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DOLPHINS DON THE DS, COURTESY OF 505 GAMES

505 Games today announced another bolt from the deep blue with Dolphin Friends, available 9th November for Nintendo DS. As the latest addition on the virtual pet genre, Dolphin Friends tasks younger gamers with raising and nurturing their very own water-bound buddy, schooling them up on stunning tricks and performing to the crowds to rapturous applause.

Using the stylus, trainers are able to directly interact with their new Dolphin friends. This includes playing simple ball games, feeding them with the right foods at the right time and stroking their heads to reward improvement in ability. The dolphins will react positively or with a degree of reticence depending on how you choose to communicate with them. Learning how best to treat your dolphin is the key to earning their trust.

Once your new friend is onside, it’s time to work out some tricks and routines. This is implemented using intuitive actions such as dragging the head right for a right turn, dragging the head left for a left turn and drawing a circle for the dolphins to swim around. The performances in the pool in front the crowds let you know how much your dolphin has improved. Watch their reactions to judge how well your training has gone!

Is dolphin training proving to be a little tougher than you thought? The comprehensive help mode and encyclopaedia of dolphin facts will point you in the right direction, or simply offer an interesting reference point!

With no strict objectives to achieve or time limits to keep an eye on, Dolphin Friends is the perfect companion game to keep young hands busy whilst educating them on the life and habits of the most charming of sea creatures.

Published by 505 Games and developed by Starfish, Dolphin Friends will be released 9th November for Nintendo DS.

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For more information please contact:

Mark Allen

European Communications Manager

505 Games Ltd.

mallen@505games.co.uk

+44 (0)1908 607772

About 505 Games

505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation? 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk

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