April 7, 2010
Google Teams With Nintendo For New Wii Game
Nintendo said Wednesday that it plans to jointly develop a Wii game with Google in which players compete to generate the most search engine results.
A Nintendo spokesman told PC World that the company plans to release "Ando Kensaku" on April 29 as the first joint project between the two companies.
The spokesman said that in one version of the game, players compete by correctly predicting the most popular web search terms, and the word with the most hits wins.
Another version involves players using special items and stats. The other two versions of the game incorporate mechanisms like collapsing stairs and fizzing booms.
The game also has the ability to play offline with about 10,000 pre-stored words and phrases. If a user goes online then they will be able to download additional challenges based off current Google search trends.
The spokesman said that the game uses Google's search engine and allows four players to play simultaneously. The game will sell for about $52.
The companies have said they have no immediate plan to launch more joint projects.
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