CLUB NINTENDO FACELIFT INTRODUCES DOWNLOADABLE GAMES AS REWARDS

Nintendo of America’s rewards program has announced a major overhaul of its website and the introduction of downloadable games for loyal Nintendo fans. Now, Club Nintendo™ members who earn enough Coins can redeem them for select downloadable Wii™ and Nintendo 3DS™ games. The revamped site offers members a streamlined online experience and more exciting ways to redeem Coins.

Starting today, Club Nintendo members can exchange 100 Coins for Super Mario Kart™ and 150 Coins for Fluidity on the Wii console. Normally these games are offered at 800 Wii Points™ and 1,200 Wii Points respectively, making this new offer a great value for members. Club Nintendo members also have the option of exchanging 100 Coins for 3D Classics: Xevious® and 150 Coins for Mario vs. Donkey Kong™: Minis March Again! for the Nintendo 3DS system. These two games normally sell for $5.99 and $7.99 respectively.

Members will notice the Club Nintendo website has been redesigned with a fun new look. In addition to new Coin-earning opportunities, Nintendo has added new Rewards, including Nintendo-themed notebooks and pen cases, plus a set of limited-edition posters honoring the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda™. Members can also now register select Nintendo 3DS games from third-party publishers, so there are even more ways to earn Coins.

The current round of downloadable game offers will remain available to members through Jan. 10, and new offers will be announced next month. Club Nintendo will choose new games based on members’ feedback on available downloadable games, so they can expect to find more fun surprises in the future. To collect even more Coins, members are encouraged to look back into their library of games for Wii and the Nintendo DS™ family of systems and register those products on Club Nintendo.

For more information about Club Nintendo or to join, visit http://club.nintendo.com.

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Natsume Rings In The Holidays With Games For PS3, Wii, 3DS and DS

Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that the company’s full videogame lineup for 2011 is now available at retail and at Natsume’s Online Store. And, to celebrate the season of giving, Natsume is hosting a Harvest Moon Drawing Contest for its newest release, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for 3DS.
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for 3DS joins Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove and Reel Fishing Paradise, also available for the 3DS, as well as Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns for the DS, Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny on the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, making it a diversified lineup for every player searching for the perfect game this holiday season.
“We’re pleased to deliver something for every gamer this fall with new iterations of our Harvest Moon and Rune Factory series, along with a brand new IP – Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “No matter who’s on your holiday shopping list, we have something fun and entertaining for everyone. In addition, to help get everyone into the spirit of giving, we are holding a drawing contest for Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Town, so everyone should try to enter and win!”
In order to participate in the contest, entrants must draw a picture of their favorite Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns character and their favorite Harvest Moon animal and send it to Natsume by December 31, 2011. Five grand prize winners and fifteen runner-up winners will be chosen. The grand prize is a One-of-a-Kind Igusa Matsuyama Illustration (all five are different) and some Harvest Moon goodies. For more information on the contest, visit http://www.natsume.com.
For more information on each of Natsume’s 2011 holiday lineup see the descriptions below. Each title is rated E or E10+ by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and available at retailers nationwide, or at the Natsume Online Store http://natsume.com/store/index.html

Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove ($39.99 3DS)
Gabrielle’s having a bad day. She sneezed her soul right out of her body! She’ll have to travel to Monsterville, the home of all things that go bump in the night, to get help. Only by busting out the ghostliest dance moves and thrilling and chilling people will she be able to scare up the power she needs to get herself back into her body! It’s a spooktacular rhythm adventure! The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $39.99.

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns ($29.99 DS; $39.99 3DS)
Once the best of neighbors, Konohana and Bluebell villages were torn apart by their huge dispute over, of all things, food! Both towns were certain that their cooking was the best in the world. This feud has transformed these happy neighbors into bitter rivals. It’s up to the player, as the main protagonist, to bridge the gap and bring friendship back to the two neighboring villages. As a new farmer to the area, players choose which village to live in. Will it be Eastern-styled Konohana with its abundant fields of crops, or the animal-loving, European-styled Bluebell? Players must pick a home, build a thriving farm, and compete in a huge variety of festivals. If they develop their skills enough, they might even find a way to bring these two towns together once again! Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns is now available for an MSRP of $29.99 on the DST and $39.99 for the 3DS.

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny($39.99 Wii; $49.99 PS3)
Aden and Sonja, two lifelong friends, live a tranquil life on Fenith Island until they’re struck by a mysterious curse: they awaken to find both of their souls are now trapped in the same body! On top of this unusual calamity, the Fenith Island they knew is gone, replaced by a strange island populated with unfamiliar faces. However, nothing will sink the spirits of the two friends, and by exploring this new world, they will be able to solve the mystery of their curse and save their beloved island. During the course of their journey, Aden and Sonja will be aided by a colorful cast of characters, as well as take command of a towering golem, Ymir. Using their newfound giant friend, they’ll cross vast seas, discover hidden islands and dungeons packed with riches, and battle fearsome monsters of the deep! Rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, the games are available for an MSRP of $39.99 for the Wii version, and $49.99 for the PS3 game.

Reel Fishing Paradise 3D ($29.99 3DS)
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D takes players to 15 stunning fishing locales in their quest to become master anglers. They’ll fish tranquil lakes, rocky coasts, flooded forests, and more, all rendered in eye-popping 3D that brings every leaping fish and splash of water to life. A huge variety of fish will test the expertise of even the most seasoned fishing veterans, from wily largemouth bass to powerful bluefin tuna. Players can choose from more than 100 pieces of tackle and three styles of fishing: lure, fly, and bait. With so much to see and do, Reel Fishing Paradise 3D is a game that will have players hooked! The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $29.99.

Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for 3DS Available Now

Majesco Entertainment (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that the one-and-only original video game chef is now available in 3D for the first time with Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for Nintendo 3DS™. From new recipes and ways to play, to exciting kitchen activities and dish combinations, the iconic kitchen cutie has some tricks up her oven mitts!
“Mama fans will love the fresh, fun and new recipes that Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic serves up,” said Jesse Sutton, CEO of Majesco Entertainment. “The Cooking Mama franchise is the best-selling third-party DS franchise of all time and we’re extremely proud to continue this leadership by bringing Mama to the Nintendo 3DS™ platform for the first time.”
Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic invites you to join Mama in the kitchen as she whips up true culinary masterpieces. Featuring new recipes and innovative dish combinations, you can learn the secrets of a chef through fun kitchen activities and exciting 3D surprises. With over two hundred mini games to choose from, Mama will show you how to chop, slice, stir, knead, roll and toss your way to being a top chef. Choose from 60 mouth-watering recipes to prepare for your friends and see if you have what it takes to beat the time-based activities and earn bronze, silver and gold medals. Work side by side with Mama to learn new recipes and work your way to becoming a true kitchen master!

Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic features:
• Cook in new ways with the Nintendo 3DS gyroscope; move your handheld itself to crack eggs, balance plates of food, grate cheese and more.
• Watch kitchen mishaps unfold in comedic 3D events and work to save your mistakes with additional activities on top of each recipe step.
• Race against the clock as you set the table, wash dishes, clean up, organize, decorate, and more in new time-based activities!
• Combine any two recipes to make your very own delicious dish and whip up everything from designer cupcakes to gourmet popsicles, New England clam chowder and cherry pie.
• The stylus serves as your ultimate cooking utensil in over 200 unique mini games as you chop, slice, stir, knead, roll, toss and more.
• Recipes progress from simple to complex, from small to large dishes, so do your best to meet Mama’s expectations and impress your friends!
• Combine two recipes to make your very own delicious or unusual dish.
• Cook off with up to 4 players using DS Download play.
Developed by Cooking Mama Limited and rated E for Everyone, Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for Nintendo 3DS is available now for the suggested retail price of $29.99. To watch the launch trailer and find out more, please visit http://www.CookingMamaKitchenMagic.com/.

More Nano Assault Screens!

We’re inching closer to the launch of Shin’En and Majesco’s upcoming shump title Nano Assault, and we’ve got some fresh, never-before-seen screens for you to enjoy in the meantime! Deadly viruses never looked so sexy

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Nano Assault tasks players to stop the deadly Nanostray virus from spreading and contaminating all of human civilization. Blast your way through 32 twisted cell stages and dark worlds with rugged landscapes that adjust in difficulty based on your skill level. Prepare to battle and defeat extreme nemeses including the Black Nucleus, Hyper Blobs and Spore Plants using powerful beams, energetic bombs and other unlockable and devastating assault weapons. Rated E10+, Nano Assault will be available November 29, 2011 for a suggested retail price of $29.99

Check out the official Nano Assault website: http://www.NanoAssaultGame.com

Majesco Entertainment Unleashes JAWS: Ultimate Predator End Of November

Majesco Entertainment announced today that JAWS: Ultimate Predator will be available at the end of November for both Nintendo 3DS™ and Wii™. Based on the iconic Steven Spielberg movie franchise, JAWS: Ultimate Predator is a re-envisioning of the world’s most famous and deadliest predator the ocean has ever seen.
Players take the role as JAWS– hunting and killing prey, exploring the depths of the sea and battling fearsome new bosses. The game is loaded with hidden collectibles and upgradeable special abilities. Players will have more than a few ways to rip their foes apart. JAWS: Ultimate Predator is riddled with combos, finishing moves and deadly special attacks – including intense rage attacks!

Majesco Entertainment Announces Pet Zombies Available Now

Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that Pet Zombies is now available on Nintendo 3DS™ at retailers everywhere. Developed by 1st Playable Productions, Pet Zombies is the first undead pet sim that lets you raise your own zombie, customize it to your liking, manage its diet, and play truly twisted games to unlock even more macabre fun – all in 3D!
Pet Zombies is a pet simulation spoof with a horrific twist – nurture or punish, it’s your choice. Reanimate your very own customizable zombies that you can play with, care for, or torment in a variety of environments where they can shamble, shuffle and lurch. Form a bond with your zombie by providing it with food, toys, and entertainment. Pet Zombies offers lots of gory effects and games to keep players fully entertained and challenged. Customize your zombie to look as grotesque and scary as you desire. It’s your pet, your rules, however twisted they may be.

GAME FEATURES INCLUDE:
• Raise your very own zombie and manage and control its every need.
• Play a variety of mini games: Zombie Launch, Luck of the Dead, Dumpster Dive and more!
• Nurture your zombie with tasty treats and toys, or torment them with a torch, shock collar or cattle prod!
• Customize everything about your zombies: facial deformations, variable decay, clothing, and un-lockable items.
• Unlock themed backgrounds and decor to create the best environment for your pet zombie.
• Trigger eye popping gory effects: throw food, drinks, toys or brains with the stereoscopic 3D screen.
• Earn badges, Zombucks for use in the pet shop, and unlockables by completing games and gameplay challenges.
Rated T for Teen, Pet Zombies is available now for the suggested retail price of $29.99.