Out of This World Football RPG Comes to the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS

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The Raimon Eleven return to Europe as Nintendo of Europe announces Inazuma Eleven® 2 launch details.

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They may have won the Football Frontier tournament but Mark Evans and his friends will need skills that are out of this world to take on their latest challenge in Inazuma Eleven 2, available across Europe exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ family of consoles and Nintendo 3DS™ from 16th March 2012. Brush up those stylus skills and prepare to play football like never before when the popular football RPG returns in two new versions, Inazuma Eleven 2: Firestorm and Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard.

Picking up the story of teenage goalkeeper Mark Evans and his football team one week after their triumph in the Football Frontier tournament, the Raimon Eleven begin a training session when their school is attacked by invaders from outer space from the mysterious Alius Academy. They plan to use a destructive brand of football to totally destroy the world – unless the Raimon Eleven can defeat them in a football match. Only by travelling across the whole of Japan and recruiting the country’s best football players can Mark and the Raimon Eleven find a way to stop Alius Academy and save the world.

Bringing back the unique mix of RPG elements and exciting football-based action, Inazuma Eleven 2 once again allows gamers to control the action on the pitch and the movement of players by using the stylus. Tap and slide the stylus across the screen to change the direction of each player, take a shot or press the opponent’s team. With around 1500 players to encounter and recruit, only by creating the strongest, most balanced team will ensure success in the final match and defeat the Alius Academy.

Both versions of the game, Inazuma Eleven 2: Firestorm and Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard, offer the same overarching storyline with some unique differences. Each version features over 150 unique characters, unique teams to face off against, as well as unique abilities and special moves, but in order to meet other version characters gamers will have to trade and make important decisions on who to keep hold of and who to let go.

If gamers want even more challenges, Inazuma Eleven 2 features a local wireless multiplayer mode where up to four users can challenge each other with their hand-picked teams, including those who own the first Inazuma Eleven game. Gamers can also trade players using local wireless communications, and a Teamshare mode allows players to trade teams with other players and battle their teams.

Love RPGs and sports action with a strong blend of strategy and an engrossing storyline then brush up on stylus skills as Inazuma Eleven 2: Firestorm and Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard launch across Europe on 16th March 2012, exclusively for the Nintendo DS family of consoles and Nintendo 3DS.

For further information, please contact the Nintendo press office:
Nintendo(at)bell-pottinger(dot)co(dot)uk
0207 861 2868

About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 620 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe. http://www.Nintendo-europe.com.

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