Nintendo, Google to release Wii 'web search' gameApril 7, 2010 in Technology / Software
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 Nintendo spokesman said.
In the game, which is to be given a Japan-only release for Nintendo's Wii 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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