Metroid, Dragon Quest, Tetris, Face Training and much more coming soon for Nintendo consoles!

14/07/2010

14 July 2010 - With summer in full swing, Nintendo looks ahead to a packed line-up of game launches for Wii and the family of Nintendo DS consoles over the next three months.

Fans of the classic Metroid franchise will be delighted as METROID: Other M - words that many have been waiting to hear, arrives in Europe on 3rd September. Fans will see Samus Aran as never before as she returns in an unprecedented collaboration which blends the slick, action-packed production of the Team Ninja development team with the game design talents of the creators of the original Metroid.

The handheld phenomenon that is DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is also making its long-awaited arrival to European shores, and you only have a matter of weeks to wait. One of the biggest games ever to hit the Nintendo DS family of consoles, it has all the elements of an instant classic: customisation options, a great story, and the ability to share a nearly limitless experience with friends. Developed by Square Enix Co., Ltd and launching imminently on 23 July, European fans will soon get to feel and experience the mechanics that have made this game such a true social phenomenon in Japan.

If you dream of becoming the latest Picasso or fancy brushing up on your artistic skills, now’s your chance as the Nintendo DS Touch Screen will transform into your very own canvas as "Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with step-by-step training" launches across Europe on 6 August. Whatever your ability, you’ll find the step-by-step approach to lessons easy to follow. Art Academy offers lessons and art materials to get you started on your initial artistic journey, as well as containing more advanced art courses for those more adventurous artists wanting to take their art to the next level.

Nintendo helped you to train your brain with Dr Kawashima's Brain Training series of games, and now help is on the hand if daily life is tiring you out – or more specifically tiring your face out!

Face Training, out on 24 September contains a series of gentle daily exercises to target specific areas of your face and neck. The exercises have all been designed by celebrated Japanese beautician and specialist in the Muscles of Facial Expression - Fumiko Inudo, and could help retain a face rich with vitality and facial expression. Put your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL on the included stand and the built-in camera will show a mirror-like image of you as you perform the exercises.

Love film noir? Love mystery novels, but want influence over the plot? Get your detective head on for Last Window: The Secret of Cape West which launches exclusively on the Nintendo DS family of consoles on 17 September 2010. Those familiar with Hotel Dusk: Room 215 on Nintendo DS will remember Kyle Hyde - the dark and mysterious character who now returns in Last Window: The Secret of Cape West for another quest to discover the truth. Last Window is a thrilling and challenging interactive novel packed with hidden mysteries which players must unravel one piece at a time. Just like a great book, players will not only need to hold the Nintendo DS vertically, but will find the ever-twisting storyline so captivating they’ll not want to put it down.

More than 25 years after the launch of the first ever Tetris® game, Nintendo launches Tetris Party Deluxe across Europe on 3 September 2010 for both Wii and Nintendo DS. This exciting new version of Tetris Party will thrill both old-time Tetris fans and newcomers to the genre, as more than 20 new modes, online battles and multiplayer excitement have been squeezed into this fun-packed game ensuring hours of puzzling to get through. Get ready to be the master of your own puzzle world and create your own puzzles as well as track your progress using in-game statistics that award more than 130 achievements.

For the full line-up of games and applications on both Nintendo DS and Wii, please click here.

Metroid, Dragon Quest, Tetris, Face Training and much more coming soon for Nintendo consoles!