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FIRST POKÉMON ADVENTURE FOR Wii, STARRING PIKACHU!

Play as Pikachu and save the PokéPark from a terrible danger

28th May 2010: Get ready to run, jump, and smash your way through Pikachu’s latest action-packed adventure for all ages when Pok?Park™ Wii: Pikachu‘s Adventure launches on Wii on 9th July.

Playing as Pikachu, you must solve the crisis that has befallen a strange new place, the Pok?Park. Along the way, you’ll befriend key Pok?mon as you take part in Skill Games and the many challenging Attractions to be found in the Pok?Park.

Up until recently, the Pok?Park was protected by an item called the Sky Prism. But the Sky Prism shattered, and its pieces were spread all across the Pok?Park. In order to save this magical place, you, as Pikachu, will need to explore the Pok?Park and collect all of the Sky Prism Pieces.

Pok?Park Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure is the first Pok?mon adventure title for Wii. As well as pulling you into a deep and engaging action adventure story, you will meet and talk to a wide variety of Pok?mon.

As you work your way through the story, you’ll explore various zones within the Pok?Park, each very different to the last. Whether in Beach Zone, Iceberg Zone, Lava Zone or Haunted Zone, you’ll find various Attractions, which comprise the main challenges in the game.

Each Attraction is a mini-game, such as a footrace, a test of strength or an obstacle course, designed to test your skills to the max. Beating the high score in an Attraction is often a way of receiving a Sky Prism Piece. Shake and tilt the Wii Remote to fly, swim and skate your way through a whole host of fun Attractions, such as:

Rhyperior’s Bumper Burn - Pok?mon fight on a stage. You have to try to push opponent Pok?mon off the stage!

Bulbasaur’s Daring Dash– What could be better than a Pok?mon footrace! Shake the Wii Remote to accelerate.

Salamence’s Air Ace - Shoot airborne targets while flying high in the sky during this intense shooting game! Hitting targets while controlling the Pok?mon is a serious test of your skills.

Venusaur’s Vine Swing– Timing is everything in this test of your vine-swinging skills. Get the momentum right if you want to achieve a long jump.

Gyarados’ Aqua Dash - Race against the clock, avoiding obstacles and using boosts to set the fastest time you can on this aquatic course!

But Pikachu isn’t the only one who can challenge the Attractions! As Pikachu befriends other Pok?mon, some will become playable in different Attractions, opening up a wealth of possibilities to make strategic use of different Pok?mon’s specific strengths.

Many of these Pok?mon will also challenge Pikachu to a Skill Game, such as a simple Battle, a game of Hide-and-Seek, or a Chase– all games that will allow you to build friendships with the challenger by defeating them!

Zip across land, sea, and sky to show off your speed and skill in the first ever Pok?mon action adventure title for all ages on Wii when Pok?Park™ Wii: Pikachu‘s Adventure launches on 9th July 2010.

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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 Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.4 billion video games and more than 565 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pok?mon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

About Pok?mon:

The Pok?mon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pok?mon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pok?mon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pok?mon website. Pok?mon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.

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