SAN FRANCISCO — November 8, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft® released Poptropica® Adventures, based on Poptropica, the massively popular virtual world for kids, on the Nintendo DS™ system. The game is available at all retail outlets for $29.99 and is rated “E” for Everyone.
Just in time for the holidays, Poptropica fans can now play exciting quests on-the-go. In Poptropica Adventures, the Poptropica museum is in ruins and needs help. Players can explore three amazing Islands and find missing artifacts to help restore the museum to its former glory. Along the way, they meet interesting characters, collect artifacts, solve puzzles and play mini-games in the ultimate on-the-go Poptropica experience. Players can also customize the look of their avatars with new clothes, hats, hairstyles and more to show off their unique Poptropica style.
“We are excited to work with Ubisoft to bring the world of Poptropica to the Nintendo DS,” said Jeff Kinney, Poptropica creator and author of the bestselling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. “We’ve picked three of our most popular Islands and have given them a twist with exciting new challenges and storylines. We think kids will have fun exploring our world in an experience that only the Nintendo DS can deliver.”
Named as one of TIME magazine’s Top 50 websites of 2011, Poptropica has been visited by more than 250 million kids worldwide since its launch in 2007. In late October, Poptropica players created the site’s 500 millionth character and more than 60 million friendships were made from around the globe have connected safely and securely with the virtual world’s social networking offering, Poptropica Friends. Players come from more than 130 different countries and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages, ranging from Spanish and Sanskrit to Vietnamese and Croatian.
“Now with the expansion of Poptropica to the Nintendo DS, kids can play our engaging and challenging quests anytime and anywhere,” said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. “In just five short years, Poptropica has grown from one simple Island to a rapidly growing global brand. It is great to be able to bring our story-based adventures to kids in so many different ways.”