Nintendo, Google to release Wii 'web search' game

April 7th, 2010 in Technology / Software
Reggie Fils-Aime, head of Nintendo America presents the Nintendo DSi system at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles last year. Nintendo says it has jointly developed a Wii game with Google in which players compete to generate the most search engine results.


Reggie Fils-Aime, head of Nintendo America presents the Nintendo DSi system at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles last year. Nintendo says it has jointly developed a Wii game with Google in which players compete to generate the most search engine results.

Japanese video game maker Nintendo said Wednesday it had jointly developed a Wii game with US Internet giant Google in which players compete to generate the most search engine results.

Nintendo will release "Ando Kensaku" on April 29 as the first joint project between the two companies, a spokesman said.

In the game, which is to be given a Japan-only release for Nintendo's console, players compete by correctly guessing the most popular web search terms, and the word with the most hits wins, the spokesman said.

The game, which will use Google's search engine and allow four players to play together, will sell for 4,900 yen ($52), the spokesman said.

The two companies have no immediate plan to launch more joint projects.

(c) 2010 AFP

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