"The Sudoku and Kakuro puzzle phenomenon is still going strong and appeals to all ages," remarked Sheri Snow, Director of Marketing for Crave Entertainment. "With unlimited replay, a special mode for kids, and the stylus input with handwriting recognition, this game is a natural fit for the Nintendo DS."
USA Today says Sudoku has "become the morning brain breakfast for millions of commuters," and the New York Times comments, "no puzzle has had such a fast introduction in newspapers since the crossword craze of 1924-25." Kakuro, often called a mathematical translation of the crossword, is second in popularity only to Sudoku in Japan.
Sudokuro contains 1,500 hand-crafted Sudoku puzzles and an unlimited number of automatically Sudoku puzzles, and over 5,000 Kakuro puzzles. Players may enter data either with buttons or the Nintendo DS stylus, and the game also features text recognition. With three levels of difficulty for each game, and a simple 2x2 Sudoku mode especially designed for children, the whole family can enjoy playing Sudokuro.
Sudokuro is expected to be available in January 2007 for a retail price of $19.99