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Build-A-Bear Workshop Now Available on the Wii
« on: October 29, 2008, 12:20:48 PM »
Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons offers mini-games and buildable bears for the whole family.
 http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/newsArt.cfm?artid=17097

 The Game Factory's Build-A-Bear Workshop game on the DS has shipped more than 350,000 units to date, and now Neko Entertainment has developed the Wii its own entry in the cuddly franchise.    


Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons offers more than 20 different mini-games, ranging from ice-skating to croquet, and lets players tackle the challenges alone, or cooperatively with up to four people. If players opt for the Adventure mode, they can explore four islands, one for each season, in search of secrets and hidden treasures.    


If the title didn't give it away, players are also tasked with creating their own teddy bear avatar, naming him or her, and utilizing more than eighty clothing and accessory items.    


Rated E for Everyone, Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons for the Wii is available now for the suggested retail price of $39.99.    


FIRST BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP® GAME FOR NINTENDO WII HITS STORES NATIONWIDE TODAY    


Santa Monica, Calif. – October 28, 2008 – The Game Factory today announced the release of Build-A-Bear Workshop® A Friend Fur All Seasons for Nintendo Wii. This highly interactive party game was developed by Neko Entertainment and is rated E for everyone. The game is available now for a suggested retail price of $39.99. "Following-up on the success of our Build-A-Bear Workshop game for the Nintendo DS of which we have shipped more than 350,000 units to date, we are really excited to introduce Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons for Nintendo Wii", says Leah Kalboussi, The Game Factory's North American Vice President. "The new Wii game brings the popular Build-A-Bear Workshop experience home where kids and parents can play this entertaining and interactive game together."    


Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons for Nintendo Wii invites players to create their own furry friends, sail away on the FriendShip to explore the four seasons-themed islands while playing in more than 20 different mini-games. Game features include:    


     
  • Choose, name and customize your very own furry friend, Explore the islands, meet the inhabitants, help your friends and have a beary good time in the process!
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  • Two different game modes. Explore four season-themed islands in the Adventure mode and play lots of fun minigames in the Playground mode.
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  • Twenty fun mini-games to play including ice-skating, build a snowman, croquet party and many more. Some of the mini-games contain surprises too.
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  • Play the mini-games as single or multiplayer party games (co-op) with up to four players – it's fun for the whole family!
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  • Find the six secret treasures hidden around the islands and dig up a magic chest filled with surprises!
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  • Collect medals, other rewards and items to spend in the Build-A-Bear Workshop store!
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  • Choose from more than eighty clothing and accessory items for your furry friend at the virtual Build-A-Bear Workshop store!
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  • Natural and innovative game play that takes full advantage of the unique features of the Nintendo Wii
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Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons is an exciting adventure game and fun for the entire family! It is a game where kids and adults can let their imaginations guide them as they board the FriendShip and set sail to have fun with their new virtual furry friends…    


About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.    


Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., is the only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. The company currently operates more than 385 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and France, and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leader in interactive retail. Brands include make-your-own Major League Baseball mascot in-stadium locations, Build-A-Dino stores and friends 2B made doll locations. In December 2007, Build-A-Bear Workshop extended its in-store interactive experience online with the launch of its virtual world at www.buildabearville.com. Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW) posted total revenue of $474 million in fiscal 2007. For more information, call 888.560.BEAR (2327) or visit the company's award-winning Web sites at www.buildabear.com and www.friends2Bmade.com.

Carmine Red, Associate Editor

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