NEVES Plus announced for WiiWare

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Somewhere, an overworked brain is crying. The tangram-based Nintendo DS puzzle title, NEVES, will breath new life on WiiWare. Set to hit in the second quarter this year, NEVES Plus looks to be everything you may remember from the DS version, except with a glossy new Egyptian theme and more multiplayer.

In case you missed it the first time around, NEVES is an addictive puzzle title that isn’t snobbish about its challenging gameplay. The objective is to assemble seven geometrical shapes, without overlapping, into a silhouette shown on the screen. Each piece will need to be — in most scenarios — twisted, flipped and rotated in order to perfectly fit inside of the silhouette. It sounds simple, but the ancient Chinese were on to something with tangram. Your brain often locks into an incorrect assumption of the answer. Fiddling with the blocks and finding a new way to approach the puzzle is where the fun can be found.

NEVES Plus has over 500 levels up play and a variety of cooperative modes (Versus, Speed, Lucky Number, of course, Party). If you’re a puzzle gamer, be excited. It’s okay — no one will laugh at you. I promise.

Akinai Games Announces NEVES Plus For Nintendo WiiWareTM

Puzzle Game Returns with New, Improved Features for the Wii

CHICAGO – March 19, 2009

Akinai Games, a publisher of digitally distributed games for next-generation platforms, today announced NEVES Plus, their latest addition to Nintendo’s WiiWare™ game service. NEVES Plus is a deceptively challenging puzzle game that packs over 500 tangram-style puzzles appropriate for gamers of all ages. The game will go live on WiiWare in Q2, 2009.

“NEVES Plus is a great follow-up to the original Nintendo DS™ version, and now we’ve introduced plenty of multiplayer modes that bring the game to the center of family entertainment,” said Nate Fitt, Marketing Manager at Akinai Games. “With an Egyptian-themed style, new puzzles, and a variety of modes, NEVES Plus promises hours of engaging and addictive gameplay.”

In NEVES Plus, players solve the 500+ different puzzles by moving, rotating, and flipping the seven simple ‘Lucky’ stone pieces into each silhouette puzzle with the Wii Remote™. You can play alone, or invite your friends in on the fun since new players can join in anytime. Whether you work co-operatively or go head-to-head, NEVES Plus will charm you with its tricky silhouette puzzles.

“Puzzle games are a timeless and highly-entertaining genre for everyone,” said Ken Koyama, Director of Business Development at Akinai Games. “With NEVES Plus, our focus is to capture the simple-yet-riveting appeal of a crossword or Sudoku puzzle, and bring the fun of tangram-style puzzles to a whole new audience.”

Features:
o Five different modes you can play alone or with up to 4 people
o Test your observation skills against friends in the Party Trivia mode
o Over 500 puzzles to provide hours of play
o Easy to use controls for the Wii™ make it accessible and fun for the whole family

About Akinai
A division of YUKE’S Company of America, Akinai Games is a Chicago-based video game publisher for all the major digital distribution platforms, including Nintendo’s WiiWare service, Xbox LIVE, and the PlayStation Network (PSN). Formed in January 2009 with a focus towards embracing and advancing the digital age of entertainment, Akinai Games’ mission is to create fun and innovative digitally downloadable games for various videogame consoles, mobile phones, and other online platforms. The company’s first title Evasive Space is now available for download on Nintendo’s WiiWare service. To learn more about Akinai Games, please visit www.akinaigames.com. For more information on YUKE’S Company of America, please visit: http://www.yukes.us.


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