Tasty treats, Wishing Wizzles and rainforest rescues await young fans.
NEW YORK, Nov 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – From culinary chefs to Arctic adventurers, there’s something for everyone this holiday season with the launch of three new games by 2K Play and Nickelodeon. Dora’s Cooking Club for Nintendo DS(TM), Mega Bloks: Diego’s Build and Rescue for Nintendo DS and Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure for the Wii(TM) system and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system are now available at retail.
“The worldwide celebration of Dora’s 10th Anniversary continues with our all-new lineup of Nickelodeon video games,” said Steve Lux, vice president of business development for 2K Play. “We’re thrilled to expand our Dora play patterns by incorporating math skills and broaden our Diego adventures with our special Mega Bloks tie-in.”
“We’re excited to team up with 2K Play to provide fun and educational gaming experiences that give fans opportunities to join Dora and Diego on new adventures,” said Shaan Kandawalla, vice president, digital retail games at Nickelodeon. “The response to Dora’s 10th Anniversary has been incredible and these games are great additions to the celebration.”
In Dora’s Cooking Club for Nintendo DS, players follow recipes to help Dora prepare for the Favorite Foods Festival. They measure, chop, stir and sprinkle in more than 30 cooking games to create tasty foods, including salads, enchiladas, pizzas and fruity fiestas. The game incorporates Pre-K and Kindergarten math curriculum, while demonstrating number identification, counting, shape recognition and pattern completion for future chefs everywhere. Parents can track their child’s advancement in these skills through the progress report tool.
Diego fans will be shouting ” Al rescate! To the rescue!” in Diego and Baby Jaguar’s first building block video game adventure. In Mega Bloks: Diego’s Build and Rescue for Nintendo DS, gamers must collect virtual Mega Bloks to construct bridges, build air, land and sea rescue vehicles, explore exciting habitats - from the Arctic to the Rainforest, and rescue stranded animals. Field journal pages provide gamers with interesting facts about the animals they help and a special picture of it in its home.
Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure - based on Dora’s 10th Anniversary televised event - rounds out the lineup. Gamers embark on a journey to help Dora and Boots get home from Wizzle World in order to make it to Dora’s big birthday celebration on time. Along the way, players magically ride on a unicorn, explore the tree tops as Boots and even have a dance fiesta, all while avoiding the mean witch, La Bruja. For collaborative play, the Storybook Help Option allows parents to use a second controller to assist their child in designated sections of the game.
Rosie Perez makes a cameo as the voice of La Bruja and Hector Elizondo appears as the voice of The Wishing Wizzle in Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure. The games were reviewed for age-appropriateness and fun-factor, and the packaging features a “Kid-Tested” seal.
The titles for the PlayStation 2 system and Wii were developed by High Voltage Software, Inc. and the Nintendo DS titles by Black Lantern Studios, Inc. The games are rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.
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