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Monday, February 11, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 9:58 a.m. PST

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

Professor Layton and the Curious Village (NDS)

Professor Layton and the Curious Village brings a world of riddles, secrets and brainteasers to the portable NDS. The puzzle-filled game provides hours of mind-bending game play, thick story plots, funny, eccentric characters and a double murder-mystery.

In the curious village of St. Mystere, a wealthy baron passes away. His will reveals that a treasure is hidden someplace inside the village. Unable to locate the treasure, the baron's family calls upon renowned archaeologist and puzzle expert Professor Layton for help. Upon his arrival, the search for the treasure is interrupted by the suspicious death of another member of the family. Now with two mysteries on his hands, Professor Layton must work his way through the village's many challenges to get to the truth.

"Professor Layton and the Curious Village combines a mix of clever storyline and brainy twists," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales & marketing. "Like the Brain Age titles before it, this new puzzle genre requires players to use their minds as much as their thumbs. The strong story, charming hand-drawn animation and fully voiced movies appeal to hard-core gamers and casual gamers alike."

Players will tackle brain twisters ranging from mazes and riddles to logic and sliding puzzles as Professor Layton progresses through an engaging 19th century anime-styled mystery. Touch-screen controls make working through the game a snap for players of all skill levels. What's more, for a limited time new puzzles will be available weekly for download via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for extended replay value.

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