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D3Publisher of Europe Ltd. announces the forthcoming release of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie and the Amp for the NintendoDS™

Cambridge, UK. April 19, 2006 - D3Publisher of Europe Ltd. (D3PE), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software today announced its first game for the NintendoDS will be based on Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) hit animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumiTM. The game is set for a September 2006 release. D3PE recently announced the release of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped for the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance in May 2006.

"We continue to be impressed with the outstanding ratings performance of the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi show," said Nick Clarkson, PR and Marketing Manager for D3PE. "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 in September 2006."

"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. "D3Publisher 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 NintendoDSTMrelease."

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for the NintendoDSTM 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 NintendoDSTM, 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 NintendoDSTM 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.



About D3Publisher of Europe Ltd.
D3Publisher of Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of D3Publisher Inc., with headquarters in Tokyo. D3Publisher of Europe'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 Cambridge, UK, D3Publisher of Europe distributes and publishes software for personal computers and the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DSTM, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP portable entertainment system and both the Xbox® and Xbox 360® video game systems from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of Europe and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3p.co.uk

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Nick Clarkson (n.clarkson@d3p.co.uk)
D3Publisher Europe
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Cambridge
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+44 (0)1223 370080

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