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D3PA Announces DS Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi

by Robert Graves - September 14, 2005, 1:32 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: D3PA Press Release

If you're looking for a 'Rock 'n' Roll Brawler', you've come to the right place.

Puffy AmiYumi say 'Hi Hi' to Nintendo DS

In New Game From D3Publisher of America, Inc.

Title set for release in Q1 2006 is D3PA's 1st Nintendo DS game

LOS ANGELES - Sep. 13, 2005 - D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software today announced its first game for the Nintendo DS will be based on Cartoon

Network Enterprises (CNE) hit animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumiT. The game

is anticipated to be released in Q1 2006. D3PA recently announced that it would release Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for Nintendo's Game Boy® Advance in Q4 2005.

"We continue to be impressed with the outstanding ratings performance of the

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi show," said Careen Yapp, vice president of licensing and

business development for D3PA. "Cartoon Network's commitment to the

franchise, both on-air and with consumer products, solidified our decision

to move forward with an all new DS version of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for early


"Kids today not only enjoy but, frankly, expect to find their favorite

character properties available to them on multiple entertainment platforms,"

added John Friend, senior vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises.

"D3PA has proven to be an exceptional creator and marketer of innovative

electronic games based on a variety of original characters. We're very

excited to see how they will translate Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi's musical, comedy

and fantasy action elements into their first-ever Nintendo DS release."

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for the Nintendo DS introduces a brand new gaming

genre - the 'Rock 'n' Roll Brawler' - targeted primarily for kids 6-11. This

action packed adventure allows players to call upon the powers of rock and

roll to defeat their enemies as they travel the globe using only their

instruments as weapons! With the Nintendo DS, action is presented on the

upper screen while the actual control takes the form of a guitar located on

the Touch Pad, and players can enjoy the action solo, or with 2-Player WiFi

cooperative mode. Other game features of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for the Nintendo DS include:

· Familiar locations from the TV episodes, where players fight off crazed

fans, talent suckers and other bands

· A chance to earn popularity points with the fans as well as gifts by rocking out on stage

· Upgrades to guitars and accessories at shops found in each level that unlock new combos

· Quirky mini-games such as make your own sushi, which Ami and Yumi can eat or feed to their pet cats

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in 88 million U.S.

homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System,

Inc.'s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired

and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11

p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult

Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation

for young adults 18-34.

D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3Publisher, with

headquarters in Tokyo. D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on

licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal

to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles,

D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal

computers and the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance,

Nintendo GameCubeT, Nintendo DST, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2

computer entertainment system, PSPT portable entertainment system and the

Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. For additional information on

D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at



KDR_11kSeptember 14, 2005

Hi Hi Pu- What? WTF is that? Sounds... scary.

Instruments as weapons? Do we get to play as Haruhara Haruko?

MarioSeptember 14, 2005

Weirdest news headline ever.

FamicomSeptember 14, 2005


Originally posted by: KDR_11k
Hi Hi Pu- What? WTF is that? Sounds... scary.

Welcome to television.

KDR_11kSeptember 14, 2005

Ewwww... You mean that thing that shows either ads or a form of visual lobotomy when the Gamecube is off?

ToruresuSeptember 14, 2005


Funniest thread evar!!!11!!

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