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Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo DS)

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Advertising Blurbs

Nintendo Press Release - DS (US):
    AGENTS ARE GO! NINTENDO'S ELITE BEAT AGENTS ARE ON THE CASE

    Users Keep the Beat with This Over-the-Top Touch Generations Rhythm Game

    REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 6, 2006 - Nintendo's Elite Beat Agents™ are international men of mystery, but the only licenses they carry are licenses to boogie. This Nintendo DS™ game is all about the music with a branching storyline: The more accurately players can tap to rhythmic pop music patterns on the touch screen, the better the story turns out. It's a crazy mix of music, dancing and madness that has already received rave reviews - and it's available in North America on Nov. 8.

    Coupled with a collection of quirky story lines and hilarious characters, Elite Beat Agents boasts a number of popular tunes, including "Rock This Town," "Walkie Talkie Man," "Material Girl," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and more. Playable on the Nintendo DS, this unique mix of rhythm and dance offers music fans the chance to get their groove on no matter where they are. It's a head-bopping, toe-tapping phenomenon made portable just in time for the holidays.

    "Elite Beat Agents is a fantastic addition to our holiday lineup," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "It offers a one-of-a-kind game experience that appeals to everyone, from first-time players to hard-core gamers, making it an ideal fit for our Touch Generations brand, which includes games and experiences that anyone can easily pick up and play."

    Elite Beat Agents follows the riotous exploits of three secret agents who help people overcome everyday problems by infusing their targets with "groovy" energy. Whether the mission is to help a lost dog find his way home or aid a babysitter in charming a hunky football player, people of all ages will be lured in by the game's fun and amusing story lines. After all, who wouldn't want the chance to save the day? So, get out your DS Lite because ... "AGENTS ARE GO!"

    Elite Beat Agents, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older, will be available Nov. 8. For more information about the title, visit www.EliteBeatAgents.com. Nintendo's Touch Generations brand includes a diverse lineup of pick-up-and-play games, from Nintendogs™ to Brain Age™: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day to Tetris® DS. For more information about Touch Generations, visit www.TouchGenerations.com.

    The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCube™ systems, and upcoming Wii™ console. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.2 billion video games and more than 375 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like Mario™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at www.nintendo.com.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jul 09, 2007.

Back of Case - DS (US):

    TROUBLE?

    CALL THE ELITE BEAT AGENTS!
    Save the day by rocking solo, co-op, or head-to-head in the ultimate rhythm-action game! The fate of the world depends on your touch-screens kills as you jam out to 19 songs like "Material Girl," Sk8er Boi," and "Y.M.C.A."!

    Tap and slide markers to keep the beat!

    AGENTS ARE
    GO!!


    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on May 14, 2007.

www.nintendo.com:
    Unleash the beat and solve the world's problems through the power of music!

    In a jam? Well, all these guys DO is jam! Prepare to rock as these beat masters use their groovy moves to save the day.

    Features
    • As the music plays, players tap the screen, trace rhythmic patterns and keep the beat as the story unfolds on the top screen.
    • Every scene is accompanied by rump-shaking tunes, but players have to keep the Elite Beat Agents grooving. The worse players do, the worse the story might end up.
    • Rhythm games have come and gone, but no one has ever seen anything like the Elite Beat Agents. Whether they’re helping a lost dog find its way home or helping a babysitter charm a hunky football player, no crisis is too weird.

    The public knows of government agencies like the FBI and CIA, but little is known of this super-secret agency. Code-named “Elite Beat Agents,” these men in black are heroes’ heroes and the coolest group of guys this world has ever known. Of course, according to official records, they do not exist.

    Their leader, an ex-CIA agent named Commander Kahn, scans the world for cries of help. When he finds one, he dispatches the agents, who assist their targets by performing a song and dance. The hypnotic nature of their rocking revives the targets with “Groovy” energy that boosts their willpower and helps them overcome their obstacles.

    Every stage is presented in a storyline fashion. All stages share similar basic elements and game flow: The player gets introduced to the target’s problem in a comical intro. Commander Kahn dispatches the agents to the scene. The agents arrive in a special “Beat Transport” that is tailor-made for the situation. The song starts as the agents and player meet the target. By tapping and tracing patterns that appear on-screen, players play along with the song’s rhythm. The animated story changes depending on how well the player performs. After each section, the player gets judged. Depending on the Elite-o-meter’s judgment, the story will go well or poorly. If the player makes it though the whole song, he or she will be judged on the whole thing and get one of three endings.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54259) on Dec 14, 2006.