Puffy AmiYumi say ‘Hi Hi’ to Nintendo DS In New Game From D3Publisher of America

Puffy AmiYumi say ‘Hi Hi’ to Nintendo DS
In New Game From D3Publisher of America, Inc.

Title set for release in Q1 2006 is D3PA’s
1st Nintendo DS game

LOS ANGELES – Sep. 13, 2005 – D3Publisher of
America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment
software today announced its first game for the Nintendo DS™ will be based on
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) hit animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi™. The
game is anticipated to be released in Q1 2006. D3PA recently announced that it
would release Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for Nintendo’s Game Boy® Advance in Q4 2005.

"We continue to be impressed with the
outstanding ratings performance of the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi show," said Careen
Yapp, vice president of licensing and business development for D3PA. "Cartoon
Network’s commitment to the franchise, both on-air and with consumer products,
solidified our decision to move forward with an all new DS version of Hi Hi
Puffy AmiYumi for early 2006."

"Kids today not only enjoy but, frankly,
expect to find their favorite character properties available to them on multiple
entertainment platforms," added John Friend, senior vice president of Cartoon
Network Enterprises.

"D3PA has proven to be an exceptional creator
and marketer of innovative electronic games based on a variety of original
characters. We’re very excited to see how they will translate Hi Hi Puffy
AmiYumi’s musical, comedy and fantasy action elements into their first-ever
Nintendo DS release."

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for the Nintendo DS
introduces a brand new gaming genre – the ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Brawler’ – targeted
primarily for kids 6-11. This action packed adventure allows players to call
upon the powers of rock and roll to defeat their enemies as they travel the
globe using only their instruments as weapons! With the Nintendo DS, action is
presented on the upper screen while the actual control takes the form of a
guitar located on the Touch Pad, and players can enjoy the action solo, or with
2-Player WiFi cooperative mode. Other game features of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for
the Nintendo DS include:

  • Familiar locations from the TV episodes,
    where players fight off crazed fans, talent suckers and other bands

  • A chance to earn popularity points with the
    fans as well as gifts by rocking out on stage

  • Upgrades to guitars and accessories at
    shops found in each level that unlock new combos

  • Quirky mini-games such as make your own
    sushi, which Ami and Yumi can eat or feed to their pet cats