:

  • External 13-note keyboard
    peripheral specially made to work with Nintendo DS

  • 13-note keyboard on the Nintendo
    DS touch screen in addition to the external peripheral

  • 36 songs that range from Pop to
    Classical to play a quick game, where the Easy Piano display prompts you to
    hit certain keys, similar to other popular music games currently on the market

  • Creation mode that allows players
    to record up to three 3-minute masterpieces up to 32 bars

  • 10 piano lessons with games and
    activities that emphasize each lesson

  • 10 mini-games to help users read,
    play and understand playing the piano

  • 2 difficulty modes: beginner and
    virtuoso

  • 5 instruments (piano, saxophone,
    trumpet, guitar and violin) to hear composed music