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Nintendo Second Quarter Games Lineup Features Legend of Zelda, Mystery Case Files, New Wii Play and More

Roster Includes The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D with Master Quest, Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust and Wii Play: Motion with Wii Remote Plus.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo of America today revealed a diverse lineup of new video games set to launch during the second quarter of 2011. Whether they’re playing at home on the Wii system, having fun on the go with the Nintendo DS family of systems or discovering the new Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, consumers will have a wide variety of engaging, inclusive experiences to choose from as Nintendo and its publishing partners unleash more than 50 games in the coming months.

A June 19 launch date has been set for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, a re-mastered edition of one of the most acclaimed installments in The Legend of Zelda series, created exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. Wii owners, meanwhile, can look forward to the June 13 launch of Wii Play: Motion, which includes 12 new motion-controlled games and will be packaged with a black Wii Remote Plus controller. Upcoming games also include Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust for the Wii system, which combines the seek-and-solve fun of the puzzle-based series with adventuresome story elements, multiplayer modes and the intuitive motion control of the Wii Remote controller.

“Following a tremendous launch for Nintendo 3DS, our roster of upcoming games for Wii and all of our hand-held systems will keep the momentum going strong into summer,” said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America’s director of Public Relations. “Games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Wii Play: Motion offer exciting additions to some of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, while our third-party partners continue to provide blockbuster gaming experiences for Nintendo systems.”

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D brings a completely re-mastered version of an epic entry in the beloved The Legend of Zelda game series to Nintendo’s newest hand-held system, Nintendo 3DS. The game couples phenomenally enhanced graphics with stunning, glasses-free 3D visuals to bring to life the daring adventures of its hero, Link. A streamlined touch-screen interface and newly implemented motion controls provide a fresh and intuitive feel as players immerse themselves in the tale of the creation of Hyrule and the struggle for control of its all-powerful ancient relic. The game will also feature new challenges not included in the original game. The Legend of Zelda veterans can look forward to the Master Quest - a second quest with revamped puzzles and redesigned dungeons that feature the same graphical and interface upgrades as the main game. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a masterful improvement on one of the landmark releases in video game history.

With the June 13 launch of Wii Play: Motion, Wii owners will be twisting, turning and enjoying themselves like never before, whether they’re newcomers to the console or have already discovered the fun of the popular Wii Play game. From catching a gust of wind by tilting an umbrella to fending off garden pests by swinging a mallet, each of the 12 included games will have players smiling wide as they use their Wii Remote Plus controller (or Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlusTM accessory) in a variety of interesting, sometimes unexpected ways. Wii Play: Motion comes packaged with a Wii Remote Plus controller - which combines the original Wii Remote controller with the precision of Wii MotionPlus - to deliver great value, precise motion control and immersive social fun that anyone in the household can pick up and instantly enjoy.

Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust brings the intrigue and sleuthing of Big Fish Games’ Mystery Case Files series to the Wii system for the first time. The game transports players to the enigmatic Malgrave Island, where they must hunt for hidden objects and solve puzzles to collect a magically powerful dust scattered across the island. Anyone can delve quickly and easily into the game’s rich seek-and-solve action, using the Wii Remote controller to examine multi-layered hidden-object scenes, locate cleverly concealed items and obtain inventory items that will help to overcome brain-teasing obstacles. Multiplayer features allow players to team up and crack the case together or face off in a competitive hunt for hidden objects. (Additional controllers are required for multiplayer features and are sold separately.) No matter who’s playing, it’ll take sharp eyes and a keen mind to get to the bottom of Mystery Case Files: Dust to Dust.

Third-party publishers will offer a spectacular range of new software for Nintendo systems in the months to come. Among the upcoming games for the Wii console are Konami Digital Entertainment’s Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 and Disney Interactive Studios’ LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game. Nintendo 3DS users can look forward to a May launch for TECMO KOEI’s DEAD OR ALIVE® Dimensions, while Warner Bros. Interactive’s Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is set to launch simultaneously for Wii, Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo DS family of systems on June 7.

Below is a partial list of upcoming games for Nintendo systems. Note that game titles and launch dates are subject to change.

Wii

Publisher - Game - Available

Activision - TransformersTM: Dark of the MoonTM Stealth Force Edition - June 14
Deep Silver, Inc. - Get Fit with Mel B - Spring
Disney Interactive Studios - LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game - May
Disney•Pixar - Cars 2: The Video Game - Summer
Graffiti Entertainment, Inc. - Reader Rabbit® Preschool - April
Reader Rabbit® Kindergarten - April
Reader Rabbit® 1st Grade - April
Reader Rabbit® 2nd Grade - April
Konami Digital Entertainment - Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 - Spring
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. - ExerBeatTM - April 26
Nintendo - Wii PlayTM: Motion - June 13
Mystery Case FilesTM: Dust to DustTM - June 27
SEGA - ThorTM: God of Thunder - May 3
The ConduitTM 2 - April 12
THQ Inc. - Rio - April 12
SpongeBob SquigglePants - April 12
Kung Fu Panda® 2 - May 24
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment - Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters - June 7

Nintendo DS Family

Publisher - Game - Available
Activision TransformersTM: Dark of the MoonTM AUTOBOTSTM June 14
TransformersTM: Dark of the MoonTM DECEPTICONSTM June 14
Squinkies April 12
Bergsala Lightweight LLC Loving Life with Hello Kitty® and Friends May 10
Deep Silver, Inc. Duke Nukem: Critical Mass Q2
Disney Interactive Studios LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game May
Disney•Pixar Cars 2: The Video Game Summer
Easy Interactive Hollywood Files June 14
Picture Puzzle Collection May 17
Match 3 Madness May 3
Konami Digital Entertainment Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011 May 10
Majesco Entertainment Cake Mania Main Street May
SEGA ThorTM: God of Thunder May 3
THQ Inc. Rio April 12
Paws & Claws Pampered Pets 2TM April 19
Kung Fu Panda® 2 May 24
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment LEGO® Battles: Ninjago Spring
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters June 7

Nintendo 3DS

Publisher - Game - Available
Activision TransformersTM: Dark of the MoonTM Stealth Force Edition 3D June 14
Aksys Games Localization, Inc. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II May 24
Crave Games Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion May 24
D3 Publisher Dream TriggerTM 3D April
Disney Interactive Studios LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game May
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. DualPenSportsTM May
PAC-MAN® & Galaga® DIMENSIONS June
Nintendo The Legend of ZeldaTM: Ocarina of TimeTM 3D June 19
NIS America, Inc. Cave Story 3D June 28
TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. DEAD OR ALIVE® Dimensions May
THQ Inc. SpongeBob SquigglePants May 17
Ubisoft Entertainment Driver® Renegade Spring
Rabbids® Travel in Time April 10
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 3D April 10
James Noir’s Hollywood CrimesTM June 7
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters June 7

Remember that Wii and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

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Date: April 12, 2011

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