Puffy AmiYumi Rocking to Nintendo DS

Cartoon Network’s hit animated series, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, is coming to the game space as the first Nintendo DS title from D3Publisher of America Inc. (D3PA). The game is scheduled for release during the first quarter of 2006, following D3PA’s rollout of a Nintendo Game Boy Advance version late this year.

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for the Nintendo DS is described as a "rock ‘n’ roll brawler." Intended for kids 6-11, the adventure game 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. Taking advantage of the DS’ dual screens, action is presented on the upper screen while the actual control takes the form of a guitar located on the Touch Pad. Fans can rock for the fate of the universe in single-player action or join forces with a friend in two-player WiFi cooperative mode.

The game also features familiar locations from the TV episodes, a popularity points system, upgrades to guitars and accessories at shops found in each level and quirky mini-games.

Los Angeles-based D3Publisher of America Inc. is a subsidiary of D3Publisher, with headquarters in Tokyo. The company distributes and publishes software for PC and all major console platforms. More information can be found at www.d3p.us.