Justin Lee On April 24, 2008 at 9:35 am

Sick of training Pokémon? Why not become a Pokémon in the two latest Nintendo DS games just released this week in North America.

For more than a decade, fans of Pokémon® video games have caught, trained and battled Pokémon. Now Pokémon fans will have the chance to experience life from a Pokémon’s point-of-view with Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness, two new games available this week for the top-selling Nintendo DS™.

“The new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series delivers the most transformative Pokémon experience yet – the chance to become a Pokémon character,” said Nintendo of Canada vice-president and general manager Ron Bertram. “Both new and returning players will relish the opportunity to embark on an endless journey through randomly generated dungeons on their Nintendo DS and discover their own hidden treasures.” For Pokémon loyalists looking for even more adventure, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon website is home to an online scavenger hunt where players will be tasked with discovering hidden icons to get access to an exclusive Pokémon wallpaper, giving their computer some extra flair.

In this new pair of epic adventures, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon players are transported to a secluded land inhabited only by Pokémon. After taking a personality test that determines which Pokémon best represents their own personalities, players will experience their adventure and explore the land as an actual Pokémon. In the course of their journey, players are charged with discovering why they’ve been turned into a Pokémon, all the while trying to thwart a Pokémon bent on stopping time and plunging the world into darkness.

Pokémon players in need of assistance have a great new way to call for help using the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Rescue friends in trouble, or send out an SOS Mail if you are in need of rescue! You can even receive friend rescue-notification e-mails on your PC or cell phone so you always know when a friend is in trouble.

To satiate Pokémon fans looking for new adventures at every turn, the games feature randomly generated dungeons that make every mission unique. And with more than 490 Pokémon populating both games, players are sure to find their favourite Pokémon, giving them limitless options when forming their teams in preparation for their next journey.

The new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon titles are exclusively available for the Nintendo DS system. The compelling storyline and enhanced graphics of these new Pokémon titles provide even more reasons for Game Boy® Advance owners to upgrade to Nintendo DS.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness for Nintendo DS are rated E for Everyone. For more information about these new titles, visit www.PokemonMysteryDungeon.com .

More than 175 million Pokémon games have been sold worldwide. For more information about these games, visit www.Pokemon.com.

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