June 20, 2007

One of the best puzzle series of all time has been transformed on the Nintendo DS™! If you haven’t seen it already, be prepared for a whole new look at a beloved puzzle series. The recently released Planet Puzzle League™ game for Nintendo DS challenges you to match like-colored blocks making them vanish. And new additions like touch screen controls and multiple game-play modes are augmented by the to ability talk to friends using the game’s voice chat ability!

Whether across town or across the globe, players who exchange Friend Codes and connect to their home wireless network or to a Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection hotspot can have free, unlimited chat using only their Nintendo DS systems. Up to four players can compete in local wireless matches, while Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection allows for two-player battles. If none of the player’s friends are available, he or she can search the globe for random competitors, or even find someone who shares his or her birthday.

Planet Puzzle League couldn’t be easier to learn, but it boasts a depth that will keep players of all skill levels coming back for more. Just use the stylus to grab blocks and slide them left and right. If you match three or more of the same color, they will vanish. Skilled players can then form chains and combos to create cascading waterfalls of blocks and rack up high scores.

Planet Puzzle League marks the latest entry in Nintendo’s Touch Generations brand, which includes special orange labeling on game packages to help people who are new to video games identify which games might be appropriate for them to try. While these games offer fun challenges for core gamers as well, they are designed to be easy to pick up and play with minimal instruction.

Touch Generations games include popular titles like Brain Age™: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day, Nintendogs™, Clubhouse Games™ and Elite Beat Agents™. As a whole, the games have sold more than 7.6 million in the United States alone, and have helped expand the world of video games to new audiences. And casual puzzle fans have a new addiction on the way July 30, when Picross DS™ fuses the world of numbers, logic and pictures.

Planet Puzzle League, Rated E for Everyone, arrived June 4. For more information about Planet Puzzle League, please visit www.Nintendo.com.