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EXPLORE A DESERT WORLD FILLED WITH MYSTERY IN EVER OASIS, COMING TO NINTENDO 3DS FAMILY SYSTEMS ON 23RD JUNE 2017

A brand new IP that combines action adventure RPG and town management gameplay elements with a visually distinctive art style and emotionally-driven storyline

The new game from Koichi Ishii, the renowned creator of the acclaimed Mana series of RPGs, Ever Oasis will open up a whole new world for players to explore when it launches for Nintendo 3DS family systems on 23rd June 2017. Mr Ishii recently took the time to share some insights into the game’s development process, and the first instalment of his article - The world of Ever Oasis – part 1 - is available to read now. The game can be seen in action in the new Ever Oasis – Overview trailer.

Ever Oasis is a brand new take on the action adventure RPG genre, developed by Grezzo, the team who brought The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D to Nintendo 3DS. Taking the role of a plant-like Seedling, the player must team up with the Water Spirit Esna in order to build a new oasis in the desert – a place of safety and respite in a world threatened by the spread of the life-stealing Chaos. By helping visitors who arrive at the oasis, the player can encourage them to take up residence and set up their own shops known as Bloom Booths. These will generate income and, over time, transform the oasis into a thriving hub of activity. Heroes must also venture out into the desert, to gather valuable resources and uncover the secrets that lie in the many puzzle-filled dungeons throughout the world. New allies may join the adventuring party too, and they’ll be needed, as the taint of Chaos is everywhere, and a host of enemies stand ready to attack our hero in exciting real-time combat.

Tying all of this together is the story, which constitutes the emotional heart of the game. As Mr Ishii explains, “The story has been designed to illustrate the importance of kindness and, at times, to touch the heart.” In his recent article The world of Ever Oasis – part 1, he touched upon this theme again, and how it relates to the character design in-game: “The story of Ever Oasis is all about working with your friends and supporting each other, so we didn’t want to create a hero who could do everything by themselves. Heroes will encounter all sort of situations in which it’s impossible to progress without help from other residents of the oasis.” In a game which requires careful gathering and management of resources, as the story unfolds the player may learn that friendship is an even more important resource to nurture.

Additionally, an exclusive pre-launch reward will be available on My Nintendo. Members can save 10% on a purchase of Ever Oasis from Nintendo eShop, by exchanging 30 Gold Points between 15th June and 30th June. The discount will be applied for purchases between 23rd June and 7th July.

Stay tuned for further insights from Mr Ishii in the weeks leading up to 23rd June, when the game launches for Nintendo 3DS family systems in Europe.

For further updates:

Ever Oasis website: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/everoasis

Nintendo 3DS family website: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/3DS

Miiverse website: https://miiverse.nintendo.net/

Nintendo UK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendouk

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Nintendo UK on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

Nintendo UK on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/nintendouk

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About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ home console and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 703 million hardware units globally, including the Nintendo Switch™ and Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems, including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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