Fans can dance with their favorite Nickelodeon friends in Nickelodeon
Dance 2; enjoy a swim-sational journey with the Bubble Guppies; and join
Team Umizoomi & Dora’s Fantastic Flight
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2012--
2K Play and Nickelodeon announced today that their 2012 holiday video
game lineup is now available at retail in North America. Nickelodeon
Dance 2 for the Wii™ system and Kinect™ for Xbox 360® builds
upon the success of the original sensation by featuring twice as many
Nickelodeon friends and new music from the top preschool shows,
including Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, Dora the
Explorer and The Fresh Beat Band. Additionally, the
Bubble Guppies make a splash in an underwater world of laughter
and learning in their hand-held video game debut on Nintendo DS™.
Rounding out the lineup is a surprise storyline exclusive to the
Nintendo DS – Team Umizoomi & Dora’s Fantastic
Flight – which brings these beloved
characters together for the first time in a high-flying adventure.
2K Play's lineup of new Nickelodeon titles are now available for the holidays (Photo: Business Wire)
“We were gratified to discover that children, older siblings, parents,
grandparents and school teachers all embraced the ‘get-up-and-move’ fun
of Nickelodeon Dance. With Nickelodeon Dance 2,
we expand that magic with new characters, songs and twists,” said Steve
Lux, Vice President of Business Development for 2K Play. “On the
portable front, games based on preschoolers’ favorite new Nickelodeon
properties, including Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi,
provide the perfect opportunity to play learning games on the go.”
“Nickelodeon is so excited to release another round of award-winning,
breakthrough preschool games with 2K Play,” said Sherice Torres, Senior
Vice President of Home Entertainment, DTO and Videogame Licensing,
Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “There’s no better way to celebrate the
holidays than with Nickelodeon video games.”
In Nickelodeon Dance 2 the dance party’s back and bigger
than ever. Gamers of all ages can dance, sing and workout with their
newest Nickelodeon friends to all-new tracks like The Fresh Beat Band’s
“Just Like a Rockstar.” Moreover, the new ‘freeze dance’ mode will keep
kids on their toes with a twist on the classic game ‘musical statues’.
Nickelodeon Dance 2 was named “Best Kids Game” by Family
Friendly Gaming at E3, and was recently featured in The Active
Gaming Showcase – the joint initiative between the President’s Council
on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and the Entertainment Software
Association – to promote active play through video games.
Bubble Guppies for Nintendo DS is based on Nickelodeon’s
top-rated CG-animated preschool series. It’s the first portable video
game to star the fish-tailed classmates Molly, Gil, Deema, Nonny, Oona
and Goby, and takes players on a journey from the farm to the city.
In Team Umizoomi & Dora’s Fantastic Flight for
Nintendo DS, Dora the Explorer joins the mighty math heroes of Team
Umizoomi in their first adventure together. Gamers will practice
math and problem-solving skills as they assist Millie, Geo, Bot, Dora
and Boots in building and flying a colorful air ship.
Nickelodeon Dance 2 for Wii and Kinect for Xbox 360 are
rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. Bubble Guppies and Team
Umizoomi & Dora’s Fantastic Flight for Nintendo DS are rated
EC for Early Childhood. The console titles were developed by High
Voltage Software, Inc. and Nintendo DS titles by Black Lantern Studios,
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2K Play is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive
Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a
leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment
for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes
products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K,
which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play
brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming
systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and
are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online
platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is
publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and
product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for
console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers,
including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games,
2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail,
digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K
publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including
first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports,
casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most
talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis
Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K
Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K
launched the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®; published the
critically acclaimed Borderlands™; continued the award-winning Sid
Meier’sCivilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling
basketball franchise with NBA® 2K**; and broke new ground in the
family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival
Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly
owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For
more information, please visit www.2K.com.
**According to 2008 - 2012 Gamerankings.com and The NPD Group
estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through October 2012.
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one
entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
television programming and production in the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature
films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100
million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network
for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.
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of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
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