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Nintendo Of Europe Announces Deal With Altus To Publish Trauma Center: Under The Knife Across Europe

16th November 2005 - Nintendo of Europe will publish the medical drama simulator, Trauma Center: Under the Knife, from Japanese games developer, Atlus Co. Ltd when it launches across Europe in March 2006.

Trauma Center: Under the Knife puts life and death decisions in the palm of your hand as you play doctor, offering gamers a unique and exiting new use for the Nintendo DS. By utilising the touch-screen, players are put into the heart of the operating room using a scalpel and forceps, applying an antibiotic gel, lasering complicated tumours, and much more!

As a life-threatening outbreak hits the emergency ward, players are thrust into an increasingly hectic struggle to save their patients. Unlike similar titles, this game has a distinctly arcade feel, featuring medically themed challenges against the clock.

"Nintendo is very excited to bring such a unique and thrilling game to the Nintendo DS System," said Jim Merrick, Senior Marketing Director for Nintendo of Europe. "Atlus is well known for their commitment to quality and depth of game play and Trauma Center: Under the Knife fully utilizes the potential of the hardware."

"We are proud to continue to work with our longtime partner, Nintendo" said Jim Ireton, Vice President of Atlus USA. "Currently Trauma Center: Under the Knife is in the top three in the US Market of all Nintendo DS titles, and the momentum continues to build".

Trauma Center: Under the Knife launches across Europe in March 2006.

Click onto www.nintendo-europe.com for all of the most up to date official information on Nintendo.

For more information please contact the Nintendo Press Office on 0207 307 3103.

About Nintendo

Nintendo Co., Ltd of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than 2 billion video games worldwide and more than 350 million hardware units globally, creating such industry icons as MarioÆ and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of ZeldaÆ and PokÈmon. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64, NINTENDO GAMECUBE, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Game Boy - the world's best-selling video game system which has sold over 180 million units. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

About Atlus

Atlus Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan has been in the video game business for over twenty years and is one of the original video game publishers, with a major focus on the RPG (Role Playing Game) market. Best known for its Shin Megami Tensei series, Atlus has developed and published hundreds of titles, and is well known for their creative and challenging game play.

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